Patty Huntington is doing great things over at frockwriter. Well, she has for a long time- she was among the first Australians to start a fashion blog. Anyway, she has championed model Andrej Pejic (an Australian by way of Croatia and New Zealand) since well before this i-D shoot but this was the first time that his image completely and totally stopped me in my tracks. As in, I stood and examined each and every photograph and then went back to the first image again. Gazing at his face, my eyes kept slipping between searching for the masculine and the feminine. His lips- his cheekbones- his hair- his presence. It's one pretty, extraordinary and pretty extraordinary face. Neither masculine nor feminine yet both at the same time.
The next trend for models may very well be beautiful androgyny as a reaction away from the hyper-feminine models that have been dominating catwalks and editorials this year (your Doutzen Kroes, your Alessandra Ambrosios, your Miranda Kerrs, your Lara Stones.) Freja, Daria and Abbey certainly haven't been wanting for work, but it will be interesting to see how the styling changes and how male models might be further incorporated into editorials directed at female consumers.
As an indicator of what might be sidling into a magazine near you very soon, I give you:
Givenchy FW campaign 2011 (photographed by Mert and Marcus)
Polaroids of Trimapee AW11 campaign by Jamie
Andrej (again) by Mert and Marcus for Vogue Paris September 2010