Editorial – “Fall Forward”

May 21, 2009

Photographed by Terry Tsiolis and styled by Jay Massacret, VMAN’s editorial titled, “Fall Forward” showcases the looks of thirteen designers, who are in their opinion defining the future of menswear.

Editorial - "Fall Forward"

PRADA “The Fall 2009 collection is about survival. And to survive, you have to be strong.” -Miuccia Prada

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
DIOR HOMME “This collection is about purity, modernity, playful luxury, and the right look.” -Kris Van Assche

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL “When you’re wearing Black Label sportswear, it’s like being in a race car.” -Ralph Lauren

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
GIVENCHY “I wanted to find a way of mixing the elegance of a couture house like Givenchy with the clothes I love to wear, which are more street. This season was about the attitude and confidence of the Latin American man.” -Riccardo Tisci

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
GARETH PUGH “I was trying to do something a little more savage, but in a very chic way. I wanted it to look severe, but also have a fragility to it. I started with a black cube, playing around with the idea of it exploding and then using the fragments to construct shapes.” -Gareth Pugh

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
JIL SANDER “This collection is inspired by the art of dressing up and dressing with pride. The Jil Sander man as portrayed in the face of out time: smart, dignified, and strong.” -Raf Simons

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
MARC JACOBS “Our character is a man of his own mind; strong, present, and forceful, with a rich intellectual sense.” -Marc Jacobs

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
LOUIS VUITTON “I began by envisioning the traveling business wardrobe of an African king. I wanted to blend contemporary tailoring techniques and practicality with the more traditional aspects of ceremonial dress-the intricate patterns, the continual use of layering, the clash of materials or textures to create depth. I wanted something loose, something raw, but without compromising on elegance or the silhouette.” -Paul Helbers

Editorial - "Fall Forward"
YVES SAINT LAURENT “The collection is a story of hybrids in proportion, function, and construction. It is centered around finding balance through contradiction.” -Stefano Pilati

Editorial - "Fall Forward"

CALVIN KLEIN “The Fall collection was conceived to be tough and masculine and very reflective of a New York style. This collection is compromised of modern, tailored pieces that are sophisticated and often interpreted in luxurious and unexpected materials.” -Italo Zucchelli

Models: Tomek Szczukiecki, Ludvig Persik, Joseph Culp, Julian Hennig, Stas Svetlichnyy, Jacques Naude, William Eustace, Andrey Ivanov, Devin Childers, Danny Schwarz, Mikus Lasmanis, Keith Browning, Kyle Saunders

Pictures from VMAN

8 thoughts on “Editorial – “Fall Forward””

  1. This is a really dull spread.. I mean, all they’ve done is name the 13 or so biggest known names in men’s high fashion at the moment.. with the exception of Gareth Pugh, it seems to have nothing to do with the future of menswear, and seems more about flattering the magazine’s big advertisers.

  2. This is a really dull spread.. I mean, all they’ve done is name the 13 or so biggest known names in men’s high fashion at the moment.. with the exception of Gareth Pugh, it seems to have nothing to do with the future of menswear, and seems more about flattering the magazine’s big advertisers.

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