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 @debbie_jacks, assisted by @muadana both at @distinctartists . Manicurist, Brea O’neil Porter @its_justbe. assistant Fashion Editor- @shakarilaws. Fashion Editor- Yours Truely.