10 Fashion Gods

For the last couple of days I've been on train after train, travelling around all over the place. I stopped to do some much needed magazine shopping and came across a couple of magazines of interest. UK and US Vogue and Elle were available as usual, but I was looking for a magazine along the routes of I-D and Dazed and Confused. After browsing for what seemed like hours I finally settled on 10 magazine, although I chose to ignore the £6.95 price attached. This is the first time I've purchased this magazine and I'm glad I did as it commemorates 10's 10th anniversary.
The issue, '10 fashion gods about their woman' focuses on designers Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Vivienna Westwood. The issue is full of photo shoots, interviews, biographies'', 10 Ideas, 10 Commandments and pretty much anything that '10' can fit in.
When I buy a magazine I have to admit, I do look at all the fashion promotion first and I usually judge buying the magazine for that, or for it's photo storeys. The second main reason for buying this magazine is my instant love of the new fashion campaign from Alexander McQueen. colours are juicy, vibrant and the textiles and patterns are just to be admired.

Flicking through the magazine I also came across a new fashion photographer, Michel Comte. The photo shoot is a visual masterpiece, each model is shot on on a black background and all draped in long almost sheer fabric. Light shines behind each model creating a silhouette which adding a splash of colour to this seemly black and white photograph. This photo collection has replaced some of my favourite shoots, I love everything about it, if the the latest issue doesn't interest you at all, buy it for these photos.
Below is an example of Comtes' work. I've chosen this photo as the tones and colours make such a dramatic impact within the photo.

If your thinking of buying 10 magazine, (which i suggest you do) you can visit http://www.10magazine.com/tenwomen.html. Remember this is more of a specialist magazine so you won't find it in your local supermarket.
And to view some of Michels' work, visit http://www.michelcomte.org/index.php/home.html and from their you can view a selection of his work from editorial, to nudes, portraits and fashion.

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