Rated Fun–Fresh off their presentation during Paris Fashion Week, Japanese fashion brand Sacai unveils their spring/summer 2014 look book photographed by Katsuhide Morimoto (Little Friends). A sporty collection with pumped up volumes, soft colors and vertical stripes enter the season’s design palette, guaranteeing a fun outing. Lending blazers a cheeky outlook, large piping aids the mainstay in complementing flower covered separates, oversize outerwear and drawstring pants.
Honest John–A somber mood drifts through the latest editorial spread for GQ Japan, featuring a contemplative John Hein of Ford New York. Photographer Katsuhide Morimoto brings out a subdued emotion from John, while stylist Lambda Takahashi dresses the model in boxy suiting and sartorial separates in a neutral color scheme, perfectly encapsulating the calm and reflective nature of the story. / Hair by AMANO.
Fighting Spirit–Model Arthur Gosse proves to perfectly fit into the concept of stylish modern soldier that inspired Kris Van Assche designing the fall/winter 2012 collection of French fashion house Dior Homme. Captured by the lens of Katsuhide Morimoto for the October 2012 issue of HUgE magazine, Arthur is styled by Tsuyoshi Nimura in printed cloaks, sharp coats and essential designs that pay tribute to the strict aesthetic of military uniforms. Dressed head to toe in the severe numbers of the French label, Arthur is ready to challenge ostentation with an immovable attitude. / Hair by Taku. Makeup by Uda.
In the Velvet–Baptiste Radufe appears in this month’s issue of Japanese magazine HUgE, photographed by Katsuhide Morimoto. Dressed in rich fall garments from Emporio Armani and captured against a dramatic purple background, Baptiste is styled by Tsuyoshi Nimura.
Pulling pieces from Comme des Garçons SHIRT’s current lineup, stylist Shunsuke Okabe outfits Ethan James for this month’s edition of Japanese magazine Popeye. Photographed by Katsuhide Morimoto, Ethan falls in line beautifully, with a range of oversize proportions and bold colors. / Grooming by Amano.
Styling Benoni Loos for September’s edition of Huge magazine, Tsuyoshi Numura’s pulls may paint a dark image for the fall season, but there is something to be said about attention to structure. Lensed by Katsuhide Morimoto, the collections spread features striking pieces from the industry’s heavy hitters, ranging from Jil Sander and Prada to Givenchy. At large, the selection represents a fantastic approach to oversize proportions that takes into account texture and an unexpected focus on fit. Combining the best of both worlds, a dynamic look grounds the fall season with fundamental style.