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Monday, October 28, 2013

Patrick Weeks & Semka by Ram Shergill for 7th Man A/W 2013 Issue

 
A selection of new images featuring Patrick Weeks (@ Next Model Management) and Semka (@Select) photographed by Ram Shergill for the Autumn/ Winter 2013 Issue of 7th Man Magazine to be out on October the 31st.
Make Up by John Christopher (@Lovely Management)and Hair by Jody Taylor.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pitti Uomo 85 + Pitti W 13 Women's Guest Designer: Barbara Casasola

 
London-based Brazil-born, Barbara Casasola will be the guest designer for the 13th edition of Pitti W, counterpart of the menswear and main section of the international fair Pitti Uomo that will reach its 85th edition from Jan 7 to 10, 2014 in Florence Italy.
As I have previously mentioned, the menswear guest designer will be Diesel Black Gold under the creative direction of Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad.
Barbara Casasola (above) was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1984. She studied fashion design in Central Saint Martins in London, graduated first in her class and Cum Laude in 2007 from Istituto Marangoni in Milan. She has previously worked with Roberto Cavalli, Gabriele Greiss ( former creative director of Sonya Rykiel) on assigments for Lanvin and See by Chloe. Later on, in 2012, she launched her eponymous womenswear line in Sao Paulo. She designs from her studio in London and her clients include Brazilian Princess Paola of Orléans-Braganza and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pitti Music Days at Pitti Uomo 85

The core theme for the 85th edition of the international fashion tradeshow Pitti Uomo is entitled "Pitti Music Days" which will feature a series of installations, performances, cult items and more attractions referring to the music world. The ground of the show will become an entertaining global jukebox, special project curated by Oliviero Baldini, a regular installator of the fair's main ground. 
How much music lives within fashion? How much fashion lives within music?
Pitti Uomo 85 will take place from Jan 7-10, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
You can find the full coverage and photography of The Male Model Music Project in Pitti Uomo during previous editions,HERE.

Pitti Uomo 85 Guest Designer: Diesel Black Gold

 
Diesel Black Gold, currently under the creative direction of Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad has been appointed as the menswear guest designer for the next issue of international tradeshow Pitti Immagine Uomo.
Pitti Uomo will meet its 85th edition with a new series of special events and projects in fashion from Jan 7- 10, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
For that occasion, Diesel Black Gold will present its menswear collection with a special event in town, featuring a "musical" inspiration, which has been revealed to be the concept/leitmotiv of the fair for the edition.
You can find the full coverage and photography of The Male Model Music Project in Pitti Uomo during previous editions, HERE.
Andreas Melbostad.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Musician's Heart: Conversation with Sam Way

Words & interview by Ivan Guerrero
The Male Model Project is proud to bring you his conversation with British model Sam Way (@ Models 1) on the recent release of his very first single 'Dancing Shoes'. For the occasion, he also shared his thoughts focusing on his career as musician/ songwriter, his inspiration and the role of music in his life, of course.

BEGINNINGS
What's the role that music has played and plays in your life, that somehow led you to start this music/ writer facet? How did you make up your mind?
Sam: It's funny how life turns out, how you can never really know what the future holds. The first song I ever wrote was with my cousin, we were both 10 years old, sat on some swings in a misty play park, and we came up with this song called 'Recharge', It's recorded somewhere on some grainy tape, I'll have to find it, the lyrics were so funny. At that moment I never thought things would have come this far, what with the first single 'Dancing Shoes' now being out on iTunes, but it's true we never know where life will take us. Music, writing, and performing have somehow just fallen into place, over the last two years I've worked on my craft, met the right people and now here I am at the age of 25... a Musician. 
PERFORMING
How it's been the experience as a musician so far? How's the experience performing live? What's on your mind when performing?
Sam: The journey music will take you on is never ending, as you grow and change so too will your style. The more you give to the music, the more you get back. There is nothing else like performing live and sharing yourself with the audience, it can be stressful granted, the nerves have got the better of me once or twice, but the show must go on, and it's good to explore your edges, to step outside your comfort zone, we can only get better, we can only learn lessons. 

