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Sweetness & Light

March 13th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The world of beekeeping might seem like an unusual choice of subject matter for a fashion editorial, but in the capable hands of photographer Will Davidson it makes for a compelling and beautiful story. Styled by Jillian Davison and featuring an array of feminine designs from Miu Miu, Rochas, Dior and of course Alexander McQueen, the Vogue Australia images tell a romantic tale with plenty of visual oomph. Models Cassi Van Den Dungen and Lucas Pittaway, look resplendent in Davidson’s images, while the combo of cutting-edge clothes and atmospheric mood make for an especially memorable series.

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Images Courtesy Will Davidson Studio

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Blast from the Past: Claude Montana

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Looking back on the season that was and some of the runway proportion plays, we started to think back to the larger than life silhouettes of the 1980s. Back when a shoulder pad was de rigueur you couldn’t open up a fashion magazine without seeing the incredible designs of Claude Montana. Focusing on exquisite construction, luxurious materials and of course shape, Montana’s eponymous label flourished from 1979 until 1997, and for two years in the early nineties he even held down the reigns at Lanvin and yes there was life before Alber.

The amount of designers who namecheck Montana as an inspiration is staggering, the late Alexander McQueen cited him as a primary influence and numerous others owe a great deal to Montana’s inventive spirit. Take a trip back to the past with a glimpse at some incredible House of Montana pieces, as worn by top models of the era. The clothes may be over 20 years old, but notice how relevant and modern they still seem – the ruffled skirt on the red suit wouldn’t seem out of place on this season’s Balenciaga runway, the oversized shearling jacket would work with today’s Rag & Bone and that dramatic white column for Lanvin, could appear on any red carpet today and be completely refreshing.

Jenny Howarth by Paolo Roversi for Montana, 1986

Jenny Howarth by Paolo Roversi for Montana 1988

Linda Evangelista in Montana in American Vogue, 1987

Annelisse Seubert in Montana, 1992

Linda Evangelista by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin S/S 90, by Montana

Karen Mulder by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin by Montana, 1991

Claudia Mason on the cover of British Vogue in Montana, 1993

 

Emma Sjoberg in Elle by Gilles Bensimon, 1991

Emma Sjoberg in Montana 1992 ads

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Westward Bound

July 26th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Malgosia Bela.
Greg Kadel.
Vogue Espana.

The modeling enigma goes west in Kadel’s cinematic editorial. Wearing the season’s finery with unmatched flair, Malgosia sports a array of key looks – none of which fall into cowboy cliche. The Havana Laffitte selected pieces, range from space age Alexander McQueen, to austere Celine, but each look comes alive in the story and accompanying video – watch on Vogue.es

Images courtesy of Greg Kadel Studio

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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.

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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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