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MARTIN KEEHN
F/W 2016

  • Model Jacopo Olmo with MSA models, photographed by Simon Cave for Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Jacopo Olmo and Matthew Logos photographed by Simon Cave for Martin Keen Fall/Winter 2016 lookbook. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Jacopo Olmo and Dante Serje photographed for the Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Matthew Logos and Dante Serje photographed by Simon Cave for Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Matt Assez and Matthew Logos photographed by Simon Cave for Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models Matt Assez and Matthew Logos photographed by Simon Cave for Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models Jacopo Olmo and Dante Serje featured in Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook. Photographed by Simon Cave, Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models Dante Serje and Matthew Logos are featured in the Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models Jacopo Olmo and Matt Assez photographed for the Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Jacopo Olmo and Matt Assez are photographed for the Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Dante Serje and Jacopo Olmo for Martin Keehn F/W16 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Jacopo Olmo and Matt Assez are photographed for the Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook. Photography by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • The Martin Keen Fall/Winter 2016 menswear lookbook photographed by Simon Cave. Ponyboy magazine NY.

MARTIN KEEHN F/W 2016

“CHURCH STREET SURPLUS”

Martin Keehn FW16 draws from his own first experiences arriving in New York, a blue collar kid discovering the city in an era when downtown was a esthetic junkyard, before pre-fab counter culture fashion replaced actual counter culture. What emerges is a mixture of working class meets club fantasy meets army/navy surplus.

The dichotomy of utilitarian vs luxury speaks to the aspirational theme of the collection, with single needle tailored work shirts realised in fabrics that typically evoke ivy league or the 1%. Dobby dress shirts with a hint of Lurex suggests the fantasy of the proletariat untethered. Dominating silhouettes in leather and melton overcoats give us this season’s archetypal authoritarian. Factory worn-in denim accessories are an attempt to un-fame the masses and satirise prefab culture.

Typically, Keehn is irresistibly drawn to tension and reminds us of summer in more frigid times with a palette of peachy pinks , saturated creams, dove grey punctuated with metallic and leather accents throughout for a nod to our dark side. Photography Simon Cave. http://martinkeehn.com

MARTIN KEEHN
F/W 2015

  • The Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • UK model Charlie James photographed backstage at the Martin Keen F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Assorted photographs of male models, backstage at New York menswear designer Martin Keehn's F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios NY. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male models backstage in hair, photographed at Pier 59 Studios for Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Jannik Scharmweber, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage at New York designer Martin Keehn's F/W15 collection.
  • A ski mask designed by Martin Keehn for his Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection, photographed backstage at Pier 59 Studios New York by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Max Van Snippenberg, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage in makeup at the Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios New York City.
  • Male models in Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine at Pier 59 Studios NY.
  • A detail shot of menswear designer Martin Keehn's clothing label, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Menswear by New York designer Martin Keehn, F/W15 collection, photographed backstage at Pier 59 Studios NY by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Ski masks by menswear designer Martin Keehn, F/W15 collection, at Pier 59 Studios New York. Photos by Ponyboy magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Anton Klymenko photographed by Alexander Thompson, backstage at Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios, for Ponyboy magazine in New York.
  • Model Mats Van Snippenberg, photographed by Ponyboy magazine photographer Alexander Thompson, backstage at Pier 59 Studios, for designer Martin Keehn F/W 2015 menswear collection.
  • Detail shots of caps by menswear designer Martin Keehn, F/W15 collection, photographed at Pier 59 Studios NY by Ponyboy magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Jannik Scharmweber, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage at New York menswear designer Martin Keehn's F/W 2015 collection at Pier 59 Studios.
  • Male models wearing the latest menswear by New York designer Martin Keehn, F/W15 collection. Photographed backstage at Pier 59 Studios NY by Ponyboy magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • Male models Jannik Scharmweber and Dylan Hall, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine at the Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York City.
  • Male models snapped backstage by Ponyboy magazine photographer Alexander Thompson, at Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios in NY.
  • Male models Gryphon O'Shea and Charlie James photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage at Martin Keehn F/W15 show.
  • Male models in cornrows by James Pecis, photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, at Martin Keehn F/W 2015 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios in New York City.
  • Shoes photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage at the Martin Keehn F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios NY.
  • Male models Jonas Gloer and Dominik Hahn photographed backstage at the Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 15 menswear show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Anton Klymenko photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, backstage at menswear designer Martin Keehn's F/W15 collection at Pier 59 Studios in NY.
  • Male model Gryphon O'Shea in cornrows by superstar hairstylist James Pecis, snapped backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine, at Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection at Pier 59 Studios.
  • Overcoats by menswear designer Martin Keehn, F/W15 collection shown at Pier 59 Studios NY. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male models, including Mats Van Snippenberg, exiting the Martin Keen F/W15 runway show at Pier 59 Studios New York. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male models, including Mats Van Snippenberg, exiting the Martin Keen F/W15 runway show at Pier 59 Studios NY. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male models exiting the Martin Keehn F/W15 collection, including Mats Van Snippenberg, photographed at Pier 59 Studios New York. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Gyphon O'Shea photographed exiting the stage at Martin Keehn F/W15 collection at New York City's Pier 59 Studios. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Jannik Scharmweber exits the runway at Martin Keehn F/W15 menswear collection during New York Fashion Week. Photographed by Alexander Thompson at Pier 59 Studios for Ponyboy magazine.

