Thursday, 22 January 2015

Nikita Andrianova: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Nikita Andrianova 
Age: 22 
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia, but grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany from the age of 5. 
Agency: Anti-Agency 
Category: Alternative fashion

The strikingly beautiful Nikita Andrianova best known for her unique hair colour and personal style. Although she may not be signed, she has been working as a model since the age of 13. In this time Nikita has worked with high fashion labels such as Ada + Nik and fashion royalty Pam Hogg! 

Her versatile “street style” look lead’s it self well to a range of different markets even working with sports wear brands like Puma. Not just a pretty face Nikitia is a talented fine artist, holding her own exhibition Leave Your Morals at the Door' - Scotch of St James, 15 January.

Nikita is the full package and this weeks models of London! 

How were you discovered: The first time I was approached was at a drama academy in Düsseldorf, when I was 13 years old. 
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: shooting a personal project with Ellen von Unwerth.
Whats your dream booking: It's important for me to get involved creatively, so it would probably be a collaborative project with a brand.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: To me it's all about individuality and having an original look which allows the personality to shine through. I guess it would be Ellen, as she is very true to herself, in terms of her style and personality and after all those years in the Industry she still kept her great energy and incredible work-ethic.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Forever the fan of lingerie, I guess it's a way to make yourself feel good even when it's not your best day.
How do you keep fit: Not a fan of gyms, I swear on Fierce Grace hot yoga, it's very cleansing and relaxing.
Whats you favourite food: I love fish, so I guess anything from salmon to seabass or calamari makes me happy.
What do you do for fun: I still freelance in Fine Art & Illustration, and art and design never fail to spark my interest, from galleries/exhibitions to fashion related events, being out and about is very much my thing. Also, absolutely love a good gig.  Therefore, my current project is 'Leave Your Morals at the Door' on 15 January, where I will be exhibiting my artwork in combination with a Rock'n'Roll gig by Todd Dorigo at Scotch of St James. 
Whats the best thing about being you:  I enjoy collaborating and getting involved in creative work and working with inspiring individuals is the most amazing part of being in the industry.
If you were an animal what would you be: Probably a panther, as I got green eyes and am always dressed in black. Got a lot of love for wild cats.
Instagram: nikita_andrianova
www.nikita-andrianova.com

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy 
Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Friday, 16 January 2015

LC:M Ada + Nik AW15 Back Stage Photography By Karl Slater












The guys at Ada + Nik were kind enough to let me have back stage access to shoot their AW15 London Fashion Week collection for Kaltblut Magazine! Here are a few of my favourite from the day.

LONDON – 10 JANUARY 2015 – Dark Matter Rebellious British menswear brand Ada + Nik closed the first full day of London Collections: Men with their heroic Autumn Winter 15/16 runway show ‘Noir Desir’.

As a brand with a DNA rooted in creative rebellion and brand innovation, the Ada + Nik AW15/16 experience at ME London Hotel also included a star studded front row, live installation, wearable tech and the premiere of the brand’s latest film ‘Noir Desir’.

Having entered the world to critical acclaim in June 2013, Ada + Nik has been described as “the most refreshing new menswear brand to emerge in recent years”, “ones to watch” and “the future of menswear”.

Collection

Both statement and luxury, AW15/16 ‘Noir Desir’ embodies the darkest desires of the twentieth Century gladiator, reflecting an evolution of the brand’s signature outerwear including Italian leather bikers, geometric bombers and longline coats referencing the notion of Greco Roman meets 1970s British Punk culture.

Ada + Nik AW15/16 separates are reformed into experimental shapes offset by layered velvet sneakernet, showerproof tech fabrics, crease free memory cotton, sustainably intelligent cotton ribs and luxury airtex - all of which form the nucleus of the collection. Embossed graphics for ‘GRUNK’ are by illustrator Sam Alexander. 

The models wore headwear by new luxury headwear brand BLAQ ZINQ

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Photography: Karl Slater


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

KALTBLUT Magazine: Issue 08 Editorial | Ones to watch






My newest editorial now in KALTBLUT magazine issue 08. 
The full issue is now available online for free at www.kaltblut-magazine.com

All images and text by Me

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Stylist: Katia Bololia 
Hair Stylist: Brady Lea using Tigi 
Makeup Artist: Rebecca Muir using MAC Cosmetics
Model: Jessica P @ Models 1
Fashion: Rora Chow
Photography assistant: Arturas Bondarciukas 

Special thanks to Orestes Economou

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

London Collections: Mens - Agi & Sam AW15 Back Stage Photography By Karl Slater













The guys at Agi and Sam were kind enough to let me have back stage access to shoot their AW15 London Fashion Week collection for Kaltblut Magazine! Here are a few of my favourite from the day.

