Monday, July 21, 2014

EDITORIAL: Corporate Identity

Albert Razumov, Louis Morelli, and Michael Morvan encompass the tedious ordeal that is corporate life in this story for Masses' third issue, featuring nouveau tailoring from the likes of Dior Homme and more, all shot and styled by Reto Schmid and Eric Diulein and Sacha Quintin, respectively.







CAMPAIGN: Jil Sander FW14

For Jil Sander's Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, the house taps Karim Sadli to capture Rogier Bosschaart to be the face of the men's offerings, featuring the house's signature minimalist aesthetic.





EDITORIAL: Into the Blues

James Smith is lensed by Brent Chua in a blue-hued story for Manifesto, the type of blue that matches the British model's piercing eyes.









EDITORIAL: Me Time

Jeff Hahn snaps Dutch model Ton Heukels for Un-Flop's latest issue featuring lace-y layers, from mesh tanks to diaphanous shirts., all styled by Madelein Ostile.













Friday, July 18, 2014

RUNWAY: Songzio SS15

Songzio's paper-thin layers showcased an exercise in restraint so as to not create an outlandish or garish collection but instead heralded a demure take on tailoring and transparency. The fluidity seen on a thin coat juxtaposed the tailored pieces underneath while gladiator sandals with gold caps or patent leather accents added some edge to the collection that took heavy inspiration from the way women dress, like shirt dresses cinched at the waist in.

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RUNWAY: Julius SS15

The platinum wigs worn by the models at Julius' striking Spring/Summer 2015 collection were the most colorful things on the runway. The mostly-black collection was anchored by the South Korean label's signature tailor. Sleeveless jackets worn with super slim cigarette pants created quite an austere summer look but one that this label has heralded from its inception; the formula obviously works so why fix what's not broken?

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RUNWAY: Nicomede Talavera SS15

Nicomede Talavera's Spring/Summer 2015 designs proffered a new kind of armor for the waif-ish models that paraded down his black runway. Patchwork and raw edges played well together to create an interesting take on layering that saw voluminous pants in technical fabrics over elongated vests with leather and tartan melding together, a sort of metaphor for the diversity that London offers residents and visitors alike. Short sleeved jackets looked androgynous and cool while the various textures resulted in a smorgasbord of eye candy.

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