While in Paris this week, we picked up the latest issue of L’Officiel Hommes, marking the first issue with André Saraiva being the new creative director. Many of you know him just as André, the artist, creative, hotel/restaurant owner or club owner. Now he also has his hands in the fashion magazine business.
Issue 25 jumps right into your eye, as the cover already features André’s signature font in large. The font is featured through out the entire magazine, which is a nice touch for the first issue, let’s see if they will keep that in the upcoming ones. Interesting articles in the issue include interviews with André Balazs, Glenn O’Brien and pieces on Hedi Slimane, Brian Wilson, the movie Drive, CY Twombly, Richard Prince and La Colombe D’Or. Of course Olivier Zahm from Purple Magazine and one of André Saraiva’s best friends also has some pages in the magazine. The magazine is in French, but all bigger pieces have English translation in the back.
As a conclusion, we would say, that it is definitely worth picking up and checking out. Overall it feels rather personal, which can of course be a good and a bad thing, but for this first issue by Saraiva it feels like quite a natural start.
Take a look inside the magazine after the jump.