Saturday, 20 April 2013
“TAKEN BY STORM”
A Fashion Photography exhibition curated by Storm Model Management Founder, Sarah Doukas, in exclusive collaboration with Centrefold Magazine and Manhattan Loft Corporation took place Wednesday 17th April, hosted at JOSEPH’S Westbourne Grove Boutique.
Guests were drinking Snow Queen Vodka cocktails at the pop Boujis Bar as well as coconut water by Vita Coco.
The exhibition will run for two weeks
Friday, 12 April 2013
Vogue have written a lovely feature on our upcoming exhibition, entitled Taken by Storm celebrating our collaboration with Storm Models on Centrefold issue 8 and the official launch of centrefoldmagazine.com. Click the link to read about it and see a preview of the images http://bit.ly/1229qfG.
Rose Cholmondeley, Lucie de La Falaise, Noah Becker, Max Rodgers by Andrew G. Hobbs
Friday, 22 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Friday, 16 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford join Storm Model Management and Manhattan Loft Corporation to celebrate their anniversaries by appearing in a special edition of fashion magazine Centrefold
This is the eighth edition of the directional fashion, art and design magazine, uniquely curated in collaboration with Storm and property development company Manhattan Loft Corporation, and designed and art directed by Plus Agency.
The special 104 page edition, entitled 25+20=8, marks two major anniversaries at the companies: Storm is celebrating 25 years in the business and Manhattan
Loft Corporation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Storm Model Management has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for a quarter of a decade, consistently redefining the traditional boundaries of modelling, by managing the careers of the faces who have sold us everything - from Calvin Klein jeans to the Burberry trench coat, influencing our tastes, desires and the fashion industry itself.
Manhattan Loft Corporation has reshaped London’s urban landscape taking derelict, forgotten, unloved buildings and transforming them into desirable contemporary living and work spaces. Its projects include Sir George Gilbert Scott’s The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Soho Lofts in Wardour Street W1, Bankside Lofts neighbouring the Tate Modern and Ealing Studios. Manhattan Loft Corporation’s enduring focus on London’s creativity naturally connected with partners Storm Model Management and Centrefold on the vision of the eighth edition of the magazine.
Harry Handelsman, CEO of Manhattan Loft Corporation, says: “For 20 years Manhattan Loft
Corporation has been about harnessing the best in forward thinking new design, creating developments that break the mould and environments that people want to be part of.
“Our buildings are renowned for their incredible style and in this edition of Centrefold where the worlds of fashion, art and design come together our developments are perfectly placed to provide striking urban backdrops for the world’s most famous modelling talent.”
Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, says: “I am incredibly proud of Storm and what we have achieved as a company, and to still be at the helm after twenty five years.
“I have been very fortunate over the years to represent some of the most beguiling talent in the modelling industry, and to watch my clients grow, and to be a part of their success is wonderful. I work with a brilliant and dynamic team of agents and we still have a lot of fun together at work.
“I am also very proud and pleased that we have paid tribute to our exceptional talent with this issue of Centrefold, with Manhattan Loft Corporation as our partners. We were fortunate to have the support of several brilliant photographers and stylists, and our talent of course, guided by the genius of editor Andrew G. Hobbs and creative director Tom Lardner. “
Andrew G. Hobbs, founder and editor-in-chief of Centrefold, says: “Both Storm and Manhattan Loft Corporation tell stories of success, longevity and endurance, which is something to be admired and honoured.
“The dynamic collision of talent, achievement and creativity represented in this edition is synonymous with Centrefold’s directional platform and vision for the future, collaborating with the greatest and the latest in an experimental fashion with no boundaries.”
The magazine has been designed to pay tribute to the two worlds of Storm Model Management and Manhattan Loft Corporation, and the shoots are the
results of a collision of interests, ideas and stimulus that come from both companies.
Storm showcases the outstanding talent that illustrates 25 years in operation from icons, Kate Moss in Emerald Suite shot by Venetia Scott to Cindy Crawford in CC shot by Mark Abrahams and new stars, Jourdan Dunn in Icon shot by Scott Trindle to Cara Delevingne in
Take Manhattan shot by Guy Aroch.
Manhattan Loft Corporation showcase their own icons in the magazine; the places that are a part of every-day London life and the buildings that can literally stop people in their tracks, from the elegant grandeur of The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to the rawness of The
Edison, and the staggering new skyscraper Manhattan Loft Gardens - these buildings serve as the backdrops to the narratives that unfold in the magazine.
In Big Bang and the Long ’90s, writer Alex Rayner looks at the effect that both the companies have had on London’s urban and cultural landscape.
