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Abstract Expressionism

August 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The intersection of art and fashion never fails to create arresting imagery, but the September collections edition of Dazed & Confused takes things one step further with an inventive fall editorial by Daniel Jackson. Transforming Esther De Jong, Casey Legler, Danielle Zinaich and Bridget Hall into gilded abstractions the story is a one of a kind take on the season’s key fashions. Hair and makeup by Francelle Daly and Esther Langham adds a painterly touch, while a razor sharp manicure by Tracylee provides a touch of danger. Stark styling courtesy of Alastair McKimm hones in on the minimalist yet decadent look of the moment, adding a gothic twist via a range of textured black pieces and expertly layered furs. The full look combines to re-imagine model as a living sculpture – distorted yet expressive and compelling.

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Second Cummings

May 16th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Eliza Cummings is back and better than ever! Fresh off a solid show season the Brit phenom is racking up editorial mileage in all the coolest magazines, gracing the pages of Dazed & Confused, Vogue China and i-D Magazine with new stories that showcase her versatility. No matter the scenario Eliza manages to exude the kind of nonchalant cool that will always be in high demand.

159951-800wVogue China | Photographer: Daniel Jackson | Fashion Editor: Alastair McKimm | Hair: Didier Malige | Makeup: Yadim | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database

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Dazed & Confused | Photographer: Ruth Hogben  | Fashion editor: Katie Shillingford  | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database

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i-D Magazine | Photographer: Alasdair McLellan | Fashion Editor: Jonathan Kaye (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Hair: Tina Outen | Makeup: Lucia Pica | Model: Eliza Cummings | See more in MDC Fashion Database

 

 

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Legend

May 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Christy Turlington.
Daniel Jackson.
Harper’s Bazaar.

A beauty for the ages, back and looking better than ever on the cover of Bazaar‘s latest issue. Styled by Julia von Boehm in a luxe mix of Balenciaga and Tom Ford, the multi-hyphenate supermodel-humanitarian-documentarian proves she can still pose with the best of them. Christy springs eternal!

View the full story & read the interview on Harper’s Bazaar.com

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Past Meets Present: The Mod Moment

January 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

By its very nature, fashion is in a constant state of change, but the industry has a way of rehashing the past every few seasons with collections that draw inspiration from key moments in fashion’s history.  Nostalgia was the predominant fashion mode of the aughts, and it saw  designers revisiting everything from 1920s flapper fixtures, to ’80s powerdressing and (gasp) ’90s grunge redux. We may have just entered into 2013, but when it comes to manufacturing clothing that looks awfully similar to styles that could have been worn generations earlier, designers show no signs of stopping.

Case in point, S/S 13′s mod moment, which saw a wealth of graphic prints invading the runway. Checks, stripes, and houndstooth patterns  made appearances on the runways of labels like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana, offering a pleasant alternative to spring’s tried-and-true florals and providing a bit of deja vu. Granted, these design elements are timeless, but fans of ’60s style will recognize the cuts and patterns that make up these new designs as the hallmarks of mod innovators. Take a look at  the work of Pierre Cardin, Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Ossie Clark,  and you can’t help but see where Marc Jacobs and co. took their lead from.

With the very same designs getting major play in the pages of this month’s magazines, editors have been showcasing these looks in a variety of ways. Most choose to play up the retro appeal inherent in these collections by creating stories reminiscent of days past: what says ’60s more than an angular Vidal Sasson bob or an oversized bouffant? Others focus in on the graphic element, shooting the pieces against white backdrops and playing up the contrast.

 

PAST

Designer Ossie Clark and one of his creations

Models in Who Are You Polly Magoo, 1966

Houndstooth Coat, Ph. Art Kane, 1966

Designs by Andre Courreges,


PRESENT

Vogue Japan | Ph. Emma Summerton | Styling Patti Wilson | Model Aymeline Valade | Makeup Dotti


American Vogue | Ph. Steven Klein | Styling Grace Coddington | Models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson


Harper’s Bazaar | Ph. Greg Harris | Stylist Tony Irvine | Model Marte Mei van Haaster | Hair Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Pep Gay

Marte Mei van Haaster in Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs and Michael Kors


Harper’s Bazaar Spain Ph. Txema Yeste | Styling Melania Pan | Model Ginta Lapina | Hair Olivier Lebrun (See Management) | Makeup Christopher Kam

Ginta Lapina in Louis VuittonDolce & Gabbana & Michael Kors


Vogue Japan Ph. Victor Demarchelier (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Styling Sabino Pantone | Model Jessica Stam | Hair Didier Malige | Makeup Adrien Pinault (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)

