The Biz

January 13th, 2015 Posted by models.com comment (1)

The week in fashion news – compiled by Michelle Zhao

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Pretty in Pink – Male models walk the runway for Sibling S/S15

London’s menswear shows have been in full swing with designers serving up bold looks that have been more daring than ever before. Highlights included a madcap pink showing at Sibling, Christopher Bailey’s dramatically bohemian turn at Burberry and JW Anderson’s streamlined take on 70s style luxe.

Cathy Horyn, the iconic former New York Times fashion critic and one of the most respected voices within the industry resurfaces at The Cut, becoming the publication’s Fashion Editor at Large. The move marks a major coup for web based publications and given The Cut’s acerbic, witty tone should make for some truly memorable collection reviews in the near future.

Though we knew Frida Gianinni‘s exit from Gucci was imminent we didn’t expect it to come quite so soon. Today Gucci confirmed the designer’s early exit, making the move a month earlier than expected and before the Gucci menswear show even hits the runway – could a new successor be announced earlier as well? Only time will tell.

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Justin Bieber & Lara Stone by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) for Calvin Klein

Who is the most talked about male model of the moment? Pop star turned tabloid fixture Justin Bieber takes top honors. Justin Bieber’s fashion moment starts with his underwear & denim campaigns for Calvin Klein and continues with a shirtless turn for Karl Lagerfeld in V Magazine‘s music issue. The pop star has never been shy about showing off his body. If you remember what he did last Fashion Rocks, you won’t be surprise to see the smoking hot ad for Calvin Klein Jeans with Lara Stone.

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Joan Didion by Juergen Teller for Celine / Joni Mitchell by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent

Campaigns aren’t only for young models. For spring, Phoebe Philo invited an unexpected Celine muse- Joan Didion, the famous author of Play It as It Lays. In the Celine campaign, Didion shows off her classic with a black turtleneck and oversize sunglasses. Not to be outdone theSaint Laurent 2015 ad campaign features a talented 70’s singer-songwriter- Joni Mitchell for the latest in Hedi Slimane‘s musician series.

Cara Delevingne never stops multitasking; modeling, acting, singing and now editing. Cara gets her new title, Fashion Editor for Love Magazine. We all love her funny face on Instagram but what her writing style will be? Humorous or just classic? Can’t wait to see it!


Marant Moves

January 12th, 2015 Posted by Janelle » Post a comment

The Isabel Marant woman for spring is powerful, energetic and apparently quite flexible too. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helm the brand’s striking new campaign starring Natasha Poly with creative direction by Atelier Franck Durand. The bold images feature Natasha giving poses worthy of a yogi and displaying Marant’s modern art infused Spring collection. Still-lifes showcase covetable items like the soon to be ubiquitous Marant flat sandal. In case you’re wondering where to pick up any of these looks the boldfaced text on each photo outlines the line’s global retail presence.

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Marc’s Army

January 9th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comments (8)

Marc Jacobs and David Sims‘ collaboration continues with an striking fall campaign that echoes the collection’s message of uniformity. Sporting shaggy black wigs and insouciant attitudes the all-star lineup of Adriana Lima, Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Adriana Lima, Issa Lish, Kendall Jenner, Anja Rubik, Anna Ewers and Karlie Kloss make for the ultimate girl gang. Styled to perfection by Katie Grand (Camilla Lowther Management) the girls come together for one of the season’s best ads.


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Clean Slate

January 8th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comment (1)

If anyone can bring out the elegance in an editorial it is Patrick Demarchelier and in the latest British Vogue he creates a masterful story with stylist, Lucinda Chambers (Art Partner). Utilizing a restrained color palette of white, tan and cream and a cast of models of all ages Demarchelier (Anne Catherine LacroixKarolin WolterKat HessenKim PeersKirsten Owen & Vivien Solari) creates a minimalist story with a refined mood. With their stark ensembles and bleached colors some of the shots seem contemporary, while others channel classical art with models providing stately poses fit for Vermeer.


See the full story in the fashion database

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Chanel’s Belle

January 8th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comments (4)

To say Karl Lagerfeld is fond of Gisele Bundchen is something of an understatement. Over the past year the supermodel has become the face of everything Chanel from beauty products, to the classic No. 5. Given this mutual affection and Bundchen’s role in the brand’s now iconic “protest march” fashion show, it seems fitting to see Gisele as the face of the line’s spring campaign. Shot by Karl as always the ads depict a barefoot and beautiful Bundchen on freewheeling through the streets of Paris. Armed with a folded newspaper, crochet bindle and layers of Chanel (naturally) Gisele cuts a fine figure.

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Vuitton 2.0

January 7th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comment (1)

No other designer could pull together Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management) for one campaign, but Nicolas Ghesquière does it for the second season in a row with the Series 2 campaign for Louis Vuitton. Ghesquière’s streetwise spring collection built on the ideas he laid out in his first collection for the brand and the triple-header campaign does the same for Vuitton’s visual identity. With longtime muse (and former model) Jennifer Connelly leading the pack, Ghesquière focuses on women whose innate cool meshes well with the laid back look he’s been building at Vuitton. Models Marte Mei van Haaster, Rianne van Rompaey, Daphne Simons, Jean Campbell and Freja Beha Erichsen serve as stars and bring with them a sense of youthful chic. With locations ranging from an art-filled Parisian townhouse to the top of an unfinished Manhattan skyscraper the eclectic images from Weber, Liebovitz and Weber make for a flawless campaign.

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Marte Mei van Haaster by Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Marte Mei van Haaster & Daphne Simons by Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Freja Beha Erichsen by Annie Leibovitz

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Jean Campbell by Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Rianne van Rompaey by Juergen Teller (Camilla Lowther Management)

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Jennifer Connolly by Bruce Weber


Well Dunn

January 6th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comments (4)

Jourdan Dunn.
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British Vogue.

As the first black model to gain a solo cover of Brit Vogue since Naomi Campbell nearly 12 years ago, Jourdan makes history yet again. Breaking barriers has become a Dunn trademark and it isn’t a role Jourdan takes lightly; racism, body image and succeeding as a single parent are among the topics touched on in the revealing interview and Jourdan tackles the questions like a pro.

“It’s hard being a model regardless, and then being a black model. I have heard, ‘Oh, we haven’t shown any black models this season.’ So blasé… It’s messed up,” she says. “I get uncomfortable when I read comments saying, ‘I wanna look like you, I wish I had your body.’ When I was growing up I didn’t love myself, or like what I saw in the mirror. Curves are celebrated in Caribbean culture, so I felt the odd one out. So my message is: be happy and love yourself.”

Take a look back at Jourdan’s greatest moments for British Vogue and preview her February cover story on Vogue.co.uk

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Chloe’s Time Capsule

January 6th, 2015 Posted by Janelle comment (1)

Though the Chloe brand was founded in 1952 the early seventies have always held a special place in the label’s history. The relaxed silhouettes and romantic take on femininity are completely in line with the classic Chloe look created by Gaby Aghion. Current creative director, Clare Waight Keller sought to bring that feel to the label’s latest campaign, enlisting Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to shoot Eniko Mihalik and Caroline Trentini in breezy spring looks on a sandy beach to create a perfectly dreamy campaign that takes viewers back to the days when Donna Summer played on the radio. “This season I was searching for a truly iconic 70’s beauty. Both Caroline and Eniko have that look, so indicative of the 70’s era; the unkempt hair, fresh natural radiance, soft freckles and sun-blushed skin that reminds me so much of the women of that period,” says Clare Waight Keller, Chloé Creative Director.

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