Dazed’s Power Play

April 22nd, 2016 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

2016’s most striking figures are championing power and protest and Dazed is commemorating this vital moment with five covers. Abbey Lee, Anohni, Anna Ewers, Grace Wales Bonner, and Paul Hameline are lensed by photographers Paolo Roversi, Willy Vanderperre, Torbjorn Rodland, and Harley Weir in a series of disruptive truth-telling. The covers arrive at a time when finding strength through self-determination has never been more public. Go inside the Spring/Summer issue and visit themes of ‘women supporting women’, ‘abuse’, ‘self-reliance’ and ‘love’ through the eyes of fashion’s newest elite.

Pick up your copy of Dazed SS16 on newsstands today!

Text by Derrick Gaitér | Pictures courtesy of Dazed

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Self Service Does Multiple Covers

October 9th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Self Service taps the respective hotness of 8 big names with photographer/model pairings for their  Melanie Ward guest-edited issue. The multiple covers offer quite the well-rounded spectrum of talent and most sought-after faces.

See who all played a part below

Abbey Lee by Terry Richardson (Art Partner)

Anja Rubik by Ezra Petronio (Lalaland Artists)

Vanessa Moody by Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner)

Saskia de Brauw by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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Flaunt It

February 19th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has been missing Abbey Lee now that she splits her time between movies and campaigns, but she’s always a welcome presence on a magazine cover Flaunt puts Abbey front and center for its location issue in an ethereal shot by Maurizio Bavutti (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY). Abbey has always been best when she’s in full ethereal-mode and on the bewitching cover she sports a ruffled latex, a septum piercing and a halo of bleached hair for a look that is hauntingly beautiful.

Experience the story in full on Flaunt.com

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Boss Lady

December 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When Abbey Lee sauntered down the BOSS runway this season it marked a triumphant return. The Aussie beauty has been busily building her acting resume with parts opposite Tom Hardy and Gerard Butler, but rest assured that she hasn’t forgotten how to work it. Jason Wu is known for creating supermodel moments so naturally he tapped Abbey for BOSS’ latest campaign. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with styling by Joe McKenna (Art Partner) the minimalistic campaign is all about attitude and exquisitely tailored clothing. “No extraneous graphics, no set. It’s about the very essence of the woman and the man,” states Artistic Director Jason Wu of the beautiful new images. Stephen Galloways choreography adds grace to Abbey Lee’s poses, while classical violinist & model Charlie Siem (London: Storm Model Management, Paris: Success Models) serves as the campaign’s elegant male lead.

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Oyster’s Anniversary

September 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Abbey Lee Kershaw shot by Bill Henson

Australia has plenty of magazines, but no one captures the spirit of the Aussie Indie scene quite like Oyster Magazine and for the magazine’s 20th anniversary they pull out all the stops for an impressive tribute to all things style down under. Hometown girl Abbey Lee graces the cover in an evocative shot by contemporary art photographer, Bill Henson. Inside you’ll find interviews from 20 Australian legends and 20 rising stars – names like Dion Lee, Emma Balfour, Yael Stone and more are featured. With over a hundred pages of fashion content there is an overwhelming array of great content – including a choice story on 30 brand new Aussie models to watch.

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Ajak Deng shot by Cara Stricker, styled by Zara Mirkin

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Astrid Holler shot by Max Doyle, styled by Naomi Smith

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Bella Heathcote shot by Adrian Mesko, styled by Ilona Hamer

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Courtney Eaton shot by Romain Duquesne, styled by Ruby Heery

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Fernanda Hin Lin Ly shot by Rene Vaile, styled by Melissa Byrne

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Elle Brittain shot by Derek Henderson, styled by Ruby Heery

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Djordje shot by Akila Berjaoui, styled by Ruby Heery

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Ruby Jean Wilson shot by Max Doyle, styled by Ruby Heery

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Grace Simmons shot by Zac Handley, styled by Danielle Van Camp

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Georgia Graham shot by Bec Parsons, styled by Bridie Gilbert

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Zachary Grenenger shot by Akila Berjaoui, styled by Ruby Heery

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Sophie Franklin shot by Daniel King

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Abbey Road

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Admit it, things just weren’t the same without Abbey Lee Kershaw. The spirited Aussie has been away shooting Mad Max: Fury Road with Hollywood stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, but April sees her returning to her high fashion roots. The Gilles Bensimon helmed April cover of Vogue Australia is one of the publication’s best and inside the issue Kershaw is featured in two stories. First up a tribal themed romp by Bensimon that sees the legendary photographer revisiting his signature style as Christine Centenera styles Abbey in an all white wardrobe of designer looks and second Will Davidson‘s dreamy trip take on eveningwear featuring creative direction by cinematic award winners Baz Luhrman & Catherine Martin. Still aching for an Abbey fix? Check her out in the new Saint Laurent Paris eyewear ads looking chic in oversized sunglasses designed and shot by Hedi Slimane.

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Back In Black

July 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

She’s baaaaaaaaaack, the unstoppable Australian returns with a vengeance, snapping up one of the season’s best campaigns and showing off newly dyed chocolate locks. Abbey Lee Kershaw shows off those chiseled cheekbones alongside Adrien Sahores in the latest ads for Gucci. Styled by Edward Enninful and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott the fall  Gucci campaign sizzles and offers up a sleek alternative to the line’s more ethereal imagery. There is no Flora fantasy to be found here, just hard lines, glossy leather and enough sex appeal to satisfy even the most insatiable fashion fanatic.

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

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On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Models – Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer –Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer – Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

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FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer –Steven Meisel, Model – Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Model – Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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