CULTIVnation

Men's Fashion, Style & Cultural Riot from New York, London, Berlin.

Ian Michael Turner; London Fashion Editor at Chasseur Magazine www.chasseurmagazine.com
Twiiter: @IanisNYLO
Instagram: @ianmichaelluke

CULT: Reneè Masoomian Spring Fashion Film

A stunning, visually experimental film starring New York based performance artist Badd Idea (my long time friend Mecca Revlon). produced by Frances Eugenia of Haus of Adams, and directed by Peter Martinez, members of the creative studio collective, Ghost of New York.

CULT: SIR Model Management NYFW Collaboration 02; Miguel

SIR Model Management is a new fashion forward male modelling agency launched this month in New York, which aims to capitalise on the re-emergence of the male supermodel and build a stable of World leaders on the international male modelling circuit, drawing from multi-ethnic backgrounds, SIR also breaks the mould in actively (and commendably) promoting diversity in the modelling/fashion industry, sadly something which is notoriously lacking.

Male models such as Marlon Teixeira, Chad White, Sean O’Pry, Jon Kortrajena, Edward Wilding and River Viiperi are becoming household names, thanks in part to their own savvy social media use (we do suggest you head to Instagram stat), but also as attitudes towards men’s fashion and within the industry itself shift, and the menswear market continues to outpace that of it’s sisters, so does exposure for the men who front the ad campaigns and walk the runways. Male models no longer exist as disposable props to their female counterparts, rather they stand alone, and through the aforementioned social media popularity and capitalisation by PR and the models themselves, they also have a name.

The trend is clear; the male supermodel, last seen in the Nineties and the sculpted days of Marcus Schenkenberg, Mark Vanderloo and their peers, is back, and back with a vengeance! Chasseur has teamed up with SIR to bring you exclusive images of two of their new faces, hoping to join the ranks of the big boys; like those who are featured on the March cover of Details.

SIR Models: http://www.sirmodels.com/

CULT: Siki Im FW14 NYFW
Siki Im has be on our peripheral radar for quite some time, notably for his clean, oft androgynous minimalism. For AW14 Im wipes this slate clean, with a collection that is almost an about face for the designer. He took his inspiration from the Seventies with big butterfly lapels, flared pants and visible zippers; and such things are those which Im usually hides. 
Aside from a few flashes of lux and pinstripes however, Im’s fall collection is less Studio 54, more avant garde, and he also credits Fassbinder as an influence this season. An element of the statement making Nineties is visible too; a dark, cool and steely Calvin Klein esque palette, flashes of grunge in bombers, knits and de-constructed tailoring, and a sense hip-hop showmanship shines in the elegant loose pants paired with fox fur trimmed collar coat. The designer also offers up a new take on the omnipresent biker jacket this season; his is elongated and mid thigh. Fashion illustration makes a runway crossover, with silhouette illustrations by Richard Haines starkly contrasting against the dark backgrounds on some of Im’s creations. This notable and strong collection may just firmly put Im on the fashion map, because despite the fact that there seems to be a lot going on with this collection, it works! He has successfully modernised an outdated look, making it completely wearable, and very covetable. Lestat would approve.

CULT: Siki Im FW14 NYFW

Siki Im has be on our peripheral radar for quite some time, notably for his clean, oft androgynous minimalism. For AW14 Im wipes this slate clean, with a collection that is almost an about face for the designer. He took his inspiration from the Seventies with big butterfly lapels, flared pants and visible zippers; and such things are those which Im usually hides. 

Aside from a few flashes of lux and pinstripes however, Im’s fall collection is less Studio 54, more avant garde, and he also credits Fassbinder as an influence this season. An element of the statement making Nineties is visible too; a dark, cool and steely Calvin Klein esque palette, flashes of grunge in bombers, knits and de-constructed tailoring, and a sense hip-hop showmanship shines in the elegant loose pants paired with fox fur trimmed collar coat. The designer also offers up a new take on the omnipresent biker jacket this season; his is elongated and mid thigh. Fashion illustration makes a runway crossover, with silhouette illustrations by Richard Haines starkly contrasting against the dark backgrounds on some of Im’s creations. This notable and strong collection may just firmly put Im on the fashion map, because despite the fact that there seems to be a lot going on with this collection, it works! He has successfully modernised an outdated look, making it completely wearable, and very covetable. Lestat would approve.

CULT: SIR Model Management NYFW Collaboration 01; Lavante

SIR Model Management is a new fashion forward male modelling agency launched this month in New York, which aims to capitalise on the re-emergence of the male supermodel and build a stable of World leaders on the international male modelling circuit, drawing from multi-ethnic backgrounds, SIR also breaks the mould in actively (and commendably) promoting diversity in the modelling/fashion industry, sadly something which is notoriously lacking.

Male models such as Marlon Teixeira, Chad White, Sean O’Pry, Jon Kortrajena, Edward Wilding and River Viiperi are becoming household names, thanks in part to their own savvy social media use (we do suggest you head to Instagram stat), but also as attitudes towards men’s fashion and within the industry itself shift, and the menswear market continues to outpace that of it’s sisters, so does exposure for the men who front the ad campaigns and walk the runways. Male models no longer exist as disposable props to their female counterparts, rather they stand alone, and through the aforementioned social media popularity and capitalisation by PR and the models themselves, they also have a name.

The trend is clear; the male supermodel, last seen in the Nineties and the sculpted days of Marcus Schenkenberg, Mark Vanderloo and their peers, is back, and back with a vengeance! Chasseur has teamed up with SIR to bring you exclusive images of two of their new faces, hoping to join the ranks of the big boys; like those who are featured on the March cover of Details.

Apologies for the neglect

I’ve neglected this blog lately, consumed with magazine work however I have a very special NYFW collaboration coming up, the first of which will be live shortly. Hope you enjoy! Peace.

CULT: Ann Demeulemeester


Starting the new year off right; front page on MYTRND.com launching the 2014 ‘Influencers’ collaboration series with top editors from around the World, looking at Ann Demeulemeester. For the official partners of Copenhagen Fashion Week;
http://www.mytrnd.com/Review.php?id=399

CULT: Ann Demeulemeester

Starting the new year off right; front page on MYTRND.com launching the 2014 ‘Influencers’ collaboration series with top editors from around the World, looking at Ann Demeulemeester. For the official partners of Copenhagen Fashion Week;
CULT: Sibling X Topman Holiday Collection
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/27/topman-x-sibling-2013-holiday-collection/

CULT: Sibling X Topman Holiday Collection

My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/27/topman-x-sibling-2013-holiday-collection/

CULT: Hood By Air X Corgi
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/12/04/hood-by-air-x-corgi/

CULT: Hood By Air X Corgi

My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/12/04/hood-by-air-x-corgi/

CULT: Kyle Thompson Photography
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/18/the-photography-of-kyle-thompson/

CULT: Kyle Thompson Photography

My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/18/the-photography-of-kyle-thompson/

CULT: James Franco wears Gucci for Dazed & Confused December Visionnaires Issue

CULT: James Franco wears Gucci for Dazed & Confused December Visionnaires Issue

CULT: Bruce Weber Interview

A personal hero, wise words from an inspirational man every young creative should aspire to be like. Not something I usually post, but I think what he says here. this is something everybody should hear.

"Read a lot, because even if you live in a small town… I could read a lot so my World began to be really large at an early age." 

CULT: Kilts

CULT: Kilts