Filed under: Editorials | Tags: benjamin sturgill, dennis devoy, details, edward kim, evandro soldati, robbie fimmano, stevie huynh
The consensus about yesterday’s Evandro Soldati video for W by Santiago Sierra was a collective sproing! that tickled our Facebook Wall and caressed our Twitter mentions. Such is the captivating power of the 6’2″ (188 cm) Brazilian that he returns to this page for a print encore in the form of a Details August 2011 editorial by photographer Robbie Fimmano. Titled “The Change-Up,” the Benjamin Sturgill-styled story adopts a familiar didactic tone that is germane to men’s magazines of this sort. “Ten ways to tweak your wardrobe for a look that sets you apart this fall” announces the feature’s opening page. To that end, bold stripes, graphic sweatshirts, wide trousers, etc and so on are presented as wardrobe suggestions to what surely is a predominately straight male readership. The lesson could not be better delivered than by Evandro who for his third look wears a Burberry Prorsum sweater, Hermès T-shirt, Dior Homme wide trousers, Marc Jacobs belt, and Dries Van Noten shoes. To be sure these are looks for autumn and as such are a far cry from the cruel summer nothings of yesterday, but in both cases it is Evandro Soldati who drives home the message that makes our audience go sproing!
Please visit FordModels.com to see Evandro’s official Ford Men portfolio.
Credits include: Publication, Details August 2011, Volume 29 Issue 9; Title, “The Change Up”; Photography, Robbie Fimmano; Styling, Benjamin Sturgill; Hair, Dennis Devoy at Art Department for Redken; Makeup, Stevie Huynh at The Wall Group using Dermalogica Skincare; Casting, Edward Kim at House Casting; Image source, STEELMACHINES.
Filed under: Campaigns | Tags: branislav jankic, edward kim, frank stanley, mugler, nicola formichetti, niki m'nray, sarah sibia, travis cannata
For those of you who weren’t in the menswear vortex that was Milano over the weekend and through Tuesday, the latest steamy window into the Spring / Summer 2012 Thierry Mugler menswear collection will not be any news. A short film by director Branislav Jankic featuring Ford Men Direct’s Travis Cannata called “Brothers of Arcadia” has surfaced right in time for yesterday’s runway show in Paris. Fact is, Nicola Formichetti‘s Mugler is beginning to resemble something of a media juggernaut not unlike his mega pop star client and friend, albeit on a reduced scale. Mugler can seemingly do no wrong. If the Mugler womenswear collection took its cues from a futureworld of goosestepping platform-heeled monsters, then the menswear collection draws inspiration from antiquity. Seeing as how the stony monuments to the gods and demigods of Greco-Roman times are not wont of movement these days, casting the next closest thing to perfection, Travis, seemed a more than appropriate solution. Mariano Vivanco‘s Hercules cover story gave us a taste for Travis Cannata, but it is Mugler that has transformed it into a veritable feast.
Credits include: Client, Mugler; Campaign, S/S 12 Preview; Title, “Brothers of Arcadia” (video); Creative direction, Nicola Formichetti; Direction, Branislav Jankic; Photography direction, Frank Stanley; Hair, Sarah Sibia at See Management; Makeup, Niki M’nray; Props, set design, Shawn Patrick Anderson Film executive production, digital strategy and distribution, Moving Image & Content; Video diting, Moss Levenson; Menswear design, Roman Kremer; Menswear design assistance, Lucille Puton; Script, title design, Larissa Modenisi; Editorial, Nice Shoes; Editing, Michael Cerullo; Creative direction for editorial, Brian Bowman; Production for editorial, Christos Mountzouros; Production, Mark Mayer, Kris Lindblade; Casting, Edward Kim, House Casting, Fashion Division.
Travis Cannata for Mugler Menswear S/S 2012 (Video: Branislav Jankic)