A little info about the label:
DESIGNER NAMES: Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton
ORIGIN: Agi is from Yorkshire and Sam is from Stratford-Upon-Avon.
BACKGROUND: Agi studied Fashion Design at Manchester School of Art and Sam studied Illustration at University of Lincoln. While producing print for Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, J.W. Anderson, Armand Basi and Carolyn Massey, he learnt the theory of production, colour and fabric. Agi trained at a Soho based tailors, before spending a year with Alexander McQueen working alongside the menswear team. At McQueen, he learned primarily the importance of research, and the extent at which creativity can be explored. He then went on to work for himself briefly before setting up Agi & Sam.
SIGNATURES: “With a strong emphasis on entirely bespoke print and humour, we believe that fashion should never be taken too seriously. We also endeavour to sit firmly in the middle of brands that fear creating something different and those which push collections too far.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Uncompromising colour."

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Conrad Bischoff : Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


American born Conrad Bischoff got into modelling at an early age, scouted by one of the biggest agencies in the US. Conrad’s “dandy” look had helped him secure editorials in some amazing publications such as Fucking young, purple magazine and the fashionisto. It comes to no surprise to us that at the young age of 18 he’s already modelled for the big fashion players such as Prada, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc. With such a great portfolio of clients behind him we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this weeks Model Of London! Lets take a moment to get to know Conrad a little better and find out what its like working with the big guys.

Name: Conrad Bischoff
Age: 18 
Birthplace: NJ, USA
Agency: Established-London, Red NYC
Category: Fashion
How were you discovered: I was living in Greenwich village last summer when my agent George at Red scouted me. After a couple of months i officially signed with them.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Walking Prada AW14 as a worldwide exclusive. I had a blast and the expresso they gave us was amazing!!
Whats your dream booking: Probably a Givenchy or Saint Laurent campaign.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: A young Yves saint Laurent, his thick framed glasses and skinny suits are just so cool...also Lord Byron and his exotic attires.
What item of clothing could you not live without: A good coat, either leather moto or wool overcoat.
How do you keep fit: Ive always loved running but recently I've been getting into cooking new, healthy dishes as substitutes for food thats not so good for your body.
Whats you favourite food: I love anything pesto! Also chicken nuggets.
What do you do for fun: Other than just being out with friends, i love doing small photography projects.
Whats the best thing about being you: Getting away with being a moany lil' bitch 90% of the time.
If you were an animal what would you be: A raven
Instagram: @conradbischoff

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy
Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Gwilym Pugh: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: Gwilym 
Age: 30 (shhhhh)
Birthplace: Wales 
Agency: First Models (London) KULT Models (Germany)
Category: Fashion 

Gwilym is no stranger to success, found gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as Cosmopolitan and Huffington Post.  Gwilym’s distinctive style as the perfect English gentleman appeals to the fashion minded.  Being featured in the critically acclaimed Red Hot 100 by Thomas Knights, Gwilym on the fast tack to stardom.

Gwilym can be found gracing the walls of global super retailers such as Duchamp London, Diesel and Bellfield. being known for his striking blue eyes and trademark red beard Gwilym is this weeks model of London!

How were you discovered: I was approached by some photographers through Instagram originally. After moving to London i was scouted by First.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Being named as one of the 13 Hottest Male Red Heads Ever by Cosmopolitan Magazine was pretty surreal.
Whats your dream booking: Harley Davidson on location in Yosemite National Park, California.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. I joke.... I'm a big fan of John Varvatos.
What item of clothing could you not live without: Its a new addition but my burgundy leather jacket.
How do you keep fit: My super smoothies along with cycling and yoga.
Whats you favourite food: Thai green curry with jasmine rice is my specialty.
What do you do for fun: I play harmonica and guitar. Im also a closet nerd and love sci-fi books and movies.
Whats the best thing about being you:  I have to mention this glowing beacon on my face at least once I guess! It works like an ice-breaker without having to open my mouth lol I love it!
If you were an animal what would you be: An Orangutan.
Instagram: GwilymCPugh

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro
Hair Stylist: Daniel Palmer for Taylor Taylor London using Oribe and Kevin Murphy

Wardrobe: All Clothing by Unconditional 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

BLAQ ZINQ for KALTBLUT MAGAZINE Online exclusive! Ones to watch.








