Tag: david gandy

editorialesque » david gandy for vogue hommes international

tapping into nautical masculinity, david gandy stars in this l’homme du pacifique themed editorial for the pages of vogue hommes international. shot by jack pierson with styling by anastasia barbieri, the spreads showcases classic style while david is seen casually & still every so sophisticatedly dressed  while on a yacht. groomed by rudi lewis, david again appears handsome as expected. represented by DNA models, david is the no. 2 highest earning male model working in fashion today. his body of work includes a range of undeniably gorgeous performances for some of fashion’s biggest & best. here, gandy proves that he is a leading male model & holds his own both confidently & stylistically. i always expect refined style from vogue hommes international & am never dissapointed. from the styling to the model down to david’s grooming- it’s all perfect.

imagesource | tfs

the rise of the male supermodel

throughout much of my life, my world has revolved around publication. when i was younger, my little brother & little sister were asking for candy bars at the register while at the grocery store & i was asking my mom to buy me vogue. my love for female models came first- as fashion is & always will be dominated by women. throughout the 90’s supermodels dominated the world & as a move of opposition; the fashion industry started to seek something different. in opposition, kate moss was discovered. of course, after some time kate herself transformed from heroine chic poster child to full blown supermodel & even walked this past week for louis vuitton alongside fellow runway legend, naomi campbell. throughout the 2000’s celebrity covers took center stage & ultimately gave way to the demise of the supermodel, allowing a-list actresses to fill their spot, unstoppably, with the approval of publication heavyweights like anna wintour. while american publications have led this movement for many years now, it seems as though a shift is on the rise. other european & international publications still opt for the classic cover formula of a female models, while mixing in a bit of celebrity cameos every once & a great while. while 2009 brought a resurgence of supermodels back into the limelight; we, as the public, are still starving for our next great supermodel icon. with the rise of models like coco rocha, daria werbowy, lara stone & joan smalls- things seem to be looking up for us fashion kids hoping to see joan on the cover of vogue as oppose to angelina jolie. while female domination continues to lock the game down entirely, an interesting rise has also begun to happen within male modeling. as kate moss ushered in a new era of waif models, both male & female, this standard has now been shattered. lara stone, fashion’s top model in the game, has single handedly changed the women’s sector of modeling with her curves & cleavage; making goals of agencies & bookers different than in the 80’s & 90’s- boobs are back. for male models, classic masculine & herb ritts-esque builds are returning to the forefront & details magazine makes an interesting cover model choice to represent this shift. shot by carter smith, noah mills of wilhelmina teams with arthur kulkov of request models & sean o’pry of VNY, for what proves to be a landmark move for a commercial publication like details. with styling by mel ottenberg & casting by edward kim, i hope to see a forming pattern for these types of casts. you’ve seen noah mills in sex & the city 2, as a love interest of samantha jones & he is also a favored male of dolce & gabbana. sean o’pry was discovered by nolé marin on myspace & received the golden key for kennesaw, georgia after being recognized for his work with brands like zara, saks, calvin klein, uniqlo, DKNY & the gap. as for arthur kulkov, he ranks as the no. 19 highest earning male in fashion, having landed campaigns for banana republic, espirit, j.crew as well as dolce & gabbana. of the three seen here, only a portion of talent is represented & many more classically handsome male models have also helped revitalize this resurgence of masculinity. male models david gandy, chad white, rob evans, jon kortajarena & david agbodji continue to further allow the world of male modeling to transform & morph into a realm of greater possibilities. these dudes got next.

