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Ford Models Daily Link — Tuesday 10/25/11 by Damien Neva
25 October 2011, 07:29
Filed under: News

Louboutain’s red soles were given a lift in court Monday when Tiffany & Co filed an amicus curae. The legal move set about to clarify Tiffany’s position in relation to the trademark held for its signature blue packaging. Although Tiffany’s 1998 trademark of packaging color is different to the case Louboutain filed against Yves Saint Laurent that concerns product configuration, the action has left the plaintiffs feeling well flushed with support.



Troy Cannata | Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 by Damien Neva

In recent seasons the world of Marc by Marc Jacobs has typically been accessed through the lens of photographer Juergen Teller. Readers will recall a couple seasons ago that it was Ford Men’s Ian O’Brien who turned out for the ten-time CFDA Fashion Award winner’s diffusion line’s fall / winter campaign photographed by the German master. Campaigns, however are only one point of entry for any successful line. Lookbooks are another; they provide a no-nonsense, exhaustive catalogue of an entire line. The latest Marc by Marc Jacobs lookbook for the Resort 2012 line in fact features Ford Men’s Paolo Anchisi. And yet, there is even a third and possibly most crucial point of access to a collection outside of simply strolling into its shop on high street. I am talking about the interweb! Yes, that series of tubes that enables users to not only post compromising pictures from the weekend, but also purchase practically anything their credit card limit will sanction. Yesterday I was invited by the generous people at Marc Jacobs to sit in on one of these so-called “dot com” shoots for their Resort 2012 line. On the day Ford Men Direct’s Troy Cannata was on hand to wear several hundred Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 looks that will ultimately reside on MarcJacobs.com for purchase. Troy gave the very wearable (how often can this actually be claimed in fashion?) ready-to-wear clothing ensembles an undeniable relatibility that will no doubt appeal to online consumers in that final moment before they click “add to bag” and ultimately purchase. Ford Women’s Allaire Heisig, a Marc by Marc Jacobs favorite, has also participated in such “dot com” for the line. The previous day Ford’s Yenny Garcia was photographed for the women’s looks. If Troy looks familiar, then it could be because his twin brother Travis Cannata has been doing the rounds for Mugler S/S 2012.

Until the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 ready-to-wear collection is available for purchase on MarcJacobs.com, then please enjoy below the exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photographs.

Credits include: Video, Damien Neva; Photo shoot production, Daniel Plenge; Photography, Philip Warner Patton; Styling, Ryan Fortwendel; Grooming, Anthea King; Music, Bosco Delrey; Special thanks, Marc Jacobs International.


Troy Cannata | Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 (Video: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata poses on set at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata poses on set at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata wears Marc Jacobs Collection sneakers (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata wears Marc Jacobs Collection sneakers (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata is fitted by Ryan Fortwendel with a look for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata is fitted by Ryan Fortwendel with a look for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata is groomed by Anthea King for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Troy Cannata is groomed by Anthea King for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Clothing hangs on a rack for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)

Clothing hangs on a rack for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dot com shoot (Photography: Damien Neva)



Ford Models Blog Coverage of Milano Moda Uomo P/E 2012 by Damien Neva

The first (second, third, fourth?) time you unfollowed @FordModels on Twitter was likely in January during the menswear shows in Milano. Such were the nearly nonstop tweets and BlackBerry photos via the planet’s foremost microblogging service that @FordModels shed the odd follower unable to handle the troof, but thankfully with nearly 38K followers to the good there’s an even larger following for the shows that kick off Saturday. Thank the gods of fashion and those that approve my travel expenditure that I will be in Milano with my colleagues from Ford Men to cover what will surely be a thrilling Milano Moda Uomo Primavera / Estate 2012 season. Ford Models Blog coverage begins in earnest on Saturday with nicked runway photos and original videos, but expect voluble tweeting and the odd preview upon my flight landing Thursday morning at Malpensa. See you in Milano!

Please peruse the below portfolio links of the Ford Men who are confirmed to be in Milano for the shows.

Ford Men — Milano Moda Uomo Primavera / Estate 2012
Adrian Bosch, Adrien Sahores,
Aiden Andrews, Douglas Neitzke, Federico Cola, Francisco Lachowski, Harry Goodwins, Isaac Carew, Johan Johansson, Julian Hennig, Julien Quevenne, Linus Gustin, Matt Terry, Matteo Martari, Nikola Jovanovic, Paolo Anchisi, Sebastian Brice, Sen Mitsuji, Stelios, Timmi Radicke, Tom Warren, Zakaria Khiare.

Adrien Sahores & Aiden Andrews pose backstage at Jil Sander (Photography: Damien Neva)

Adrien Sahores & Aiden Andrews pose backstage at Jil Sander (Photography: Damien Neva)



Speaking with Candice Huffine by Damien Neva

On Wednesday a postage stamp size JPEG made its way onto the interweb prompting nothing less than a deluge of comments. The to-do was for the Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 cover story by Steven Meisel that features Ford+’s Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn, and Marquita Pring. With the world clamoring for something, anything connected to this groundbreaking editorial in the vacuum the inevitably precedes the circulation of any major magazine issue, thankfully there has been some respite. As of today the story proper can now be viewed on Vogue.it, Marquita’s harrowing account of how she almost missed the shoot can be read exclusively on Fashionista, and I am proud to say Candice’s response to the story can now be viewed on this page as a part of the Speaking with Ford Models series.

