In July the Ford Models Blog had an opportunity to interview Hannelore Knuts in her Brooklyn loft. A lot has happened between then and what is now October, not least of which was a dizzying show season, and today we are happy to give this iconic Belgian model the proper introduction we promised in June.
Ever since the the conclusion of the show season the Ford Models Blog has been taking stock of all the stories that were just out of reach during the hurricane on fast forward that was New York, Milan, and Paris. One obvious story worth revisiting is of course the ninety years of Vogue Paris that was observed with an important black tie bal masqué thrown by its editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld and held at the Parisian apartment of Karl Lagerfeld.
So far as lookbooks are concerned the Ford Models Blog doesn’t post every last one — it’d be nigh impossible to be a completist in this regard. The DKNY Men and PURE DKNY Men S/S 11 lookbooks, however are notable exceptions as both are not only for a proper label founded by Donna Karan, but also feature Ford Men’s Paolo Anchisi and Daje Barbour and were photographed by Shannon Sinclair.
Ford’s Alana Zimmer features in Pop Autumn / Winter 2010 in an editorial photographed by René Habemacher with fashion editing by Isabelle Kountoure. Titled “Who? How? How Much?” the story showcases three rising design talents in Hakaan, Joseph Altuzarra, and Pedro Lourenço. The setting of the Dionysos Marble Quarry of Athens, Greece is then wholly appropriate as a stage to exhibit the raw talent of these emerging designers who together broadly share a commitment to minimalism.
Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic features in a video treatment for the Gucci Cruise F/W 10 campaign by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in which a billboard is accorded godlike status over the mere mortals ambling in its shadows. OK, these are no mere mortals, but professional models including our very own 6’2″ (188 cm) Serbian and the gorgeous Raquel Zimmerman who is represented in her native country by Ford Models Brasil.
Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski features in Huge November 2010 in an editorial photographed by Wataru and styled by Tsuyoshi Noguchi. Without a single copy of the magazine to be found in the City the Ford Models Blog looked to the interweb for this story and it duly obliged. With a long weekend ahead and it being so late in the day this might have been a story to wait until Tuesday or even November by the time the issue actually reaches our favorite newsstand in the West Village. But, today having actually spoken for a minute in the agency with the 6’2″ (188 cm) Brazilian affectionately known as Chico we had no choice other than posting these pictures.
Ford’s Karmen Pedaru features in an eight page story in Numéro October 2010 photographed by Richard Bush with styling by Charles Varenne. Titled “Etat d’âme” or literally state of mind these portraits of Karmen might better be described by the expression “Etats d’âme” or states of mind for the sheer versatility of looks presented. Varenne’s crisp styling is accentuated to tremendous effect by makeup artist Francelle and hair stylist Diego Da Silva.
Model Hannelore Knuts speaks with Damien Neva of the Ford Models Blog about her modeling career and the first time
The show season ended yesterday in Paris and with it the near endless toil of the Ford Models Blog in posting the S/S 11 collections that featured any Ford Models. With the shows mostly out of the way, the Ford Models Blog can turn its attention to some new business, namely a formal introduction of one of Ford Men’s newest models. Meet Asa Fox, 6’1″ (185 cm) 18-year-old Lafayatte, Louisiana native.
Ford’s Valerija Kelava, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Daiane Conterato featured for the Miu Miu S/S 11 collection by Miuccia Prada Wednesday in Paris.
Please visit Vogue.co.uk to read a review and see the entire Miu Miu S/S 11 collection.