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WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER ISSUE AND TO THE MENS EDITION OF THE HOLIDAY ISSUE. This season, as I’ve previously stated, I was inspired by the iconic photographer HELMUT NEWTON. I adored his 1994 campaign for Gianni Versace. The lighting was severe and the attitude was a bit sexual but extremely sophisticated. In preparing for any shoot, I start with the clothes and then the models. Luckily there were a few that has just signed to agencies here in the city. I must say that it’s extremely hard to find a male model that has African features, It’s all the rage in Paris. @linowilson comes to us Via @selectmodelchicago. His future is bright and he will make his Paris debut very soon. We chose the looks based on the level of detail. I’m sure you don’t want to see your basic black suit. Therefore we collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue and George Greene and chose the most holiday worthy looks fit for a King. This Portfolio photographed by Akin Girav. Grooming by @DebbieJacks, assisted by @muadana. Manicurist, Brea O’neil Porter @its_justbe. assistant Fashion Editor- @shakarilaws. Fashion Editor- Yours Truely.

Lino Wilson strikes a pose in GIVENCHY logo strip wool suit and White button down shirt all at Saks Fifth Avenue.

All is clear in BALENCIAGA sunglasses and BALENCIAGA wool double breasted jacket and Valentino wool trouser . He wears SAINT LAURENT patent zipped boot at Saks Fifth Avenue.

YOHJI YAMAMOTO wool military jacket and trouser at GEORGE GREENE.

VALENTINO cotton button down with logo and DIOR nylon mesh vest with belt all at Saks Fifth Avenue.

THOM BROWNE cotton oxford shirt with Back lacing detail at GEORGE GREENE.

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