MARTIN KEEHN F/W 2015

THE ENO SEASON

The Martin Keehn Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection shown on the runway at Pier 59 Studios in New York City was a truly spectacular event. The extremely talented designer went all out this season. Youthful and colorful looks with a nod to the 70’s consisted of elements such as velour, leather shirts, patchwork puffy bombers in pastels and earth tones, corduroy, high-waisted flared jeans and a groovy, psychedelic print. Top-notch styling was provided by James Valeri, with makeup by artist visionaire Mark Carrasquillo, and hair by superstar stylist James Pecis. We loved the “reverse” cornrows! When asked what his inspiration was for this season, Martin Keehn gave his official statement:

“This Fall Winter 2015 collection expands upon Martin Keehn’s interest in the tension between classic archetypes. Martin recalls reading a compelling interview that Laurie Anderson did with Brian Eno. He very much identified with the way Eno spoke of his process, approaching music in a primarily conceptual way as a writer would with a story. Around the same time Martin came across a picture of Eno in a magazine, a portrait that instantly evoked the spirit of resistance. The synchronicity of these events cemented him as the center of this season’s inspiration.
Drawn in further, Keehn began to imagine what conflicts this kind of extravagant man might have had with his father. What ended up manifesting in the collection are two characters, simultaneously loving and resisting each other: the dreamer vs the authoritarian.
This season’s fabrics embody tension itself, from the use of Keehn trademark black leather juxtaposed against lavender Sherpa and re-embroidered quilted chintz, to the contrasts of crepe de chine and fat wale corduroy, plush velour vs sporty ripstop nylon vs peter max inspired prints.
A creamy palette of lavender, canary, rust, slate and the ever present black swirl in and out of Keehn’s signature precision construction.” Photography Alexander Thompson.

THE KEEHN LOOK
MEN’S GROOMING

  • Model Tyler James with Q Model Management, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photo for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male model Jeremy Santucci, with Soul Artist Management, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Male model Aurelien Muller, with One Management, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15 show. Makeup by Marc Carrasquillo and hair by Jimmy Paul. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male model Rudi Dollmayer from Soul Artist Management, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15. Hair by Jimmy Paul, with makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male model Gareth Taylor, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15 runway show in New York City. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Wilhelmina male model Daniel O'Brien, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15 show in New York City. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Model Robert Ptacek from AIM Model Management, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15 collection. Hair by Jimmy Paul, with makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photos for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Male model Tyler James from Q Model Management in New York, photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photos for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson .
  • Male model Michael Bailey-Gates photographed backstage at Martin Keehn S/S15 runway show in New York City. Hair by Jimmy Paul and makeup by Marc Carrasquillo. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

THE MARTIN KEEHN LOOK

 MEN’S GROOMING S/S 2015

With both Spring and New York Fashion Week around the corner, we were inspired by the dynamic, over-the-top men’s grooming at Martin Keehn’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. James Valeri, editor-in-chief/creative director of Document Journal (along with Nick Vogelson), arguably the go to art/music/fashion magazine in print today, was the stylist for Martin Keehn S/S15 and envisioned the concepts for the show. For hair, Martin selected the renowned editorial hairdresser Jimmy Paul from Susan Price NYC. For makeup, Martin acquired the talented artist Mark Carrasquillo from Art Partner. We spoke to both gentlemen about the inspiration and grooming techniques used for this incredible men’s show. On a side note, we want to send a big thank you to Melody O’Flaherty from Melody Joy PR. Photography by Alexander Thompson.

