September Reign

July 30th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

By now we’ve all heard the story about celebrities taking precious magazine cover spots away from models, but this September it appears the tides have turned. After years of stars on the front pages more and more magazines are looking to models for their biggest fashion issues. British Vogue boasts Cara Delevingne looking sleek in Nicolas Ghesquière‘s collection for Louis Vuitton in an image by Mario Testino (Art Partner), while Elle UK enlists a Prada clad Kate Upton for fashion forward shot by Matt Jones. Though the September covers are only just starting to debut you can already see which collections are going to be inecapable for the next few months.  WSJ provides a fetching seventies style image of Daria Werbowy by Josh Olins that also puts Ghesquière’s wares to good use. In keeping with the trend The New York Times’ T Magazine reaches for Prada, sheathing Vanessa Axente in one of the brand’s oversized coats in a strong cover image by Craig McDean. 

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Cara Delevingne in Louis Vuitton by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for British Vogue

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Kate Upton in Prada by Matt Jones for Elle UK

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Daria Werbowy in Louis Vuitton by Josh Olins for WSJ

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Vanessa Axente in Prada by Craig McDean for T Magazine

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Banal Plus

July 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The normcore trend has been the subject of much debate – is it chic, is it lazy, is it even a legitimate trend at all? Craig McDean and Edward Enninful take on the look in the pages of W Magazine with an editorial that mixes the best in designer gear with everyday staples like Adidas tube socks and white clogs – the kind of items you’re more likely to find in the closets of athletes than amongst the accessories utilized in a fashion story. With boy short bowl cuts by James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) and minimal makeup by Fulvia Farolfi (ArtList Paris) models Daiane ConteratoGrace MaharyAymeline ValadeManuela FreyKatlin AasAmanda Murphy and Fei Fei Sun look equal parts haute and banal.

See the full story on W Magazine.com 

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Bound Together

May 14th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Prada’s fall runway show memorably paid tribute to the films of Werner Rainer Fassbinder and in the pages of Interview Magazine Craig McDean takes the same point of reference and turns it into an editorial that lives up to it’s inspiration. The always intriguing duo of Kim Peers and Querelle Jansen play off each other on a set that calls to mind that of Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant . Piers Hanmer doesn’t miss a beat and his set captures key elements of the films production design – from the elaborate baroque paintings, down to the oversized brass bed. Peers and Jansen take on the roles of controlling designer and submissive assistant with aplomb, adding a touch of sensuality to McDean’s stylized imagery.

View the full story on Interview Magazine.com

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Party Girl

April 9th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss turns stylist in the pages of British Vogue with a fashion feature by Craig McDean. Transforming Freja Beha Erichsen into a festival ready rock chick complete with leather jackets and DIY embellishments like studs and pins. Freja pulls off the Moss selected wares admirably – making the layers of fringe and frills look ready for a night out on the town or a day at Coachella. Paul Hanlon‘s artfully tousled waves and Mark Carrasquillo (Art Partner)’s smoky eye add a touch of undone glamour to this streetwise look.

View the story & more from May’s British Vogue on Vogue.co.uk.

 

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Moss Is Boss

April 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss is more than a mere model, the veteran super has been quietly diversifying her personal brand with an array of key collaborations and partnerships. As a designer Moss’ has released several collections with fashion giant, Topshop each one selling out faster than her last. The pieces – largely inspired by Moss’ storied vintage collection strike a chord with Topshop’s youthful clientele and Moss’ legion of acolytes. With the next collection set to debut in May it’s only natural that Kate & Co. would kick things into high gear with a media blitz. Fresh looks from the collection can be seen on Moss’ May covers of Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue, where Moss takes a hands on approach styling fellow catwalker Freja Beha Erichsen in a bohemian look within the issue’s pages.

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Ph. Terry Richardson (Art Partner) for Harper’s Bazaar

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Cover Confidential

March 20th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Feburary and March are big business for fashion magazines with glossies often debuting some of their best and brightest content during these months focused on spring collections, renewal and change. Take a look back at some of the most interesting covers from the boundlessly creative, to the simply beautiful.

