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Actors and Activists: Brandon Kyle Goodman and Kendrick Sampson

Both actors are using their celebrity status as a tool for activism and education.

LANGLEY FOX: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF ART

Illustrator Langley Fox’s work taps into very distinct creative depths by focusing on suffering and mental anguish. Through her pieces, she aims to normalize the discussion and portrayal of mental health and eradicate the stigma behind it.

Face to Face with Yuima Nakazato

Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato took an original approach to the unique challenges this haute couture fashion season presented. Instead of trying to cobble together a collection on his own or craft one out of leftover fabrics from past collections he decided to make the creative process in collaboration with his customers, and he called the project Face to Face.

Hats Off to Rahne Jones

Rahne Jones, the star of the Netflix series The Politician, is new to Hollywood. But she has already learned that activism and taking action, be that following her dreams of becoming an actor or using her voice for change, is part of the new normal the world needs to embrace.

The Rise and Rise of Fionn O’Shea

Irish actor Fionn O’Shea first grabbed the spotlights in Steph Green’s Oscar-nominated short film New Boy. He currently can be seen in David Freyne’s Dating Amber and up next is a starring role in the Russo Brothers film Cherry. It’s no surprise that O’Shea’s star is on the rise.

PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOUL

Capturing humanity and the soul has always been photographer Mathieu Bitton’s goal, which he so flawlessly achieves. There is an unexplainable gleam of truth in his work, as he transforms a photograph from a two-dimensional medium to a dynamic vehicle of pure authenticity through surrealism.

Sun kissed Skin

June is the Menswear month (together with January) for the Fashion Industry. Castings, rehearsals, shows...this year we are living another reality, but we want to get to know more about five male models based across the globe.

Fashion’s Future Designers

ODDA made a selection of leading fashion design graduates from top tier fashion schools from around the globe and spoke with each of them about their love of fashion, their unique sartorial point of view and their dreams for the future.

JAKE MANLEY is Making his Mark on Hollywood.

Netflix’s The Order star Jake Manley talks to ODDA about his journey from filmmaker to actor and his upcoming films Infamous and Holidate.

YOSHIKI: The Life of a Rock Star

From his home in Los Angeles, Japanese rock star YOSHIKI, discusses all things music, looks back on his favorite memories performing live, working with Bono, will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson on the and “Sing For Life” project and what he has got in store for us next.

JordanLuca: Slow Burn to Stardom

Designers Jordan Bowen and Luca Marchetto, the duo behind the brand JordanLuca, reveal how they first met, the way they divide and conquer to create a collection, and what they think about the move to transform Men’s London Fashion Week into a gender-neutral virtual showcase.

#RaisingFunds - #BlackLivesMatter

At ODDA magazine we fundamentally believe in equality and justice. We stand alongside the Black Community against racism, violence, and prejudice. We want to contribute to the fight against these systemic injustices and support the organizations that are bringing about the change we want to see in the world.

How is Gemfields Giving Back to Africa?

Jack Cunningham of Gemfields and Matt Becker of the Zambian Carnivore Program work together to support the protection of Zambia’s biodiversity and local community. These industry leaders in gemstone mining and wildlife conservation talk to ODDA about their best practices in terms of technology, transparency, and social

KEEP ART ALIVE

ODDA connects with galleries and artists during the COVID-19 outbreak speaking on initiatives to showcase art. Here we speak with the co-founder of The Little Black Gallery, Digital Curator and Associate Director of Saatchi Gallery, Creative Director at Desa Potato Head, and artists alike.

#AdaywithKaiMilla

In a new series of #AdayWith for #ODDAdigital we are spending A Day With Kai Milla, Kailand Morris and Mandla Morris at home in Calabasas.

#ODDAcommunity

Rethinking fashion’s new normal with Dazed’s Emma Davidson, Interview’s Nick Haramis and V magazine’s Mathias Rosenzweig

“Up to Something...” with Stevie

Creating a strong reputation for her authentic taste and love for vintage style, the newfound entrepreneur has created Stevie, a CBD company, to help people manage their body’s responses to stimuli, to face life with productivity, ease, and confidence. Courtney talks to ODDA in the comfort of her home about her most prevalent childhood stories, starting her first company, and where CBD is headed.

#Raisingfunds

In offering our own support, ODDA has also decided to donate all proceeds of its sales taking place via Newsstands.co.uk to the organizations Get Us PPE (U.S.), the Civil Protection (Italy), and UNICEF (Spain).

