It's time for another preview of FLAUNT, the edgy Los Angeles-based fashion bible whose almost-monthly editorials featuring black and Latino models and actors have become required reading. The upcoming issue features five of the industry's hottest new black male faces (and bodies) modeling the Prada fall and winter collection—Rod 2.0 faves Salieu Jalloh, Courtney Taylor and Marcus Lloyd, in addition to newbies Anderson Noel and Sy Alassane. Thanks to FLAUNT's New York City offices, Rod 2.0 readers (as always) have a first look at the sexy and fashion forward pictorial.
Photographer Kevin Amato lenses the six page editorial. Long Nguyen is the style director. This is the same creative team behind Haaz Sleiman's recent pictorial and Jenry Bejarano's retro-inspired haute couture layout. The Prada editorial is daring, grand and luxe. Edwardian-inspired silks, mohairs and waistcoasts are contrasted with modern styling and post-modern accessorization. Oh and the location is killer—a perfectly restored turn of the century Upper East Side brownstone.
Marcus Lloyd—previously seen in Paper's Barack Obama-inspired fashion editorial—is standing in the silk knits and leather cummerbund. Courtney Taylor was recently modeled pecs, abs and Prada for OUT. Courtney is seen again in Prada, this time in a unique silk and Lurex suit for Prada.
The larger men's fashion glossies—GQ, Esquire, Details—unfortunately book very few black models. Compare that record to Flaunt, who books more black or Latino models in one issue than most glossies will shoot in an entire season. Oh and the Flaunt boys (and celebs) are always the hottest new faces—and bodies.
Thanks to FLAUNT's New York City bureau for the preview. More photos in the magazine.
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