Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN AW2014



Provisional Schedule:
MONDAY|JANUARY 6
10.00 Lou Dalton
10.30–12.30 John Smedley
11.00 Astrid Andersen 
11.30–13.30 Orlebar Brown
12.00 TOPMAN Design
12.30-14.30 Hardy Amies
13.00 Matthew Miller
14.00–15.00 Jonathan Saunders
15.00 MAN TOPMAN 
15.00–17.00 Mr Hare
15.30–17.30 Fashion East Menswear Installations
16.00 Xander Zhou
16.30–18.30 Louis Leeman Paris
17.00 Lee Roach
17.30 -19.30 CP Company 
18.00–20.00 Gieves & Hawkes
19.00 Richard Nicoll

TUESDAY|JANUARY 7 
09.00 J.W. Anderson
10.00 Christopher Raeburn
10.30–12.30 Hunter Gather
11.00 Margaret Howell
11.30-13.30 Christopher Kane 
12.00 James Long
12.00–13.30 Common 
13.00 Richard James
13.30–15.30 Nicole Farhi
14.00 Hackett
14.30 - 16.30 Duchamps
15.00 Kay Kwok presented by GQ China
16.00 Alexander McQueen
17.00 YMC
17.30–19.00 Kit Neale
18.00–20.00 Savile Row
18.00 RAKE 
19.00 Casely-Hayford

WEDNESDAY|JANUARY 8
08.30–10.30 Jermyn Street
09.00 Agi & Sam
9.00–16.00 Smythson
10.00 E.Tautz
10.00–12.00 Pringle of Scotland
10.00–17.00 TOM FORD 
11.00 Sibling
11.30–13.30 Baartmans and Siegel 
12.00 Oliver Spencer
12.30–14.30 Kent & Curwen
13.00 Katie Eary 
14.00 Burberry Prorsum
14.30 - 16.30 John Lobb
15.00 KTZ 
16.00 Christopher Shannon
16.30–18.30 Chester Barrie
17.00 Nasir Mazhar
18.00 A. SAUVAGE

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM JTC!!!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MEDIUM CONCEPT: FW2013 DESIGNERS LOOKBOOK|STYLING|CASTING



























MEDIUM CONCEPTS FW2013 DESIGNERS EDITORIAL LOOKBOOK
CAST OF VICES
ISAORA
OHW?
RXMANCE
P.A.M. (Perks & Mini)
Sidian, Ersatz & Vanes
Brooklyn We Go Hard (BWGH)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Candy Kennedy|Marek & Associates
ART DIRECTION: John Tan|Patrick Suazo|NEMD
PRODUCTION|STYLING|CASTING: John Tan for JTC Casting
GROOMING: Alie Smith
MODELS: 
Aly Von Ndiaye|Boss
Raphael Wolf|Click
Charlie Goodwin|Adam
Sean Miller|Fusion
Fielding Lewis|New York

Special thanks to: Paul Conrad & the team at at Medium Concepts; Candy Kennedy for her talent, enthusiasm and great energy;  Allie Smith for great grooming; Patrick Suazo for laying out the book; Pierre Ellis at Boss; Carmelo Pizzuto at Click; Kevin Holliman at Adam; Taylor Cook at Fusion; Christophe Sanchez-Vahle at New York Models and to all the great models for the making the day fun at the shoot this past summer!

More pics from the lookbook and bonus shots tk 
from JTC this coming week!

Monday, November 25, 2013

GERMAN GQ|SMOKING BABY!|CASTING




















GERMAN GQ
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jem Mitchell|Jed Root
FASHION DIRECTOR|STYLING: Tobias Frericks
PRODUCER: Samantha Brennan|Jed Root
GROOMING: Larry King|Streeters

CASTING: John Tan for JTC Casting
with special thanks to Shaun Beyen

MODELS: 
Sang|Matt Trethe|O'Shea|Select Models (UK)
Marcel Castenmiller|Alexander Beck|FM (UK)
Ryan Barrett|Charlie France|Models 1 (UK)

Special thanks to: Photographer Jem MitchellTobias Frericks at German GQ for the opportunity; Shaun Beyen for the support & recommendation; Samantha Brennan at Jed Root London; Dounia at Select Models; Sandi at Models1Sherrill at FM and all the great babies/models!

