Ironically, now that I’ve delved back into another semester of full-time non-fashion education, I’m reading more fashion-related things than ever before; not all that surprising really, considering mags provide ample procrastination material when I’d much rather be reading about Rad Hourani than about E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Good news, then, that there’s a new men’s fashion pub on both the online and print markets that’s bound to bring me solace amidst time spent poring over endless excerpts from the German literary canon. Fiasco Homme (F/Homme) is the latest addition to French fashion mag network Fiasco, and aims to provide a fresh perspective on all things menswear.
^ The Ultimates. Photography: Justin Wu; Styling: Benjamin Brouillet; Model: Mark Cox
Keen to set itself apart from the competition, Fiasco Homme features a monochromatic colour scheme (the cover being an exception) and both a healthy dose of well-written editorial features as well as photo-shoots. Highlights from the debut issue include London-based journo John Michael O’ Sullivan‘s musings on the current state of menswear and the formidable creations of Hanna ter Meulen, John Lawrence Sullivan and Rad Hourani all photographed brilliantly for your delectation.
Add to that model profiles (worry not, these ones are actually somewhat interesting…) and some of the most visually arresting images I’ve encountered in a long while (the fruits of photographer Justin Wu‘s and fashion ed. Benjamin Brouillet‘s labour in The Ultimates) and you’ve got a knock-out job.
Definitely worth some space on your coffee table.
I wonder how far an all B&W publication can go, though? Was it just for one issue?I'm not a fan of wearing colour, but I do love to see it.-Stephen http://www.stitchesfabricandsoul.com
Will have to see if I get my hands on a copy when it comes out. Would definitely be interested in giving it a read.
Stephen: No, as far as I'm aware, it'll be B&W through and through. I see where you're coming from but given that it's not monthly they may be able to get away with it…Syed: Yes! It's online at the moment but they should be announcing stockists soon.C.
Fiasco Homme Issue 1 available to buy online now – http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/fiasco-homme-(fhomme)-issue-1/15633493