Camera Ready–Hardy Amies takes a turn for the cinematic when approaching the spring/summer 2014 season. Inspired by the work of the late graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, Hardy Amies design director Mehmet Ali lends the brand’s man the ultimate sartorial flair. Tailored impeccably to form, suiting separates mix colors and prints with the utmost sophistication. Mixing in cable-knit sweaters, lightweight trenches and other casual separates, Hardy Amies addresses timeless styles that capture the both the ease of refined summer while also embodying quintessential British style.
The Shades of the Season–Photographer A.P. Kim and stylist Terry Lu join creative forces to shoot this stunning editorial, published in Essential Homme’s latest issue. Focusing the attention on this season’s light and powdery tones, forgetting for a while the bold trend of vibrant nuances, Kim captures VNY model Jacob Coupe in a selection of deconstructed jackets, slim fitted shirts and casual trousers. / Photography assistance by Justin Masanque. Styling assistance by Lisa O’Connor. Grooming by Jennifer Brent.
WhyNot–Coming in at nearly two hundred models strong, Milano agency WhyNot is ready for Milan Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2014 season. This season, WhyNot’s roster includes seasoned veterans Arthur Kulkov, Adam Senn, runway regulars Aiden Andrews, Bastian Thiery, Jacob Coupe, breakout stars Jarrod Scott, Duncan Pyke and countless others.
Toeing the Line–Citing Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler as a reference for the season, Siki Im took a dark turn for his latest showing. A novel of many stories interrupted by the reader, Calvino’s work inspires Im in pursuing a somber hued collection, fragmented by the individual piece, exploring several cuts and finishes. Blending structured elements with more draped silhouettes, coats, wraps, trousers and jackets toe the line between classic and modernist, resulting in a strong showing with a practical heart, boasting pieces for the conservative eye as well as the more trendy.
Spirit Tailoring–Carlos Campos champions the free spirit for his fall/winter 2013 collection, connecting with the progressive ideas of the 1960s. Looking to student protests, the clean slim lines of Campos are met symbols of bicycles to represent the boycott of public transportation in Argentina or the campaign by bike to heal South America. Dressed in rich dark hues, the man of Carlos Campos takes a retro turn with charming prints and a smart approach to daily dress with tailored suits and the occasional leather jacket thrown in for good measure. / Photos by Marko Kalfa.
Rebel Gentlemen–Approaching the fall/winter 2013 season, designer Todd Snyder decided to start with the iconic biker jacket. Exploring ways to elevate the classic into the ultimate item of luxury, Snyder looked to sharp lines, pre-washed skins and functional details to give the jacket a new lease on life. Combined with great sartorial pieces like a double-breasted, three-quarter length horse hide bomber, the collection evokes the beloved rebel of the 1950′s for an outing that borrows from German and British image archives, evoking the biker in bold graphic knits, cashmere suits and striking trenches.