The first image William Baker noticed of the model Igor Stepanov was of Igor in his worn, baggy Calvin Klein underpants. ‘I just loved him instantly,’ says William. Over the 18 months they subsequently spent together making Book of Igor, William turned 40 and Igor 20. ‘In all the time I have spent with Igor, I have never felt so young or so old.’
From Igor’s shameless Instagram selfies to private shared moments, from staged studio sessions, collages and drawings, to travel documentary, this obsession turned photo book documents 18 months of Igor’s life, depicting the relationship between a photographer and his muse, between desire and absence, between longing and possibility.
Unlike his previous almost grotesque electronic releases, “Piel” it’s a wonderfully written composition, entirely sang in Spanish revealing to the world a much more intimate and sensitive side of Alejandro Ghersi.
#makelovenotwalls is about tearing down the mental and physical walls that separate us, and let all sides come together in the name of unity and love. Diesel wants to tear down these walls showing that a brighter and exciting tomorrow is possible.
After a couple of years going there, we already know what to expect: an eclectic mix of new menswear brands and established ones, great food, cool people and cool parties. But still, there’s always something exciting and new.
As a sequel to the successful graduate collection ‘My Russian Symphony – Youth Prisoners‘, Harry Xu Fall/Winter 2017 ‘Jarylo Reborn‘ continues to explore the theme inspired by Michael Chelbin’s photography.