Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lanvin's Lucas Ossendrijver covers the launch issue of Manuscript

Sydney-based freelance fashion journo Mitchell Oakley-Smith isn’t one for resting on his laurels. Already the author of one coffee table book through Thames & Hudson Australia – Fashion: Australian and New Zealand designers – T&H Australia has just released a second collection of his designer vignettes, Interiors: Australian and New Zealand designers. And he’s just signed a third contract, this time with the Thames & Hudson mothership in London for another, slightly more complex tome that is due for release in late 2013 and is to be co-authored with Australian art curator and writer Alison Kubler. All under the age of 25. But that’s not all. Behold a preview of the first cover of a new menswear magazine called Manuscript, Oakley-Smith’s first effort as a publisher, which is out on Friday. Lensed by London-based Australian Paul Scala at the Lanvin headquarters in Paris, it stars Lanvin’s menswear director Lucas Ossendrijver, an extensive profile of whom features inside the issue. 

The quarterly menswear-focussed art, culture and design title is being produced by Oakley-Smith and his fashion director fiancĂ© Jolyon Mason, with art direction by Nic Adamovich. Available through bookstores, galleries, fashion boutiques and select newsagents, as well as online via manuscriptdaily.com, issue one also includes profiles of British actor Jack Derges, Australian actor Oliver Ackland and artists Olaf Breuning and Lionel Bawden. 

The fashion spreads, shot by Jordan Graham, Liz Ham, Adrian Mesko and Bowen Arico, with styling also by James Dykes and Sonny Groo, feature the models Jeremy Dufour, Jack Vanderhart, Jordan Coulter and twins Jordan and Zac Stenmark. The latter co-star in the ‘City to Surf’ fashion editorial, below, which was shot by Graham and styled by Mason, with grooming by Max May. 

Manuscript was conceived during Oakley-Smith's New York stint earlier this year, which was partially sponsored by the Australians in New York Fashion Foundation

A collective of Australians who have worked their way to the top of the New York fashion industry, AINYFF assists young Australians gain experience and contacts in New York. Oakley-Smith was AINYFF's 2011 runnerup. Check the AINYFF site for this year's finalists, with the 2012 winners announced in Sydney on December 19th with Calvin Klein's Malcolm Carfrae, Harpers Bazaar's Laura Brown, Ford Model's Doll Wright and Condé Nast Asia Pacific's Nancy Pilcher all due to be in attendance.


all images: supplied exclusively to frockwriter by manuscript


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