VMAN39 Preview: The First Sign of Spring

VMAN39 Preview: The First Sign of Spring

For the sneak preview of VMAN39, our Spring 2018 issue, Arno Frugier and Mitchell Belk capture young men making the best out of their isolated environments in Spring's go-to looks.

For the sneak preview of VMAN39, our Spring 2018 issue, Arno Frugier and Mitchell Belk capture young men making the best out of their isolated environments in Spring's go-to looks.

Photography: Arno Frugier

Styling: Mitchell Belk

"It was shot on the last sunny day in November on a freezing abandoned air strip in New York," stylist Mitchell Belk recollects about this shoot, the first preview of VMAN39, our Spring 2018 issue, hitting newsstands on February 22. "With the uncertainty of future on the horizon and with a desolate environment before them, we see a group of young men combat the landscape with optimism and a sense of naive energy. With reference to the acid house movement of the '90s combined with the nostalgic brotherhood of ‘Stand By Me', we explore this summer's fluid silhouettes and technical fabrications."

LEFT: JACKET AND BAG DIOR HOMME, SHORTS AND SOCKS PRADA, SHOES BENCH, MIDDLE: HAT AND SNEAKERS Y-3, JACKET AND PANTS EMPORIO ARMANI, SHIRT VALENTINO, BAG ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, RIGHT: TOP, PANTS, AND BAG SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
Credits: HAIR TAMAS TUZES (LATELIER) MAKEUP LINDA GRADIN (LATELIER) MODELS YOUSSOUF BAMBA (RED MODELS), WILLOW BARRETT (DNA MODELS), BENJ DRAPER (IMG MODELS), ELI EPPERSON (NEXT MODELS), SOL GOSS (NEW YORK MODELS) VIDEOGRAPHER CHARLIE OWENS PRODUCER TESSA MAXWELL (THE PRODUCTION FACTORY) PRODUCTION ASSISTANT PASCUAL FIGUEROA
1ST ASSISTANT STEFANO ORTEGA 2ND ASSISTANT VADIM KRIZHANOVSKY DIGITAL ASSISTANT JENNIFER CZYBORRA

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