With a nearly nonstop shooting schedule (Ford+ girls work) I was fortunate to spend a few minutes with Candice before she flies to Europe for a fortnight of work. During our conversation Candice recounted the Waldorf Astoria shoot in early April with Steven Meisel, Guido Palau, Pat McGrath, and of course fashion editor Edward Enninful on what was to be his final Vogue Italia cover before beginning his work in earnest at W. The remarkable thing about this editorial as Marquita notes on Fashionista is its utter lack of pretense at not being a set piece of “size” or “color” issue. It just is…and incredibly so as Candice is quick to emphasize, “we can also do [amazing editorial] as well.” No question there. After all not just anyone waltzes into a Steven Meisel cover shoot for Vogue Italia. Then again, as we at Ford have always known, Candice Huffine isn’t just anyone.

Credits include: Publication, Ford Models Blog; Title, “Speaking with Candice Huffine”; Model, Candice Huffine; Division, Ford+; Video, Damien Neva.


Speaking with Candice Huffine / Ford+ (Video: Damien Neva)

Tara Lynn & Candice Huffine | Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 (Photography: Steven Meisel)

Tara Lynn & Candice Huffine | Vogue Italia Giugno 2011 (Photography: Steven Meisel)



Carmen Dell’Orefice at 80 by Damien Neva

From all of us at Ford Models we would like to extend a very happy 80th birthday to Carmen Dell’Orefice. With an illustrious career that spans six decades — all of them at Ford — we salute this truly iconic model. In an era when a model is lucky to merely last three seasons it is heartening to see Carmen outlast every trend imaginable and with a grace and elegance befitting of royalty. To mark the occasion we have prepared a special video tribute to Carmen’s career in pictures. It can be viewed below and for the next 24 hours on Fordmodels.com. Happy 80th birthday, Carmen!

Carmen Dell’Orefice at 80 (Video: Lauryn Siegel; Music: Edward Cooper)

Carmen Dell'Orefice | Harper's Bazaar España Mayo 2011 (Photography: David Morgan)

Carmen Dell'Orefice | Harper's Bazaar España Mayo 2011 (Photography: David Morgan)



Ford+ | Vogue.it May 2011 by Damien Neva

It is not uncommon for Ford Models and its various boards to create special promotional material. Seasonal show packages are perhaps the most visible form of this marketing genre, but by no means are the only. Earlier this month Ford+ produced an elegant thirty-page booklet that features a selection of the board including Inga Eriksdottir, Alyona Osmanova, Michelle Olsen, McKenzie Raley, and Leah Kelley photographed by Taghi Naderzad. The chapbook-size promotional has received no small amount of attention and not least from Vogue.it, which featured it late last Friday on their Curvy Blog. The straight forward, unembellished styling of the shoot lends well to highlighting the models’ most marketable asset, their beauty. But, please don’t take me at my word…pop over to Vogue.it to see the entire Ford+ promotional and read what Vogue Italia contributor Nicolette Mason had to say about it. Bellissima!

Credits include: Publication, Ford+ Spring 2011; Type, Promotional; Photography, Taghi Naderzad at Kramer + Kramer; Hair + Makeup, Christie MacCabe at Ford Artists; Production, Maia Holmes at Ford Models; Digital, Jim Lafferty; Photography assistance, Fumie Hopp; Special thanks, The Space Studio.

Ford+ Spring 2011 promo featured on Vogue.it (Photography: Taghi Naderzad)

Ford+ Spring 2011 promo featured on Vogue.it (Photography: Taghi Naderzad)



Tao Okamoto Announces Save Japan! Benefit Bazaar by Damien Neva
19 May 2011, 10:32
Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Two months ago Ford’s Tao Okamoto wrote a heartfelt letter to the world in the wake of the devastation to Japan precipitated by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March. At the time of writing the letter Tao was still searching for ideas on how to aid the recovery effort and this week finally has announced it. In collaboration with SAVE JAPAN! and a handful of Japanese professionals Tao will host a benefit bazaar on Sunday, 29 May from 1200-1800 EDT at Saturdays Surf NYC at 31 Crosby Street in Soho. This is no ordinary bazaar à la church basement, however as previously owned fashion goods by industry insiders (including models) will be for sale. It won’t be unlike a sample sale, but with the key difference being the clothing and accessories for sale will come from model closets instead of showroom shelves. Now that is aura that simply cannot be synthesized and in the service of Japan surely will prove priceless.

Please visit Models.com to read full details on how to donate and participate in this extraordinary event to benefit Japan.

Tao Okamoto announces Save Japan! benefit bazaar, 21 May 2011 (Photography: c/o Tao Okamoto)

Tao Okamoto announces Save Japan! benefit bazaar, 21 May 2011 (Photography: c/o Tao Okamoto)




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