Adonis Wears Mink: GUCCI Mens Fall 2015

Born from a myrrh tree, the mythological figure Adonis was such a heartthrob that he caused a perilous rift between the goddesses Aphrodite and Persephone, both of whom sought to court the undivided light of his raw masculinity. In a diplomatic move to squash this beef, Zeus intervened and ordered that Adonis spend one third of the year with Aphrodite, one third with Persephone, and the other third with whomever he wished. In the end, he spent that extra third with Aphrodite. On a Greek vase now located in the Louvre, dated circa 410BCE, a naked Adonis with a hair-metal coiffure looks up at the goddess of love, who pulls at the shoulder strap of her dress. As though brought to a boil by her lust, Adonis’s body on the vase still retains a feint red glow from its original glaze. A similarly muted red can be found across Gucci Fall 2015, the most intriguing menswear collection of this season. Shot here by photographer DOMINIK TARABANSKI for his story “Adonis,” the collection is filled with red hues, silk bows, and mink-lined loafers. ALESSANDRO MICHELE’s new take on Gucci’s jet-set ethos joyfully dances on the line between androgynous sophistication and bombastic dandification. The result is a feast for the eyes.

Photography: Dominik Tarabanski / Marek & Associates 

 Art direction: Dominik Tarabanski & Anatolli Smith

Fashion: Anatolli Smith

Stylist assistant: Katie Eytch 

Model: Adonis Bosso / DNA Models 

Producer: Wojtek Szaulinski / Marek & Associates 

Photographer assistant: Bogdan Teslar Kwiatowski

Studio: Candy Studio 

Retouch: Bartek Klus / Run Run Retouch 

All clothing: Gucci Mens Fall 2015

Deeper

  • Thus Spoke Bischofberger: Artforum’s Eternally Swiss Back Cover

    An advertisement for the art gallery belonging to dealer and collector Bruno Bischofberger has occupied the back cover of every issue of Artforum since April 1987. Seen out of context and en masse, the eternally Swiss contents of these promotions at first appear idiosyncratic; upon further scrutiny, however, they seem insane.More
  • Apparel

    032c “Dark Times” Brecht T-Shirt Black

    €50
    Buy Now
  • Société de 032c: GLOBAL PREDICTIONS from Cyber Oracle SITA ABELLAN

    “The major debate everyone is avoiding is how technology will modify our society and economy,” says the model, DJ, and self-proclaimed “techno princess” in a series of dystopian prophecies. “Technology is forging our behavior and will deeply affect who we become as human beings. Avoiding discussions about the use of technology without limitations and restraints will cause major injustices.”More
  • 032c WWB Collection

    032c WWB Turtleneck Camouflage

    €80
    Buy Now
  • Apparel

    032c Classics Logo Beanie

    €40
    Buy Now
  • Salty, Litigious, Iconoclastic: DAVID SIMON on TV as discourse

    With “The Wire,” DAVID SIMON accomplished the unlikely feat of captivating both West ­Baltimore bruisers and The New Yorker subscribers for an hour a week, over the course of six years. Twenty years into television’s latest “Golden Age,” as the creative blueprint pioneered by Simon and shows like The Sopranos unfurls into an endless stream of content from Amazon and Netflix, we revisit our 2011 interview with Simon from 032c Issue 20.More
  • OG? OK! Onitsuka Tiger Unveils 70th Anniversary OK Basketball Shoes in Berlin

    At their store on Alte Schönhauserstrasse in Berlin, Japanese footwear mainstays Onitsuka Tiger held a Japan-themed mini festival to herald the arrival of the OK Basketball MT and the OK Basketball Lo: two new shoes inspired by the groundbreaking design that ignited the Onitsuka Tiger brand almost 70 years ago.More
  • CROSS-DRESSING IN THE WEHRMACHT: Unseen Practices at the German Front

    While collecting amateur photography from periods during and after the war, Berlin-based visual artist Martin Dammann would, “from time to time,” stumble upon photographs of cross-dressing soldiers. Provoked, he began to seek out more, drawn to the “kaleidoscope of emotional states” that they revealed: “Desire for women. Desire for men. To be a woman. To be elsewhere. To be someone else.” More
  • THE BIG FLAT NOW: Power, Flatness, and Nowness in the Third Millennium

    As a contemporary metaphor, flatness describes how the invention of the Internet has restructured global society. At its origin, its promise was a social revolution founded on intersectional equality and universal democracy. It is our contention that that promise may yet be fully realized.More