Sportmax 50th Anniversary Collection

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sportmax produced a special collection putting a modern spin on the brand’s iconic 70s silhouettes. The 15-look capsule collection boasts striking color-blocking and a fresh mix-and-match aesthetic while staying true to the brand’s identity with impeccable tailoring and modern sophistication.

“il Mondo Fuori”

We speak with Luca Bortolato whose photo series “il Mondo Fuori” examines the TV screen as a shared access point into the world beyond our doorstep and a reflection of the growing anxieties and anticipation during this trying time.

Michelle Elie’s CDG Love Affair

The one-of-a-kind Michelle Elie opens her closet full of Comme des Garçons pieces in a new exhibition fittingly titled “Life doesn’t frighten me: Michelle Elie wears Comme des Garçons”. An impressive representation of one woman’s lifelong love of Rei Kawakubo’s designs.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF QUARANTINE

Breanna Box and her boyfriend Peter Dupont use their combined creative talents for modeling, acting, writing, directing, activism and even a dip into furniture design to make their time confined in their London apartment as creative and stimulating as possible.

Demin life

#ODDAdenim is a highlight of issue 18 Spring/Summer 2020 with actor Marcus Scribner, surfer Arthur Arutkin, skater Haden McKenna and artist James P. Tsang to model Bobby Brazier, TikTok personality Griffin Johnson, and twin brothers Vova and Valen Volinetts, we look at the content creators of our time and see those who actively shape our culture and reinvent it for the future, connecting with a new wave of consumers and sharing their engagement with the Denim as a timeless trend opening to the Fashion industry a new future.

#LETSDONATE

#ODDAletsdonate shares the efforts of the fashion community during the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic, presenting the many causes finding support in their actions of relief across the world, with your ability to be a part of these by donation or getting the word out.

#STAYHOME

It's time to #Stayhome and we join forces to spread this message with Anna Dello Russo, Julie de Libran, Margherita Missoni, Coi Leray, Giotto Calendoli and Aliana Lohan showing you what to do home and take this time as a productive time. #ODDAstayhome

INSTITUTE OF FASHION DESIGN BASEL: THE GRADUATES

Speaking to five of the graduates at Institute of Fashion Design Basel. Some of the most exciting and innovative design talents coming out of Switzerland’s creative scene by way of virtual video on taking their original perspectives to the next level.

Snoop Dogg & CORDELL BROADUS

Snoop Dogg and his son Cordell Broadus covers ODDA 18’s Spring/Summer 2020 issue, “What Goes Around Comes Around” because they represent the importance of the cycles in life, the identity and that everything is always "coming back."

FASHION FORWARD PARIS, NOUVELLE SEINE

In Fashion Forward: Paris we explore those at the forefront of the passageway in discovering new spheres and possibilities for the fashion industry. A passageway can be an entrance, an exit or in some cases, a revolving door––yet it seems clear that it should always represent a call to action.

Sphere F/W 2020 - FHCM

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has launched a new complementary platform and commercial showroom dedicated to promoting and mentoring emerging designers called SPHERE – Paris Fashion Week Showroom. Here ODDA speaks with designers THEBE MAGUGU, KENNETH IZE AND SADAELS, three brands SPHERE is supporting this season.

Fear of God Exclusively for Ermenegildo Zegna Collection

Considering the deep identification of expert tailoring from Zegna and Fear of God’s progressive take on streetwear-as-luxury today, the collaboration can be understood to represent, in its fullest potential, a reflection on where we currently are in terms of street wear, the defined “casual wear,” traditional dress as well as the transformation of a man's suit.

LVMH PRIZE 2020

For the 7th edition of the world-renowned LVMH Prize ODDA Spoke WITH AMANDA HARLECH, GAIA REPOSI AND PETER PHILLIPS ABOUT THE 20 #LVMHPRIZE2020 CANDIDATES. WE WANTED TO LEARN FROM THEM JUST WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING HOME ONE OF FASHION'S MOST COVETED PRIZES.

FUTURE AND FASHION IN SPAIN

MBFW MADRID OPENING DOORS TO A NEW DECADE FASHION IN THE COUNTRY. This season marks the 71st iteration of the fashion week and it will be taking place at the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid with a program that included 37 national designers and creators.

