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THE MARTIN 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 PAUL:  Martin 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.

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA
S/S 2015

  • Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Photographed at Milk Studios in NYC by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models walk for Costello Tagliapietra S/S2105 at Milk Studios during New York Fashion Week. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photos in blue plaid at Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2015. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine. Photographed at Milk Studios in New York City.
  • Costello Taglianpietra S/S15 at Milk Studios. Photographed during New York fashion week by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models wear plaid designs by NYC design duo Costello Tagliapietra for Spring/Summer 2015. Photos taken at Milk Studios for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The latest women's clothing from designers Costello Tagliapietra S/S15. Photos taken at Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson during fashion week for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Ready to wear by Costello Tagliapietra S/S15 at Milk Studios during fashion week. Photos by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • Blue satin on the runway at Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2015. Photos taken at Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Women's designs by Costello Tagliapietra S/S15. Images by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexander Thompson photographs models at Costello Tagliapietra S/S2015 runway show at Milk Studios in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models in sleek designs by NYC duo Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2015. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model snapped backstage at Milk Studios for Costello Tagliapietra S/S15. Image by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model in hair/makeup for Costello Tagliapietra S/S15. Photo taken at Milk Studios by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A model backstage in makeup at Costello Tagliapietra S/S15 at Milk Studios during fashion week. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A brunette model gets her makeup applied backstage at Costello Tagliapietra S/S15. Photo taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A blonde model snapped backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer 2015.

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA S/S 2015

FEMME ELEGANCE

Designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, the design duo behind New York label Costello Tagliapietra, sent sleek ladylike dresses down the runway for Spring/Summer 2015. Shown at Milk Studios in New York City, beautiful signature items included a chic 70’s inspired olive silk jumpsuit, as well as a floaty green jersey shouldered dress. An interesting ombre yellow patterned windbreaker fabric was used for select pieces, most notably a wrap dress with gold zippers on the arms. The duo really knows how to make a woman’s body look magnificent with their expert draping. We really appreciated the straight forwardness of the collection–a collection based on simple elegance without too much gimmick, in opposition to so many other collections this season. Photography Alexander Thompson.