I get a genuine rush from performing. I think my songs are ME, maybe that sounds strange, but when I play I know some part of my soul is being sung out to the world. By the end of my set I'd hope a listener would think they kinda knew me.
INSPIRATION
How's the songwriting process? How do you work on a song? 
Sam: Inspiration is everywhere, especially in London. Working with others and collaborating is also amazing for getting the creative juices flowing.  It all starts with an idea. For me, it starts with a question. "What do I actually want to say?"

Any sounds or artists that have moved you or inspired you?
Sam: I have fallen in love with Ludovico Einuadi recently, he's incredible, the way his songs are crafted...uhhh....they move me beyond words. I've had many musical phases, moved through Rap, to Drum and Bass to Dubstep but now through my ear is attracted by the unconventional, by the songs that tell stories. 
Tell us about 'Dancing Shoes', what it is about?  How does it feel to release your first single?  
Sam: 'Dancing Shoes' is all about having a massive laugh on the dance floor, busting stupid moves and generally just letting yourself go. This song has such a wonderful energy and I'm so proud of it. We shot the music video recently and I cant wait to see it. It kinda feels crazy to have the single released, but at the same time, it kinda feels right.
 
There is another track included in this release, 'King's Ransom', tell us about it.
Sam: 'King's Ransom' is the song that everyone comments on when I play live,  Its about fear, belief and how we deal with the great unknowns that effect us all.  Listen to the lyrics, see if you resonate with them...

' Travel. The great educator...'  What has travel taught you?
Sam: Every year I disappear, take myself away from London, from home, from normality, and go on a journey. Travel is the most incredible educator. Its taught me so much, opened me up, shown me new paradigms to see through, inspired new thoughts and feelings....It has also taught me that scorpions should never be eaten, not even for the experience. 

THE FUTURE
What's in store for Sam Way? What would you like to do in the future? Any plans, projects, future gigs, collaborations?
Sam: Well, I guess we go back to start. Its funny how life turns out, how you can never really know what the future holds. All we can do is grow organically, surround ourselves with goodness and let time play out. I'm always making plans, collaborating and writing. I'm currently finishing up writing a song I started in Mongolia, and have also this week gone back to Drama School. Keep linked into my twitter @iamsamway and my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/iamsamway for all news and events.

Share a dream.
Sam: Last night I dreamt I had these really tiny fingernails and I had to go and see the doctor because I was freaking out.  

THE MESSAGE
What's your message or piece of advice for artists, creatives and people in general ( older, younger,whatever)  What would you tell them?
Sam: Keep on exploring, and if your aiming for the stars, make sure your roots are planted deep. 
I have a blog, and I would love it if you found a moment to explore more of my mind HERE.
Thanks for listening, and for supporting. 

'Dancing Shoes' is out now on iTunes, HERE.
Special thanks to Sam Way. Welcome to The Male Model Music Project!!!
In the meantime, awaiting the release of 'Dancing Shoes' video, make sure to check out a clip of Sam performing live one of his songs 'Still'.

Photography & video credits/ copyrights belong to their respective owners.

Matthieu Joncour by Ian Mind

French model Matthieu Joncour featured in a series of images shot by photographer Ian Mind in Paris. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Upcoming Album Release: Late Night Tales/ Bonobo

British musician, producer and DJ, Simon Green aka Bonobo is the next compilator for the Late Night Tales series, which hits its 33rd edition with a brand new line-up of tracks that somehow describe the inspiration and sound directions of Bonobo's work through the years.
On a statement to Late Night Tales series, Simon Green said: "The way I approached this mix was very different to how I would normally do a mix. I wasn’t thinking of it as a DJ mix so much as a selection. I’ve been familiar with the series for a long time, and I was conscious of that, but I really wanted to put together a curated selection. The criteria for choosing the songs was really music I’ve been playing at my house over the past 15-20 years. So there’s a wide variety of stuff on here, from neo-classical to breaky things. The classical stuff, in particular, I’m obsessed with and I’d quite like to have a go at something like that myself, but here I’ve included Matthew Bourne, Bill Evans and Dustin O’Halloran."