IN TOWN: JOEL MEACOCK|IMG
























MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Jeanna Ridout|IMG
IMAGE|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joel Meacock|IMG
Special thanks to Jeanna Ridout and the men's board at IMG; Joel for visiting JTC! Great to see you again!

Friday, November 22, 2013

ALL DRESSED UP|MATTHEW JACKMAN|PT 4

























Clothing: Pinstriped coat and trouser, both by Richard Chai; smiley faces print shirt by Ben Sherman; bow tie, shirts and yellow/black suits, all by Topman

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCIES:
Nole Marin|Sarah Flherty Palmer|Aim Model Mgmt. (NY)
David Royal|Spot 6 Management (Toronto)
Sara Ghazi-Tabatabi|Marilyn (Paris)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
GROOMING: Hiro Yonemoto|Atelier Management
MODEL|Matthew Jackman|Spot 6 Management (Toronto)|Marilyn (Paris)
Special thanks to David Royal and the men's board at Spot 6 Models (Toronto); Nole Marin & Sarah Flaherty Palmer at Aim Model Mgmt.; Sara Ghazi-Tabatabi at Marilyn (Paris); Mimi Glaser at Atelier Mgmt.; Matthew for his time again to shoot with JTC! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

THERE GOES RHYMIN' SIMON|SIMON PAUL






















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IN CONVERSATION|SIMON PAUL

Name|Simon Paul
Age|20
Hometown|Berlin, Germany

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered through a friend who introduce me to the fashion modeling scene
What were you doing prior to modeling?
During my upbringing, you would have found me in the gym shooting hoops. I was playing professional levels in Germany!
People would be surprised to know that I...
took ballet lessons to be more aware of body postures
What's your latest obsession?
The tv series, Breaking Bad! It is by far the best television series!
Your most prize possession?
My Nikon camera. It captures my beautiful memories and I shoot a lot of street photography
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
As I was an obsessed athlete, I idolized Allen Iverson. He was a basketball player from the Philadelphia 76ers
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom! Of course!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Observing, Caring and Weird
Describe your personal style:
Classic combined with rock star attitude (a lot of leather jackets)
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Prague and Capetown. Prague is a beautiful city and is in my opinion, the most romantic city I've travelled so far. Capetown is my second hometown and beautiful as well. Weather is amazing!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Slumdog Millionaire—Scene: When the main character returns to his friend. that had been robbed of his eyesight and is singing as a beggar!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Player: Chris Paul
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Berlin, Germany—I will take you to Radarstation, which is located on the top of a small mountain. It has an incredible view over the whole of Berlin and nice street art work as well!
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air theme song 
Show—it will capture the best trends in fashion, music and street art
Favorite moment in modeling:
Having the opportunity to shoot with mega model, Kate Moss recently
Your wish for the remainder of 2013?
Book a big campaign while I am here in NY!

Clothing: Leather jacket by Zara; turtleneck by Dolce & Gabbana; belt by Hermes; printed shirt by Stussy; trouser and shoes, both Simon's own; tank top & underwear by Calvin Klein Underwear

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Jeanna Ridout|IMG
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Simon Paul|IMG
Special thanks to Jeanna Ridout and the men's board at IMG; Simon for his charming, friendly personality and his time to do this feature for JTC!
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SIMON PAUL' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SMILE WHEN YOU ARE WINNING|ALIX LEGRAND



























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IN CONVERSATION|ALIX LEGRAND