imagesource | tfs

david gandy for shortlist mode

as a modern day icon for the return of classic male supermodels, david gandy appears handsomely for the debut issue of short list mode. shot in black & white, shirtless & donning one of spring’s biggest trends of large brimmed hats; the cover was photographed by ram shergil. david gandy is one of the most recognized male models of today’s fashion scene & has been incredibly successful through his extensive work for dolce & gabbana. david’s looks is so iconic, even a shadowed face that reveals his cheek bones & strong build are easily recognized. represented by DNA models, david ranks as the no. 2 male model in fashion & hails from the united kingdom. speculation of movie roles have swirled the internet since last year & word is he is set to play the new james bond in the next flick in the bond series. until then, we have editorials, campaign & runway to quench our male model thirsts. david is one of the illest male models in the game & always brings a feel of classic masculinity.

imagesource | shortlist

menswear collections: dolce & gabbana, fall

after two seasons of revisiting classical style elements better associated with their branding legacy & italian heritage, the dolce & gabbana label goes back to the future for the fall/winter 2011 season. dipping into use of faux fur in what was described as ‘eccentric tailoring’ – the fall collection picks up right where the label left off during summer/spring 2010. we see the familiar dark elements of sophistication & over the top use of prints in a subtle manner. the dolce label is one of the strongest established labels in fashion & here they represent their own branding & design signatures incredibly well. with means to further dominate in the new world of fashion; the dolce label is known for having the greatest cast of male models every season & has made a technologically wise step in creating & steadily building their swide.com online publication. a slew of interviews, press conference videos, live streams & interaction with consumers has largely contributed to the future poised for the italian based label. the usual suspects that dolce usually casts were seen through exclusive bookings with noah mills, adam senn, a shirtless david gandy & brazilian male model, evandro soldati. overall, a great collection- a cohesive set filled with masculine style & well poised trends for the fall/winter season. my favorite element of the collection was the fur- love the fur, completely.

imagesource | gq

video: the eccentric five at the fall dolce + gabbana press conference

the men of dolce + gabbana’s uomini

what yo’ name iz? andre ziehe, clint mauro, antonio navas, miguel iglesias

in a stunning showing of photography, the release of the dolce & gabbana coffee table book, uomini is definitely a sight to see. a collective of beautifully shot black & white images allow the male form to take center stage. represented by ford models, the men seen in this exclusive preview provide just enough taste for you to understand the visual impact of this book. shot entirely by mariano vivanco, the book is now available for pre-order both in store & online through digital retailers. published on trough rizzoli, the book is a visual exploration through the dimensions of masculinity. in celebrating their 20th anniversary, the book serves as a commemorative for the dolce legacy; a legacy which has been headlined by some of fashion’s best male models. the book also features tony ward, david gandy, doug porter & noah mills- which should be very familiar to my veteran readers.

imagesource | swide

david gandy to become the next james bond

as the fashion industry & hollywood continue to merge, supermodels are becoming movie stars & movie stars are becoming supermodels. the lines are completely blurred at this point. recently, we seen wilhelmina model noah mills star in the latest sex & the city film as a love interest for character samantha. that unto itself was enough excitment but now we’re kicking into high gear. known in the model world as one of few modern day male supermodels, david gandy is said to become the next james bond. represented by DNA models, david was born in billericay, essex. he’s appeared for every dolce & gabbana menswear campaign since 2008, has also landed contracts as the face of dolce’s light blue fragrance in addition to appearing in numerous editorial spots for l’officiel hommes, GQ, hercules, vogue, details & VMAN.

rumored to replace daniel craig in the historic legacy of james bond characters; gandy will join the ranks of bond characters & might be the most fitting to play the role for quite sometime. a role popularly played by actors sean connery & pierce brosnan, the james bond series originated as a novel & short story series written by ian fleming in 1953. much like the legendary fashion houses & labels he’s worked for, gandy will now lend his face to the silver screen, thus further conquering the world of supermodels of the world; i’ve always said that david gandy was a standout talent in the world of fashion. with his work in publications, along with his campaign contracts & runway appearances; david will now become a part of the action film star & will contribute to the already largely successful bond film series which totals to 22 films, with a collective worth of over  $4 billion. as one of the more fitting actors for the role, im beyond excited to see where david will take this new career move & completely support him in this endeavor. [SOURCE]