The sound selection features Matthew Bourne's 'Juliet', Dustin O'Hallorans 'An Ending A Beginning', Menehan Street Band's 'The Traitor', Darondo's (recently deceased) 'Didn't I', Nina Simone's 'Baltimore', a special cover of Donovan's 'Get Thy Bearings', performed by Bonobo, between other musical curiosities included in this exclusive set.
Late Night Tales: Bonobo is set for release on Nov, 17 and it will be available on CD, digital and vinyl!!! Order HERE.

The Male Model Music Project's Album Recommendation: Romeo & Juliet by Abel Korzeniowski

Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski graces with his sounds the new film adaptation of "Romeo & Juliet", directed by Carlo Carlei, adapted for the screen by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), starring Douglas Booth (Romeo), Hailee Steinfeld (Juliet), Ed Westwick (Tybalt), Paul Giamatti (Friar Laurence), Lesley Manville (Juliet's nurse), Stellan Skarsgard (Prince of Verona) and several other cast members.   
Curiously, the score for this film was originally intended to be in charge of James Horner, but at the end Korzeniowski turned out to be the one.
Can we say anything negative about his work? 
I don't really think that will be possible. Korzeniowski is a seal of quality.
You can preview and order the soundtrack, HERE.
In case you missed it, check out The Male Model Music Project's previous interview with composer Abel Korzeniowski on his music for the soundtrack of W.E. directed by Madonna, HERE.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Arran Sly for House of Fraser's Autumn/Winter 2013 Lookbook

 
Coat/Paul Smith London. Jacket & Waistcoat/Hardy Amies. Jeans/Paul Smith Jeans. Tie/New & Lingwood.

A glimpse of British retailer House of Fraser's Autumn/Winter 2013 Menswear Lookbook featuring Arran Sly wearing a selection of both casual and formal garments to be available this season.
Brands featured in this excerpt includePaul Smith London, Jack & Jones, Hardy Amies, Gant, Label Lab, Howick, Farah, Lyle and Scott,  Acne, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole and more! Visit House of Fraser's online menswear store, HERE.
For the guys around the world (in order to make you acquainted with the name in case you are not familiar with it): House of Fraser is a department store group with over 60 stores across the UK and Ireland. Initially established in Glasgow, Scotland in 1849 as Arthur & Fraser ( reference to its founders Hugh Fraser and James Arthur, of course), the company grew steadily during the early 20th century, but after the Second World War, a large number of acquisitions transformed it into a national chain. These acquisitions have included numerous household names and through the years several stores have been purchased by the group.
Blazer/Gant. Shirt and Jeans/Label Lab.
Coat/ Paul Smith London. Jumper/ Criminal. Shirt/Jack & Jones. Jeans/ PRPS.
Jacket and T-shirt/ Criminal. Shirt/ Howick. Trousers/ Farah.
Jacket, Jumper and Trousers/ Linea.
Coat/ Linea. Jumper/ Howick. Jeans/ Label Lab.
Coat/ Minimum. Jumper/ Criminal. Shirt and Chinos/ Lyle and Scott.
Jacket/ Farah. T-shirt/ Jack & Jones. Trousers/ Linea.
Coat/ New & Lingwood. Shirt/ Acne. Jeans/ Gant. Bag/ Hugo Boss. Gloves/ Dents. Belt/ Boss Orange.
Suit Jacket, Waistcoat, Trousers and Shirt/ New & Lingwood. Tie/ Kenneth Cole New York.
Jacket/ Without Prejudice. Shirt/ Acne. Trousers/ Kenneth Cole.