PURE BEAUTY

Antidote Magazine‘s romance issue boasted multiple covers by Cuneyt Akeroglu featuring some of the world’s most beautiful women. United by their simple yet effective photography and their chic take on the magazine’s pristine subjects these covers were something special.

As one of fashion’s coolest faces Leona Binx Walton is typically photographed looking grungy, avant garde or off-kilter. Her Self Service cover with it’s effective beauty statement and clean layout showed another side. Collier Schorr portrait brings out Binx’s beauty, while maintaining her character.

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THE BEST OF CELEBRITY

There are few actresses as effervescent as Marion Cotillard and Interview Magazine‘s March cover captured the La Vie En Rose star’s elegant side with a shot by Craig McDean that positively crackles with good ol’ fashioned glamour. Styled by Karl Templer with makeup by Christophe Danchaud and a 40s coif by Sam McKnight the image strikes the right balance between retro film siren and modern glamour - as does the accompanying fashion story. 

On the flip side, Dazed & Confused‘s rough and tumble cover of Scarlett Johansson finds the star’s inner bad girl and brings it to the forefront with a vibrant shot by Benjamin Alexander Huseby . The combo of red background and Saint Laurent biker jacket and Scar-Jo’s glare makes for an appealing contrast to the typical smiling celebrity glamour shot.

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MINIMAL MARVELS

You can’t go wrong with a picture of Daria Werbowy and The Last Magazine served up an epic large format image the superstar looking foreboding for it’s spring issue –  Mikael Jansson‘s in your face shot captures Werbowy at her rawest and best.

The Gentlewoman always errs on the side of minimalism, but the pulpy red cover of Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner) was the perfect merger of timelessness and modernity.

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CREATIVITY RULES

Nick Knight‘s trippy photography has always struck a chord with surrealists and on the cover of GARAGE‘s spring/summer edition he twists and morphs Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne into unbidden creatures designs that were eventually tattooed onto the skin of Garage readers – how’s that for taking things to the next level.

E.T. got a fashion makeover with Lindsey Wixson taking over the frontpage of CR Fashion Book with an expressive Sebastian Faena image that puts Wixson’s otherworldly visage to good use with a sweet nod to an 80s favorite.

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DESIGNER DOMINATION

Karl Lagerfeld’s watercolor inspired spring Chanel collection has proved a hit with editors, in addition to appearing in the pages of just about every magazine imaginable his paint by numbers dresses found themselves on a variety of covers in March, most notably Vogue China, where two of the designer’s creations took center stage.

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Not one to be outdone, Miuccia Prada also made a strong showing this March (and April) with a variety of painterly spring looks from her collections showing up on the cover of several different magazines.

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Ph. Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Spain | Emma Summerton for Vogue Australia | Mario Testino for British Vogue | Elle Greece | Thomas Whiteside for Elle UK | Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan 

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Deep Dark

March 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who better to explore the gothic side of fashion than the illustrious team of Craig McDean, Karl Templer and Sasha Pivovarova. With an eye for the atypical and a brooding ferocity that works it’s way into every image, the team creates an expressive vision with a dark twist in the pages of Interview Magazine. With pieces from Alexander McQueenLouis Vuitton and Tom Ford the story focuses on larger than life fashion, rejecting the convention that Spring stories need to be light, bright and filled with saccharine florals. With an inky black coif courtesy of Orlando Pita and understated makeup by Diane Kendal, Sasha is appropriately spooky and adds flair to McDean’s dramatic images.

See the full story on Interview Magazine.com

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Pop Rocks

February 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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The coolest girls in the game join forces for McDean & How’s tribute to splashy surf style. Sam Rollinson, Lexi Boling and Katlin Aas sport printed looks from CélineKenzoDior and more for a dynamic collage look that combines prints, colors and statement pieces in an exciting melange. For their part each of the girls looks nonchalantly cool pulling off even the most daunting runway pieces with complete ease.

See the full story in the fashion database

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