Operation: Seduction

February 10th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss.
Lara Stone.
Daria Werbowy.

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

Vogue Paris.

Three supermodels, a glossy Prada coat and the goal of seduction – Mert & Marcus create matching covers heavy on sex appeal, gearing us up for a fashion packed March issue.

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The Biz

January 13th, 2015 |Posted by models.com

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!

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Tisci’s Talents

December 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes time for campaign season, Givenchy always brings something exciting to the table. Riccardo Tisci‘s mix of models and icons from the worlds of cinema and music is alway visually impactful and for spring the designer taps the Pretty Woman herself, Julia Roberts. Joining Roberts are red hot beauties Imaan Hammam, Mica Arganaraz, Alessio Pozzi and Lucia Pieroni (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London), Tisci favorites who look elegant in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)’s bike babe images styled by Katy England.

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Creative Director Riccardo Tisci / Styling Katy England / Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Makeup Lucia Pieroni / Hair Didier Malige (Art Partner) / Models Imaan Hammam / M/M Paris

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Creative Director Riccardo Tisci / Styling Katy England / Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Hair Serge Normant (Jed Root) / Makeup Genevieve Herr / M/M Paris

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A Sensual Touch

December 15th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When we think about the way in which lingerie is marketed, it’s easy to envision the typical tropes of sexed up imagery and in your face displays of skin, but La Perla‘s latest campaign proves you can market the very best in nightwear while maintaining subtlety. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) create a sensual spring /summer campaign for the venerable lingerie house capturing their new made to measure collection on Sigrid Agren, Ming Xi and Izabel Goulart. Richard Biedul joins the fun as the campaign’s menswear face, looking dapper in layers of textured black. Fabien Baron creative direction serves to anchor the campaign, allowing Mert & Marcus’ elegant images to take center stage.

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Balmaniacs

December 12th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Olivier Rousteing‘s vision for Balmain has always been about powerful, provocative women so it seems natural to see his Spring/Summer campaign filled with supermodels. Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Isabeli Fontana, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and newcomer Crista Cober join forces to play video games and eat cheeseburgers in Mario Sorrenti‘s (Art Partner) action packed ads for Balmain. Sorrenti never fails to bring energy to his images and this time around he makes the usually elegant cast engage in a little combat. If kicking and screaming supers isn’t your idea of a good time fear not, the subtler images have the beauties duking it out via Nintendo rather than clawing each others eyes out. The art direction by Pascal Dangin adds another layer of enjoyment, with patterns and colors perfectly coordinating even as the punches are thrown.

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The Ideal

November 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

At the end of every year Vogue Paris selects an star to guest edit and serve as the inspiration behind a special issue. In the past everyone from Tom Ford to Carla Bruni and John Galliano has taken on the role but for 2015 the magazine snags an icon of French culture to serve as the guiding force for the December/January edition. As a model, muse and enduringly stylish presence on the fashion scene Ines de la Fressange represents for many the ideal of the chic Parisienne woman. We can’t think of a better person to see on the frontpage of Vogue Paris and in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) striking stylized shots de la Fressange shows she’s still a force in front of the camera.

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For more from the issue visit Vogue.fr

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Campaign Season!

November 14th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

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Ph. Jamie Hawkesworth

Jamie Hawkesworth breathes new life into Miu Miu‘s seasonal campaign with his colorful shots of Natalie Westling juxtaposed against natural shots of abstract landscapes and faded barns. Hawkesworth’s use of color creates parallels between studio shots of Miuccia Prada’s sixties influenced collection of paisleys and mod shapes with the rustic imagery of his outdoor work – together it makes for one of the season’s most striking ads.

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Ph. Steven Meisel

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In an enigmatic garden, Prada presents its Fall/ Winter 2015 resort advertising campaign. New faces Adrienne Jüliger, Ine Neefs and Moya Palk pose for photographer Steven Meisel in this interesting composition. The 70s influenced resort wares with their top stitching, boxy skirts and belted dresses show of the casual & feminine side of the Prada look. Meisel’s series of monochrome portraits gives the collection a majestic feeling, even in the shots that call to mind Village of the Damned.

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

The Gucci Cruise 2015 campaign is all about sensual elegance and new faces Julia Bergshoeff, Alisa Ahmann, Aneta Pajak, Ben Allen,Mihai Bran, and Julia Banas, are captured by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in sleek style. The Frida Gianini designed luxe bags and floaty dresses are the focal point as models pose in wicker chairs against a plain backdrop.

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Céline
Ph. Tyrone Lebon

Philo muse Daria Werbowy displays her make-up free beauty in the Celine FW resort 2015 advertising campaign, captured by photographer, Tyrone Lebon. Lebon brings a fresh perspective to the ads after seasons of Juergen Teller and Daria sports the new season’s garments with the same casual ease we’ve come to know and love.

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Bottega Veneta
Ph. Ryan McGinley

The dreamlike Bottega Veneta resort 2015 advertising campaign was set in the New York Botanical Gardens. Photographer Ryan McGinley creates a slightly surreal feeling while capturing Tilda Lindstam and Janis Ancens against a backdrop of cherry blossoms and lush greenery.

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In Those Jeans

October 16th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Just when you thought you had seen every group cover permutation possible W Magazine surprises with an all-star Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) shot featuring some of the biggest stars of today and tomorrow. Supermodel Kate Moss leads an all-star cast with Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia de Brauw, Mariacarla Boscono, Suvi Koponen, Riley Montana, Karmen Pedaru and Anna Ewers looking flawless alongside male models Daan van der Deen and Steve Milatos. Edward Enninful style the gorgeous group in denim pieces that range from subtly sexy to barely there.

View the full story on W Magazine.com

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