Fiasco‘s “Black & White Issue” continues with an editorial that can rightly be called an editorial of two halves. Let’s have the details first, however. Titled “Too Funky” this story by photographer Anthony Meyer and fashion editor Ben Brouillet features Ford Men’s Ethan James undergo a metamorphosis from his classy Dior Homme suited self clear on down to a foppish Vivienne Westwood number.
The New Year has already been made a little bit more hospitable with this week’s launch of Fiasco‘s “Black & White Issue,” which features none other than Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski in a cover story. Our favorite Polish-surnamed Brazilian can be seen in a story titled “New Suits” by photographer Justin Wu and fashion editor Raul Guerrero. As stories go this one does just what it says on the tin.
The Ford Models Blog generally isn’t one for lists let alone the hastily-assembled best-of variety that invariably crop up at the end of the calendar year. Lately many of them inexplicably begin with My Beautiful Dark Something or Other, which for this page anyway casts a dubious light over the rest of the rankings.
Draped fabrics, garments free closures including buttons, zippers, even linings…these are but some of the signature features of designer Matthew Ames‘s recent womenswear lines and his latest is no exception. Speaking with Carolyn Brennan in Metal #22 the Washington DC native notes that, “…there’s so much excess and waste in the way we live right now, so I think the idea of trying to get back to what’s necessary is kind of a natural process right now.”
At this point could it seriously be considered a Gap campaign if it did not feature Ford Men’s Tommy Dunn? We needn’t be haughty, but Tommy’s feature in the latest Gap S/S 11 campaign as well as its predecessor by photographer Craig McDean and stylist Karl Templer certainly begs the question.
Blanket flash, manic smiles, beautiful girl without trousers…yup, it undeniably bears the hallmarks of a Terry Richardson photograph. It so happens that said photograph is also the first to emerge for the Sisley S/S 11 campaign featuring none other than Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub.
Denim. You might be wearing some or that’s at least what features editor Maxime Martin of Antidote reckons. “[Jeans] have demonstrated their strength and their capacity to impose their style in every era and have become the symbol of many philosophies of life.” True dat. So confident in her appraisal of denim is she teamed up with editor-in-chief Yann Weber and photographer Thomas Lagrange for the inaugural issue of Antidote, which has been appropriately enough dubbed “The Denim Issue.”
On Sunday the Ford Models Blog couldn’t for the holiday break to conclude (honest) and went ahead to posted Karmen Pedaru‘s Gucci S/S 11 campaign. Well, as it turns out there’s more to this campaign than just the fair Estonian. It so happens that Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic picks up where he left off with Gucci Pre-Fall 2010, F/W 2010, and Cruise 2011 to feature in the S/S 11 campaign again by Mert & Marcus.
Ford Men are now three for three as far as Essential Homme cover stories are concerned. Michael Wozniak joins the esteemed ranks of Francisco Lachowski and AJ Abualrub for this honor that places him on the cover of Essential Homme January / February 2011 photographed publisher and photographer Algis Puidokas better known as A.P. Kim.
Having blazed a glorious path through 2010 Crystal Renn continues into the new calendar year with this feature from the latest issue of Muse. Although Muse 24 is technically a winter 2010 publication it has only reached Manhattan newsstands this week and how! Page past all the other fine articles and feast your eyes on the story by photographer Chad Pitman called “Too Bold” set smack in the middle of Paris.