Sarah Doukas of Storm Modeling Agency: The beauty spotter
She saw the dog first. A few months ago, Sarah Doukas had nipped into Knightsbridge for a lightning spot of lunch-break shopping, when a comely canine caught her eye. "That dog was just gorgeous," says Doukas. "And when I looked up, so was the girl walking it. So I stopped her." Doukas swooped and now that girl, 16-year-old Anya Taylor, is signed to Storm Models. "We're doing incredibly well with Anya," reports Doukas, "and she's acting and going up the movie path, too."
Spotting Anya is the last time Doukas felt the tingling thrill that comes when she sees a face in the crowd that she knows might make it as a fashion model. And Doukas's facility for scouting models, while not unerring (she recently brought back a handsome road sweeper to her office, only to have him rejected by her men's team) is as good as anyone's in the business.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
Untitled from Plus Agency on Vimeo.
For the seventh issue of Centrefold Magazine in collaboration with Plus Agency, we asked a select group of influential photographers and artists to delve into their archives, offering us access to rare and unseen works that would become the content for this issue aptly entitled, Unpublished.
Contributors in order
Andrew G. Hobbs
Thank you to GF Smith for your continued support
Select Creative Production
and Sunbeam Studios
Friday, 27 January 2012
Andrej Centrefold App from tomlardner on Vimeo.
Andrej Pejic Backstage Video from Plus Agency on Vimeo.
Directed and Edited by Andrew G. Hobbs and Plus Agency
Styling by Ye Young Kim
Camera by Joe Starbuck
Hair by Bianca Tuovi
Make Up by Emma Osborne
Monday, 7 November 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Centrefold Magazine launches Centrefold Issue 6, guest-edited, designed and curated by creative director, Daniel Baer (Studio Baer) and fashion stylist, Joanna Schlenzka (Contributing Fashion Editor of Dazed & Confused and Another Magazine).
This issue of the limited edition bi-annual, due for release in October 2010 focuses on explorations in colour, intricate typography and pushing fashion photography as pieces of art, open to the interpretation of the reader for the purpose of eliciting a response that could be desire, happiness, joy, excitement or hope. In essence, it is a celebration of the timelessness and iconographic nature of fashion imagery, its ability to provoke thought, spark conversation, create fantasy and capture imaginations while remaining etched on our collective memories for all eternity.
A kaleidoscopic spectrum of hues permeates the magazine in which a palette of bright and soft tones, drawn from aspects of shades, prints and patterns found within the imagery act as powerful motifs. Coloured pages serve as connective threads between stories while each photographer imbues his or her story with a unique viewpoint of colour, choosing to select perhaps a stormy canvas, muted shades, eye-popping neon or the subtle reflections of the rainbow. The resulting effect is a tonal synergy, a three-dimensional quality and vivacity to the issue that is painterly in its aesthetics.
In conjunction with the bold design aesthetics, the styling commands a dynamic presence, coaxing the eye inwards, forcing us to view and review the images to uncover details that were previously unseen inside the frame.
The array of world-renowned photographers, artistes and models enlisted to realise Centrefold Issue 6 have collectively worked for many of the leading, high-end publications and brands within the fashion industry including Numéro, Vogue Italia, Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Another, V Magazine, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Pirelli.
Illustrious photographers, Miguel Reveriego (CLM), Hans Feurer (WIB Paris), Yelena Yemchuk (Art Department), Johan Sandberg (Artlist Paris), KT. Auleta, Andrew G. Hobbs and rising art photographer, Esther Teichmann (Webber Represents), collaborated with the superior hair and make-up talents of top agencies CLM, The Collective Shift, D+V Management and Julian Watson. These creative forces joined to shoot coveted models, Dioni Tabbers, Egle Tvirbutaite, Rasa Zukauskaite and multi-faceted Supermodel, Rie Rasmussen in London, New York, Paris and Switzerland. Rasmussen is this issue’s Centrefold and cover star, her fearless exuberance captured by Miguel Reveriego’s inimitable style. Modelling for over a decade, she has won plaudits as a writer director with films (Thinning the Herd and Human Zoo) and as Luc Besson’s lead in the cult film Angel-A.
Centrefold Issue 6 is a volume of modern iconography, an ode to fashion imagery and a much-desired collector’s item. We encourage you to reserve your copy, to admire, to share and to cherish.
Text: Chantelle Johnson
Friday, 30 April 2010
Judged by renowed designers including Wim Crouwell, Peter Saville and Phil Baines Centrefold 4, designed by Design Studio and Guest Edited by Georgina Hodson wins award for best design.
To see more from Design Studio go to the link above, by clicking the blog title.
Centrefold Magazine 04 from DesignStudio on Vimeo.