LOVE’s 12th

July 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Love Magazine and editor-in-chief Katie Grand  like to keep readers on their toes so issue 12 is filled with the unexpected. Adriana Lima brings a sultry energy to her Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin cover portrait, its flamenco feel providing a welcome playfulness to the month’s newsstand. The shoot marks the very first time Inez & Vinoodh create a cover for LOVE and the image doesn’t disappoint. The David Sims preview of Kendall Jenner whet our appetites for an all-American girl editorial and the final cover is an equally appealing shot of the beauty sporting an oversized fur hat. Last but certainly not least, multiple-Oscar nominee and new face of Max Mara, Amy Adams sheds her sweet image for a raw portrait by Juergen Teller.

For even more from LOVE Issue no. 12 visit Love Magazine.co.uk

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Adriana Lima by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Love Magazine

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Kendall Jenner by David Sims for Love Magazine

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Amy Adams by Juergen Teller for Love Magazine

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The Calvin Universe

July 15th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The labels may be different, but there is a spirt that unites the many lines of the Calvin Klein empire. During campaign season the mega-brand always manages to create a stir and for fall they unveil five new campaigns, distinctive yet unmistakably Calvin. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) shoot Calvin Klein Jeans & Underwear enlisting Lara Stone and Matthew Terry to provide the prerequisite sex appeal. The #mycalvins hashtag is emblazoned across Mert & Marcus’ beautiful black and white portraits of the duo and is sure to resonate with the social media obsessed.

For Calvin Klein Collection and Platinum advertising David Sims shoots serene images of CK favorites Vanessa Axente and Clark Bockelman sporting the memorable F/W collections with stylish flair. The collection ads with their striking mountainside backdrop provide an especially beautiful showcase for Sims’ minimal style.

Last but certainly not least, familiar faces Edita Vilkeviciute and Tyson Ballou make a perfect couple in the pared down ads for White Label. Sporting coordinating tweeds and knits and looking cooler than thou in Daniel Jackson‘s shots the duo are ideal Calvin representatives conveying exactly the right amount of urban chic.

 

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Calvin Klein Jeans & Underwear – Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

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Calvin Klein Platinum Label – Ph. David Sims

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Calvin Klein Collection – Ph. David Sims

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Calvin Klein White Label – Ph. Daniel Jackson / All images courtesy Calvin Klein

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Proenza’s Pulse

July 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Proenza Schouler ‘s fall campaign kicks off with a bang, David Sims shoots show opener Julia Bergshoeff in the duo’s kinetic designs for a striking set of images. In the capable hands of Marie Chaix (Art Partner) the collection comes to life the black and white patterns popping against the bright background. The effervescent, Ron Nagle influenced autumn collection explored ideas about action and motion and those themes repeat here. Bleached brows courtesy of Diane Kendal and a sleek coif by Guido Palau complete the vibe to create a look worthy of Jack & Lazaro’s cool girls.

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The Biz: Marc’s Cool Cast & Net-A-Sporter

July 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

#CASTMEMARC : Is Instagram the new casting source dujour? For the revamped MBMJ casting director Anita Bitton (Establishment Casting) searched for faces via the social media platform, asking hopefuls to upload images to their profiles using the hashtag #castmeMarc. The end result is an effortlessly cool David Sims shoot featuring a lineup of international cool kids. With their pink hair, piercings and youthful good looks the cast looks like ideal Marc by Marc consumers – they pull off Luella Bartley & Katie Hillier‘s collection perfectly.

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David Sims for Marc Jacobs

Take a trip through the wealth of Resort accessories – Women’s Wear Daily has a comprehensive overview of the season’s goodies.

A rose is still a rose – or is it? Should fragrances qualify for intellectual property protection – Business of Fashion presents a compelling arguement.

DEATH BECOMES HER: The Costume Institute never fails to select an inspired theme for its annual exhibitions and the latest is sure to raise a few eyebrows. For fall the institute will explore the Victorian tradition of mourning attire and its evolution, charting the oft elaborate standards of bereavement wear and the corresponding cultural influences. The ‘Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” exhibit will be the Costume Institute’s first fall show in seven years and will run from October 21, 2014–February 1, 2015

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Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872, Black silk crape, black mousseline Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Karin Willis

The words Julian Assange and runway model aren’t often seen together, but the Wikileaks founder is set to make his catwalk debut this fall at designer Ben Westwood’s show.

Suzy Menkes guides you through Van Cleef and Arpels’ garden of earthly delights and the brand’s exquisite The Peau d’Ane collection.

BRIDAL PARTY : Meanwhile at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum the full gamut of wedding dresses and their history are explored in a sumptuous new exhibit – Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. Charting the development of the wedding dress as a standard and exploring designer takes on the classic the exhibit aims to provide an overview of one of fashion’s the most iconic pieces. The dresses by Galliano, Lacroix and of course Vera Wang are must see. Added bonus – famous brides like Gwen Stefani & Dita Von Teese have loaned their dresses to the museum for this special exhibit. (Running from now until March 2015)

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Silk satin wedding dress, designed by Norman Hartnell Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum

Guy Trebay explores the Paris menswear collections and their ideal man – whose name might surprise you.

