Space Cowboy for VOGUE Italia

Space Cowboy (2019)

for Vogue Italia

by

Alexander-Julian

Emmanuel Monsalve

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SPACE COWBOY (2019)

by Alexander-Julian and Emmanuel Monsalve

A story of love and acceptance. We often view new cultures and foreign entities as threats to what we know, but when given the opportunity these new cultures can enhance our outlook and open us to a greater existence.

The female subject in this story represents a beautiful otherworldly being that finds itself in a new surrounding where she’s immediately detained and seen as a threat. The two male subjects represent the opposite realities that exist in that environment. In the end, the realities converge and only one is able to accept and love the new foreign being. Together they enjoy a new enhanced reality.

I chose Western-wear and Space Obsession to portray this story because these two timeless trends represent different mindsets and philosophies in America. Being a native born Texan, I consider Western-wear an homage to pride and classic Americana, while the Space Obsession represents the world’s curiosity for a new world as an escape. The themes were visually inspired by Kozaburo a Japanese-American menswear brand and MM6 Maison Margiela’s 2018 collection.

(full story at Vogue.it)

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Creative Direction & Styling: Alexander-Julian

Photographer: Emmanuel Monsalve

Make-Up: Sandy Nicha (@sandy_nicha)

Hair: David Kemp

Fashion Assistant: Camille Camejo

Models: Yousseff Bamba , DNA Models Kendall Harrison, DNA Models Tricia Akello, Muse Models

World of WearableArt for L'Officiel USA

photography by Marissa Findlay.

World of WearableArt for L’Officiel USA

Every year New Zealand hosts the World of WearableArt (WOW) Fashion/Art Exhibition, where designers from all over the world create intricately designed garments for the chance to win the Supreme WOW Award at the exhibition’s extravagant Awards Night ceremony.

This year WOW celebrated 30 years of “taking art off the wall and onto the human form” and in celebration of 30 years, I made it down to Wellington to catch the Awards Night ceremony and watch the eccentrically awesome display. I then worked with the WOW team to select and shoot some of my favorite pieces from the show.

The amount of time and work put into each garment, to me, was reminiscent of the attention and detail put in by the famous ateliers of Paris and Milan to couture garments. So, I wanted to shoot these pieces as such, bold, avant-garde, and bare––a true welding of the worlds of art and fashion.

check out the full story at lofficielusa.com >>

Echoplex - Goddess of Reverb   by Natalie Hutton  (Melbourne, Australia) //  Winner: Avant-garde Section

Echoplex - Goddess of Reverb by Natalie Hutton (Melbourne, Australia) // Winner: Avant-garde Section

Spirit Bone   by Guo Xiao Tong  (Beijing, China) //  Winner: Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award

Spirit Bone by Guo Xiao Tong (Beijing, China) // Winner: Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award

Ernst Haeckel’s Bride   by Nika Danielska  (Wroclaw, Poland) //  Runner Up: Supreme WOW Award // Winner: Under the Microscope Section

Ernst Haeckel’s Bride by Nika Danielska (Wroclaw, Poland) // Runner Up: Supreme WOW Award // Winner: Under the Microscope Section

Chinese Opera  by Chan Wai Tung  (Hong Kong, China)

Chinese Opera by Chan Wai Tung (Hong Kong, China)

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AVHS [on film] for GALORE

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Partnered with Manual NYC to shoot NYC photographer Adrienne Raquel in the summer's final ode to glitter on their 400 ISO Fujifilm Disposable Cameras for Galore Magazine. 

 

check out the full story at Galoremag.com >>

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BTS Video shot and edited on the iPhone 8+.

Nigerian Creative Roundtable for COVETEUR

-- Photos by Daniel Obasi // Styled by Alexander-Julian (all clothing by young Nigerian designers)

 
 

THE NIGERIAN CREATIVE ROUNDTABLE

for COVETEUR.


 

Gifted with a deep and rich culture, today’s African artists have imagined up a world where these traditions are brought into the 21st century, a cultural aesthetic popularly known as Afromodernism. Nigeria has served as a fashion and music hub for this culture cultivation, leading the pack of African creatives. So I went to Nigeria and gathered some of the new class of influential creative artists for a roundtable shot by Daniel Obasi, the 23 year old photographer/art director, who has been capturing the beauty of these creative minds, including his own, for the past few years. They say humanity started in Africa, if so, Nigeria was definitely where they got fresh first.

––– check out the full story at coveteur.com

Falana

Musician

Age: 28

CV: Musical Artist, “The 5 Coolest Women in Lagos” by Vogue and Nigeria’s Favorite Front Row Musician

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Adekunle Gold

Musician

Age: 31

CV: 2x Billboard Top 10 World Artist for About30 and Gold

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Adebayo

Designer

Age: 28

CV: Designer of Orange Culture

Bai Joiner

Creative Consultant

Age: 24

CV: Creative Consultant for Native Magazine

Eku Edewor

Actress/TV Personality

Age: 31

CV: Host of 53 Extra + plays “Nneka” in Nigeria’s first legal drama, Castle and Castle.

Orire

Designer/Entrepeneur

Age: 28

CV: Designer of Ré Lagos/Owner of Wèré House