Editorial: Spirit Keeper

Fashion Editor & Stylist – Francesco Vavallo @francesco_vavallo

Photographer – Stefano Sciuto @stefanosciutophoto

Grooming – Martina Russo @martinarussow

Ass. Stylist – Renato Ninfole @renatoninfole

Ass. Ph – Nicolò Martinazzi @nicolomartinazziphoto

Location – [HOHM] STREET YOGA @hohmstreetyoga

Models – GAYE @gaye_sero @bravemodels
                  MAAL @maal.azyz @bravemodels
                  CHRIS @yuchehsu1219 @bravemodels
                  TYRONE @tyronesmithers @ww_mgmt

Special thanks: Vincenzo Lamberti, [hohm] street yoga

Body, mind, and soul in union through Yoga. When we think about living well with ourselves, we think about being in a peaceful state with everything around us, eliminating stress, improving our body, and being happy and in harmony with ourselves. We especially realized that there is nothing more important during the lockdown than self-care and finding a balance between body and mind. Yoga is a practice that stimulates the awareness of our body, diverting external and internal distractions, seeking a connection with our ego to reach a physical and mental harmony. According to Yoga, each of us comprises a material and an energy body, invisible, which coordinates our intellectual and spiritual activities. That’s why for shooting this editorial, we have therefore chosen not a simple location, but [hohm] street yoga. For over 10 years, this school has focused on the study and teaching Yoga in an a-dogmatic way, with an offer ranging from vinyasa to yin and restorative. [hohm] street yoga turns its attention both to the subtle and traditional aspects of the discipline, including pranayama and more modern research, such as the introduction in Italy of the Katonah yoga method. Founded by Marco Migliavacca and Giovanna De Paulis, [hohm] street yoga combines multilevel classes with courses explicitly designed for beginners and has recently opened up to people with disabilities or simple motor difficulties, offering adaptive yoga classes. [hohm] street yoga is a center where you can deepen the study of Yoga and bring your practice to a new level of awareness, also through retreats and workshops with Italian and international teachers.

[hohm] street yoga is located in Milan (38, viale Tunisia and 19, via Solari).


MAAL wearing total outfit FRANCESCO GIANFRATE


TYRON wearing sweater Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE

CHRIS wearing Marco De Vincenzo
CHRIS wearing shirt and bag Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

GAYE wearing total outfit Marco De Vincenzo
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

Manintown talents: Francesco Ferdinandi

By Davide Musto – 23 Gennaio 2020

By Davide Musto – 23 Gennaio

Photo: Davide Musto

Stylist: Stefano Guerrini

Grooming: Domenico Mastrodicasa

Photographer assistant’s: Federico Taddonio e Dario Tucci

Stylist’s assistants: Elisa Maria Montanaro e Greta Tedeschi

Talent: Francesco Ferdinandi @Alex Pacifico

Special thanks to Palazzo Brancaccio – Spazio Field

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A model’s Talk: Andrea Manzoni

What pushed you to undertake a modeling carreer?

I was still attending high school and I was out with my parents on a Sunday, a booker named Massimo Curella stopped me and gave his business card to my parents. It all started gradually, since I was a football player I would’ve never imagined to become a model, but then I started traveling a lot. I lived for many years in Asia, I visited many cities like Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. I came back to Italy to work with clients like Dolce & Gabbana, and now I’m living between Paris and Milan.

What can you tell us about Paris?

I simply love it, I live on my own even though it wasn’t easy for me to find an apartment alone. I live near Notre Dame, in Saint Poumpidou. I find it extremely nice, it represents the old Paris, with its alleys. Working it’s wuite different from here, the model’s expression is more cherished. 

Could you tell us a place you would recommend?

