The latest issue of Port Magazine ready and waiting to find its way onto your coffee table, we take a first look at this beautiful story starring Sergei Polunin, ‘rebel prince of ballet.’ Photography by Jonathan Frantini, styled by David St John James, the Ukrainian star (currently principal dancer with The Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow) wears a mix of Lou Dalton, Margaret Howell, Prada, Hermes and Margiela. Issue 11 features actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) on the cover, inside – Roots Manuva on poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, Nathaniel Rich investigates the darker side of New Orleans and Will Self offers his list of likes and dislikes inspired by Susan Sontag’s diaries. Grab your copy here.
Ballet Star Sergei Polunin for Port Magazine Issue 11 is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
California shoe makers Broken Homme team up with local Long Beach label Port LBC for their first installment of the “Outside Influences” series. Broken Homme has always stressed the importance of quality, authenticity and their community of friends and collaborators as integral inspiration.
To kick off the series, they crafted a hand finished dark navy and black color-way of the classic Michael Oxford, coinciding with Port LBC’s Fall ’13 color palette. Black and navy can be a tough match, but these oxfords prove to be slick rule breakers. Like all footwear from the California label, these oxfords are hand made in America and feature quality Vibram soles. The collaboration is limited to 20 pieces and can be found here for 0.
Broken Homme for PORT LBC Michael Oxford Shoes is a post by Thomas Welch on Selectism.
The latest issue of Port is filled with all sorts of great stuff; Carrie Fisher, Sir Kenneth Grange, prints big players as well as the ‘Land of my Brothers’ story we posted a while back. Flicking through we were equally impressed with a beautiful RRL story shot by Kalpesh Lathigra, styled by David St John James, celebrating the label’s 20th anniversary. Think Double RL and you’ll usually conjure up images of logo sweats, hunting vests, chinstrap shirts and washed out ‘plaid’. Port, however, choose to take a smarter route, concentrating on the brand’s excellent range of suits, styles from 1890s, ’30s, ’40s…all expertly cut. Here, we take a look behind the scenes on the shoot including plenty of close-ups on those amazing fabrics. Press play.
Behind the Scenes on PORT Magazine’s Ralph Lauren RRL Tailoring Shoot is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Port Magazine recently visited the Manchester factory of Private White VC, where owner (and great grandson of the original Private White), James Eden, guided a tour of the factory floor. Following the manufacturing process of one jacket from the brand’s repertoire from start to finish, the feature sheds a bit of light on the history,…
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A nice round up of events at Hermès Festival de Metiérs in London’s Saatchi gallery. A look behind the scenes at the making of some of the companies most popular accessories. Having visited the exhibition ourselves we can confirm that putting together an expensive watch takes the steadiest of hands and the tiniest of tweezers, an incredible opportunity to see some carefully honed skills in action. PORT take us through the exhibition in this smart little film, press play.
PORT Look Back at Hermès Festival de Metiérs in London is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Our friends at PORT magazine send over this exclusive editorial, ‘Land of my Brothers,’ a preview from the shiny new Summer Issue. Shot by Stefan Heinrichs, PORT fashion director David St John-James (on styling duties) fills us in on a little background to this beautiful story.
Photographer Stefan Heinrichs and I have been working closely since the earliest issues of PORT magazine. I wanted to work together again but for this issue I wanted a story that felt fresh, intimate and personal. I wanted it to feel warm and almost sentimental. Plus, I wanted us to shoot outdoors. Port’s Casting Consultant, Eddy Martin, searched across the country and the Atlantic for brothers that we could shoot. And found three that fit the bill perfectly. We travelled to the heartland of Wales and spent one weekend with a family that was not only hospitable but kind and generous. The story will be one which will stick with me for the years to come.”
Featuring the likes of Stone Island, Stone Island, Hermes, Dunhill, Dior Homme, Albam and Ralph Lauren this quietly brilliant story is a must-see.
