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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kabuki by Jon Jacobsen

This is a great story, shot by Jon Jacobsen, and entitled "Kabuki." But the shoot actually also has a Japanese Noh dance vibe. What I enjoy so much is the styling and make-up, but also the sense of movement. You can see more of the shoot HERE on Morphosis. And check out Jacobsen's site HERE.

Styling & Production: Ulises and Estefania Salas
Make Up: Marcelo Bhanu for Dior
Model is Diogo (New Models Chile)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Givenchy Spring 2014 Pre-Collection

What I enjoy about Givenchy's Spring 2014 Pre-Collection is the mix of floral prints with camo. It's a marriage of the "masculine" and the "feminine" that I think is right for the now we are in. Of course, I also like the flame motif paired with the slacks under a skirt-like piece: reads slightly Middle Eastern to me--this world-meets-street style should continue. A friend of mine recently predicted that we are going to go through a resurrection of fashions from the past, each in succession as they originally appeared. Right now, the '20s; so, the 30's would be next, and so on. I hope this isn't true, or at least, if it is, I hope that the fashions keep it moving forward, even when looking back. And even if this is so, men's fashion should continue playing with "feminine" tropes: What about a male "flapper?" See more of the Givenchy Spring 2014 Pre-Collection HERE on Selectism.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Zana Bayne in VAGA Magazine: Collection VI

The work of Zana Bayne, simply put, is sexy. I enjoy her pieces, and have posted on her in the past. The looks below feature pieces from across the designer's handmade collections, including the most recent Collection VI. The first two shots come from VAGA Magazine out of NYC, captured by Nicolas Wagner. You can see more of that shoot HERE from Fashionisto. 
Be sure to check out the film by Char Alfonzo. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Cool Cat:" August Man Magazine

I enjoy using accessories in new and creative ways, like in this edit entitled "Cool Cat" below: Styled by Jonathan Mahaut and shot by Anthony Meyer for Malaysian magazine August Man, Mahaut takes a v-line suspender, and flips it to the front so that V becomes seen, and creates just enough peculiarity that leaves an impression. See more of the shoot HERE.

Victor Dzenk Men's Summer 2013

Victor Dzenk is not afraid of color and/or outlandish prints. His Summer 2013 collection offers radical tropical vibes with pieces, including swimwear, that make it seem that, when worn, you are living within a highly-graphic and lush jungle. You might also check out Dzenk's Fall 2013 collection in which the prints and overall tone is less tropic and more space-age insect armor. See more of the Victor Dzenk Summer 2013 men's collection HERE on Morphosis.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Frankie Morello S/S 2013

Simply enjoy this jumpsuit by Frankie Morello for his S/S 2013 collection. It reminds me of wearing a giant bandana thanks to the print. The look was shot by Ryan Jerome for Glamaholic Mag. See more of the collection on Morello's site HERE. Frankie Morello does cool, easy, young, and glam pieces. See more of the Italian Summer shoot HERE on Homotography.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tom Rebl Fall/Winter 2013

Tom Rebl takes us on an excursion through a mystical, and smokey, realm of slight whimsy in his Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook. The Tom Rebl man seems to be a traveler you run into in a dark wood, and you can't tell if you should be scared or happy to have his company. I'm enjoying the prints--both the irregular shapes seen on the black+silver suit as well as the floral number. See more HERE on ThisHeartsOnFire.