NEW ROMANTICS BY MICHELLE G. GONZALES

 

NEW ROMANTICS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE G. GONZALES @ENFOQUE_LUMIERE

FASHION BY DOUGLAS VAN LANINGHAM @DVLSTYLIST

GROOMING BY JEFFERSON T

ASSISTANT BRYAN MARTINEZ

VIDEOGRAPHY KRISTEL GOMEZ

MODEL HARRISON CONE @STATELA

 

Suit – Ann Demeulemeester / Jeans – Vintage Gucci / Boots – Maison Margiela / Bag – Balenciaga / Hat – Stylists’ own

 

Earrings – Ottolinger / Puffers – Balenciaga / Shoes – Balenciaga / Gloves – Stylists’ own

 

Sweats – Balenciaga / Earrings – Ottolinger / Puffers – Balenciaga / Shoes – Balenciaga / Gloves – Stylists’ own

 

Necklace – Jil Sander

 

Tuxedo shirt – Maison Margiela / Trousers – Loewe / Shoes – Balenciaga / Earrings – Ottolinger / Bodysuit – Stylists’ own

 

Fishnet bodysuit – Stylists’ Own / Glove & Hat – Stylists’ Own / Shoes – Balenciaga / Earrings – Givenchy / Necklace – Jil Sander

 

Suit – Ann Demeulemeester / Jeans – Vintage Gucci / Hat – Stylists’ Own

VALERIA GOMEZ BY JAHULIE ELIZALDE

Collar – Gothic Renaissance / Dirt Bike Armor – Cycle Gear / Boyshorts – Vex Latex / Sunglasses – Balenciaga / Earrings – Balenciaga / Shoes – Custom by Stylist

Photography – Jahulie Elizalde

Stylist – Jahulie Elizalde

Makeup – Christyna Kay @ Art Department

Hair – Yukie Nammori

Model – Valeria Gomez @ Muse Model MGT

Dress – Kuai Li / Shoes – Custom by stylist / Sunglasses – Diesel / Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane

 

 

Bodysuit – Vex Latex / Leather Blazer – Ventura / Wader boots – Dicks Sporting

(L): Bodysuit – Vex Latex / Jeans – Desigual (R): Dress – Kuai Li Boots – Max Mara

Top & Collar – Gothic Renaissance / Boyshorts – Vex Latex / Waders – Dicks Sporting goods / Sunglasses – Balenciaga / Dress worn as coat – Vintage

Blazer – Aramide / Trousers – AKNVAS / Bodysuit – Vex Latex / Choker – Saint Laurent / Shoes – Custom by stylist

Bodysuit – Vex Latex / Choker – Saint Laurent

Jacket & Jeans – Desigual / Bodysuit – Vex latex

Collar – Gothic Renaissance / Dirt bike Armor – Cycle Gear / Boyshorts – Vex Latex / Sunglasses – Balenciaga / Earrings – Balenciaga

GREECE DREAM BY GREG SWALES

John wears Sèfr blue jacket from Neighbour, Gentle Monster x Moncler sunglasses from Roden Gray. 

 

GREECE DREAM

Photographer: Greg Swales

Stylist: Leila Bani

Makeup & Grooming: Maria Walton @ Nobasura

Photo Assist: Alex Guiry

Stylist assist: Hana Pesut

Models: Anastasia & Akoy with Family Management 

Claire Ross with Key Models

John Deng with Liz Bell Agency

 

John wears Sèfr blue jacket from Neighbour, Song For The Mute black knit pants and Gentle Monster x Moncler sunglasses from Roden Gray. 

Akoy wears sage bustier top by Ganni from One Of A Few, vintage black Alexander McQueen pants, white Margiela shoes, Patou collar from Bacci’s

Anastasia wears Ganni dress from One Of A Few, X9 swimsuit (worn over), models own jewellery, Dries Van Noten boots from Bacci’s

Claire wears vintage knit Prada bralette, Shyfuck Originals shorts, X9 bikinis string bikini bottoms, Sacai boots, Haider Ackerman jacket

John wears Song For The Mute green jacket from Roden Gray.

