Dark Layers–Next model German Ruiz joins Barbara Garcia for Lars Andersson’s fall/winter 2012 campaign. Featuring Andersson’s knack for knits and draping, the pair are styled by Sarah Muenchrath and photographed by Hector Perez. / Makeup by Jenny Kanavaros. Hair by Tsuyoshi Harada.
Shapeshifters–A striking cast of Lowell Tautchin (Soul), Simon Van Meervenne (VNY), Nicklas Kingo (VNY), David Hlinka (Root), Pedro Bertolini (Request), Duco Ferwerda (Next), German Ruiz (Next), and Conrad Leadley (Next) plays the size cards for the latest September issue of GQ Taiwan. Directed by photographer Chiun-Kai Shih and stylist Jason Rider, the models explore new heights with dramatically elongated silhouettes, loose layers, and oversized outerwear by labels such as Prada, Raf Simons, and Acne. The boys crack a few smiles and have a bit of fun while discovering new boundaries of dress in an energetic and carefree spread that is of extreme proportions. / Hair by Yukiko Tajima. Post Production by Skin Digital Retouching.
Summer Preview–With an easy stream of images coming to mind at the sound of the word ethereal as our catalyst this issue, we approached the latest edition with a dual purpose–capture those interesting collection moments that deserved attention, whether it was the subtle Mugler that is overshadowed by the more flamboyant or a fantastic bold print at Louis Vuitton while also leaving room for our first love–the editorial. Culminating in a fusion of the two styles, our summer issue came together with a great sampling of the season. / To celebrate our upcoming issue, use the code SUBSCRIBE at checkout & get 20% off an annual subscription (4 Issues) or PREORDER the summer issue here at 25% OFF.
Boys Town–Brought together for spring’s edition of Vogue Hommes Japan, Alex Michels, Alexander Beck, Allen Taylor, Arthur Gosse, Dae Na, German Ruiz, Hao Yun Xiang, Jamie Wise, Jesse Shannon, Jordan Stenmark, Justin Halley, Rafael Perez, Simon Van Meervenne and Zac Stenmark are an expansive canvas for an eclectic range of current fashions, styled at the direction of Nicola Formichetti with photography by Terry Richardson.
The Next Brigade–Armed with his camera and thirty minutes for each model, photographer Brent Chua dedicates a day to several promising boys from Next. Captured with a clean beauty portrait and a selection of styled shots, Ryan Mertz, Henry Evans, Jack Lankford, German Ruiz, Jon Dartnell and Laurence McCrea each get their special moment.
The Active Uniform–Treading a fine path for the fall/winter 2012 season, Tim Coppens turns to the film Drive for inspiration. Filtering menswear fundamentals through a course, associated with racing and hockey, tailoring is relaxed and moods varied. Optioning fitted trousers and a more laidback silhouette, found in jogging pants, casual and formal identities coexist. The grounding force to knitwear and jackets, a sporty aesthetic is adapted for Coppen’s new uniform. Sleeves are zippered, leather insets embraced and strong lines incorporated for a detailed finish to an evolving season.