Tag: river viiperi

river viiperi + sebastian sauvé for russian gq style

appearing for a shared cover of russian GQ style, soul artist agency mates river viiperi & sebastian sauvé are seen through the lens of arnaldo anaya-lucca. groomed by yoichi tomizawa, with styling by igor garanin, both boys appear outfitted in the insanely popular SS11 prada collection. of spanish nationality, river viiperi currently ranks as fashion’s no. 35 male model in the game being seen for campaigns & covers for the likes of everyone from tommy hilfiger & calvin klien to VMAN. of american nationality, sebastian sauvé continues to develop a larger model presence as well, being seen everywhere from campaigns for frankie morello & zara to his editorial work with l’officiel hommes germany, esquire, i-D & independent publication, dansk. while i, personally, prefer river over sebastian in terms of physical beauty, both prove to be a winning combination & fitting cover cast.

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fall menswear collection, new york: calvin klein

with a palette entrance that reminded me of the richard chai collection, with dull undertones the calvin klein FW11 menswear collection took an unexpectedly bold turn as the set progressed. combined with more stone faced color choices bold use of red & blue were seen this season for the american based label, allowing further clarification to be made as to which colors will trend this coming fall. in cast, river viiperi, calvin klein favorites david agbodji & AJ abularub were seen alongside sacha m’baye on the runway this season, allowing masculinity to take center stage. i love the play on athelticism that is showcased, in design, for the calvin klein collections every season. though sports influenced, the atheletic elements that are seen in the collection are no less sophisticated than the collections formal suits. a dramatic signature of hardcore minimalism is expected from the house of calvin klein & it’s done expertly well, with slight creative variation each season. i love that the calvin klein collections really have allowed a new era in american design to be ushered in. an incredibly ill style direction was seen this season, as padded crew neck sweaters are a trend among a few of the menswear design collections for FW11. an impressive interpretation of progressive masculinity displayed for the fall season. one of my favorite labels of the americas.     

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fall shwpckg: soul artist management, new york

in one of the most mind blowing agency creations in recent history, the men of soul artists management are some of the most recognized men in the world of fashion modeling. literally, every guy on the board of this agency has made significant appearances on this blog since it’s creation in 2009. with a developed reputation for representing males through editorial bookings, the men of soul artists are at the top of their game & the most visible in the game. very few agencies can compete with what soul artist management has to offer. in reviewing the contracted faces of this agency, you’ll understand what i can only be explained in viewing each guy. but, if your memory is for some reason lapsed; anthony gallo, arthur sales, brian & travis davenport, brian shimansky, chad white, nate gill, nick riback, oraine barrett, river viiperi, ryan vigilant, sean harju, simon nessman, terron wood, travis hanson & tyler kenyon were faces once associated with major models. one of the bookers previously at major created this agency that now hosts the hottest models once signed to the rival new york based agency. im expecting great things from this agency & was completely astounded to see all of these powerful men on one board. in the event that you have missed my fashion report which discussed the creation of this agency- nothing tops the men of soul artist.

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menswear collections: mugler by nicola formichetti, fall

with a high powered publicity plug garnered through a connection to lady gaga as well as a digital release of a feature in V magazine’s discovery issue, the debut collection of thierry mugler’s menswear creatively directed by nicola formichetti is already one of the most talked about runway shows of 2011, let alone of paris men’s fashion week. with a show that was musically directed by lady gaga, a role that allowed her to debut new material from her upcoming album, nicola formichetti is in part to be thanked for the hard hitting visuals & out of controls costumes you’ve seen on gaga herself. the collection provided a great sense of excitement, tapping into the sub-culture of tattoos, showcasing models that walked the runway with faces that were fully inked. kept industrial-inspired with elements of a punk rock/goth aesthetic, the collection also dipped into the trends of the season with bold contrasts of orange in the form of suits, as well as on the thumbs of the collections gloves. though the designs are, for the most part simple, questionably creative elements in the form of exposed chests, veiled models & transparent pants allow the collection to take advantage of the labels all too fresh fashion spotlight. use of velvet & face masks were incorporated into the collection as well, giving us just enough while still leaving us wanting more. i will say that this collection is sure to set fire the men’s style publications like vogue hommes japan, which nicola formichetti also artistically directs. an impressive showing a truly fresh perspective that adds another unseen dimension to the world of menswear. formichetti oversees two design directors in his role at mugler, overseeing romain kremer, whom designed this menswear collection & also oversees sébastien peigné, who will be designing womenswear & has 10 years experience previously working at balenciaga. a powerful combination of unpent creativity in design, also fused to the powerhouse force of pop music known as lady gaga. strong direction, widly publicized debut & a straight shot to success. very excited to see what will follow for womenswear during FW11 showseason in paris as well. an inspiring new beginning for the mugler legacy.

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editorialesque » alex, callum + river for wonderland

what yo’ name iz? alex gilbert, callum wilson, river viiperi

shot by xevi muntané, i am in love with this black & white editorial. the spread appears in the june/july issue of wonderland magazine. while styling for the spread was done by way perry, the clothing takes a backseat when compared to the lighting & dark vs. white presentation of the full set. river iiperi is represented by major models, while alex & callum are represented by new madison in paris. one of my favorite male editorials graphically. applause to all parties involved in creating this.

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menswear collections: calvin klein collection, spring

showcasing a darker palette in contrast with pop colors for the spring, the calvin klein label combined baby blues to black & shades of grey & neutral to powerful aqua tones for their summer/spring 2011 set. the collection seemed to have a strong influence of fitness wear. cropped tops were worn by the male models as we seen faces that we recognizes; david agbodji, river viiperi & cory baptiste made a splash this season on the runway & agbodji even closed. over all the brand stayed true to their signature minimalism & the collection for the most part was good. i like the looks that were seemingly inspired by active wear.

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