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December 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Craig McDean.
Edward Enninful.
Anna Ewers.
W Magazine.

A high fashion dream team unites for a daring blend of haute fashion and high art. A sprawling set piece by M/M Paris hits the streets of Paris and provides an off-kilter motif for McDean’s imagery. Anna models the season’s latest looks from Marc Jacobs, Yohji Yamamoto, Louis Vuitton and Junya Watanabe with her trademark ease, making even the most complex pieces seem effortless. This exciting blend of arresting fashion and colorful sculpture isn’t just visually appealing, it also hammers home the idea that the very best fashions are works of art.

See the full story on W Magazine.com

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The Halloween Edit

October 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always held Halloween in a special esteem. Of all the holidays it allows for the most outlandish changes and transformations which means it is right up fashion’s alley. As such there are countless editorials that serve to inspire a bit of seasonal cheer, or at least serve as appropriate fodder for Halloween costumes. Take a look back at 10 editorials that make us think of all-Hallows eve and share your favorite spooky or kooky fashion story in the comments.

01. Ph. Tim Walker
Publication: Harper’s Bazaar
Who better to look to on Halloween than legendary filmmaker (and master of the spooky story) Tim Burton? Bazaar’s fashion trip through Burton’s filmography is a creepy classic.

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02. Ph. Jean-Francois Campos
Publication: Flair
Campos’ Nosferatu-esque zombies might not be as scary as the characters on The Walking Dead but it made for a great spooky editorial.

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03. Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner)
Publication: Candy Magazine
There are quite a few Steven Klein stories that could be considered Halloween ready, but his fantastical male pregnancy saga for Candy is probably the most outlandish.

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04. Ph. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Publication: Numéro
Sofia & Mauro took inspiration from Divine for this out there story that captures all the kitschy goodness of John Waters’ over the top film.

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05. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: American Vogue
The way in which each and every model on this story took on a classic rock persona was downright inspirational – Omhyra as Prince, Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson, Sophie Dahl as Debbie Harry – the work by Pat McGrathGrace Coddington and Orlando Pita on this story was nothing short of iconic.

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06. Ph. Peter Lindbergh
Publication: Vogue Paris
Some of fashion’s own characters make for incredible costumes, case in point Sasha P morphing into John Galliano for Vogue Paris.

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07. Ph. Thomas Lagrange (Total Management)
Publication: Vogue Japan
You can’t have a Halloween roundup without a little vampirism and LaGrange’s slick beauty story puts a chic twist on bloodsucking.

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08. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: Vogue Italia
The inspiration for Meisel’s ‘The Discipline of Fashion’ was Ethel Granger, a woman who tightlaced for years in order to achieve a 13 inch waist! You don’t need to go that far to get into the story or the incredible, unnerving visuals.

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09. Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Publication: V Magazine
A before and after of epic proportions where Eniko, Anja and Raquel are transformed via the use of Paddy Hartley’s transparent face masks. The clear plastic and cutouts distort the wearers face by changing its proportions in ways that range from beautiful to grotesque.

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10. Ph. Craig McDean
Publication: American Vogue
Before everyone was running out to grab their Avengers costume, Coco Rocha was playing fashion superhero in the pages of Vogue with this memorable McDean story.

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#AnOtherObsession

September 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Ph. Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner)

If your fall magazine perusal has suffered from a lack of Kate Moss never fear AnOther Magazine is here to satisfy all your Moss needs. The always on the pulse publication understands that too much Moss is never enough and no matter how many guises the supermodel wears the fashion crowd will always want more. It’s this insatiable need for Moss that has made Kate girl most wanted for two decades and on the 10th anniversary of Moss’ first appearance on AnOther’s cover the mag serves up an all-Kate special that taps into Moss’ versatility and innate cool. Alasdair McLellan (Art Partner), Willy Vanderperre (Art Partner), Collier Schorr and Craig McDean shoot four covers each showcasing a different side of Moss’ allure – take a look at the eye-catching covers and a first peek at accompanying editorials.

Kate Moss Never Enough on AnotherMag.com


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Kate Moss shot and styled by Alasdair McLellan and Alister Mackie for AnOther Magazine Autumn / Winter, on sale Thursday 4th September

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Kate Moss shot and styled by Willy Vanderperre and Oliver Rizzo for AnOther Magazine Autumn / Winter, on sale Thursday 4th September.

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Kate Moss shot and styled by by Collier Schorr and Katy England for AnOther Magazine Autumn / Winter, on sale Thursday 4th September.

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Kate Moss shot and styled by Craig McDean and Olivier Rizzo for AnOther Magazine Autumn / Winter, on sale Thursday 4th September.

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Photographer’s Choice

August 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to September issues Interview Magazine has raised the bar this year. Enlisting seven of the world’s premiere photographers to capture images of their ideal women Interview unleashed a series of covers high on creativity and filled with an appealing array of women from the world’s of modeling and film. Each image is powerful in its own way whether it is Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) creating an idealized portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell or Steven Klein (Art Partner) showcasing the erotic side of Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. With photographers given free reign to execute their images however they like and drive the direction of the September content the issue is heavy on arresting visuals and the kind of full-tilt creative freedom that makes for exciting editorials.

For more on the Photographers Issue head on over to Interview Magazine.com

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Naomi Campbell by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Amber Valletta by Craig McDean / Styled by Karl Templer

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Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson / Styled by Karl Templer

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Nicole Kidman by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Styled by Karl Templer

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Léa Seydoux by Peter Lindbergh / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Keira Knightley by Patrick Demarchelier / Styled by Elin Svahn

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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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