for the pages of numéro homme china, asian male models simon thamm & paolo roldan appear for the publication’s SS11 issue. through the lens of doug english with styling by paul mather, the editorial focuses on the white washed trend of the spring- which is executed perfectly on the backs of roldan & tham. from modern fashion pieces to more classical style direction, i love the emphasis placed upon natural lighting & im obsessed with the morphed images as well. while thamm has been in the game for a minute, roldan continues to build a larger presence on the model scene while both prove to be successful models representing the new school of asian model talent. the choice of greyscaled images somehow highlights the white perfectly. both males are represented by the juggernaut force of a modeling agency known as soul artist management.
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through the lens of david agbodji, paolo roldan of boss models appears for canadian publication, the block. shot for the pages of the publications fall/winter issue, styling for the spread was done by james worthington demolet. raw edge & analyzed angles of style are seen through the work of agbodji, whom you know as one of fashion’s biggest male models of the current time. as a greatly developed photographer, im happy to see more of his work being published in fashion mags & am eagerly anticipating the relaunch of his photography site, heart of bull studio. while the images seen here showcase roldan as gritty & ruggedly masculine, this is but a mere glimpse into the artistic capabilities of agbodji. im telling you now, don’t just track him on your model radar, set him on you creative clock. it’s only a matter of time, david agbodji is that dude- don’t sleep.
what yo’ name iz? dominique hollington, simon nessman, paolo roldan,
daphne groenveld, rob evans, jeremy wardlaw, jon marquez, dmitriy tanner, mighael hudson, patrick o’donnell,
remi alade-chester, christopher michaut, eduardo calero, o’shea robertson, diego fragoso,
emil dostovic, west serseub, kadeem fisher, manuel ramos,
stephen thompson, willy cartier
shot by karim sadli, i-D magazine takes a focused look on the casting of daniel peddle & drew dasent for the legendary house of givenchy. the casting phenomenon & influential power of the house of givenchy are something straight out of a dream for most models- spotlighting the phenomenal cast is more than necessary. booking a givenchy show can lead to a number of other fashion opportunities for male & female models alike. booking givenchy allows models to transcend onto the next level. ethnically diverse, not many can surpasss or even equal to the power & creative force of riccardo tisci, the creative director of givenchy- he sets the trends for what the rest of the high fashion realm follow. what’s most admirable about the casting of givenchy is the attraction to new & unknown models, it’s that fearlessness to break new ground that allows all elements of fashion, style & modeling to transform into something unseen, something original & artistically inspired. it goes without saying that givenchy has one of the best male & female models casts every season; on the runway & also through campaigns.
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driven by denim, the G star raw collection is one of inspiring direction & well executed concepts. a chic blue palette was applied to both menswear & womenswear designs this fall & i really liked what was presented. progressive use of leather was seen as ajak deng, paolo roldan, armand cabral, siri tollerod & r’el dade walked the runway. everything from winter capes to padded sweaters were seen as a wide range of innovative concepts were seen. i was pleased at what was designed this season as much more creativity was felt; a wide range of silhouettes was seen & the styling of the show was visually stunning. i applaud the g star label this season, a beautifully creative & strong direction was taken this season. great cast & dope design.
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véronique nichanian presented the Fw11 hermès menswear collection in paris today. simple styles walked the runway & overall, the collection failed to produce any inspiring forms of fashion. use of leather was the headlining element of this collection, as familiar style strolled the runway we seen david agbodji, paolo roldan, eryck laframboise & marlon texeira among the shows cast. the collections bags were the highlight of the set, as we spotted an oversized birkin bag in black with silver hardware. use of color was seen as bold shots of blue, yellow & maroon were added to the classical palette. the hermès label is known for sophisticated design & refined quality, both of which were seen, but little to no modernization was felt. a leather jumpsuit was seen which slight shook me up as i wondered what story this collection was struggling to tell. the usual set of coats was seen in the form of blazers, leather & trench style but overall, the collection was nothing special- void of inspiration.
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the house of givenchy continues to establish & expand their current design signatures with a cast of usual suspects for the runways of men’s paris fashion week. flames, florals, black & brown with bleached brows & hair- the collection is one of great concept & expectedly strong direction. while a few womenswear looks did appear for the mens show, we seen two blacked out looks- one of which was worn by supermodel, joan smalls. as for the boys; taejahn taylor joined the givenchy roster along with veterans rob evans, paolo roldan, manuel ramos, kadeem, eduardo calero, dominique hollington, keith hernandez jon marquez & stephen thompson, who is the albino male model, represented by major models, whom appeared for the labels spring campaign. before the runway show had a chance to begin, technical difficulties resulted in a momentary black out & it seems as though the lack of light was magically translated through the clothes. though deep earth tones, navy & some neutrals are used, the collection remained, for the most part, dark; an aesthetic creative director ricardo tisci favors greatly. i love the multi-layered coats as well as the use of plaid, fur & images of barking canine’s on some of the collections pieces. one of the strongest houses right now, not only in paris but internationally is, givenchy. with an increasingly larger cast that is seen on the runway & for campaigns, i am beyond excited & thrilled to see what will be presented for haute couture as well as women’s ready-to-wear, which is also not too far off. of the givenchy collections, i expect greatness & each season, im thoroughly satisfied.
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