The new Givenchy campaign by their Creative director, the Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, includes male leggings and shirts in unique, oriental-looking printed fabrics, as well as a hint of Tisci's trademark "Gothic" touches: black studded sandals (The girls' lined wedges are also something to die for). The photographers were Mert & Marcus.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Photography: Ignacio Lozano
Model: Patrick Day
The masculine beauty of a model can be heightened by flowers, as we can attest in this ravishing images by Ignacio Lozano, Editor in Chief and Creative Director of Guapo Magazine.
After all, flowers can be not only female, but also male... and, wait a minute, now that I mention it, even hermaphodite!
More pics at the original editorial shown at the Webzine.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wandering between the limits of accepted convention and certain eccentricity, French designer Romain Kremer has been one of the many creators trying out their own versions of a men's dress.
Why is that? Are they experimenting with gender identity as well? Perhaps: "today's man is a bit lost, in an identity crisis", says Kremer, "Instead of assuming a position of power he may well want to choose to be an object. Tomorrow's man is today's woman".
He designs, he explains, for a new generation of males. Pushed by the new tendencies of the fashion industry, the new male wants to have a new choice: the choice to be considered as an object, just as women have so far had that choice. "But menswear isn’t really delivering to those needs, so many boys feel lost. I try to design for them as well", Kremer concludes.
He designs, he explains, for a new generation of males who. Pushed by the new tendencies of the fashion industry, the new male may want to have the choice to be considered as an object, just as women have so far had that choice. "But menswear isn’t really delivering to those needs, so many boys feel lost. I try to design for them as well", Kremer concludes
Friday, December 25, 2009
Photography and styling: Billy Winters
Hair: Steve Elias
Makeup: Jonathan Mendes
"Bijou town" is the name of the editorial from which these shots were taken, published by Fantasticmag. A large (and wonderful) town indeed, if one is to judge from the size and splendour of the jewels displayed which, in spite of all their glamour, elaborateness, and odd size, still look quite masculine, don't you think? Specially those huge, bulky, chained earrings below.
Photography: Matthew Kristall
Model: Dan Felton
On shooting the bronze covered, tattooed young Brit, the New York-based portraitist decided to dress him in a glittery dress that, in a vague B&W atmosphere and in front of a gauzy backdrop, would appear to blend in with the skin designs and match the glinting hair.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Makeup and grooming: Lan Nguyen, Simon Setter
Stylist: Guy Hipwell
Photography: Fabrice Lachant
Models: James Myhill, Alex Betteridge
Just in time for the glitter and shine of these festivities, the British wbzine Fashion156 has published this shining editorial, with lost of gold (no matter how fake) and large, bright jewellery. Feathers and other ornaments, as well as charming lighting and effects up to the enchanting and glamourous results.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Photograper: Eric Mas
This wonderful wrap-around squared skirt, not the most confortable item to wear to a contruction site (let alone barefoot) due to it's length, but otherwise a gorgeous looking garment.
I came across this interesting pic several months ago (above). The designers are Jaiden James and Rasharn De Vera Agyemang, who seem to have drawn inspiration for their fall 2009 collection from obscure, repressed, but nontheless genuine sexual urges: leatherwear, chains, contraints, and rubber leggings abound, as well as beautiful floral, pleated skirts.
I'm bringing this up, because a fellow blogger has recently uploaded his own pics of the show. The shots may be less professional, but perhaps for that vey same reason more "immediate" and "believable"
Friday, December 18, 2009
Stylist: Jérôme André
Grooming: Nicolas Eldin & Vera Dierckx
Photographer: Driu & Tiago
Citizen K, one of France's leading fashion magazines, has published in it's Winter 2009 issue an aditorial signed by it's creator. It's entitled "Clair obscur ".
The monochromatic-shades, not only in the B&W pics bit also in the color ones, nostalgically remind us of those sepia-tinted early photographs.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I took these woderful pics from Scoute, as you can clearly appreciate in the watermark. Actually, from their blog: http://scoute.org/blog.
No credits are given for the designer, stylist, photographer or model, but the garments are part of the spring 2010 collection by Julius http://www.julius-garden.jp/
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Stylist: John Tan
Photography: Bell Soto
Addison Duffy, Brady Donnelly,
Jan Vlas, Jules Hamilton, Martin Gruca
Posing in a more or less punk-rock looks, from leather slacks and weird haidos (or wigs) to lipstick and black nails, but less aggresive and way more refined than the original hardcore garage-rockers of the 80s, these characters emerge from "Visual Tales" in an editorial created by the Tan & Soto team.
More Tales at a previous posting:
Monday, December 14, 2009
Spanish stylist and fashion consultant Victor Blanco is not only one of my all-time favorite fashion bloggers, but he is also admirable for his own fashionable and oddly refined style, singled out particularily by his elegant, gorgeous stilettos, combined with not always matching handbags and purses which, nontheless, give him an overall harmonious, and balanced look.
His page is worth visiting:
as well as his blog (check out my links on the right)