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ESSENTIAL HOMME DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015 ISSUE


DESIGNSFEVER.COM: "The newly released issue of Essential Homme includes a studio story, lensed by photographer David Sessions, starring models Luke Glazsher (Elite London) and Fenn (Select). Embracing a vintage-inspired attitude, the models revisits the rebellious mood of the ’70s with a wardrobe assembled by stylist Justin Hamilton, which includes fashions from Calvin Klein Collection, Jil Sander and other labels." (December 11, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Stylist Justin Hamilton revisits the 1970s for a fun, stylish spread from the latest issue of Essential Homme. Working with models Fenn Sean and Luke Glazsher, Hamilton collaborates with photographer David Sessions for the editorial. Pulling together fashions from Levi’s, Margaret Howell, Christopher Shannon, Calvin Klein Collection and countless other labels, the 70s are reinterpreted in a modern context, playfully embracing a semi-lean silhouette." (December 11, 2014)

FASHIONABLYMALE.NET: "As an unwavering beam of light dispenses from a band of colors through a prism, designer Kris Van Assche pursues an “Ideal Wardrobe” by interpreting decades of musical stimuli-from New Order to New Beat- for Dior Homme’s colorfully elegant spring 2015. This is the fashion story by A.P. Kim starred by top model Roberto Sipos (Soul Artist Management) for Essential Homme December 2014. Styled by Terry Lu." (January 5, 2015)

READ MORE:
- Dsquared2 Designers Dan & Dean Caten Cover Essential Homme December 2014/January 2015 Issue (TheFashionisto.com)
- Ton Heukels Embraces Men’s Tailoring & Shades of Gray for Essential Homme (TheFashionisto.com)
- ESSENTIAL HOMME: Tyler Maher & Oli Lacey by A.P. Kim (ImageAmplified.com)
- ESSENTIAL HOMME: Roberto Sipos by A.P. Kim (ImageAmplified.com)
- Dan y Dean Caten de Dsquared2 para Essential Homme Diciembre 2014 - Enero 2015 (MaleFashionTrends.com)
- Essential Homme - Dsquared2: Coming to America (Models.com)

   

ESSENTIAL HOMME OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE


MODELS.COM: "The chill is in the air, and the holidays are on their way, as is made abundantly clear by the October/November issue of American menswear magazine Essential Homme, out this week. Starting with rapper Theophilus London’s cover story shot by Kevin Sinclair (See Management) and styled by Terry Lu, the issue offers a wealth of cozy options as fall turns into winter. Matthew Bell and Florian Luger bring a gritty edge to the season’s military-inspired and industrial pieces in a Markus Ziegler feature, while Victor Norlander demonstrates some urban flair. Jamie Wise and Derek Jaeschke star in a West-Coast take on cooler weather, as Thorben Gartner breathes life into the perennial camel trend and Harvey James takes on houndstooth and high-tech dressing. Interviews with Brunello Cucinelli and the designers behind Rag & Bone, Jimmy Choo, and Isaora help flesh things out, leading up to a handy gift guide to close out the issue. Only fifty-five shopping days left until Christmas!" (October 30, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "City Limits-Photographed by Kevin Sinclair, Victor Nylander graces the pages of Essential Homme’s November 2014 issue. Heading outdoors, Victor finds himself in a gritty urban setting, connecting with stylist Alex Van Der Steen. Contrasted against worn elements, his wardrobe combines the latest from luxury labels that include Acne Studios, Burberry Prorsum and Prada. / Hair by Elsa Canedo. Makeup by Fumi Nakagawa." (October 30, 2014)

MALEMODELSCENE.NET: "The fresh faced Oliver Greenall at Models 1 in London takes the pages of Essential Homme with a story from photographer Arcin Sagdic. Styling for the session courtesy of Ingo Nahrwold, with grooming hanled by Thorsten Weiss. Photographer’s assistant Francisco Barrachina, styling assistant Paul Schlosser." (October 28, 2014)

READ MORE:
- Essential Homme Magazine: Oliver Greenall by Arcin Sagdic (ImageAmplified.com)
- Essential Homme: Victor Nylander by Kevin Sinclair (ImageAmplified.com)
- Theophilus London Covers Essential Homme (TheFashionisto.com)
- Camel Mens Fashions Get the Essential Homme Treatment (TheFashionisto.com)
- Derek Jaeschke and Jamie Wise for Essential Homme #25 (DailyMaleModels.com)
- Victor Nylander by Kevin Sinclair for Essential Homme (MaleModelScene.net)
- Thorben Gartner by A.P. Kim for Essential Homme (MaleModelScene.net)

THEOPHILUS LONDON | ESSENTIAL HOMME OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014


