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The Biz : Horyn Retires & Schiaparelli Sizzles

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Cathy Horyn with Calvin Klein’s Tom Murry and Francisco Costa|Image Credit – By: Andrew H. Walker for Getty Images Entertainment

Legendary New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn retires after 15 years at the paper. Throughout her storied career the veteran reporter never shied away from voicing her views, even when they strayed from popular opinion. Who could forget Horyn’s memorable clash with designer Hedi Slimane, or her enthusiastic support for Raf Simons. Given her status as one of the industry’s most revered voices, it will be interesting to see who at the Times will fill her shoes. / WWD

Barneys‘ latest campaign features a diverse cast of transgender models who were not only shot by Bruce Weber, but also share their stories with Vanity Fair’s Patricia Bosworth for ads that tackle the issue of equality. / NYT

As the debate over the ethics of fast fashion comes to the forefront, H&M (arguably the world’s biggest fast fashion retailer) chimes in - head of sustainability, Helena Helmersson tells Reuters there is no direct conflict between sustainability and fashion. “We want to make sustainable fashion more democratic, we don’t aim for sustainability to be a luxury thing.” / Reuters

Take a look at how female fashionistas are reshaping the luxury market in China with their savvy knowledge of the best brands and billion dollar purchasing power. / Bloomberg 

Celebrity and fashion have never been more intertwined, but for emerging designers getting their wares on the back of a major star can provide an an unparalleled level of exposure. Business of Fashion investigates the connection between Hollywood and the next wave of haute designers.  / BOF

There were a whole lot of couture shows but the most talked about (and possibly best loved) of the bunch this season was Schiaparelli. Designer Marco Zanini’s elegant collection was the toast of the town and Suzy Menkes explains why. In an exciting twist, Christie’s auction of pieces from the queen of shocking’s personal collection  provides an appealing trip through fashion’s history. The revival of the house and renewed interest in the brand’s legacy led to record high auction bids / NYT & Art News

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Liisa Winkler and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin on the runway for Schiaparelli | Image Credit -Pascal Le Segretain for Getty Images Entertainment

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Game Day

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With her status as an all-American bombshell, it’s only natural that Kate Upton would be front and center in American Vogue‘s celebration of all things Superbowl. Mario Testino (Art Partner) shoots and Tonne Goodman styles as Upton poses alongside players, owners and high profile fans like Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan. With game day only moments away the carefree story seems especially timely.

View the full story on Vogue.com

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Prabal Power

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Prabal Gurung‘s seasonal campaigns have always packed a punch but the label’s SS14 imagery is especially evocative. Liya Kebede stars in a series of high contrast shots by Daniel Jackson and the seasoned modeling star adds a touch of power to Jackson’s edgy imagery. With a single rose burning on one side and Liya glaring at the camera this are ads designed to capture your attention. Even the classically minded collection is presented in a fresh manner, with Tiina Laakkonen styling each look to perfection.

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Mystical Season

January 30th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The artistry of the season’s most talked about collections comes to the pages of  Vogue Japan in an expressive story by Paolo Roversi. Starring a trio of white-hot platinum blonde beauties and featuring several of the season’s most esoteric collections, the story provides an appealing roundup of spring’s detail oriented designs.  Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka and Sasha Luss feature in Roversi’s images wearing pattern heavy pieces selected by Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) and sporting intense glares. The only thing more alluring than the girls are all those exquisite collection separates - CélinePradaMarniGivenchy and even a touch of fashion’s print master, Dries Van Noten.

Samantha Hillerby (Hair Stylist) | Marie Duhart (Makeup Artist) | Piergiorgio Del Moro (Casting Director)  - See full story in the database

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Paradise

January 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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A thrilling fashion story shot on the shores of Tenerife and featuring some of the season’s sleekest designs as selected by Franck Benhamou. With precision makeup by Violette (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) and expressive poses from Jeneil Williams, this thrilling tropic story provides a feast for the eyes.

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Spring Forward

January 29th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

You wouldn’t know it from the frigid cold gripping New York City at the moment, but spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: new campaigns. After our round­ups of the best Spring 2014 womenswear ads (here and here), we thought it was time to give the guys their fair due. Here’s our picks for some of our favorite men’s campaigns for the season, all of them featuring rich explosions of color to help us through these dreary, gray winter days.

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Last July, photographer Pierre Debusschere hit the Utah salt flats—home of the famed land­speed trials so powerfully illuminated in Rachel Kushner’s breakout 2013 novel The Flamethrowers— for Hugo Boss’ energetic, athletic younger label. Victor Nylander, Sung Jin Park, and Andrew Westermann are joined by Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Kasia Struss and the lambent, translucent hues of what look like shimmering mirages, add a soft tinge of glowing color to the blinding whiteness of the pristine sodium crust.

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Jil Sander
The namesake designer may be once again dearly departed, but she has left her artistic, distinctly modernist fingerprints all over the house’s latest campaign, shot by David Sims. Ben Waters and Edie Campbell wear their sharp, graphic ensembles —distressed plaid for him and tangled florals for her against a faded background combining the strictest geometry with the soft delicacy of nature.

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In their second collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari‘s idiosyncratic art magazine Toilet Paper, designers Humberto Leon & Carol Lim have demonstrated their revolutionary talents extend far beyond their charming runway designs. A relaxed Devon Aoki perches upon a trout carried on Paul Boche‘s shoulders, both of them dressed in a soothing, swaying ripple print inspired by the surf of Leon and Lim’s native Southern California and lit by the harsh glow of red neon.

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Patrik Ervell
After making a stunning campaign début with his stark black ­and­ white images of Max Von Isser in an overgrown field last Fall, Ervell enlisted up ­and­ coming photographer Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) for an appropriately luminous series of images that find Michael Lange wearing his sailing­ inspired pieces against the digitally enhanced shine of an impossibly rich and vibrant oceanic sunset.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
The Italian house’s campaigns can sometimes have an anodyne feel of anonymous luxury to them, but Spring finds Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) bringing a vivid pop of classic Modernism to their images. Stalwarts Sean O’Pry and Daria Werbowy bask in the radiant warmth of the sherbet­colored angles and columns that bring to mind the cheery, iconic designs of the Mexican Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán.

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Sur les Quais

January 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Paris vision of French chic has always been streetwise and for the latest issue Lachlan Bailey (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) and stylist, Claire Dhelens create an appealing take on denim dressing that feels completely authentic. The always gamine, Kati Nescher poses in a mix of natty sweaters, plaid scarves and distressed jeans that look easy without seeming undone. Dhelens mix of contemporary favorites like Paul & Joe, Esprit and Gerard Darel merges together so seamlessly it’s easy to believe they were simply plucked from the closet of one very cool girl.

See the full Sur les Quais story in the fashion database.

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McQueen Kate

January 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss and the house of McQueen finally join forces with an arresting spring campaign by Steven Klein. Utilizing his signature surreal style, Klein creates a gritty world that fits beautifully with the collection’s warrior woman aesthetic. With Pascal Dangin of KiDS providing creative direction, provides a captivating showcase for Kate and the accompanying film adds another dimension to the story. With acid toned hair and glossy makeup the modeling vet is almost unrecognizable, but there’s no mistaking that face. Look closely at Klein’s shots and you’ll even see a miniature Kate – in the form of a pin covered voodoo doll.

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