My body deceives me, it seems. The moment I reckon I’ve overcome yet another major buzz-killing head-cold, I feel an uncontrollable urge to catch-up on all the boozing/dancing/necessary-evil-academic-endeavour I’ve missed out on. Then, just hours later, it re-emerges and I’m left frog-throated for another day. If I were the type that used such expressions, FML would be the only appropriate one in this instance.
On the plus side, illness undoubtedly means film-watching. I’ve been prepping for next week by covering the screenings (Lone Star, The Birds, and Festen for the buffs among you) for next week. It’s left me in a visuals-only (please and thanks) mood and so I’ve set about devouring editorials I’ve glanced at but haven’t had the chance to pore over sufficiently. So, no more of my Lemsip-induced ramblings, on to the much more entertaining, thoroughly arresting visuals…
GQ Style Italy AW09
Twin Set: Viktor & Rolf – shot by Blommers & Schumm – prove they’re not just insanely talented menswear-makers, but also pretty faces. Here, while hanging off doors and looking resplendent, they were pieces from their AW 09 Monsieur collection.
Vita Nova: Jakob Wiechmann – shot by Jonathan Frantini, and styled by Vilnius – makes the camel coat more appealing than ever.
i-D December 09
Wizards, Witches and Magic: Dan Felton is photographed by Ellen Rogers and styled by Matthew Josephs for an issue that perhaps is a touch late (considering Halloween antics took place a good month ago) but still retains its magic.
GQ Style Germany AW09
Not aware of the title of this one, but not entirely bothered either since it doesn’t really need a narrative trajectory. This is probably one of the most alluring editorials I’ve seen in the past while. Styled by Jason Farrer and shot by Karim Sadli, it seamlessly blends stern toughness with a soft sensuality, perfectly embodied by models AJ Abualrub and Joan Pedrola.
Metal Magazine #17
Moonlight: Forget Eva Green, Michael Pitt and in Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, film, fashion and photography probably form the sexiest ménage a trois. Here, photographer Rémi Lamandé and stylist Laurent Dombrowicz reference the dark ambience of German Expressionism. Who knew Murnau and Raf Simons would make for an marraige-of-aesthetics made in heaven?
Images from The Fashionisto
must look further into the photographer of the bottom ones, lovely set design too
Love the Viktor & Rolf editorial! Their atypic charisma always intrigued me somehow… definitely unique.