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Adrien Sahores & Francisco Lachowski for Dsquared² F/W 11 by Damien Neva

Tracking down every last fall campaign in which Ford talent features is not unlike assembling a Panini World Cup sticker album. Collecting the stickers can be well tedious compared to actually watching Lionel Messi tear defenses asunder. The same holds for cataloguing fall campaigns, which in the fashion mind tend to congeal into one solid glossy mass by the time the shows begin in September. That said, some campaigns and models filter to the top and also wind up on this page like Ford Men’s Adrien Sahores and Francisco Lachowski for the Dsquared² F/W 11 campaign by Mert & Marcus have today. If you bought V72 last Thursday (and if not, then you should still, buy it now!), then you will have noticed the gorgeous black & white campaign Dsquared² in the opening pages of the issue a page after the Hugo Boss campaign and one before the Belvedere Vodka advert. Adrien closed the Dsquared² P/E 2012 show last month in Milano and together with the Brazilian are arguably two of the shrewdest advertising bookings today. No other male models prompt the sort of enthusiasm that Adrien Sahores and Francisco Lachowski generate, which once again is akin to the sort of fanaticism prompted by Lionel Messi. Come to think of it, there can be some enjoyment yet in highlighting campaigns just as there too is something deeply satisfying about completing a Panini album.

Credits include: Client, Dsquared²; Campaign, F/W 11; Photography, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styling, Katie Grand.

Adrien Sahores for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Adrien Sahores for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Francisco Lachowski for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Francisco Lachowski for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Adrien Sahores for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Adrien Sahores for Dsquared² F/W 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)



Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 by Damien Neva

With full-time having yet to be called on Spring / Summer 2011 biannual issues, I would like to take a look at one Condé Nast edition that has been patiently biding its time on Magazine Mountain. Yes, it’s that British volume, whose title is written all shouty-like so that it reads LOVE. Amongst several editorials contained in the fifth issue of LOVE is a story by photographer Alasdair McLellan featuring Ford’s Valerija Kelava. Titled “Nonstop Erotic Dancing,” the Olivier Rizzo-styled story situates the ck one Fragrance, Jil Sander Navy, Aquascutum, and Diesel Black Gold S/S 11 campaign model on a stage more commonly associated with districts red light than theatre. As ever with LOVE, there is a twist, which comes in the form of gender ambiguity that is championed throughout the self-described “Androgyny Issue.” “Glamour, flamboyance, decadence; hair, clothes, and make-up, all exaggerated and souffléd up to a rousing crescendo of excess,” writes LOVE editor in chief Katie Grand, “creating a glorious sense of artifice that entrances the beholder so much more profoundly than the mundane matter of the gender of the person beneath it all.” To that end, Valerija first appears in the story clasping her hands, Antony Turner-styled hair slicked back, and wearing a Prada suit. The styling relaxes considerably for the final three shots wherein Valerija wears little more than a silk skirt by Dolce & Gabbana. And with that, color me entranced, Miss Grand!

Credits include: Publication, LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011; Title, “Nonstop Erotic Dancing”; Photography, Alasdair McLellan; Fashion editor, Olivier Rizzo; Hair, Antony Turner; Makeup, Lucia Pica; Manicure, Sophy Robson using Chanel S/S 11; Production, Chloe Charlesworth at Art Partner; Set design, Vincent Olivieri; Photography assistance, Simon Bremner, Hazel Gaskin, Gareth Powell; Fashion assistance, Donatella Musco, Mara Palena; Hair assistance, Luke Anthony, Marcia Lee; Makeup assistance, Sofia Bermudez, Jenny Coombs, Yuko Fredriksson; Set design assistance, Oman Stewart; Retouching, Picture House NYC; Processing and prints, Bayeux.

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)

Valerija Kelava | LOVE Issue 5 Spring / Summer 2011 (Photography: Alasdair McLellan)



Anna Jagodzinska & Crystal Renn for Dsquared² S/S 11 by Damien Neva

No campaign season is complete without the showpiece fixture that is Dsquared² by photographers Mert & Marcus. Featuring for this season’s campaign are Ford’s Anna Jagodzinska and Crystal Renn. Having riffed on artist Damien Hirst last fall with inspired set design and dramatic lighting, the Dsquared² spring campaign takes a turn for the austere with crisp black & white portraiture. Styling by Katie Grand keeps it all very simple and direct.

Credits include: Client, Dsquared²; Campaign, S/S 11; Photography, Mert & Marcus; Stylist, Katie Grand; Art direction, Giovanni Bianco; Hair, Paul Hanlon; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Production, Roz Norman at LaLa Land.

Anna Jagodzinska for Dsquared² S/S 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Anna Jagodzinska for Dsquared² S/S 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Crystal Renn for Dsquared² S/S 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)

Crystal Renn for Dsquared² S/S 11 (Photography: Mert & Marcus)




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