Definitely Shanghai, where I lived for five years. I even stopped modeling for a year, since the city totally captivated me, and I worked as a club manager. I find Shanghai more open and international than Beijing. A restaurant I would recommend is The Fellas, a rooftop with a view on the Bund, owned by Italians. There are many things to do there, but even by talking a walk in the old town or in People’s square you could totally fall in love with it. I can also say it’s the perfect city for modeling, the work is tough but worth it.

Talking about yourself, do you train constantly?

I train at home, I’m not really used to the gym, coming from football and swimming. I train an hour every day and it’s been two years and a half since I last skipped a training day. Being 30 years old, I need to be more careful about what I eat then when I was younger, our body is constantly changing. 

What do you think about social network?

It’s for sure a part of my job, I think it’s very useful. It often gets confused how modeling, being an influencer and sponsor a brand are three completely different things. Social network allow us to be seen from everyone and being scouted easily. I love being in contact with the world, especially because I travel a lot, even though it was difficult in China, since most of the websites are blocked by the Government.

What do you always bring with you when you travel?

A book that my father gave me, it’s called the Alchemist by Coelho. I feel like it represents some parts of my life everytime I read it.

A piece of clothing that should always be in a man’s closet?

Elegant trousers, I never wear jeans.

What is your biggest dream?

I’d love to buy a house for my grandparents to give back everything they gave to me.

Any future plan?

I want to continue working in this field, become a booker or a casting director, and maybe fund my own agency, with the right balance between client’s satisfaction and model’s needs. 

Ph: Antonio Avolio
Style: Stefano Guerrini
Stylist’s assistants: Fabiana Guigli, Davide Spinella
Grooming: Matteo Bartolini @Freelancer Agency using R+CO
Model: Andrea Manzoni @Independent MGMT
Interview: Martina Belluschi

Cover: Total look Dondup, scarpe Baldinini 

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The irresistible Salim Kechiouche

Algerian-French actor Salim Kechiouche started out young, starring in the film À Toute Vitesse at the age of just 15. He then went on to become France’s kick-boxing champion in 1998, before deciding to pursue his acting career full-time. Now approaching 40, he has just finished working on acclaimed French director Abdellatif Kechiche’s upcoming film (as yet unnamed), having collaborated closely with him over the years, starring in the award-winning Blue is the Warmest Colour and the recent Mektoub My Love. We caught up with him in Paris

What do boxing and acting have in common and where do they most differ?
The desire to be in the spotlight, to be seen, to show what you’re capable of. The fact that you have to make sacrifices and have a strong mentality. In boxing, you have to hide your pain, while in acting it’s the opposite: you have to open up and show your feelings. I’ve always felt like I was being pulled in two directions. I like it when you see actors and actresses come within an inch of madness or approach very strong human emotions. You can maintain strength and at the same time keep a certain fragility. It’s a delicate balance.

You have made three films with film director Abdellatif Kechiche. What’s your relationship like with him?
I’m very proud of our relationship. I think we have a lot of respect for one another. We have quite a lot in common: he also boxed and acted on stage. It’s as if we were family – he’s like a big brother. He has a strong influence on me, for sure. Working with him changes your perspective on this profession. He’s very engaged as a director and so it’s impressive to work with him. You learn a lot.

How do you approach a role?
You become the character and the character becomes you – it’s a meeting between the two. It’s instinctive and you have to try and have confidence in yourself.

You broach themes of adolescence, masculinity and sexuality in your work. How do you see your role as an actor in relation to such issues?
People write to me a lot about the fact that certain roles have helped them to feel freer. Often roles have a message – that’s more interesting as it touches people in a more profound way. I try to maintain my freedom and, for me, cinema and theatre are untouchable spaces for freedom. So if there is a message through that, that’s not bad going as a role in society.

What’s next?
The next film with Kechiche, which we’ve just finished. I’d like to return to the stage and I want to write – it’s something different, but I’m trying!


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Talent: Salim Kechiouche
Interview: Kim Laidlaw
Photographer: Lucie Hugary
Styling: Nicholas Galletti
Grooming: Richard Blandel @ B agency