NEXTMANAGEMENT.COM: "No explicit memo on the artist per se exists, but it might as well as this is Theophilus London’s week or possibly even his year. The purple patch Theophilus has enjoyed of late includes the worldwide release of his sophomore album Vibes!, single and music video release of “Tribes,” and now the cover of the latest Essential Homme photographed by Kevin Sinclair. Growing up in New York Theophilus thrived on the sometimes dissonant figure he cut. “I did things criminal — no, I’m kidding, I don’t have a criminal record — and creative everywhere, from playing the most gangster open mic nights in Harlem — where I was the only kid in H&M skinny jeans and everyone else was a thug with a fur jacket and a gun — to performing in New Lots [Brooklyn] for my gay cousins with cool style.” Theophilus has clearly found his feet these days, however, and is the toast of high fashion and popular music. Don’t take this page at face value, though, look to Karl Lagerfeld and Kanye West if you must, those would be the top entries on the memo bearing Theophilus London’s name." (November 6, 2014)




ESSENTIAL HOMME #EHNYFW PARTY



Photo by Andrew Day (Sep 4, 2014)

PAPERMAG.COM: "Menswear glossy Essential Homme threw a big bash at the Gilded Lily last night in celebration of their August/September issue and Ja Rule surprised the crowd with a special performance. Playing tons of his early-00s hits, he kept the wildly-dressed crowd on their feet (and behind their smartphone cameras) all during his set. Artist Matt Starr designed a special installation for the space and Mazurbate provided the tunes for the rest of the night." (Sep 5, 2014)

BBOOK.COM: "We arrived at Essential Homme to a mob at the door and the news that nobody was getting in. By some grace of god, or perhaps just friendship with the PR, I managed to get our posse of nine in. However, once we got inside it became clear why the door was closed. The party was so full that despite getting inside there was no way of getting past the crowds of suave dudes." (Sep 7, 2014)

NYMAG.COM: "The prize for most random but awesome throwback celeb, however, goes to Ja Rule at the Essential Hommes party." (Sep 5, 2014)

OBSERVER.COM: "Of all artists, Ja Rule turned a sleepy underground affair into a powerhouse party performing some of his classics. By the end of his set, shoes were off and table dancing ensued." (Sep 5, 2014)

PAPERMAG.COM: "Luxe athleticwear and FKA Twigs-style hair might be buzzing this season but we're calling it now: the winners of fashion week are late-90s/early '00s music stars. Ja Rule (whose comeback we predicted back in July), kickstarted this trend with a performance at Essential Homme's party at the Gilded Lily on Thursday night." "For magazines or brands throwing these parties, booking a throwback artist is a good return on investment, too. They often command more reasonable fees than a pop star or rapper with more current releases and, unlike the up-and-coming artists the fashion world loves to rally behind, these guys actually have an entire set's worth of hits that many of the twenty-and-thirtysomething editors/buyers/designers in the audience all remember and want to vibe out to after guzzling five glasses of champagne." (Sep 8, 2014)


ESSENTIAL HOMME AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE


MODELS.COM: "Fresh off an eyecatching redesign, American menswear journal Essential Homme gets a head start on Fall with its new August/September issue, out this week. A grown-up Daniel Radcliffe stares out from the front cover, and the issue is packed with enticing styles for the cold days to come, kicked off by a collections story featuring iconic brands from Louis Vuitton and Hermès to Dior Homme and Lanvin. Designer interviews with Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Gieves & Hawkes’ Jason Basmajian, and rising star Patrik Ervell add some heft, interspersed with a variety of visions for Fall 2014. Mark Cox takes on smooth turtlenecks in an Eighties-inspired story, while the three finalists from the magazine’s casting search with Wilhelmina are dressed up in denim. Philip Witts and Rasmus Hååg—themselves finalists from last year’s VMAN/Ford Models Model Search—are sleek in an all-HUGO story, and Alexander Ferrario and Misa Patinszki take on some of the season’s more daring looks in an autumnal feature. New faces Nick Shaw and McClain Driver, shine in 2 other graphic editorials. Covering everything from sleek suiting to chunky Nineties creepers, the latest Essential Homme proves to be the ultimate resource for the season ahead." (August 14, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Be Bold-Photographed by Saverio Cardia for the recent issue of Essential Homme, models Misa Patinszki and Alexander Ferrario showcase a selection of desirable fall styles that have in common a bold innovative spirit. Outfitted by Simona Carippo in a wardrobe that highlights some of the biggest trends of the upcoming season, the models enter the studio wearing Prada’s sleek silhouettes, Valentino’s new idea of casual couture, Dolce & Gabbana’s Medieval inspired luxury designs and many more covetable pieces." (August 20, 2014)

