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XO Magazine

HOMME Pre Autumn /Winter 2011

I ll Make A Man Out Of You.

XO Pre Autumn/ Winter 2011 HOMME

XOMagazine Editor in Chief & Creative Director Le’Keisha Sims

XO Magazine Team Natalie Smith Geraldine Sanchez Tori Simmons Nancy Liu Cameron Lovett Adam Miller

Contributing Photographers Ramses Radi Cornelia Klimek Alex Waber Federica Balconi Harvey Miedreich Christele Jacquemi


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Editor’s Letter


utumn marks the season of new beginnings; a new school year, a new job or even just returning from a summer full of adventures. In this issue we were inspired by men. Not just as a respective counter part to a woman, a Ying to her Yang if you will. But by their clothes and the new generation of Menswear designers who are filling the void left by some of the more well known bigger house’s mens lines. Here we talk to emerging menswear designer Shaun Samson, on his current A/W collection. His line featuring mixed textiles and a strong colour palette caught my eye earlier this year, and I instantly fell in love. Lastly our Editorials feature the best of mixing menswear with the delicateness of womenswear and the contrast between the two. For us at XO, autumn marks the new beginnings of the magazine. We are now taking on subscriptions and launching a online platform in which readers can contribute and feature their talent and possibly be considered for a issue. Also you can send over reader letters and tell us what you liked about the current issue and what you would like to see more of! So as you are heading back to the groove of things, I hope you enjoy the current fashion season, trying out new things, listen to new music and most of all just live, and do what it is that makes YOU happy. Enjoy, Le’Keisha Sims Editor in Chief XO Magazine

Tough. Delicate. PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Christèle Jacquemi

Selmark pants H&M Lurex pantys tights Primark gloves Ralph Lauren shoes Stylist’s belt & necklace

Le Blossom blouse Selmark pants H&M shoes

Zara Woman blazer Mango cardigan Dior Corset Ladyblackness picture hat Zara Woman shoes

Candem Town (London) vintage shop blouse Urban Outfitters black pants Zara Woman shoes La Senza lace suspender belt

Photography Assistant// Rania Slim Makeup //Marテュa Dolores Mayor Hair// テ]gel Cテ。novas Hair Assistant// Aurora Lテウpez Wardrobe stylist// Paola Orozco Models //Nuria Freire [Monroe Models] & Laura Munuera Post-production //Kaper & Omar Josef

Fantasia Lingerie high-waist ruffled pants underwear Sisley vintage top Zara Woman shoes H&M headdress

Mad Men.

With a collection inspired by Workmen and Cholos; Shaun Samson's menswear line isn’t for the average Joe. XO magazine chats with Shaun, about his line and what inspires him

Tell us about yourself, back ground, basically who are you? I was a little boy in California with big dreams I didn't know were available to me in reality. !I went with the wind and ended up in London, launching my first collection at London Fashion Week. What got you into designing? I wasn't as tall as i wanted to be growing up, so I altered my clothes to fit me better and to make me look more proportionate. !That's when i started to learn about clothing and how they're made, and learned I could alter the way clothes were designed to make them work for me. You studied at both Central Saint Martins and FIDM, what were your experiences like there? Do you feel that design school is the way for young designers to go? I learned a great deal from both schools, and couldn't be where I'm at today without having gone to both. !I can't speak for other designers because we all approach fashion differently, but design school for me was one of the best times creatively and socially. !There is no other place where I would have been able to meet so many talented and creative people from so many different parts of the world. But there's also no better experience than to learn cutting at a couturier or a tailors. We are ultimately in charge of our own destiny, design school or not. What is the aesthetic of the Shaun Samson line? !A Major in High Culture with a Minor in Street Cool. Who do you see wearing your clothes? People that I'm too intimidated to approach and talk too.

What was the inspiration for the Autumn 2011 collection? American workwear meets Cholos in Prison. We were attracted to your clothes, not only because they're amazing for men but they can also work on women as well, a lot of your longer shirts could work with simply a belt and heels, do you think about women wearing your clothes? Sure, why not? You used many different fabrics with this collection, what inspired the wool,sweater,cotton pants? They're AMAZING by the way! ! All of the fabrics were references from what I was researching. Cotton is a very masculine material that they also use in prison uniform, and plaids come from both workwear and gang wear. What is your advice for designers who are just starting out/people wanting to become designers? Be humble. Know and respect where you come from.

Clothing// Shaun Samson Art Direction // Rob Meyers For RBPMstudio Design // RBPMstudio Photography by Pelle Crepin Grooming // Christopher Sweeny Using Shu Uemura Design Assistant// Sarah Punter

The Renaissance. Renaissance Photography By

Ramses Radi

Model// Bethan Moyse MUA & Hair// Melanie Menendez Clothing designer// Renaissance Brighton Location// Ligne Roset, Brighton

One of the Boys . Photography By Harvey Miedreich

Stylist // Zoe Kreider Hair // Kirsten Klontz Makeup // Colleen Nuc Photography Assistant // Yves St. Bass Clothes H&M

Grey Coat By Emily Spence Grey Layered Tee By Emily Spence Black Tank Top By AMerican Apparel Harem Pants By Devil May Wear Reworked Vintage WAtch Necklace by Stephanie Ostler

Our Deal. Photography By

Alex Weber

See- thru Tank By American Apparel Telescope Necklace By Chris Grillrie Off WHite Jeans By Naked and Famous Nelly Top By Yoshi Kondo

Black and Whte Tea By Carney Love Whote and Grey Tanlk By Devil May Wear Grey Hand Knit Raw cotton vest By Devil May Wear Gun Necklace By Chris Grillrie Bracelets // Model’s Own

Rubberized Dunkled Coat by Mackintosh Vest, Lace dress are no name Vintage Bow Tie by Le Chateau Striped dress Shirt Model’s own,

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Bow Tie By Le Chateau Grey Dress By Alexander Julian Barnes Shirt By Tiger of Sweden Grey Tie By No Name Vintage

Hair and Makeup // Carolyn Secord Stylist // Tyra Weitman Models // Paige “Pony Boy” Frewer Tyler Brad Adam Chotem

She Wakes Up Alone. Photography By

Cornelia Klimek

Photography and Styling// Cornelia Klimek Makeup and Hair // Sonia Ryan Models // Samantha Czerlau @ Gemini & Sherrida, Paul Comartin @ THE AGENCY

On Samantha// Dress, Clavin Klein, Lingerie Pleasure State & Elle Macpherson,Robe Vintage, Earrings Montana, Necklace Stylist’s Own, Ring FAB Boutique, Shoes Enzo Angiolini On Paul // Shirt Calvin Klein, Pants Perry Ellis, Tie Stylist’s own Tuxedo Custon Tailored, Shirt

The Boy From the Blue Desert. Photography By

Federica Balconi

Pants Burberry, Coat Pifebo Shop Manuel Guerra, Boots Dr. Martens

Parka & Shirt L’Abito Le Gallinelle Pants Jessica Harris Glasses Vintage

Gilet L’Abito, Pants Burberry, Black Shoes Pifebo Shop AC,

Over shirt L’Abito Longsleeve shirt Versace

Coat CAM, Pants Versace, Shoes Pifebo AC

Model // Gianmarco Monttonelli @ Glamour Model Management ( ROMA ITALY) Stylist // Francesca Zagaria & Alexis Mingarelli



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