Wednesday, June 29, 2011

JESSICA 6 "WHITE HORSE"

Jessica 6 “White Horse” one my favourite song right now. I have been dancing to this song ever since I heard it from the Mugler’s mens spring show.



Video directed by Marco Ovando and Styled by Ava Sanjurjo. From the u Jessica 6 debut album, "See The Light", on Peacefrog Records. For more info, visit Jessica6music.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NICOLA FORMICHETTI'S VIDEO CAMPAIGN FOR MUGLER MEN SPRING/SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

Here is Nicola Formichettis’ campaign video for Mugler Men spring/summer 2012 collection. It was mildly influenced by Tinto Brass’s “Caligula”.

Models: Matthieu Charneau, Travis Cannata (Ford D), Esmir Redzepagic (Red), Alex Eroe (Request), Peter Pagan, Justin Barnhill (Click), Ellie Ross (One Management), and Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6.
Director: Branislav Jankic
Soundtrack: Franz Schubert's Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major, and Jessica 6's "White Horse," Mugler exclusive remix.



MUGLER
SOURCE: NEW YORK -THE CUT

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VERSACE MEN SPRING/SUMMER 2012

If Donatella were a musician she would be a great DJ, remixing Gianni’s greatest hits in one fun dance music collection. Maybe Donatella thought that this is the right time to re-introduce the Versace DNA to the new generation because just a few weeks ago she opened the Versace’s vault for Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” video.
This collection is a flashback from Gianni’s era. I have most of Gianni Versace’s coffee books and I could see those clothes from the Richard Avedon’s and Bruce Weber’s photographs.
It’s such pure fun to see all the baroque prints, Medusa heads, gold studs and the loud colours like acid yellow and emerald. Versace is bringing back the glamorous macho men,







Monday, June 20, 2011

PRADA MEN SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Miuccia Prada continues to challenge our idea of good taste. For her men spring/summer 2012 she swung to the side of camp and kitsch. The collection is full of funky and loud golf clothes The clothes may not be for everyone`s cup of tea but this one of my favourite shows in Milan this season. I was smiling from ear to ear throughout the whole show. I`m betting that those golf shoes will be the must have next spring.
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Prada gave us the kooky side of fifties, just when almost all the fashion crowd still in love with the dapper style of “Mad Men”, I swear if I had a dime for every PR pieces, collections and fashion parties that were inspired by the TV show I would have enough money to buy a large share of Prada at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Miuccia‘s amazing eye as contrarian reigns supreme.







Thursday, June 16, 2011

GARLAND COO MENSWEAR COLLECTION

Designer Jasmin Isabel Eckerle and artist Marcel Singer both have a strong stance on individualism, and refusal to be pigeonholed and assimilated by the establishment. These core beliefs are very apparent in their label Garland Coo.
Continuing their aesthetic vision of their womenswear, their new menswear plays on the relationship of fashion and art.

Garland Coo’s poetic collection is a combination of skilful tailoring and sophisticated avant-garde patterns. The contrast between tradition and avant-garde is evident in the Interesting mixing of slim cut silhouettes with oversized capes and trousers, tough fabrics like shag, loden, heavy cotton, leather with batiste, linen and fine woollen fabrics.









Thursday, June 09, 2011

INSPIRATION: ARTIST EDWARD HOOPER

I’m currently inspired by Edward Hopper’s works. The melancholic aesthetics of his paints always make me want to stare at them and reflect, contemplate about the particular piece and how the emotion it evokes somehow relates to my everyday life.

A prominent American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper has always pursued the oddness of the mundane. The carefully placed people from Hopper’s works are always looking withdrawn and mostly anonymous. Even clustered in a group each individual is separated from the next. There’s always a feeling of isolation from each characters. The unexpected beauty of the everyday life along with its banality and ugliness are always presence from his works. With great attention to geometric design, Hopper used the light and shadows effectively to set mood.


Highly influenced by the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hopper’s dramatic composition influenced a lot of great filmmakers like house in the Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho” was based on Hopper’s “House by the Railroad”, Hopper’s “Nighthawks influenced Terrence Malick’s “The End of Violence” and Dario Argento’s “Deep Red”. In 1993, Madonna was inspired sufficiently by Hopper's 1941 painting Girlie Show that she named her world tour after it and incorporated many of the theatrical elements and mood of the painting into the show.



"ROOM IN NEW YORK"


"MORNING SUN"

"SUMMER INTERIOR"


"SUMMERTIME"


"OFFICE AT NIGHT"

"SUNDAY"

"NIGHTHAWKS"

Friday, June 03, 2011

RISE: NICOMEDE TALAVERA

Young British designer Nicomede Talavera presented his graduate collection to Dazed Digital. Check out the interesting interview with the designer as he discussed his great attention to detail and balancing the playfulness and functionality on his designs.










CREDITSPhotographer Nik Hartley
Stylist Melissa Thompson
Hair Jon Chapman
Make-up Erin Long
Model George Marsden @ D1
Shoes Dr. Martens
Jewellery Olga Noronha and Kasia Piechocka
Bags Nicomede Talavera x EASTPAK

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

DAVID HORNE (NEXT MODELS CANADA) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos I did with Australian male model David Horne from NEXT MODELS CANADA.






NELLA BELLA PRESENTS THE NBMAN CAMPAIGN WITH JASON HOWLETT

Sustainable fashion accessory label Nella Bella, by designer Tarek Al- Azbat recently launched NB man. NB Man is an eco-fashion accessory line for modern and stylist men. NB Man line is bold and contemporary but deeply influenced by timeless classic. It also rolled style and functionality into one. Perfectly cast as NB Man is model Jason Howlett, most famously known as Bohunk to his online fans. Jason has garnered a growing cult following on his site http://bohunkca.blogspot.com/ for his fascinating personality, good looks and great style.

I had great time shooting the NB Man campaign. The ads focus on a day in the life of an NB Man. We shoot Jason starting his day, getting ready, going to work and coming home.


I had great time shooting the NB Man campaign.  The campaign focuses on a day in the life of an NB Man.  We shoot Jason starting his day, getting ready, going to work and coming home.