With the fashion industry growing by the day! Headwear is to men what handbags are to women!
New and exciting luxury headwear label BLAQ ZINQ plans to set the way in high class design for mens headwear that most other design labels overlook. 

In the build up to their launch. We meet the creative mind behind the band and find out wants in store for mens accessories in 2015

Tell us a bit about BLAQ ZINQ. 
BLAQ ZINQ wanted to look closely at the details of headwear and recreate them in a better way and then push headwear further by always bringing fresh forward thinking designs.
We felt it was important to honour the creative genius found in the different Arts, those that push the human race forward. Our hats are like the crown that sit on top of the mind, so we have named every hat after great philosophers, innovators, and remarkable artists who gave something incredible to the world and who we like to call "The Creative Minds”.

What’s your inspection behind your current collection? 
To produce a headwear brand that was like no other ever made, something that people would love, we  were inspired to be the headwear brand that was for the style focused individual. First collection was use of textures and embroidery,with the use of a predominant black colour throughout. 

Who would you most like to see wearing your range?
Obviously a lot of obvious cool, elegant, fashionable people like Pharrell Williams,J ustin Timberlake or Rihanna yes, but secretly someone like a Barack Obama or a Richard Branson would be cool, cause they would then instantly become cool-er. lol. or even the Artist "Banksy" first ever face reveal was with a BLAQ ZINQ hat.

Whats the best piece of advice you were ever given? 
It was 2 pieces of advice by different people but go together.. 
1 Do it with passion, or not at all.
2 Do something right the first time so you won't have to go back to do it again.

Tell us about your journey that lead you to this point.
Personally, I have been playing professional football for 17 seasons, I've lived a very eventful life living in 6 different countries across the world so my experiences ignite my creative mind. 

Whats the best thing about running BLAQ ZINQ.
I think it's everyday, working on what we are passionate about.

Why did you decide to start BLAQ ZINQ?
It was because no one else was doing what we are doing.I was always looking for hats that had style and quality and there wasn't a lot out there, so it was natural to look into creating it myself.

Who's your favourite fashion icon? 
Tom ford is brilliant, sharp and elegant, but I think someone like Michael Jackson was incredible in his style.

What do you do in your free time? 
Everything is so busy in my life so can be hard to do simple things so i enjoy doing the simple things when I can. I also enjoy a nice restaurant,my fave is Asian fusion.i Iove travelling too and It's not uncommon for me to be on a plane 2/3 times a month. One day I could be in America and next day be in Canada or UK.

What does the Future hold for BLAQ ZINQ? 
We are working on some amazing things but we can't really talk about yet, all I can say is you will see collaborations and even more originality. We are very excited about the great ideas we are working on.

Links:
www.blaqzing.com

Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Text: Karl Slater

Ellen Burton: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


MODELS OF LONDON! Celebrated face Ellen Burton takes center stage in her own interview and accompanying photostory capturing the quirky character behind the brows!  Ellen’s career has taken her to the glossy pages of International Vogue, Marie Claire and the cover of Hunger Mag to name but a few, so it’s no wonder KALTBLUT Magazine wanted to find out more! 

Sharing everything from how she got into modelling to her love of pajama’s, Ellen’s personality glitters as much as her beautiful pics do! 

Name: Ellen Burton 
Age: 18 
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk 
Agency: Profile Model Management 
Category: Fashion
How were you discovered: I actually just walked into the agency. I used to be a child model and wanted to see if i could get an agency in London, I wasn't expecting to be taken on because of my height! 
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: My hunger shoot with Rankin for Prada. It was both fashion and film. It actually made the front cover of Rankin's magazine. 
Whats your dream booking: Would love to work with Mert & Marcus so anything with them would be a dream!
Who's your favourite fashion icon: The almighty Kate Moss! 
What item of clothing could you not live without: PJ's!!!
How do you keep fit: I don't. Although sometimes i run for the bus...
Whats you favourite food: Hawaiian pizza! 
What do you do for fun: Sleep? 
Whats the best thing about being you: My mahogany desk and leather bound book collection. 
If you were an animal what would you be: CAT!!!!!!!!!
Instagram: ellieburton012

Team Credit:
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Makeup: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Kiehls & A la Carte Cosmetics
Wardrobe: Dress by American Apparel and Bomber jacket by Unconditional 

Models Of London: Volume 02!

