Category Archives: Editorial

Editorial: The Art of Haute Couture by Benjamin Kanarek in Elle Vietnam April 2014


Benjamin Kanarek photographed Canadian model Dauphine McKee for the cover story of Elle Vietnam‘s latest issue with styling works by Adèle Cany.

Dauphine poses in gorgeous couture collection from Chanel, Christian Dior, Armani Privé, Valentino, Gaultier Paris, Atelier Versace, Maison Martin Margiela, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Marco Zanini’s Schiaparelli, Alexandre Vauthier, On Aura Tout Vu, and Yiqing Yin. (source)

















Editorial: Concrete Jungle by Nicole Corbett for Fashion Journal March 2014


Indonesian model Mikael Jasin stars in this editorial snapped by Nicole Corbett entitled “Concrete Jungle” in bright selection of menswear clothes styled by Carlos Mangubat.

We met the Melbourne-based runway model last weekend in Australia and snapped some digitals which we posted on our Instagram page. (source)







Editorial: Chantall Stafford-Abbott by Benjamin Kanarek in Elle Mexico March 2014



Flame-haired model Chantal Stafford-Abbott wears gorgeous Couture Spring Summer 2014 creations of Gaultier Paris, Atelier Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Schiaparelli, and Margiela amongst others in a minimalist yet elegant fashion story photographed by Benjamin Kanarek. The images were styled by Adèle Cany. (source)










Featured Article: Matthew Stone & Katie Shillingford on A Fearless Rick Owens Moment


Lifelong friends and collaborators Matthew Stone and Katie Shillingford discuss the extraordinary Rick Owens story they created for AnOther Magazine‘s latest issue—actor Mia Wasikowska is on the cover.

For all the hyperbole written each season, it is rare for the impact of a fashion show to reverberate long after the clothes have been packed away and the dust has settled. But Rick Owens’ Spring Summer 2014 show – an intoxicating swirl of urban energy that tipped all preconceived notions of what defined “high fashion” on their heads – left every witness breathless, and set the course for AnOther Magazine’s Spring Summer 2014 fashion feature. “I left the venue feeling exhilarated and euphoric,” says AnOther’s fashion director Katie Shillingford. “I was genuinely moved and I wanted to applaud this fearless move and celebrate women of all colours and sizes.”.

What inspired the shoot’s aesthetics?

Matthew Stone: The starting point was a series of group nude photographic artworks that I worked on in 2008. The series is both simple and complex. The set and environment are both painted black to pull focus to the bodies and their entangled configurations. At the time I thought of them almost as abstracts. I thought of the body as a manipulatable gesture, much like an expressive brushstroke within a sculptural frame. It’s always interesting to me to return to the body used in this way. It seems that there are limitless combinations and forms that can be made. When I first started making these types of images I felt like the nudity was not sexual. In a way my feelings have changed now. I think of them of images that have the potential to be erotic, but that function in a different way to the sexual imagery that dominates advertising and pornography. They still discuss power and hierarchy but not in a way that glorifies violence or traditional social hierarchies. For that reason it felt like a relevant project to approach again for this project. I want to create a space for powerful and visceral exploration of the naked body that is both empowering and positive.

Katie Shillingford: I wanted us to shoot images that were somehow as bold and powerful as the show was or at least pay tribute to it. The show was towards the beginning of Paris Fashion Week so it was starting off on a high. I left the venue feeling exhilarated and euphoric, I was genuinely moved and excited that I’d had the pleasure to attend. I think it was very admirable that a designer with such a big brand, who is commercially successful too, had made such a brave choice. There is not enough of that in the fashion industry today, no one is brave enough to take a risk because everyone is worried about selling clothes. Of course selling clothes is the whole point but I do think we’ve lost the sense of ‘show’ and that is a real shame. I wanted to applaud this fearless move and celebrate women of all colours and sizes. That’s also why I wanted to show a lot of nudity, because for me it wasn’t just about clothes, it was about a really powerful message and putting that into print form.

What does Rick Owens‘ work represent to you?

Matthew Stone: I like collaborating with designers who have a creative vision that extends beyond just the clothes. Rick is an artist in that sense. He has built his own world and he finds various forms for its expression. There was a real fearlessness and sophisticated power to the Spring Summer 2014 show, with the steppers, that moved me emotionally and intellectually. On the one hand it was positive, progressive and blew so many ugly and bourgeois constructs out of the water, but on the other it was still powerful and aspirational. There is a tendency, particularly within fashion, to associate progressive politics with a shutting down of fun or glamour. This show was proof that it is still possible to make potent political statements within an industry that is so often politically compromised and a part of the everyday problems that surround us.

Katie Shillingford: Cult.

Read more on the interview with Matthew Stone and Katie Shillingford (they also talked about casting the models and shared their favourite memory of adolescence), and also view the complete fashion story images, here.

Images courtesy of AnOther Magazine.



Editorial: Brie Larson by Ben Morris in Asos Magazine February 2014


The 24 year old “Community” actress was photographed by Ben Morris for the accompanying editorial in the latest issue of Asos Magazine, with styling works by Zeba Lowe. (source)






Editorial: Four Direction by Joseph Sinclair in ADON Magazine Issue 6


VNY models Ilias Avantiras, Niklas Grossmann, Ralf Javoiss and Stepan Haurholm are starring in “Four Direction” editorial, photographed by Joseph Sinclair and published in the latest issue of ADON Magazine. The magazine’s editors, Roy Fire and Tal Peer responsible for the styling with Maria Ortega for the make up and Andrita Renee for the hair. (source)








Editorial: Zosia Mamet by Michael Hauptman in Asos Magazine January 2014


Here’s the editorial images of Zosia Mamet of Girls, in the January 2014 issue of Asos Magazine, shot by Michael Hauptman. The 25 year old actress is promoting the third season of her hit TV series which starts on January 12th. (source)







Editorial: Marlena Szoka by Benjamin Kanarek in Elle Mexico December 2013


Model Marlena Szoka was photographed by Benjamin Kanarek in Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2013 looks (styling by Laurent Dombrowicz) for “Night Bash” spread that was published in the latest issue of Elle Mexico. (source)







Editorial: Kristina Salinovic by Benjamin Kanarek in Harper’s Bazaar en Español November 2013


Captured by Benjamin Kanarek, the edgy yet elegant model Kristina Salinovic lives her Parisian Dream in her room with a view.

She wears Lanvin, Christian Dior, Anne Valérie Hash, Mugler and Louis Vuitton for the sultry “Rêves Parisiens” editorial on an overcast automnal day in Paris. (source)









Editorial: Adam Senn by Adrian Nina in ADON Magazine Issue 5


Adrian Nina photographed top male model Adam Senn for the fun yet bright “Top of The Pop” spread that was published in the latest issue of ADON Magazine. Adam was styled by the magazine’s EICs Roy Fire and Tal Peer with make up and hair do done by Jennifer Nam and Uno Williams respectively. (source)








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