It seems that the skateboarder-model hybrid is reaching its pinnacle in the world of fashion these days. Much like the musician-model or actor-model days of the 80s and 90s. Since living in California I’ve been more influenced by skateboarders as models. Not models in the traditional sense of an editorial way but more of a muse and inspirational figure that inspires photographers.
Ben Nordberg is a British born skateboarder for Flip Skateboards. He grew up in Bath, England and started skating at age eleven. Now he’s based in Los Angeles, one of the skating meccas and doing some shoots along the way. Not only do I love his ‘off duty’ style, but his editorial work is pretty dope too.
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German born model Kai Hillebrand is just one of new faces that is hitting the ground this year in the fashion industry. In a recent interview for Bite Magazine he mentions his love of skating since he was 13 and his need for just bacon, eggs, cheese, and coffee for breakfast. Oh, and not to forget the cigarette. Lensed by Katie McCurdy these simple and easy portraits give a quick window into one of my season favorites on the mens side.
Photography Katie McCurdy
Styling Courtney Raniszewski
Grooming Dana Boyer
Model Kai Hillebrand (Q Management)
Location New York
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One of my most recent discoveries is 20 year old Danish model, Sylvester Ulv Henriksen. He’s represented all over Europe but his mother agency is Unique Models in Denmark. A true chameleon in every sense of the word, he was discovered online by a scout when he was 15. Since then he’s modeled in Balenciaga campaigns and appeared in editorials photographed by some of the top industry leaders in the fashion world. This only further cements my desire to do more traveling and shooting in Scandinavia.
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As some of you may know I’m obsessed with abandoned places. If I could take an entire year off of my life and travel and explore now deserted places I would. Maybe that’s a thought. We traveled out to the desert of California to an old abandoned waterpark and shot this editorial. We’ve got a video coming soon as well.
It was pretty eerie being in a place that used to be filled with so much light that is now left with graffiti and fragments. Maybe you can see into this “lost world” to see what was there and imagine your own story.
Photography: Lauren Melanie Brown
Stylist: Cody J McCook
Model: Allen Theosky Rowe
Photo Assistant: Samantha Harman
Production: Jacob Valentin
Fashion Assistant: Sean Karimian
Every now and again a band comes along that throws you for a loop. It’s not always the usual genre you’re used to, but somehow you are drawn into this world of listening to all of their albums and watching all of their videos. This brings me to Manchester based band, The 1975. While they are more of a”current alternative” indie rock band than a 90s grunge redux, I still happen to absolutely love the style and imagery of the group itself. In particular their video for the track “Robbers” has enthralled me like no other video has in quite a while.
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In lieu of a Menswear Monday post on the regular, I’ve decided to profile another one of my favorite male models of the moment. Sebastian Sauve, who was born in America and now based in London with Premier is one of the top models working today. He reminds me of a present day James Dean and Ryan Phillippe. I normally don’t go for the blond clean cut look but yet his “idgaf” attitude makes him total model crush worthy.
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While fashion is part theater and art, there is nothing I love more than seeing a really great mens collection awash all the womens shows that flood my internet dashboards during the season. The Wantanabe show was one of my favorites. One of the main aspects I liked of the show was its love letter to London, a city I happen to love myself. Part Westwood punk and Oliver Twist, the patchwork detail on the pants and the knits, yep color me inspired.
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The more refined, the less it reminds you of “grunge” some may say. I on the other hand find inspiration on almost anything and there is definitely a touch of the 90s in the styling of this editorial for Hunter Magazine. It also features one of my favorite male models of the moment, Eugeniy Savchenko.
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Ph: Matteo Montanari
St: Marcelo Burlon
Just last week I was watching “Lords of Dogtown” for the millionth time and I thought about Emile Hirsch. This then prompted me to pop in “Into the Wild”, one of my favorite films that he’s done in his film career. He’s high on my list like James Franco, as far as the new Hollywood crop of actors go. He has pretty awesome style with a total 90s “idgaf” attitude.
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This exclusive for Fucking Young! originally caught my eye because of the models resemblance to Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Since we are never short of inspiration here at FG, this series shows just how much of an impact the aesthetic of the 90s still holds true today, even in the current model looks.
Photographer: Holly Burnham
Model: Spencer @ Red
Stylist: Brian Casey
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