Back to Issue 10. Cover story ‘A New Golden Age,’ brings together some of the biggest names in print, leading editors including Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair), Hugo Lindgren (The New York Times Magazine) and Jim Nelson (GQ). A more than convincing argument for the growing strength of good ol’ fashioned paper publications. Additionally, look out for words and images from Carrie Fisher, Sir Kenneth Grange, Double RL, Joyce Carol Oates on Marlon Brando and War journalist Ben Anderson tackling the issue of heroin and the Afghanistan police. Check out the cover in our gallery and grab a copy from tomorrow in stores and online.
A First Look at PORT Magazine Issue 10 Editorial – ‘Land of my Brothers’ is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
With his Gyakusou line, designer Jun Takahashi has achieved what many designers have not; created a second line that exists as an entirely separate entity – both aesthetically and idealistically – from his primary brand, (which in Takahashi’s case is UNDERCOVER).
Forgoing the punk references that UNDERCOVER has for years upheld, Takahashi’s joint venture with Nike has now produced 6 seasons of technical, athletic clothing, designed with one thing in mind – running. An avid runner himself, the Gyakusou collections have evolved with Takahashi as he himself evolves as a runner, with each phase of gear tested out by Takahashi and his GIRA (Gyakusou International Running Association) in Tokyo parks. Anyone who has seen, felt or worn the resulting product can probably attest to experiencing the passion for activity that has gone into making them.
PORT Magazine’s David Hellqvist recently caught up with Jun Takahashi, where the designer spoke about his love of running and the Gyakusou SS13 collection among other things. Check out the full story here.
PORT magazine send over an exclusive online look at this story from their latest issue. Shot in Morocco by photographer Azim Haidaryan and starring model Clement Chabernaud, look out for the likes of Stone Island, Dior Homme, Jil Sander, Margaret Howell and Nike in this impressive editorial. We asked the magazine’s fashion director and stylist on the shoot, David St John-James, to tell us a little about their North African adventure.
‘The team flew to Casablanca in search of sun and a cinematic location for our leading man, model Clement Chabernaud. However, we landed to unusually stormy weather! The forecast was that this was not going to change for the rest of the trip. We continued regardless, with early dawn call times and shooting throughout the day. By the afternoon, we decided to make a plan and chase the sun the next day to Marrakech. A four hour drive there and back same day with the Gypsy Kings playing…it was a type of torture.
But after driving through blankets of rain and fog, it felt as if we drove into a parallel universe, coming out of a wall of fog into bright sunshine, rolling arid hills and a view of the snow capped Atlas mountains in the distance. Although the first half of the shoot seemed like it was going to be a wash out, the mood and atmosphere in the pictures was only heightened and enhanced, and through the contrast between the two completely different atmospheres gathered a kind of journey and adventure that I hope you see in the pictures and story.’
Take a look at the story in Full in our gallery
Editorial | PORT Magazine – ‘Road to Morocco’ is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
In the preview for the Spring 2013 issue of PORT Magazine, an accompanying film with iconic British actor Ray Winstone sees him talking through the highlights of the upcoming issue that has been guest-edited by Daniel Day-Lewis – and features an exclusive cover interview with Paul Thomas Anderson by Lynn Hirschberg. In addition, the “Film Issue” features editorial with the likes of Dai Bradley, Kathy Burke, Thelma Schoonmaker, Anna Scher, Rebecca Miller, Graham King, George Richmond, Adam Somner, Bronco McLoughlin and Michael Stevenson. PORT Magazine hits newsstands on March 14.
An impeccably dressed Ray Winstone introduces us to the latest issue of the always pleasing Port Magazine. The film issue, edited by Daniel Day Lewis no less, packs in some great names from in front and behind the lens. So, we have Dai Bradley, Kathy Burke, Thelma Schoonmaker, Anna Scher, Rebecca Miller, Graham King, George Richmond, Adam Somner, Bronco McLoughlin, Michael Stevenson “and me, Raymondo Winstonio.” Now that’s a good read. Available at any magazine retailer worth its salt from 14 March, full cover in the gallery.
Port Magazine Issue 9 Preview – Introduced by Ray Winstone is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.