READ MORE:
- Daniel Radcliffe for Essential Homme Magazine (TomAndLorenzo.com)
- Essential Homme August/September 2014 Cover (FuckingYoung.es)
- Daniel Radcliffe for Essential Homme by Kevin Sinclair (DesignScene.net)
- Dmitry Brylev and Branden Kennedy photographed by Kevin Sinclair for Essential Homme Fall 2014 (SYNQMagazine.com)


   

- Essential Homme: Mark Cox in "Nostalgic Necklines" by Photographer AP Kim
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- Nick Shaw for Essential Homme by Kevin Sinclair (MaleModelScene.net)

DANIEL RADCLIFFE: THE IDEA OF HAVING SOULMATE IS 'RIDICULOUS'




JUSTJARED.COM: "Daniel Radcliffe is mesmerizing with those eyes on the September 2014 cover of Essential Homme magazine.

Here’s what the 25-year-old What If star had to share with the mag:

On how he picks his roles: “All of the projects I get involved in begin with a fascination with the story. I can’t work within the mindset of ‘Will this script get me further away from Harry Potter?’ or ‘Will this play make people see me differently?’ because I don’t have any control over any of that. All I can do is make the kind of films that I would want to see as an audience member.”

On soulmates: “The idea that there is one person for everyone is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. With almost seven billion people around the world, how could that even be possible? [In What If] Wallace has a very idealized version of love that is flawed. For me, love is just about being with somebody that makes you incredibly happy and that you want to spend your time with. Someone that, despite how long any day is, their presence immediately lifts your spirits. I don’t believe in fate or destiny.”

On being friends with a girl he had feelings for: “We both admitted to having a thing for each other, but neither of us did anything about it, which I’m actually very happy about because we are still friends today. But it was something that had to be discussed and acknowledged before we could move on."
(August 22, 2014)

      

ESSENTIAL HOMME JUNE/JULY2014 ISSUE



          

MODELS.COM: "In the latest issue of upstart American menswear magazine Essential Homme, editor-in-chief Terry Lu offers up a note of explanation: “The essentials of great fashion are a combination of remaining constant while continuing to change.” To that end, the June/July issue comes with a fresh redesign, from a sharp, sleek new logo to an innovative editorial structure mixing news items with fashion features. Janis Ancens helps kick off the new vision, starring in the summer-ready cover story, shot by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce on a glowing seashore. American Ballet Theater principal Roberto Bollé is captured by AP Kim in his role as the latest brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana, and Bruce Pask discusses his plans as the men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. The other rich editorials offer a celebration of Louis Vuitton’s all-American Spring collection and the season’s most modern sportswear and sexiest swimsuits. The issue closes with a look ahead at Pre-Fall, with desirable designs pointing the way forward." (June 7, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Far & Away–For its latest issue and revamped cover, Essential Homme tapped model Janis Ancens for an editorial with photographer Sebastian Sabal-Bruce. Venturing outdoors for a magical summer shoot, Janis was captured against crisp blue skies. Wearing fashions from Raf Simons, Prada, Hadar Ackermann and other labels, Janis was styled by Monica Zafra." (June 22, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Between Climates–Photographed by Rasmus Mogensen for the most recent issue of Essential Homme, model Demy Matzen is outfitted in choice pieces from the fall 2014 collection of Juun.J. From sharp leather pieces and outerwear with structured collars to voluminous pullovers, Demy gets a modern edge with the help of stylist Micah Johnson." (July 7, 2014)

SWIMWEARJOURNAL.COM: "For Essential Homme’s “Night Swim” editorial by A.P. Kim, models Leo Eller and Giovanni Bonamy take a stealthy, after-hours dip in a range of square-cut briefs and shorts by Brioni, Marc by Marc Jacobs, DSquared2, 2(x)ist and Emporio Armani. Sunglasses with mirrored lenses — an ongoing trend this summer — strengthen the sexy, clandestine feel of this story with designs by Persol, Giorgio Armani, Dior Homme and Ray-Ban."

READ MORE:
- Janis Ancens by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce for Essential Homme Cover (DerriusPierre.com)
- Harry Pulley Poses For the latest issue of Essential Homme (OOTDMagazine.com)
- Harry Pulley Models Louis Vuitton’s Icons for Essential Homme (TheFashionisto.com)
- Robbie Beeser Models Pre-Fall Fashions for Essential Homme (TheFashionisto.com)
- Leo Eller + Giovanni Bonamy Swim at Night for Essential Homme (TheFashionisto.com)

ROBERTO BOLLE FROM DANCER TO NORMAN KING


SWIDE.COM: "Roberto Bolle, the principal dancer of the American Ballet di New York and brand ambassador for Dolce&Gabbana poses in a photo shoot embodying the inspiration of the collection: the Norman Kings of Sicily. He also talks of his Bolle and Friends tour, which has brought ballet back to the mainstream. After doing shows as far flung as Beijing and Venice, Bolle and Friends returns to Italy this summer with 6 dates in some of the most picturesque settings the peninsula has to offer like the Arena of Verona and the Caracalla Baths in Rome.