Still in search of a menswear fix? Tim Blanks details his personal favorite pieces from the mens collections over at Style.com

GOOD SPORT : Who says you have to ditch the designer duds when you hit the gym? Net-A-Porter delves into the lucrative activewear market with the launch of their latest spin off site – Net-A-Sporter which launches in July. The site will stock favorites like Adidas by Stella McCartney and Nike alongside a host of fresh brands that merge luxury with athleticism. With everything from tennis gear, to yoga mats and swimwear expected to be in the mix the project is sure to raise the bar for gym dressing.

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The Net-A-Porter Sport ad Campaign starring Nadia Araujo

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Maker’s Marc

May 30th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Marc Jacobs’ collaboration with Juergen Teller spanned decades and influenced countless others, but since last season the brand has moved in a different direction with slick new visuals by David Sims. For fall Sims translates Jacobs’ dreamy collection into a simple and striking image filled with pale colors and clean lines. Julia Nobis and Waleska Gorczevski feature in Sims’ pared down shot and exemplify the cool and calm spirit of the current Marc mood.

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Spring Forward

January 29th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

You wouldn’t know it from the frigid cold gripping New York City at the moment, but spring is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: new campaigns. After our round­ups of the best Spring 2014 womenswear ads (here and here), we thought it was time to give the guys their fair due. Here’s our picks for some of our favorite men’s campaigns for the season, all of them featuring rich explosions of color to help us through these dreary, gray winter days.

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Last July, photographer Pierre Debusschere hit the Utah salt flats—home of the famed land­speed trials so powerfully illuminated in Rachel Kushner’s breakout 2013 novel The Flamethrowers— for Hugo Boss’ energetic, athletic younger label. Victor Nylander, Sung Jin Park, and Andrew Westermann are joined by Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Kasia Struss and the lambent, translucent hues of what look like shimmering mirages, add a soft tinge of glowing color to the blinding whiteness of the pristine sodium crust.

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Jil Sander
The namesake designer may be once again dearly departed, but she has left her artistic, distinctly modernist fingerprints all over the house’s latest campaign, shot by David Sims. Ben Waters and Edie Campbell wear their sharp, graphic ensembles —distressed plaid for him and tangled florals for her against a faded background combining the strictest geometry with the soft delicacy of nature.

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Kenzo
In their second collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari‘s idiosyncratic art magazine Toilet Paper, designers Humberto Leon & Carol Lim have demonstrated their revolutionary talents extend far beyond their charming runway designs. A relaxed Devon Aoki perches upon a trout carried on Paul Boche‘s shoulders, both of them dressed in a soothing, swaying ripple print inspired by the surf of Leon and Lim’s native Southern California and lit by the harsh glow of red neon.

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Patrik Ervell
After making a stunning campaign début with his stark black ­and­ white images of Max Von Isser in an overgrown field last Fall, Ervell enlisted up ­and­ coming photographer Daniel Sannwald (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) for an appropriately luminous series of images that find Michael Lange wearing his sailing­ inspired pieces against the digitally enhanced shine of an impossibly rich and vibrant oceanic sunset.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
The Italian house’s campaigns can sometimes have an anodyne feel of anonymous luxury to them, but Spring finds Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) bringing a vivid pop of classic Modernism to their images. Stalwarts Sean O’Pry and Daria Werbowy bask in the radiant warmth of the sherbet­colored angles and columns that bring to mind the cheery, iconic designs of the Mexican Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán.

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Proenza Perfection

January 23rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When you release one of the best collections of spring it’s only fitting that you follow it up with an equally appealing campaign. Jack McCollough + Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler enlist David Sims for atmospheric ads that capture the essence of the label’s runway show. Working with themes from technology’s merger with handcrafts, to nature and interiors, Sims creates a contrasting series of images that pop off the page. Marie Chaix (Art Partner) styles Charlotte Lindvig and Harleth Kuusik in straight from the runway looks, including those memorable metallic pleated skirts and exquisite copper breastplates. The sophisticated pieces stand out against the rustic background and the intimate feel of the campaign is only heightened once you learn it was shot on location at Jack & Lazaro’s Massachusetts home!

Hair by Didier Malige (Art Partner) | Makeup by Diane Kendal | Video by David Sims with Eddie the Wheel

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Twice As Nice

January 8th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With two major covers the luminous Emily DiDonato is in the midst of a major fashion moment. Fronting Vogue Paris‘ February model themed issue in a beauty shot by David Sims (Art Partner) is no small feat, but add in an ethereal January cover of Vogue Turkey by Terry Tsiolis‘ and you have a stellar back to back lineup.

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Vogue Paris February 2014 Ph. David Sims (Art Partner)

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Vogue Turkey January 2014 Ph. Terry Tsiolis

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