Filed under: Editorials | Tags: benjamin sturgill, francisco lachowski, jordan m, marcelo krasilicic, ten men
With all due respect to that crooning lad from Ontario, his fans don’t have anything on those of Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski. Such is the baying excitement that no sooner than I make mention of our agency address at 291 Geary St, is our Twitter flooded with a dozen inquiries about the 6’2″ (188 cm) boy from Brazil. Is he in town? Does he like his fans? What’s his girl’s na–People, that was San Francisco, relax! Despite Chico being a couple miracles shy of canonization, Francisco’s fans are undiminished in their support or number of fuckyeah reblogs. I suppose this fanaticism isn’t without good reason especially considering Francisco’s latest editorial feature in Ten Men Spring / Summer 2011 by photographer Marcelo Krasilcic and fashion editor Benjamin Sturgill. Appropriately titled “Francisco,” the story romps through ten Spring / Summer looks starting with a neutral shirt by Dior Homme, boiler suit by Kenzo, and those now ubiquitous shoes by Prada (stylist note: too much of a good thing, etc and so on). Notwithstanding a demonstrable inability to cure leprosy, Francisco still does no wrong for the shoot even when he is made to wear that tan shirt and skort by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. He is practically walking on water wearing the day-glow jacket, jumper, and trousers by Jil Sander. But, before this post devolves into the sort of hagiography practiced on the interweb by his ardent supporters, I would like to remind readers that Francisco after all is, whisper it, mortal…albeit with some saintly swag.
Credits include: Publication, Ten Men Spring / Summer 2011 Issue 25; Title, “Francisco”; Photography, Marcelo Krasilcic; Fashion editor, Benjamin Sturgill; Hair, Jordan M at Susan Price; Fashion assistance, Brady Miller.
Filed under: Campaigns, News | Tags: aj abualrub, fj benjamin, glass house, marcelo krasilicic, philip johnson, raoul, tom scott, wwd
Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub features in the Raoul F/W 10 campaign photographed by Marcelo Krasilic. According to an 8 February 2010 article in WWD Raoul is based in Singapore and owned by FJ Benjamin, “a retail, licensing and distribution partner for 20 luxury fashion and lifestyle brands in Asia and Australia, including Guess, Céline and Banana Republic.” With an eye on breaking out of Singapore market and establishing a presence in the West Raoul has debuted a 20-piece line by American designer Tom Scott in February at Drive-In Studios in Manhattan, landed prime retail spaces at Harrods in London and Tea Rose in Milan, and most recently of course fashioned a stylish fall campaign for itself featuring our very own 6’1½” (187 cm) AJ modding about in a glass house clearly inspired by the late Philip Johnson‘s New Canaan, Connecticut residence. For a newish brand such as Raoul’s looking to cement its place in the world of fashion the motivation for a modernist styled campaign is understandable. How better to appear as if a label’s been around for decades than go for the full martini?
Please visit Raoul online to see more pictures from the Raoul F/W 10 campaign featuring AJ Abualrub. Special thanks to The Fashionisto for the images.