Akoy wears Ganni multi colour knit bottoms from One Of A Few, Good Night Day taupe sweater from One Of A Few

Claire wears Old Fashioned Standards hat, Dries Van Noten belt, Deta brown knit bra & briefs from One Of A Few

Akoy wear Maryam Nassir Zaden blue track pants and Deta blue knit bra & briefs from One Of A Few

John wears multicolor mohair sweater and jeans by Marni from Roden Gray, model’s own Crocs, Paloma Wool necklace from One Of A Few

Anastasia wears Blazer and blouse by Ganni from One Of A Few, Eckhaus Latta x UGG sandals 

Akoy wears Alicia Grunert feathered skirt, stylist’s own metal bra, Shyfuck Originals long sleeve sheer top, model’s own shoes

Claire wears Clyde cowboy hat from One Of A Few, Shyfuck Originals polo tee, Eckhaus Latta dress (worn underneath)

John wears ERL floral pink shirt and Marni jeans from Roden Gray, rus x maar hats grey cap from One Of A Few

John by Jil Sander vest, OAMC black pants, and Asics x COMME des GARCONS sneakers from Roden Gray

Akoy wears Shyfuck Originals bra, Christina Sabaiduc robe, Utility Palace bleach dyed pants from One Of A Few, Y3 slides

John wears Namesake JiyongKim knit hat, windbreaker and shorts from Roden Gray

Akoy wears Ganni multi colour knit tie bottoms from One Of A Few, Good Night Day taupe sweater from One Of A Few, oxblood Marni sneakers

Anastasia wears ARQ taupe bikesuit from One Of A Few, Y3 desert boots , models own sweater

Claire wears Ganni multi colour knit tank from One Of A Few, William Okpo hat, Paloma Wool knit shorts from One Of A Few, Sacai platform hiking boot

MEIKA BY JACOPO OLMO

Jacket – Kozaburo, Jeans – Wrangler, Sunglasses – Oakley

RODEO ODYSSEY

Photography – Jacopo Olmo @theinsaneballer17

Styling – Fukasawa @sssssnyc

Model – Meika Woollard @meikawoollard

 

Top – Pleats Please, Jeans – Kozaburo

Top – Kozaburo, Shorts – Landlord, Boots – Vintage

Top – Kozaburo

Top – CLé Noire, Gloves – vintage

Tracksuit – Kozaburo

Unitard – Dertbag

Top – Kozaburo, Jeans – Landlord, Boots – Vintage

Hat – Vintage , Top – Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Jacket – Kozaburo, Jeans – Wrangler

‘MAKING THE CUT’ WINNER YANNIK ZAMBONI

Swiss designer Yannik Zamboni introduced the world to his brand maison blanche on the current season of Amazon’s MAKING THE CUT and immediately viewers knew that his approach to fashion would stand out amongst the other contestants.

Zamboni works primarily in white, and his gender inclusive designs are based around conceptual social and political themes. Despite his decidedly avant-garde tendencies, Zamboni‘s appearance on the show showed a softer side of the designer: His sense of humor, sensitivity, and warmth towards the other contestants even surprised judge Heidi Klum, Nicole Richie and Jeremy Scott who commented on an early episode on the contrast between his intimidating designs /personal appearance and his endearing vulnerability.

In an interview with Iris Covet Book just days prior to his debut during NYFW, Zamboni explains his unique take on fashion and how he serves as a guinea pig to his own collections.

ICB: Your entrance on season 3 of Amazon’s Making the Cut is the first time many people became aware of you. What were you hoping you convey to the audience about you and your outlook on fashion?

YZ: I hope people see and feel my positive energy, the will to address socio-political themes, to create social change and the love for sustainable and fair fashion.

ICB: On the show, more so than any other contestant, your personal style mirrored the designs you created. Would you say you are your own muse?

YZ: I see myself more as a guinea pig than a muse.  I believe that improvements to my fashion can only be made if I wear them myself and thus feel the clothes. In addition, I create things that I would like to have on the market, which I miss or simply do not exist yet.

ICB: Prior to establishing your label maison blanche, you worked as a model and a Swiss-certified marketing specialist. How have your previous occupations influenced your designs?

YZ: My commercial training, my studies and work in marketing and modeling have made me what I am today. Each of these steps was necessary to create and run my fashion label maison blanche.

ICB: How has being Swiss contributed to your work (e.g., culture, language, geography, etc.)?

YZ: Swiss people learn at an early age that everything must be perfect, regulated, and orderly. This certainly spurred me on to test boundaries and do things differently, as I always had the feeling of being different and not fitting into the system.

ICB: What other designers past/ present do you look up to?

YZ: Martin Margiela, Rey Kawakubo & Rick Owens

ICB: Why have you committed to only designing in white? What about this color holds special significance to you?

