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F/Homme Magazine Issue 1

So the debut issue of the menswear version of FIASCO Magazine has finally arrived. Inside you’ll find features on Vivienne Westwood, the Haus of Mugler, Rad Hourani and even the Spring 2011 Collections(by yours truly). A few photographers and included are cover models Mark Cox and William Eustace as well as Nicolas Ripoll, Joe Lally, and Justin Wu. Happy Reading.

MAGAZINE: Fiasco #3 "The Face Issue"

Photographer: Vincent Noord, Shannon Sinclair, Vincent Noord
Cover Models: Luke Worral, Yuri Pleskun, Ash Stymest
Magazine: FIASCO Magazine “The Face Issue”
Fiasco Magazine hits their third issue with three covers that are practically flawless, if I do say so myself. Featuring Luke Worral, Ash Stymest, and 803 favorite, Yuri Pleskun as well as models such as Maddy Foord, and Magdalena Berus, the issue was definitely an impressive one. Closing at 232 pages, the online issue is HEAVY with fashion having more than 15 different editorials(I kind of just stopped counting). But, while the body copy isn’t heavy, it is still present and informative, the opener studying the essence of icon, while a few interviews delve into the heads of various industry personnel.
See the issue as well as more of our coverage below the clip.

Interview with photographer Cameron-James Wilson(p.10-11) in Fiasco Magazine’s Face issue.

The issue pretty much begins with body copy. Before our eyes are graced with any of the MANY editorials in the publication, we are confronted with interviews of MUAs, a photographer, and a PR girl. In case you were wondering, the government is not the only industry with a bit of an alphabet soup(MUA=make-up artist, PR=public relations). The first interview is with Charlotte Willer and Anita Keeling, two MUAs. Their resumes include such name notables as Vogue(various editions), Maybelline, Kate Moss, and Cate Blanchett. With their time together they discuss inspiration which for Anita happens to be her mother, and for Charlotte it happens to be the details of life. They also go on to discuss beauty tips as well as their dream canvas(face) to work on. The interview with 17 year old photographer Cameron-James Wilson from Dorchester really addresses Wilson’s youth and experience in the industry. Lastly, the chat with PR girl, Felicity Carter, sort of delves into what exactly a PR girl is and why she’s known as the “PR who never sleeps” for her work with Angel Jackson.

John Dibble interview(p.87-88) in Fiasco Magazine’s Face Issue.
After those interviews there are a slew of virtually impeccable editorials, some of my favorites being Rebel Rabbit(p 49) as well as Stood Up(p 41). Dream Girl Culture is another favorite. Editorials like this one in particular intrigue me because one looks at the pieces and they seem to be this high fashion editorial when really and truly, trekking down to the American Apparel is all you need to do. The entire issue is interesting and it’s big enough that I will undoubtedly have to flip through it again. I’m very impressed with the styling, photography and talent found within and actually can’t wait for the next issue in September to be entitled, Teen Freedom. But until then check out the issue in it’s entirety below.

EDITORIAL: The Red Dawn

Photographer: Shannon Sinclair
Model: Yuri Pleskun
Publication: FIASCO Magazine‘s Face Issue
For those familiar with my twitter account or my tastes here on 803, it is probably no surprise that I’m covering the editorial shot by Shannon Sinclair and styled by Jamie M. Rosenthal. for FIASCO magazine’s latest issue, The Face Issue. While I do plan on eventually posting about the issue generally, I did want to post this editorial in it’s entirety just… well because I love it! You can say it’s just Yuri, and that may be partially true but I’d like to believe that there’s a fashion aspect to it that I like as well. That my love for the Red Dawn editorial extends beyond Yuri’s youthful and yet seemingly maturing face, and into items like the gorgeous jacket that he sports for his cover, and it’s accompanying collar!

See the rest of our commentary as well as the editorial below the clip

The photography, styling, and even the facial expressions that Yuri portrays for this editorial exude one thing to me: softness. Well that’s untrue they exude alot more, but there is this soft overtone to the whole editorial that is very peaceful, and very calming to me as I flip through the editorial for what may be the 93rd time since first viewing it. From the material of the scarf that Yuri wears, to the particular green, and yellows that are utilized in other garments, everything evokes a sense of tranquility in a way that I really don’t see many menswear editorials accomplishing it. So kudos to Jamie.

In addition to tranquility there is a youthfulness. Whether it be the shots with the minimal chin hair or the shots without any chin hair at all, Yuri seems to be in the stages of maturation during the photoshoot. While it doesn’t seem that he is maturing before our eyes, it does seem as if we have caught him, and encapsulated the in-between stage. While many of the menswear shows were filled with either prepubescent boys or brawny, hardened men, it seems as if Yuri is a happy medium between the two.

Shannon shoots BEAUTIFULLY. Whereas I know I’ve been heaping the praise on Yuri and a little bit on the styling, one can not deny that Yuri could model all day but if Shannon didn’t know when to take the shot, how to set everything up… if she had no clue of what were the best angles, and the correct distances to capitalize on the emotions… this would be a run of the mill editorial. She captures everything with such clarity, and such a distinctiveness… she is the reason that it feels as if we’ve encapsulated an essence… because she has indeed taken these bits out of the ongoing timeline.

Photographer: Shannon Sinclair
Model: Yuri Pleskun(RED)