How about a bit of menswear, then, eh? Nicolas Ripoll serves up a sumptuous offering in the latest issue of German GQ Style by photographer Markus Pritzi. Titled “Reich Der Sonne” or simply “Empire of the Sun” auf Deutsch, the Tobias Frericks-styled story does not so much reprise the early Christian Bale vehicle by the same name as it places the Argentinian model square in Shanghai. The Far East provides a colorful backdrop to the monochromes from the HUGO BOSS universe. Artful, intriguing, and never wanting for an angle, this story and its handsome protagonist take the crown for style.
Credits include: Publication, GQ Style Deutschland N°24 Herbst-Winter 2013-2014; Title, “Reich Der Sonne”; Photography, Markus Pritzi; Styling, Tobias Frericks; Hair, Michael Yang; Makeup, Miki Zhang at Red Plus Production; Photography assistance, Benedikt Frank; Casting, Gillian Wiechert; Production, KK JU / Red Plus Production.