54 posts tagged "Jefferson Hack"
For AnOther Magazine‘s twenty-fifth issue, Jefferson Hack, the founder of Dazed Publishing Group, has tapped renowned Belgian stylist Olivier Rizzo as the guest editor of the British culture and fashion biannual. Centering on the ideas of travel and transformation, Rizzo brought a rich texture, wit, and sense of performance to his three shoots with photographers Willy Vanderperre (whose images are pictured here) and Alasdair McLellan. “Guest-editing the well of AnOther Magazine was fantastic,” Rizzo told Style.com. “Jefferson, [creative director] David James, and I have a long-standing, close relationship in the magazine, where the mutual respect and support leads to total creative freedom.” For the cover, he styled actress Cate Blanchett in the midst of a decadent night garden, channeling the theatricality of new-wave Berlin. Hailing from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Rizzo has some pretty serious styling cred: He’s done Prada’s shows since 2006, as well as the runways of Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton, and the campaigns for Raf Simons and Dior. Furthermore, he’s known for working with photographers such as Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Craig McDean, and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for publications such as Vogue Italia, W, i-D, Fantastic Man, Love, and Vogue Hommes International. Take a sneak peek at Rizzo’s AnOther spreads, which debut exclusively on Style.com, and check out the full issue when it hits newsstands on September 12.
The campaign for Jefferson Hack’s third Tod’s No_Code capsule footwear collection is all about East London attitude. But his new short, Invocations, was shot during a Mexican escape. “I did this on my winter vacation…[to] provide an alternative point of view to the campaign,” the Dazed & Confused editor told Style.com. The Super 8 film stars a self-styled Tati Cotliar, who took aesthetic inspiration from Hack’s range of suede and leather kicks. “I think she was in a Diane Keaton-meets-Wes Anderson Boy Scout mood,” said Hack, noting that the Asymmetric Oxfords she’s wearing are among his favorite pieces in the range. “It’s really personal,” added Hack of the film. “It’s about travel (of course!) and this cool girl escaping [from] the heat of the city…to this place which is full of color and optimism and daydreaming.” Set to the music of Alfonso Lovo, a Nicaraguan guitar player from the sixties, the short, which debuts exclusively above, definitely emits a vintage oasis vibe—one that’s sure to speak to the No_Code man and woman, or, as Hack calls them, “stylishly minded mavericks.”
If modeling has a G.O.A.T., it’s got to be Kate the Great—and without much competition. It’s hard to imagine most other models earning a full tome dedicated to their greatest hits; Moss’ comes out from Rizzoli next month, designed by Fabien Baron and with text by Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett. Above, an exclusive shot of Kate clutching Kate. She’s got the Testino cover in her mits—shot in Arles in 1996—but it’s only one of eight possible versions. The others, below, include shots by (left to right, top to bottom) Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, David Sims, Corinne Day, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Mert & Marcus.
Less than 24 hours after the Champagne-soaked opening of the London exhibition celebrating 20 years of Dazed & Confused, founder Jefferson Hack—looking unrumpled and bright-eyed—alit in Amsterdam for the launch of another, completely different, exhibition. “I suppose I should start saying no to opportunities, but sometimes they’re too good to pass up,” Hack said.
The editor was in the Netherlands for the opening of photo-centric Foam Gallery’s What’s Next? exhibit, which muses on the future of the photography museum, with a little help from thoroughbred curators from around the world. Hack’s own curatorial contribution includes two darkened rooms of digitized images, some shot by the magazine’s current roster of professional photographers (including cofounder Rankin), some open-sourced from the magazine’s reader network.
The use of digital images was something of a departure for a man more accustomed to putting together glossy pages. “I’m so used to curating and editing in 2-D, so I enjoyed the opportunity to use technology in this way, but I deliberately displayed the images on 1980s-style TV screens, which are completely different to flat, iPad ones that we’re used to touching,” he told Style.com.
His Amsterdam debut at Foam comes exactly five years after the same gallery played host to The Kate Show, a collection of images and installations contemplating the enduring appeal of his ex, Kate Moss. All of this left us wondering whether What’s Next for the space might one day have to do with Lila Grace, the pair’s daughter, now nine years old? “She loved the show and she loved the pieces in the show, but I think she wants to be a chef at the moment,” her father said. “It changes every ten minutes.”