Vogue Hommes Japan Magazine, check out the decommissioning. We review their best covers of 2012
Modern, transgressive and very "avant garde" ... these are some adjectives that have been associated from the beginning to the Japanese edition of the male Bible, Vogue Hommes Japan. The magazine was born in 2008, and which from the start had as fashion director Nicola Formichetti, who as you know is also creative director of Mugler, Uniqlo, and Lady Gaga direct contributor.
Its unique perspective of trends and taste dark, eccentric and very avant-garde have made this magazine, barely five years of life, there is much less passed unnoticed by the professionals of the sector, moreover, since its release to the market it has been considered as a reference.
The first and most provocative covers
|'Tokyo Wave' No. 1 with model Ash Stymest.|
The No.3 Edition bondage with photos by Steven Klein.
Formichetti himself was the one who, through his blog on Tumblr , announced the news of the closure, explaining that the contents of the publication will go from Vogue to GQ (both house Condé Nast House). The creator has said that the aim of the magazine from the beginning was to expand horizons in the field of men's fashion - goal achieved by far -. Additionally, he said that in this digital world we live in is still enjoying making magazines. Finally, we also understand that he has undertaken a new project with two of his closest collaborators Shun Watanabe and Junsuke Yamashai.
Joe Calderone alter ego of Lady Gaga No. 5.
Cases similar to this have with the Chinese edition, American or Brazilian of this magazine, in an average of five years, suffered the same consequences and had to take the final closing. On the counter, and while it may seem counterintuitive, in recent years new editions have also left the magazine .Vogue Men Mexico (biannual edition with two issues a year in November and June), Vogue Men Turkey(launched in 2012) or Vogue India Man (launched in 2008 but soon turned into a GQ) are examples.
Special Edition accessories with model Keith Hernandez.
Special Edition beauty with model Zhao Lei.
While certainly the most successful, recognizable and the most legendary of all is the Italian edition, L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue's first male magazine of all, the oldest . One issue that was first launched in 1967 and which have been the best in the profession, models, designers, photographers, celebrities and all kinds of creative. Today the magazine has a bimonthly and six numbers are published a year, the most popular tend to be the change of season with specials of trends and catwalks (one in fall and one in spring).
Homme digital edition S/S 13' with top of the Mugler signature.
Homme digital edition with model Matthew Terry.
We, as we have shown throughout our history, we are big fans of this specialized fashion press and we closely support all journals in the men's field, so with this news we're a little sad. Although we do not want to leave a negative feeling, so also we are glad that in recent months have born new magazines in this sector as ODDA have magazine, Metal, VMan or the recent released Fucking Young, among many more, to which will continue to follow the track closely. Not to mention other publications consolidated as Numero Homme, Colezzioni Uomo, or Esquire and many more, which will continue to support.
'East of Eden' No. 4 with the model Julius Gerhardt.
Eastern Promise' no.5 with model Daisuke Ueda and Steven Klein photos.
Vogue Hommes Japan says goodbye with this latest issue of fall/winter 2012 and, curiously, does so with the same creative partner who worked on the first issue - Formichetti styling and photos of Slimane-. We look forward expectantly and eager new project of Nicola and his troupe which, undoubtedly, will give much play. Anyway, for the fans and nostalgic the inspiring we will always official blog of the magazine on Tumblr, take a look, no waste.
The closing and farewell
The model Ash Stymest puts an end to the 'Digital Manifesto'.
Today we offer our small tribute to the magazine with a selection of the main entrances of the nine numbers, special editions and beauty accessories, double or special covers and some covers that were made exclusive ad hoc for broadcast on the network so advances.