JIMMY PAULMartin Keehn is a huge inspiration.  James Valeri, the stylist and editor of Document Journal, pulled out a L’Uomo Vogue cover I worked on with Steven Meisel in the nineties – Big Pompadours – a look I always return to. I love all the great reportage photos of gangs from the fifties and sixties. And throw in some camp from the gay scene, those are references that I always go to.

I use products from Bumble and Bumble. First off, I used a ton of their thickening mousse, and blow dried that in using a round brush. Then, I did a curling iron set on all of the guys and teased the shit out of it. Next, I smoothed it into shape with a comb. I always use a ton of the classic hairspray, which was a life saver, as it was extremely hot and humid…a killer to hairdo’s!

MARK CARRASQUILLO:  In my opinion, Martin Keehn reacts to a masculine handsome male esthetic. So, I had that in mind, mixed with my memory of 1980’s American GQ images by Bruce Weber. I really went for end of summer tan skin. I wanted to make it all pumped, so we darkened brows and applied Vaseline to brows and lashes. I wanted the lashes to look like the guys went swimming. It was all Charles Hicks’ Looking Good: A Guide for Men book on steroids.

I mixed a serious batch of my own fake tan product that I’ve been using for years, but I really went for it! It was my first time working on Martin’s show, so I wanted to show off a bit and I thought New York fashion week could stand a bit of grooming drama.

In real life, men can use Tom Ford Bronzing Gel or Clinique Bronzer for Men, which feels so eighties to me.

MARTIN KEEHN
S/S 2015

  • Male models on the runway at Martin Keehn S/S15 collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in safari style clothing for Martin Keehn Spring/Summer 2015. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in pajama style clothing at Martin Keehn S/S 2015 fashion show. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Male models walk the runway during New York Fashion Week for Martin Keehn S/S15. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in leather mesh shirts designed by Martin Keehn S/S 2015. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in pullovers designed by Martin Keehn S/S15. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models in athletic inspired clothing designed by Martin Keehn Spring/Summer 2015. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in white athletic inspired clothing, designed by Martin Keehn S/S15. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in athletic jackets by Martin Keehn S/S 2015. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in athletic inspired clothing designed by Martin Keehn Spring/Summer 2015 presented in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models on the runway for Martin Keehn S/S15. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models in dress jackets designed by Martin Keehn S/S15. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City, by Alexander Thompson.
  • Models walk the runway for Martin Keehn S/S15 collection, presented in New York City during fashion week. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A male model walks for New York City designer Martin Keehn S/S 2015 during fashion week. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

MARTIN KEEHN S/S 2015

NYC MAN ON THE GO

The Martin Keehn Spring/Summer menswear collection 2015 was shown on the Lower East Side of New York City. When first entering the space, we noticed many of the male models were muscular, which is a much different look than the boyish, svelte men that we usually see walking during fashion week. Some of the models sported outrageous blow-dried 80’s style pompadours, created by hair guru Jimmy Paul. There was also the heavily sprayed-on tans by make-up artist Marc Carrasquillo, using Evolution Man products. The aura of the space was definitely downtown 80’s New York. This was enhanced by a trash can filled with tall boy beers, as well as a big harsh hot light used to illuminate models on the runway. There were some kinks with the sound system, but models still walked and it really lent to that D.I.Y. house party feel. There was no stopping the Martin Keehn man! Brilliant pieces ranged from safari/military khakis to a 50’s style “pajama” set. Most of the looks had an athletic inspired touch for the New York City man on-the-go. The designer used mesh leather fabric for shirts and tank tops, as well as a “Gucci” horse bit buckle on a few shirts. Lastly, we won’t forget to mention the beer holder attached to men’s belts, which is every man’s dream! Photography Alexander Thompson.