Models Of London: Volume 02!
I decided it was time to evolve the Models of London Concept, after working on the project for the last 22 weeks I wanted to utilise all the experience from working with so many different models and bring that into the images. 

Hope you all enjoy the new direction.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Philip Ellis: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater



Name: Philip Ellis 
Age: 21 
Birthplace: Stockport, Manchester 
Agency: Established
Category: Fashion
Philip Ellis was booking Dazed & Confused covers the moment he was signed. In the 3 short years since he’s been working, he’s graced the pages of I-D, Another Man and November Magazine. His hard edge council estate boy vibe helped him book Campaigns for Religion and the Trill x Harvey Nichols. Currently studying fashion design at Central St Martins ,KALTBLUT Magazine is looking forward to what Philip has planned for the future.

How were you discovered: On the internet..but things kicked off when I moved to London in order to study.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Shooting with Nick Knight has been a definite highlight. He was incredibly polite and the final image is amazing.
Whats your dream booking: Something for Paris fashion week.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: John Galliano.
What item of clothing could you not live without: A flight jacket.
How do you keep fit: I walk a lot, does that count?
Whats you favourite food: Pork pies.
What do you do for fun: Im always having fun.
Whats the best thing about being you: Its fucking fabulous.
If you were an animal what would you be: A tiger!
Instagram: philipjellis

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.

Wordrobe: Unconditional http://www.unconditional.uk.com/

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

George Hammond: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater


Name: George Hammond 
Age: 21 
Birthplace: Leamington Spa 
Agency: AMCK 
Category: Fashion

George Hammond is still a new face but this hasn’t stopped him! In his first season he’s walked the catwalk for huge names, such as Calvin Klein, Richard James and Duchamp as well as these George can be found gracing the pages of British Mode Magazine. George has everything the clients are looking for and for this reason he’s this weeks Model Of London! 

How were you discovered: I was on the tube on my way to play football and Patrick from AMCK scouted me.

What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Walking for Calvin Klein in Milan.

Whats your dream booking: Anything alongside Rosie Huntington-Whitely.

Who's your favourite fashion icon: David Gandy.

What item of clothing could you not live without: My Janoski Air max, indestructible!

How do you keep fit: Gym.

Whats you favourite food: Haribo!

What do you do for fun: Travelling, just got back from Indonesia.

Whats the best thing about being you:  My goat impression. And more recently modelling, its made me travel all over the place and meet amazing people.

If you were an animal what would you be: Should probably say goat then....

Instagram: hammondgeorge

TEAM CREDIT 
Photography: Karl Slater 
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.

Wordrobe: Unconditional  

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Jacob Hankin: Models of London for KALTBLUT Magazine By Karl Slater

 

Name: Jacob Hankin 
Age: Unknown 
Birthplace: Liverpool, Sydney, Australia 
Agency: Established 
Category: Fashion

Jacob Hankin is no stranger to success, gracing the pages of world renowned publications such as GQ, Harpers Bazaar, I-D, Mens Health and Fucking Young to name a few… Jacob has the look that appeals to the fashion minded. But the big names don’t stop there! Jacob can be found gracing the walls of global super retailers such as Topman and Pull & Bear. Known for his intense eyes and strong jawline Jacob Hankin is this weeks model of London!

How were you discovered: At a music festival in Sydney.

Whats your dream booking: A major fragrance campaign would be a dream come true.

Who's your favourite fashion icon: David Beckham - Always looking freshhhh!

What item of clothing could you not live without:
 My Armani bomber jacket.

How do you keep fit: I do weights and cardio 4 times a week.

Whats you favourite food:
A juicy steak!

What do you do for fun: Hang out with mates, play/watch sports, Ps4.

Whats the best thing about being you: Being different to everybody else. I haven't met another person who has reminded me of me.

If you were an animal what would you be: Lion.

Instagram: jacobhankin

TEAM CREDIT
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Skincare by Go24.7 & MAC Cosmetics.
Hair Stylist: Chrysostomos Using Bubble N Bubble products.
Wordrobe: Unconditional