Half-bleached undercut, layered studded bracelets, excessive hardware jewelry, man-skirts (or are those just uber-wide pants?), leather jackets, teen angst, chipped black nail polish… had you any doubt at all that the 90’s are back full force and that now, AT LONG LAST, I get to joyfully re-live all the glorious sartorial errors of junior high school minus the whole social pariah thing — despite how contemporary and fresh it looks, this editorial is actually from Arena Homme’s FW 1999 issue. I REST MY CASE.
AND ALSO, an ed from a 1996 issue, by Steven Klein (who directed Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video, had you forgotten.) If there’s one thing I miss in today’s uber-slick fast’n’fancy easily retouched digital era of fashion photography, it’s that soft focus, off-kilter white balance, heavy grain, and incredible depth of field that you still can only get so perfectly with film. I’m not even a huge fan of Klein but I love these shots — simple, clean composition, remarkably simplistic styling (HEINOUSLY PRINTED SKIN-TIGHT POLYESTER BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS O YES) but full of texture and colour.
The rest of both eds after the jump. All via TFS.