After receiving the UNESCO award fro Cultural Diversity, Roberto Bolle is letting his dream take further flight fancying a show at Pompeii. That would be something very special indeed. Thinking of his future he would like to return to La Scala in Milan, maybe as a director and continue with his culturally valuable work.

While we wait for Roberto Bolle to hail back to his native land in a series of 6 shows throughout Italy, lets enjoy him as a Normal king in this shoot for Essential Homme USA June 2014 issue, shot by A.P. Kim and styled by Terry Lu, wearing Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 collection."
(August 22, 2014)



ESSENTIAL HOMME APRIL/MAY 2014 ISSUE


DERRIUSPIERRE.COM: "Model Nemanja Maksic dons beautiful shades of red for cover story of Essential Homme April/May 2014 issue. Shot by photographer AP Kim and styling by Terry Lu using pieces from Dior Homme, Michael Bastian, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Canali, Dolce & Gabbana and more."

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Hard Knocks–Photographer Arcin Sagdic shoots model Bastiaan Van Gaalen for his latest Essential Homme contribution. Embracing a rebellious theme for spring, Sagdic collaborates with stylist Karen Clarkson. Pulling together dark garments from the likes of Diesel Black Gold and Versace, Clarkson informs an edgy aesthetic for the season at heart" (April 10, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "The Geometry of Style-For its April/May issue, Essential Homme takes a look at the spring/summer 2014 collection of Emporio Armani. Aided by the keen eye of stylist Micah Johnson, the magazine enlists models Guerrino Santulliana and Felix Hermans for a graphic spread. Photographed by Rasmus Mogensen, the pair pose on blocks, sporting Emporio Armani’s slick take on modern youthful fashions. Armed with long lean lines, the man of Armani has his style elevated with a smart use of textures and prints." (April 17, 2014)

MALEMODELSCENE.NET: "The striking Nemanja Maksic is photographed for the cover story of the recent Essential Homme by fashion photographer AP Kim with styling from Terry Lu...For the shoot Nemanja is clad in dapper pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, PRADA, Canali, Berluti, and Dior Homme to name a few." (May 22, 2014)

READ MORE:
- Bastiaan Van Gaalen Photographed by Arcin Sagdic for Essential Homme
  (SYNQMagazine.com)

- Dominik Bauer Photographed by Giovanni Squatriti for Essential Homme Issue
  (SYNQMagazine.com)

- Francisco Lachowski by Giovanni Squatriti for Essential Homme
  (MaleModelScene.net)

- Dominik Bauer by Giovanni Squatriti for Essential Homme (MaleModelScene.net)
- Bastiaan Van Gaalen for Essential Homme by Arcin Sagdic (MaleModelScene.net)

ESSENTIAL HOMME FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014 ISSUE


FASHIONABLYMALE.NET: "Once again presenting fashion editorial available only at Essential Homme Magazine, photography by talented Karl Simone captured British actor Tom Felton in entitled story “Golden Boy”, styled by Sophie Assa in luxury labels and big brands. See all inclusive at innovative NYC fashion magazine." (March 5, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Italian Stallions–Models Andrea Silenzi and Wouter Schipperen come together for a new story featured in the March/February issue of Essential Homme. Highlighting Stefano Pilati’s first outing for Ermenegildo Zegna, the boys are styled by Simona Carippo and captured by Saverio Cardia in the sharp clean lines of the Italian luxury label." (February 6, 2014)

MALEMODELSCENE.NET: "Essential Homme runs an elegant menswear story shot by fashion photographer Kevin Sinclair with styling from Alex Van der Steen (Eric Elenbaas Agency). Stars of the session are up and comer Luca Schmitz at New York Models, John Hein at Ford Models and Lenz von Johnston at VNY Models...For the shoot Alex selected season’s coveted pieces from the likes of Prada, Etro, Dior Homme, DSquared2, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and Dolce & Gabbana among other." (March 6, 2014)

THEFASHIONISTO.COM: "Spring Fever-Models Luca Schmitz (New York Models Management), John Hein and Lenz Von Johnston come together to sport highlights from the spring/summer 2014 collections. Photographed by Kevin Sinclair with styling by Alex Van Der Steen for the latest issue of Essential Homme, the trio model an eclectic lot of fashions, wearing looks that range from the Sicilian inspirations of Dolce & Gabbana to the troubled paradise of Prada." (March 7, 2014)