Name|Alexandre Legrand
Age|18
Hometown|Damascus, Pennsylvania

How did you get discovered?
I worked at a restaurant when I was in the 9th grade and met an agent there who told me if I wanted a job to come into the agency and the rest is history...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
JOBS—P.A.—Production assistant: Two shows: AMC's Low Winter Sun & The Good Wife; lifeguard and working at a restaurant, worked with a master carpenter
People would be surprised to know that I...
was dyslexic as a child but grew out of it
What's your latest obsession?
Reading...latest book: Where Do Good Ideas Come From
Your most prize possession?
My red/black out Volkswagen GT1 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
No heroes...I always did things my own way
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My ex-girlfriend back in June but we are still good friends so I probably said I love her last week when she came to visit, not that it matters...
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Friendly, Motivated and Happy
Describe your personal style:
I buy stuff that I like and randomly picked something out when I wake up...very arbitrary!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Harbor Island, Bahamas and Sayulita, Pacific coast of Mexico
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Les Intouchables—Scene: Paralyzed guy and kid from Africa running from cops in rainy Paris in a Maserati
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: FC Barcelona
Player: Andres Iniesta
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Damascus, Pennsylvania—Upper Delaware river
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
Notorious Thugs—Type of show: Drama...the show is about kids growing up in a distraught 3rd world country make money selling drugs and weapons but help their village with the profit.
Your wish for the remainder of 2013?
Trip through Africa, Asia or South America

Clothing: Jacket by Robert Geller; polo shirt by General Idea; military coat and checkered shirt, both by Ben Sherman; jeans and sneakers, Alix's own

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Christophe Sanchez-Vahle |New York Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Alix LeGrand|New York Models
Special thanks to Christophe Sanchez-Vahle and the men's board at New York Models; Corinna Springer and Michael Schwartz at Nouveau PR; Ann Akiri at Ben Sherman; Alix for braving the cold and the positive energy!
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ALIX LEGRAND' S SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, November 18, 2013

JTC SUPPORTS: DAVID HLINKA|STB (SAVE THE BREASTS)...Q&A with DAVID






















A non-profit organization focused on gaining male involvement in donating to breast cancer research! 


Started by David Hlinka and two of his cousins the link is to help Save The Breasts launch stronger than they could without everyone’s help!

How did this project get started?
Save The Breasts came about 5 years ago when my cousin, our Uncle, and I were on our way from the golf course to the hockey rink. Someone made the comment, jokingly, "men like breasts, why aren’t we helping save the breasts." More importantly, men have mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, wives, girlfriends or even just friends and 1 in 8 woman in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In that moment, the name and the idea were conceived.

What is the mission of Save The Breasts?
We have been developing the idea for the past few years. Since April, we have been diligent in setting everything up legally to launch by April 2014! When we launch we will be the first non-profit organization in the US focused on gaining male involvement for funding research. It is crucial to add men to the idea of funding research. As half of the population, adding men to the fight can only help further the advances in medical research. 

Why Save The Breasts? Why now?
There are an endless number of campaigns and non-profits raising money for breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is fortunately very well promoted, and we didn’t want to just add another foundation to the mix. But, there are too many funds being diluted and spread around corporations before making it to the hands of research facilities. There has never been any better time than now. In my opinion, we should have launched this the day we thought of it, but in order to be successful, I think Save The Breasts needed to grow a bit before launching. 
  Now more than ever, companies are taking advantage of the Pink Ribbon to increase sales. It is disappointing how much money is made from promoting the pink ribbon, yet how little of that translates into donations. We hope to be as transparent as possible so everyone can trust that their dollar is going where they expect. 

What are your future plans for STB?
Save The Breasts is not a once and done objective. We have set this up for the long haul. I am still talking to a few research facilities to decide which one we will set up a direct relationship with.  Also, besides offering opportunities for men to get involved, we want to provide a community of information and education. A place where men can find insight and advice from others on how to approach a situation that no one is prepared to handle.

Special thanks to David Hlinka for the quick Q&A and photo from Tokyo, Japan...