Double Vision : Saint Laurent Paris

January 9th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane’s dramatic rebranding of Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most divisive collections in recent memory; everyone had an opinion, some more hotly debated than others. While many found Slimane’s changes to be completely in line with the spirit of the house and a much needed makeover that pushed the brand into the future, others felt the overhaul was unnecessary, overly hyped and even underwhelming. Wide brim hats and seventies style suiting aren’t for everyone, but no matter how you felt about the Saint Laurent Paris ensembles themselves, you knew you were going to be seeing a lot of them. Like the McQueen visors and Prada stripes that came before them, those SLP hats were destined for editorials; fashion editors can’t resist a look with instant visual impact and Slimane’s designs are always distinctive.

Though the chapeaus are shaping up to be one of the most photographed editorial pieces of the moment, few stylists have strayed from the vision Slimane presented on the runway. Every so often though, the mood of the image goes beyond simply rehashing the nonchalant cool vibe of Slimane’s Le Smoking influenced style and pushes into expressive territory. Take a look at the way Lori Goldstein adds a touch of 60s glamour in the Vogue Italia shots of Fei Fei Sun, putting a more structured version of the SLP headpiece to good use but making it right for a completely different kind of mood.

British Vogue photography by Angelo Pennetta, styling by Francesca Burns

Marikka Juhler & Kirsi Pyrhonen in Harper’s Bazaar UK photography by Tom Allen, styling by Cathy Kasterine

Jessica Stam in Vogue Japan by Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), styling by Sabino Pantone

Fei Fei Sun in Vogue Italia, photography by Steven Meisel, styled by Lori Goldstein

Gwen Stefani in American Vogue photography by Annie Leibovitz, styled by Tonne Goodman

Julia Nobis in Numero, photography by Anthony Maule, styling by Samuel Francois

Harmony Boucher in Marie Claire, photography by Danilo Giuliani, styled by Enrique Campos

Dree Hemingway in Vogue China photography by Max Vadukul, styled by Nicoletta Santoro

Anja Rubik in Elle UK photography by Jan Welters, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis

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First Look : USED

October 15th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Used Magazine gets a second life with a sleek redesign and a new issue filled with engaging content. Dominated by colorful stories filled with pieces from fashion’s finest, USED is a wonderful showcase for the talents of its impressive editorial team. The magazine’s edgy, youthful fare is appealing and fresh edits featuring Ehren Dorsey, Bo Don and Svea Kloosterhof are always a plus.

Photographer: Mark Kean | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Soichi Inagaki | Make-up: Jo Frost | Model: Bo Don

Photographer: Greta Ilieva | Fashion Editor: Jack Borkett | Hair: Michael Jones | Make-up: Angela Davis-Deacon Set Designer: Suzanne Beirne| Models: Ehren Dorsey and Erika Linder

Photographer: Brendan Freeman | Fashion Director: Katy Lassen | Hair: Michael Jones | Beauty Editor: Isamaya Ffrench | Model: Svea Kloosterhof

Photographer: Jeff Hahn| Fashion Editor: Madeleine Østlie| Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita | Grooming: Anne Sophie Thomas | Model: Jester White

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