YZ: I find white to be an extremely calming color but more importantly I wanted to set myself the task to design, cut and surface design / change to create a silhouette so exciting that the color no longer plays a role. I noticed that a lot of designs with bold color or prints worked because of the good composition and not because of the design itself. By not using color, I am able to focus on pure design.

ICB: Your work also seems to blur the lines between traditional women’s and menswear. Gender fluidity undoubtedly is the future but how does a brand address the very real physical limitations to doing a unisex collection (e.g., biological men and women have differing body characteristics)?

YZ: Basically, I don’t want to think in binary terms. 2% of our society are intersex people. Moreover, there are very different ways to live and feel gender. Gender has never been binary. I rather approach designs that I create them on a body. A body with a bulge, or a body with breasts, or finding a way to make designs work on different bodies.  I don’t see it as a limitation but as a liberation.

ICB: Do you view the future of your brand as being mass market or boutique?

YZ: I see maison blanche comprising of three lines to satisfy both mass and niche customers. An accessible line that is suitable for every day, a fashion line which is suitable for everyday but   more fashion driven and a high-end line for special occasions or stage wear.

ICB: What is the best part of being on Making the Cut?

YZ: Through Making the Cut, consumers understand why something is made and what its purpose is directly from the designer by watching the entire creation process. I increasingly feel the need to be understood and reach the masses.

ICB: As of this writing, you are in the semifinals of the show. If you win, what would you do with the prize money?

YZ: I would put everything back into the company. Grow slowly and invest in the right people to build a small maison blanche family.

MORGAN SLAVEN BY CHRIS FUCILE

Shirt: Atelier Cillian

 

Photography: Chris Fucile @chrisfucilephotography

Model: Morgan Slaven with DNA Model Management @morgan.slaven

Stylist: Fred Kim @_fredkim

 

Shirt & Pant: Atelier Cillian

 

 

Shirt: Bobblehaus, Pants: Mr. Saturday, Boots: Lucchese, Jacket: Faith Connexion

 

 

Coat: Teddy VonRanson, Shoes: Florsheim, Underwear: Model’s own

 

Sweater: Calvin Luo, Jeans: Faith Connexion, Sneakers: Saint Laurent

 

Shirt & Tie: Connor McKnight, Jeans: Levi’s, Boots: Dr Marten

 

Blazer: Bonobos, Tank: Calvin Klein, Shorts: Wrangler, Boots: Brother & Sons, Necklace: Sentient

 

Pants: Teddy VonRanson

 

Sweater: Aknvas, Pants: TOMBOGO, Sneakers: Converse

 

Boots: Brother & Sons

BECCA SABOL BY GALVIN MASON

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

Photography – Galvin Mason

Model – Becca Sabol @ NEXT NY

Stylist – Priscilla Dwomoh

Hair – Alaina Kathleen

Makeup – Lydia Brock

 

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

 Dress by RYBOLT

 

 

 Dress by MALVAR STEWART

 

 Dress by RYBOLT

TANYA KIZKO BY ANASTASIA GARCIA

Necklace- Sultry Affair @sultryAffairstyle

 

Makeup: Maki H. @ Bryan Bantry Agency using Gucci Beauty
Hair: Anthony Hernandez using Oribe
Styling: Yoko J
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Dress – Melesia Robinson @melesiarobinson , Earrings- Feast Jewelry @feast_jewelry 

 

Dress- Haleia @haleia , Necklace – Feast Jewelry @feast_jewelry

 

Suit – Llobycats by Stacy Boll @LLOBYCATS , Necklace – Coolook @joyeriacoolook

 

Dress – HALEIA @haleia , Earrings Feast Jewelry @feast_jewelry , Bracelet SOLOMEINA @solomeinaJewelry

 

 

Special Thanks to – The Confessional Showroom Nyc @the_confessional_showroom_nyc and Flying Solo @flyingsolonyc

DIGITAL COVER: TANNER REESE

Top, Short and Pant by Prada

Photographer: Gabe Araujo
Model: Tanner Reese @ The Society
Grooming: Nicole Elle @ The Wall Group
Set Design: Emma Magidson
Light Tech: Eric Tanaka
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Sweater, Shirt and Short by Prada
Jacket and Shirt by Calvin Luo
Shirt and Pant by Dion Lee
Pant by Dion Lee
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Jacket, Sunglasses and Pant by Alexander McQueen
Full Look by Alexander McQueen
T-shirt and Pant by Dsquared2
Jacket, Sweater, Pant, Socks and Shoes all by Dior
Jacket by Calvin Luo