ALTAROMA F/W 20-21

ALTAROMA IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF ITALIAN EMERGING FASHION. Aside from holding both established designers and emerging brands within its “Showcase Roma” and “Who Is On Next” endeavors, the January 2020 edition of the Roman Fashion Week, organized by AltaRoma, included a fascinating array and integration of upcoming talent.

LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN

After being a finalist in the 2018 LVMH Prize, Ludovic de Saint Sernin quickly attracted fans and critical acclaim for his signature subtle and sophisticated silhouettes that embrace gender fluidity, queer narratives, sensuality and homoerotic themes. WE SPEAK WITH THE DESIGNER ABOUT THE CREATIVE ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES THAT MAKE UP HIS EPONYMOUS BRAND.

PAMELA ANDERSON

Pamela Anderson, the internationally-celebrated actress, photographer and animal rights activist, speaks with us about her latest project, a short film titled “How To Fall In Love.” Directed by Canadian director Brock Newman, the film dissects the pleasurable fever of romantic yearning and the sense of possibility it arises in one.

Joonas Suotamo

Arguably there is no character dearer to the hearts of all Star Wars fans than Chewbacca. Here we speak to the man behind the Wookie, Joonas Suotamo, who took over for the original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew for THE LAST FILM OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA: "STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER."

Fashion Awards. BFC New Wave creative

The British Fashion Council and the Fashion Awards represent the uplifting, cultivation, and celebration of creative talent across the board within an extremely diversified and consistently-developing and formative industry. Here we interview three BFC New Wave designers that will be shaping fashion’s future.

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Dries Van Noten is rightfully acclaimed as one of the most important designers of our generation. He is a multifaceted individual with deep sensitivities that are informed by a perspective of extraordinary observance that sees him drawing inspiration from disparate starting points that come together in his work to create wholly original pieces of wearable art.

AHEAD OF TIME

Four creative forces shaping today’s fashion magazine field tell us how they view the current state of the industry. Discover what Alexander Fury, Elizabeth Von Guttman, Luke Jefferson Day and Sara Sozzani Maino think the future holds for this global multi-billion-dollar industry as we move into a new decade.

BODY LANGUAGE

The world of fashion and sports have more in common than most might think. They are both fields where success is a meritocracy, drive is a key and outside the box approaches lead to game-changing advancements. Here we speak with Mitya Staev, Evan Mock, Sam Salter Marco Mignot and Sam Hurley, five athletes who are playing the game on their own terms.

ODDA 17 CHINA AND JAPAN

As a principal component of ODDA Magazine’s issue 17 "Connections," we are elated to announce the release of an exclusive cover for both China and Japan with Mr​.​ Pierce Brosnan. This expansion is guided by the deep relevance these two territories hold globally–as well to us on a personal level.

NINAMOUNAH x ODDA DINNER

At the Hotel De L’Europe in Amsterdam, a special dinner paid homage to the launch of ODDA Magazine’s 17th issue titled "Connections"–as well to the Dutch label Ninamounah celebrating the special story and interview part of this new issue.

Toni Garrn Foundation

Long-established fashion model and advocate for education among young girls, Toni Garrn has excelled in her endless commitment to philanthropic efforts via her Toni Garrn Foundation. Its core mission involves the pursuit of fundraising and program development for the education of female youths in Africa.

ODDA 17 'Connections'

The Fall/Winter 2019-20 issue of ODDA explores the all-sweeping, expansive concept of ‘Connections’ and all this brings to life within us. This is represented in a selection of 6 unique covers that celebrate a devotion to authenticity in practice and the ability to act upon one’s belief in order to provoke constructive change within our societies.

Oyku's Vision

Explore a first-hand account of model Okyu’s chaotic life during fashion week through her own words and photos. Follow her backstage at the shows, hanging out with friends between jobs and embracing with youthful exuberance in the unique universe of working in fashion.

Staerk & Christensen

Supermodel Helena Christensen opens up about her multidisciplinary creative studio Stærk & Christensen. Launched with her longtime collaborator Camilla Staerk the studio has become a channel through which Christensen keeps her mind stimulated, her artistic eye sharp and her creative energy flowing.

Marjan 4 SOS

Marjan Jonkman is ranked as one of the top 50 models in the world. But her beauty is much more than skin deep. A long time supporter of SOS Children’s Villages, a global federation working to protect children who have lost parental care, she has recently been named as an ambassador of the organization.

