It’s a family affair at Lanvin again this season! After fall’s whimsical photos of the Campbell clan Tim Walker(Camilla Lowther Management) shoots an impressive lineup of model moms and their gorgeous daughters. The upbeat images celebrate family, happiness and the pure joy of wearing one of Alber Elbaz‘s elegant creations – ideas we can all get behind.
Fashion has the power to transform you, literally. Steven Meisel puts the old adage to the test and takes Edie Campbell on a wild trip through the latestLanvin collection in the new fall advertising campaign. Portraying six very different personas in the sleek shots, Edie showcases the versatility of Alber Elbaz‘s designs and her innate posing skills – it’s not easy to look chic while holding a duck and wearing a two-tone fur. Her transformations are aided by impressive makeup by Pat McGrath and Guido Palau‘s hair magic, all of which combines to show a fresh side of Ms. Campbell.
The vision for Maiyet has always represented a global mindset and this season with founder Kristy Caylor taking the design reigns, that perspective is clearer and more appealing than ever. With references ranging from Jazz Age designer, Emilie Floge’s couture pieces to El Anatsui’s wood carvings, Caylor certainly isn’t lacking for inspiration and the pieces she crafts represent an exciting mix of old and new. Standouts included graphic printed overcoats and flowing, lighter than air dresses worn with ease.
Chloe strikes a nonchalantly elegant mood with a collection that focuses on the beauty of a laid back look. Relaxed tailoring and a beachy color palette create a feel that is undone, yet sophisticated – even the evening gowns have a casualness that makes them enticing. Guipures and embroidered details add a sense of playfulness, while standout accessories reinforce the house’s heritage as originator of the it-bag – keep an eye on the gold bar embellished Clare satchel.
Alber Elbaz offered up several classic Lanvin pieces, delivered with polish and grace. Acolytes of the label’s trademark glamour are bound to find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful options. Jeweled tone suits, goddess gowns worthy of a red carpet, crystal embellished cocktail dresses and blouses; it all comes together to form a decadent treat of a collection.
We’ve all seen enough fashion films featuring slow motion models whose hair blows elegantly in the wind and though there is nothing wrong with that per se, the most engaging campaign movies we’re seeing this year break from the tried and true formulas. Going for over the top humour, cinematic imagery or full on designer commentary, these brand new campaigns excite and delight.
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We last saw Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui character on old episodes of Mad TV, but she’s back and has upgraded from her old job at King Burger. Starring as a sales associate at Wang’s trendy Soho boutique, Bon Qui Qui manages to insult everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to A$AP Rocky with her in your face brand of customer service. For anyone who has ever worked retail, or had an especially crazy shopping experience this clip will make you crack a smile.
CALVIN KLEIN PRESENTS PROVOCATIONS
Calvin Klein has a long history of memorable advertisements that push boundaries with a strong dose of sex appeal and their latest fashion film, Provocations adds to their oeuvre with a slick Fabien Baron helmed vision of minimalist eroticism. Starring actor, Alexander Skarsgard and Suvi Koponen, the avant garde ad provides some truly remarkable imagery.
One of the most captivating campaigns to debut this season belongs toLanvin. Instead of relying on the appeal of a fresh face or Hollywood it-girl, the brand chose a series of real women from ages 18 to 80 and created images unlike anything else you’re going to see this season. From the first Steven Meisel shot of an unsmiling sophisticate clad in designs from the Alber Elbaz‘s anniversary collection, to the striking shot of a lavender haired beauty surrounded by accessories, each image captures an appealing new mood. Elbaz told WWD that he was “interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”
10’s always been our go to magazine for inventively beautiful imagery combined with a slightly madcap sense of humor that’s refreshing in a industry that so often takes itself way too seriously. We always look forward to their monthly Ten Heads feature but for their summer issue, celebrating their 10 year anniversary, they’ve outdone themselves with, what else, but 10 covers of their favorite Fashion Gods: Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood. Who’s your favorite of these 10 men and women with their larger than life personas? Check out the previews at 10 Women and10 Men.
Issues devoted to a single model are all the rage, but Vogue Russia one ups the competition with an issue dedicated entirely to supermodel Naomi Campbell. The April issue is a must have for Naomi fans and features the supermodel candidly answering questions from the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Chanel Iman, photographers Steven Meisel, Solve Sundsbo and Mario Testino also pay tribute to the diva with exclusive editorials.