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Alana Zimmer | Antidote F/W 2010-2011 by Damien Neva

Denim. You might be wearing some or that’s at least what features editor Maxime Martin of Antidote reckons. “[Jeans] have demonstrated their strength and their capacity to impose their style in every era and have become the symbol of many philosophies of life.” True dat. So confident in her appraisal of denim is she teamed up with editor-in-chief Yann Weber and photographer Thomas Lagrange for the inaugural issue of Antidote, which has been appropriately enough dubbed “The Denim Issue.” The hardbound issue is impressive for its focus, which extends to the use of a sole photographer and a singular theme. Ford’s Alana Zimmer features in the issue in a story titled “Quatre par trois” or four by three en français. The story is a repeated series of images of both Alana and product shots that appear to be plastered to the wall. For the first look shown below Alana wears a black leather jacket by Acne, which appears in the layout next to a blue glazed leather bag by Vivienne Westwood. For the next look Alana is shown wearing a black leather shoulder-pad by Lie Sang Bong. The pictures of the perfume? That’s Chanel Bleu of course. Curiously enough there’s actually no denim whatsoever in these shots or any of the shots not shown in this post, but there’s no shortage of blue. Overall this “pictures of pictures on a wall” technique is a clever take on the magazine editorial, which gives a tangibility and weight not unlike the kind denim possesses to the images that otherwise would have been lacking were they exclusively handled in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Credits include: Publication, Antidote: The Denim Issue view by Thomas Lagrange FW 2010-2011; Title, “Quatre par trois”; Photography, Thomas Lagrange; Fashion editor, Yann Weber; Hair, Joseph Pujalte at Atelier 68; Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty at Agence Carole; Manicurist, Huberte Cesarion at Marie-France Thavonekham; Lights and captures, Léonard Gomes-Ferenczy and Robin Bucher; Styling assistants, Adeline Guillemain, Julie Allard; Image source, MDC.

Alana Zimmer | Antidote F/W 2010-2011 (Photography: Thomas Lagrange)

Alana Zimmer | Antidote F/W 2010-2011 (Photography: Thomas Lagrange)

Alana Zimmer | Antidote F/W 2010-2011 (Photography: Thomas Lagrange)

Alana Zimmer | Antidote F/W 2010-2011 (Photography: Thomas Lagrange)

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Got the magazine — love it.


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