AltaRoma Part II

Altaroma presented a new edition of Who Is On Next? fashion competition this season. Listen to jury members Carlo Capasa, Sara Sozzani Maino and Sophia Neophitou talk about what they look for in a winner. Also enjoy an interview with Roman couturier Sylvio Giardina on preserving old haute couture techniques.

AltaRoma Part I

Organized by Altaroma, a platform known for being a showcase and an incubator for emerging brands, Rome Fashion Week is a meeting place where important players of the industry have the opportunity to know and appreciate closely the expression of the best independent and visionary fashion.

The man of tomorrow

What the future holds for men's wear has been an endlessly recurring part of the conversation in fashion for quite some time now. With a street wear boom and independent menswear brands having exploded the traditional business model with their "drop" and "collab" mentalities. Today august men's wear brands have to adapt to a new sartorial landscape.

Tommy Ton

The beloved Tommy Ton–photographer, street-style hero, and Creative Director of Deveaux–describes what it took to come full circle from his longtime inclination for design to where he is today, as well the necessity in representing one’s consumer, and when to use one’s voice.

Parsons Paris 2019

This year’s graduating BFA Fashion Design students of the New School Parsons Paris presented their capsule collection last week at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. We went backstage and interviewed some of the designers to hear about the ideas behind their final capsule collections.

Selah Marley

Selah Marley’s "A Primordial Place" is a world conceived by the mind as a calling and made tangible by the many wonders of self-reflection. Here we speak with the promising artist about her work and what it takes to communicate one’s vision in a time of the ever-expansive approach of connecting to one’s identity.

Hyères 2019: Part II

At its 34th edition, Hyères Festival returns to recognize the best of upcoming names in the industry, celebrating the talent and creative potential of the next generation. The Festival is centered around exhibitions and competitions, showcasing the work of ten fashion designers, ten photographers, and ten fashion accessories designers.

Hyères 2019: Part I

We sit down with members of this year’s jury, including fashion photographer Craig McDean, jewelry designer Charlotte Chesnais, and photo-journalist Alain Noguès. Watch their full interviews to discover what they look for in a designer and discover some of the best bits from the weekend’s exhibitions.

Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah is at the forefront of a generation that wants to break free from a conventional, rigid way of thinking. She has turned the platform she created as model into something meaningful. In 2015, she founded Gurls Talk, an initiative that aims to create a safe haven for women facing personal difficulties.

Sons of LA

Los Angeles is where the American dream of prosperity, fame and success can truly become a reality. Dylan Jagger Lee, Miles Richie, Esther McGregor, Kailand Morris and Myles O’Neal, whose parents already realized their American dream, are all finding their own voices and paving the way for the next generation of dreamers.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is a role model for women across the globe. Not just for the breadth and width of her work as an actress; but also in the way she has lived her life fully on her own terms. If she has one defining characteristic, it is her endless curiosity about the world around her.

Kim Kardashian West

Businesswoman Kim Kardashian West opens up to ODDA magazine founder and Editor-in-chief David Martin about living life, raising a family and building a new house all while forever existing at the epicenter of the modern-day cultural Zeitgeist.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone is a straight-talking, no-nonsense woman who is fully aware of who she is and the effect she has on people. Her power is palpable and her courage and strength soak through the big screen. She is a Hollywood role model for activism, female empowerment and, quite frankly, looking sexy for decades.

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ABOUT ODDA

ODDA Magazine is a biannual, contemporary fashion and culture magazine and founded by current Creative Director and Editor in Chief David Martin in April 2012.

By speaking out for creatives, artists, philanthropists, gallerists, actors and actresses, models, and people who participate in and nourish culture from an active perspective, ODDA is a platform where self-expression, imagination and dreams are brought to the next level. By discovering new meanings to those feelings, the magazine is also strictly connected to everything that brings excitement and passion. Starting from its very first issue, ODDA was published in the form of a hard-copy magazine by ODDA Ltd., a private media group.

Its editorial line, from the beginning and through the years, portrays menswear and womenswear collections, trends as well as individual creative minds. Every themed issue reflects a statement which shapes all the contents comprised inside every volume. ODDA magazine keeps alive its fascination for strong personalities; people with character and, last but not least, its excitement for the new wave of designers, creatives and talents who are changing the cultural scenario worldwide.

