Maybe I’m turning into a broken record here — this will, after all, be the second time I post overly enthusiastic posts about editorials by now-iconic photographers from Arena Homme in the 90’s, and it seems like every other post on this blog is now dominated by a crippling nostalgia for the decade of my youth — but like, kids, SERIOUSLY. Potentially questionable racial politics in some of the images aside, these are all pretty epic, especially those amazing cheesy effects on the Roversi ed. More, of course, after the jump — all images from Arena Homme FW1996, via the TFS fourms.
You know, that whole “let’s dress these models up like some concept of punk and take pseudo-gritty photos and then pat ourselves on the back for being so damn EDGY” thing should be old and cliche and problematic by now, BUT I STILL ALWAYS KIND OF LIKE IT. Besides, now I want a cropped plaid boxy lil’ blazer like that. Goddamnit. More at Test.
Hot damn, Crystal Renn (YES THANK YOU MORE EDS THAT ARE ABOUT CLOTHES/STYLING/PHOTOS AND NOT ‘OMG SHES LIKE A SIZE 8 WHAT A FATTIE’, CAN WE PLEASE DO THIS MORE OFTEN) and leather jackets and really creepy dolls. (Vogue Paris Aug 2010 — Photog ID anyone? Fashion Copious doesn’t know.)