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McQueen’s Acid Trip

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When we think of David Sims we think of stark black and white portraits, an avant garde take on minimalism, a thousand American Vogue studio stories featuring Raquel Zimmermann and countless other familiar Sims favorites. Not one to rest on his laurels, Sims goes off in a wildly psychedelic direction for Alexander McQueen‘s campaign film featuring Suvi Koponen. Where the campaign was all about pop colors and those exquisite fall looks – complete with iconic visor shades – the video plays out like a kinetic video game. With all the flashing lights and mind bending moments it is a little hard to take in the clothes, but Sims certainly knows how to get your attention.

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The Digest

April 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

A curated selection of the week’s best fashion imagery.

 Danni Li by Trunk Xu for Harper’s Bazaar China
A visually striking story featuring outfits crafted solely from hand cut paper by chinese traditional paper-cutting artists – truly inspiring. (View full story)

Frida Gustavsson by Tim Walker for American Vogue May 2012
Julien d’Ys‘s one of a kind coral headpiece elevates an already exquisite Alexander McQueen dress. Definitely one of the more fantastical things we’ve seen from American Vogue recently.  (View full story)

Marie Piovesan by Fabien Baron for Interview
No one does the whole black / white / minimal / stark thing better than Fabien and this Interview story is an appropriately dramatic showcase for the season’s couture.  (View full story)

Toni Garrn by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Italia
An atmospheric beauty shoot featuring the flawless Ms. Garrn looking like something out of a Hitchcock flick. Summerton’s skill with lighting is really on display here. (View full story)

Acne Paper by Viviane Sassen
A shock of electricity, filled with color and energy – just what you’d expect from Acne paper . (View full story)

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Enter Pigalle

April 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

When Dazed & Confused isn’t answering the question – Is East London Dead – via gorgeously shot mini-movies by Walter Pfeiffer (view the film here on Dazed Digital) they’re taking us on a tour of legendary artist’s haunts in Paris. Photography master Jim Goldberg takes to the streets in his edgy exploration of Degas’ Parisian hangouts. Marie PiovesanMelodie Monrose & Marte Mei van Haaster are elegant artists muses clad in designer outfits that resemble ballet costumes. The shoot showcases Katie Shillingford‘s always impressive styling skill and host of ruffled treats from the likes of Alexander McQueen,Vivienne Westwood and Theyskens Theory.

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Queens Center

March 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Amy Troost shoots four of the season’s finest faces for i-D Magazine‘s royalty issue. With a title cribbed from Gaga lyrics and some tricked out fashion’s chosen by Alastair McKimm, this story is heavy on attitude. Being a queen isn’t always about being prim and proper, these ladies showcase spirited toughness all while wearing royal finery from the likes of Givenchy & Alexander McQueen. Dressed in baroque McQueen complete with headdress, Daga Ziober looks darkly regal Julia FraucheMaria Bradley & Karlina Caune round out the impressive cast.

HAIR Rita Marmor MAKEUP Pep Gay

See more from the Royalty Issue at ID Online

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Little Monsters

February 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If you break from your busy fashion week schedule to take a look at one editorial, it ought to be Love Magazines imaginative and raw Tim Walker story, ‘The Origin of Monsters’ featuring Kristen McMenamy. Arachnophobes might want to skip this one, but everyone else can enjoy the spooky mix of oversized insects and a host of prime pieces with unusual origins chosen by Katie Grand. There is some vintage Dior couture (you may remember the golden armor from 06) a couple of chain mail headdresses from the Royal National Theater and of course the edgy editorial prerequisite, Alexander McQueen. It might be too early to start picking 2012′s best stories, but Kristen as an otherworldly, monster slayer certainly qualifies as a standout.

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Striking A Chord

February 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

This season has been full of striking ads and the latest batch doesn’t disappoint when it comes to arresting visuals.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Ph. David Sims | Stylist: Camilla Nickerson

McQueen goes angelic for S/S with Zuzanna Bijoch posing in a heavenly Sims shot that calls to mind classic religious imagery.

CELINE
Ph. Juergen Teller

Juergen’s ads for Celine are instantly recognizable, but throw in the all star cast of Marie Piovesan and Stella Tennant and you have the makings of an unforgettable ad.

PRABAL GURUNG
Ph. Daniel Jackson | Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Didier Malige | Makeup: Hannah Murray

Is there anything Candice Swanepoel can’t do? The South African beauty pulls off dark hair and some serious yoga poses in the debut ads for Prabal’s label. Those stunning violet dresses from the show have never looked better.

EDUN
Ph. Ryan McGinley | Models: Bradley Soileau, Charlotte Free, David, Dempsey Stewart, Ehren Dorsey, and Herieth Paul

Butterflies float across the page in Ryan McGinley’s ethereal shots for Edun. The soft colors and cast of ultra-cool newcomers makes this shoot memorable.

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Collective Soul

January 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Daniel Jackson celebrates the looks of the season in British Vogues collections special. Shooting the signature pieces from the spring/summer collections as selected by Francesca Burns. Every piece you’d expect to see is there, from the salmon tinted Calvin Klein spaghetti strap shift, to McQueen’s extravagantly detailed chiffon numbers. Added bonus – each ensemble is paired with a girl who elevates the look, from Maria Bradley’s innate edge adding an ounce of cool to Armani’s classic suit, to Elise Crombez showing you exactly how YSL ought to be worn.

Romee Strijd in Calvin Klein

Maria Bradley in Giorgio Armani

Doutzen Kroes in Dolce & Gabbana

Ymre Stiekema in Ralph Lauren

Emily Baker in Donna Karan

Kirsi Pyrhonen in Burberry

Codie Young in Alexander McQueen

Vika Falileeva in Chanel

Kati Nescher in Louis Vuitton

Elise Crombez in Yves Saint Laurent

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Venus in Furs

October 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

PETA and the fashion industry have never seen eye to eye, but lately it feels like fur is popping up in more and editorials. Case in point Vogue Russia‘s latest ode to all things furry starring Maryna Linchuk. Shot by Mariano Vivanco and featuring every label from Alexander McQueen to Topshop the story really shows just how pervasive this trend is. Pelts aside the styling by Olga Dunina adds to the folklore feel of Vivanco’s imagery and Maryna looks elegant as always.

 

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