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Vogue China Ph. Daniel Jackson | Styling Nicoletta Santoro | Models Kel Markey, Agnés Nabuurs, Athena Wilson, Bo Don & Chiharu Okunugi | Hair Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) | Makeup Yadim

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Double Vision : Dior Couture

October 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion shows are well and good, but the true test of a collection’s impact is often played out in the editorial pages. When you have multiple editors reaching for the same pieces over and over again you know a designer has hit a nerve. Even when the styling itself isn’t that noticeably different between images, there are always key changes in presentation that separate fashion stories; whether it is the model choice, the manner in which the photographer chose to present the garment, or even something as simple as color vs. black and white, each team puts its own special stamp on things. Take a look at the way in which different magazines have interpreted two of the most popular pieces within the collection and let us know who you think pulled it off best.

Look No. 48  

Black fitted cashmere top with a black duchess satin skirt embroidered with electric blue flowers.

Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany, stylist Christiane Arp

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan, stylist Melanie Ward

Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine, stylist Katie Shillingford

Karlie Kloss by Eric Guillemain for Sunday Times Style Magazine, stylist Lucy Ewing

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem by Michelle Ferrara for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, stylist Elaine Lloyd Jones | Suki Waterhouse by Marc Hom for Tatler, stylist Deep Kailey

Stef Van Der Laan by Luca Guadagnino for CR Fashion Book, stylist Carine Roitfeld

 

NiNi in Vogue China / Thana Kuhnen by Marcelo Krasilcic for L’Officiel

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Blue and pink embroidered cut-off ballgown with black cigarette pants

Keira Knightley by Mario Testino for American Vogue, stylist Grace Coddington

Milla Jovovich by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia | Saskia de Brauw by Ruth Hogben for Another Magazine

Dior couture illustration by Ignasi Monreal for Spanish V Magazine

Aymeline Valade by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japanstylist Melanie Ward

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The Sharper Image

August 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Far from being simply the icing on the campaign cake, films are becoming one of the primary ways fashion brands communicate with their audience. This season a slew of labels old and new came out with enticing videos to accompany their seasonal imagery. More than just pimping out product these videos create an aspirational vision of the viewpoint behind their respective brands.

PRADA

Miuccia Prada‘s esoteric perspective is one of the primary reason’s why Prada is one of the definitive brands of the last century. Steven Meisel takes that ethos and channels it into a chess-centric and haunting film filled with unanswered questions. The presence of  Vanessa AxenteMagdalena FrackowiakMadison HeadrickElza LuijendijkIselin Steiro & Anne Vyalitsyna certainly doesn’t hurt either.

BIBHU MOHAPATRA

Director Katie Fischer brings Bibhu Mohapatra’s sumptuous fall showing to life with an elegant film that shows the collection’s beauty in great detail, Fischer’s film captures the line’s beauty and its luxury. Kaleidoscopic facets hone in on every last detail; from the snowy white eyeshadow on Mackenzie Hamilton‘s lids to the ombre finish of a showstopper dress.

Bibhu Mohapatra F/W 12 Campaign film from models.com on Vimeo.

T by ALEXANDER WANG

We’re always partial to models over celebrities, but sometimes a little star power works. Alexander Wang brings in hip hop’s fiercest femme, Azealia Banks for the T by Alexander Wang campaign video, directed by Daniel Jackson and styled by Alastair McKimm. Bringing energy, style and her infectious track, Van Vogue to the project Banks feels like just what the doctor ordered.

MIU MIU

Miu Miu’s behind the scenes vid isn’t unusual, but it features the unique pleasure of watching style icon Chloe Sevigny trying on clothes. There are whole issues of Self Service dedicated to this very concept and though Chloe has been on the scene since the mid-90s she’s still an ideal representation of the chic Miu Miu girl.

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Family First

July 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Good looks run in the family, Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s handsome brother Tim joins her for a special Vogue China story by Daniel Jackson and styled to the nines by Alastair McKimm. With a casual cool ethos, plus chic styles by Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela and Acne, the edit provides a youthful spin on unfussy, classic for men and women. Here’s to hoping this isn’t the last time Tim joins his sis in the fashion pages.

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Edit of the Week: Performance Arts

May 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Performance artist Calder Kusmierski Singer, takes to the pages of i-D Magazine with a beautifully done story by Daniel Jackson. The striking editorial is punctuated by a series of avant looks chosen by Alastair McKimm and captivating hair and makeup crafted by the dream team of Yannick D’Is and Yadim. Alexandra Marzella serves as model and muse in this shoot, posing up a storm and creating some amazing pictures in the process.

For more on the Calder & The Lights, Camera Action Issue – check out i-D Online.

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