Issue by issue, ODDA aims to connect the simple touch of Fashion with the innovation taking place on a daily basis and a new and striking approach to trends, messages and meanings the industry creates day by day.

The new concept of fashion and what people like to wear is and will always be a matter of tastes, that is why the magazine is fully involved in the fact of reaching out as many as possible in order to give Fashion a universal meaning.

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ODDA Magazine’s 18th issue explores the process one embarks on in goal-fulfillment and in arriving within a common, heterogeneous and cross-generational space––where belief, ideas and one’s dreaming facilities engage with the inspiration and innovation behind thoughtful change in the world. 

For Spring/Summer 2020, we share 7 covers including 8 cover subjects. From that of Eva Herzigova, Snoop Dogg and Cordell Broadus, Eliot Sumner, Adesuwa Aighewi, Wellington Grant, Akon Changkou, and Roan B Stone, a dynamic variety of perspectives are conveyed, suggestive of our present state and in understanding how to conjointly move forward by way of the united effort––we are perhaps of differing backgrounds, yet with common purpose, and most essentially in addressing the concerns we share today and their real-world solutions. In these subjects we also find an inclination of charitable endeavors in the name of genuine and lasting progress, a passion for the poetic, contribution to cultural landscapes that shape us in a number of ways, and the ability to participate in irrefutable strides forward.

In this message and moreover joined by those such as Anna Dello Russo, Christian Lacroix, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Nicolas Party, Richard Quinn, Tyler Udall, Tinashe and more––we realize that we consistently receive back what we put out. Our actions and responses lined up become that of our personal fates and in the collective one we share. In presenting honest emotions and in the spirit of courage and optimism, we focus on the power in building trust and the necessity in being a part of the conversation in order to push it forward. However dormant, forming or otherwise ready and energized, the raw creative material of expressiveness rebuilds the world in one’s vision of new ways of living together. We speak on these sentiments with ODDA 18’s array of subjects, with the desire to sharpen our understanding on how we’ve arrived, to learn something new altogether, and to share information so that we actively participate in creating our future.

This issue examines and inquires of the questions we’ve come to realize are of great significance to us en masse today. In discussing a series of the wide-ranging, from real items of action and accountability––with the immediacy of environmental stability and preservation––to the necessity in speaking to one’s audience or consumer while truly representing and engaging with them in a sincere and meaningful way; to the 360-degree shift and transformation across industries within the last decade, steadily liaising with technological advancement, as well as where we are projected headed based on contemporary values, demands, and evolved expectations and prerequisites; on what it actually takes to create vested interest and an even deeper longevity in creating heading a brand, venture or project; to teamwork above all else and the characteristic of tenacity one can only wish to be perpetually guided by in seeking progress––that which is honed over a period of time while we willingly bid adieu to that which no longer works for both a harmonious future and effective present, to not fail by the same mistakes; and to create lanes for ourselves and others that will inevitably come after––“What Goes Around, Comes Around” develops a common place for what we feel the current imperative discourse among voices that have proven fearless in their willingness to leap ahead, next to and in conjunction with that of those that have shaped our past and continue to do so. 

Where these meet in shaping our future, the uniqueness in what one brings to the table based on particular experience, and with constant regard to intention, we are able to find both transformation and preservation coexisting. The unequivocal assertion of unity at its strongest.

Leaping ready-bodied, informed and with a clear head, creating space, fulfilling the circle, reaping the rewards, and sharing them, and leaving the door open behind you, our issue 18 sits with a message of karma and the acknowledgement of the choices and responses we face. These are yours and create your world, as well as the reality that unmistakably surrounds, nourishes and interacts with each of us. To listen, learn and proceed––with integrity, courage and perseverance, and respect to that which came before––we meet the past and move on to what comes next. 

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COVERS

Eva Herzigova
Wearing Balenciaga

Snoop Dogg and Cordell Broadus
Wearing Gucci & Cisum Couture X Snoopy’s
Photographed by Pierre-Ange Carlotti

Eliot Sumner
Wearing CK ONE jeans
Photographed by Clark Franklin

Adesuwa Aighewi
Wearing GCDS
Photographed by Max Hirschberger

Wellington Grant
Wearing Louis Vuitton
Photographed by Vitali Gelwich

Akon Changkou
Wearing Louis Vuitton
Photographed by Thomas Cooksey

Roan B Stone
Wearing Dior Men and Bvlgari
Photographed by Thomas Welch

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