Change of Guard

June 10th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

As soon as Vanity Fair Italy previewed cover images from Vogue Italia’s “China” issue the internet was abuzz over the non-Meisel round-up of photographers– confirming the whispers that the storied lensman would longer shoot every cover. For models, having a VI cover by Steven Meisel served as a badge of honor and a telltale of imminent visibility.  Steven’s famous partiality for beautiful women and inimitable eye has forecasted and launched numerous careers. So needless to say, his absences after holding the fort since 1988 is big news.

For the the “China” issue, Vogue Italia enlisted Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Steven Klein to help carry the weight of Meisel’s absence, shooting a cast of established Chinese beauties Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen JuJing Wen and newer faces like Yuan Bo Chao, Fernanda Ly and Gia Tang. Each cover bears the visual thumbprint from this league of extraordinary photographers: McDean’s romantic evocations; Sorrenti’s audacious arrangements; Mert and Marcus’ high-styled narratives and Klein’s surreal interpretations. Whether or not it’s enough to fill the void, the praise-worthy selection of models by these modern masters in celebration of China certainly stands on its own.


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Fei Fei Sun by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of Women Management (New York)


 

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Jing WenGia Tang & Fernanda Ly by Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of Supreme Management (New York) and DNA Models (New York)


 
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Yuan Bo Chao by Craig McDean (Art + Commerce) / Images courtesy of Next New York (New York)



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Xiao Wen Ju by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of IMG (New York)

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Super Eight

March 5th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For L’Officiel Singapore‘s 8th anniversary issue Steven Klein (Art Partner) shoots eight covers featuring eight icons and modern muses. Harnessing the full potential of the coveted cast of beauties Klein produces a lustrous assemblage of fashion-noir covers. Naomi Campbell, Angela Lindvall, Guinevere Van Seenus, Liu Wen, Xiao Wen Ju, Jamie Bochert, Crystal Renn and Maria Borges each command their moments with steely perfection. Klein says of the reasoning behind the casted eight, “They are powerful, unique and know how to hold the camera.” Collaborating with fashion directors Jack Wang and Jumius Wong and stylist Patti Wilson (Streeters New York), the foursome put together a darkly, romantic spread equipped with black leather and stunning, mischievous headpieces. For each shoot, in classic Klein mode, he instigates a hushed eroticism where the models’ poses are both defiant and submissive.

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Grand Dames

November 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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The holiday season comes early with Walker’s delightful new covers for Vogue China. Walker’s minimal images offer a stripped down take on fantastical fashion, with the focus solely on the clothes, the girls and decorative calligraphy on the right. The resulting covers are elegant, evocative and easily rank amongst the best of the year. (casting by Larissa Gunn)

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Royals

March 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Couture comes to life in all its grandeur. Luigi + Iango shoot and Wilson styles pulling from the best of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana‘s couture collections. Auguste Abeliunaite, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Maja Salamon, Irina Kravchenko, Nastya Kusakina, Codie Young, Meghan Collison, Xiao Wen Ju Holly Rose Emery, Sophie Touchet, Steffi Soede star in this thrilling tribute to fashion artistry opulent enough for Marie Antoinette herself.

See the full story in the fashion database

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Totally Head to Toe

September 12th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Head to toe designer dressing is all about capturing the total look and all its intricacies and no one understands that better than Carine Roitfeld. In the latest CR Fashion Book, Carine provides a stylish guide to the biggest labels, enlisting an all-star cast to showcase the signature style of fashion’s powerhouse labels. Shot by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert the story a diverse cast and intriguing twists on what we’ve come to expect from an array of well known designers. Karolina Kurkova adds sex appeal to Tomas Maier‘s Bottega Veneta finery, while Xiao Wen Ju illustrates the luxuriousness of Christopher Bailey‘s sumptuous designs for Burberry. Else where Lakshmi Menon shines in a sleek Alber Elbaz look for Lanvin and Carine’s stunning daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld adds some coquettish charm to a ladylike look from Miuccia Prada.

Experience the full story and more from the latest issue of CR Fashion Book on their website – CR FASHIONBOOK.com

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Singular Beauties

August 5th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld join forces in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar for a tribute to the modern woman in all her incarnations. With a diverse cast that features the best of modeling, cinema and music, the editorial captures the moment’s premiere stars in a dazzling lineup of seasonal looks from Céline, Givenchy, Miu Miu and of course, Chanel. True beauty isn’t about uniformity – it is about the richness and excitement of variety; this idea is brought to life via an elegant collections story that features women of all ages, races and sizes looking phenomenal in the best of fall’s fashions. Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson, Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kravitz, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, musicians Grimes and Angel Haze and models Linn Arvidsson, Carmen dell’Orefice, Ondria Hardin, China Machado, Soo Joo Park, Candice Huffine, Ashleigh Good,Xiao Wen Ju, Erika Ervin, Karen Elson, Lily Donaldson, Liberty Ross, Kenya Kinski,Chiharu Okunugi, Tilda Lindstam, Lisa Verberght and Chrishell Stubbs

VIEW THE FEATURE AND THE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO ON HARPER’S BAZAAR.COM

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Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.

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W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin

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Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse

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032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse

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Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju

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Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk

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Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan

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Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini

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Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park

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Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher

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W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton

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10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy

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Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse

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i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo

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Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson

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British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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The Now Generation

May 7th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

i-D Magazine looks to the power of young voices with an issue focused on youth, vibrance and the stars of the future. The ‘Time is Now’ issue features the cream of the current crop from fashion, art and film with five of the modeling world’s freshest stars on collectable covers. Julia Nobis, Grace Bol, Lily Mcmenamy, Sam Rollinson and Xiao Wen Ju shine on covers that celebrate the uniqueness of the moment’s most vital fashion trends  from grunge to Gatsby.

For more on the Time Is Now Issue, be sure to check out i-D Online. 

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Ph. Paul Wetherell | Fashion Editor – Elgar Johnson | Model Julia Nobis

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Ph. Benjamin Alexander Huseby | Fashion Editor – Elgar Johnson | Model – Lily Mcmenamy

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Ph. William Baker | Fashion Editor – Judy Blame  | Model Grace Bol

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Ph. Sølve Sundsbø | Fashion Editor – Charlotte Stockdale | Model – Xiao Wen Ju

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Ph. Alasdair McLellan | Fashion Editor – Jane How | Model – Sam Rollinson

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