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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)

Stam inLouis Vuitton & Acne


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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The Block Is Hot

April 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nothing better than an early look at new fashion content and the latest issue of The Block Magazine is chock full of striking imagery featuring faves from the worlds of  music, fashion, art and film. Dubbed the “Issue of Marriage Equality” the Block is covered by three standouts, Garbage’s iconic singer the flame haired Shirley Manson, stunning top model Ymre Stiekema and everyone’s favorite poser / artist / actor the quirky Boyd Holbrook.

Of course we don’t judge a mag by its cover alone, because inside The Block there is plenty to love. Jeff Hahn‘s emotive images of real life couples, Tom Allen’s dreamy stills featuring the work of choreographer Justin Peck, Victor Demarchelier‘s NYC themed showcase for  Didier Malige‘s fascinating hair artistry story and Hugh Lippe‘s stark exploration of cutting edge menswear, all caught our eye. Don’t take our word for it of course – have a look at our exclusive preview to see some of the most striking shots inside the issue.

Shirley Manson

Photography Bon Duke – Styling Matthe Violante

Photography  Peter Stanglmayr – Styling  Andreas Kokkino

Photography Catherine Servel – Styling Michelle Cameron – Model Ymre Stiekema

Photography Hugh Lippe – Styling Vanessa Chow

Photography Jeff Hahn

Photography Tom Allen

Photography Victor Demarchelier, Hair Didier Malige,

Boyd Holbrook by Doug Inglish

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Striking A Chord

February 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

This season has been full of striking ads and the latest batch doesn’t disappoint when it comes to arresting visuals.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Ph. David Sims | Stylist: Camilla Nickerson

McQueen goes angelic for S/S with Zuzanna Bijoch posing in a heavenly Sims shot that calls to mind classic religious imagery.

CELINE
Ph. Juergen Teller

Juergen’s ads for Celine are instantly recognizable, but throw in the all star cast of Marie Piovesan and Stella Tennant and you have the makings of an unforgettable ad.

PRABAL GURUNG
Ph. Daniel Jackson | Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Didier Malige | Makeup: Hannah Murray

Is there anything Candice Swanepoel can’t do? The South African beauty pulls off dark hair and some serious yoga poses in the debut ads for Prabal’s label. Those stunning violet dresses from the show have never looked better.

EDUN
Ph. Ryan McGinley | Models: Bradley Soileau, Charlotte Free, David, Dempsey Stewart, Ehren Dorsey, and Herieth Paul

Butterflies float across the page in Ryan McGinley’s ethereal shots for Edun. The soft colors and cast of ultra-cool newcomers makes this shoot memorable.

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Bright Ideas

August 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

A wild shock of color is bound to grab your attention and Vogue Russia‘s ultra-bright hair story by Victor Demarchelier is impossible to ignore. Britt Maren andJana Kaye have their short crops transformed by Didier Malige while Yadim Carranza gives them outlandish makeup to match. The final result is an energetic take on the season’s wildest hair trends, complimented by Melanie Huynhs gorgeous selection of designer pieces by Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu and Balenciaga.

 

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Rock of Ages

July 6th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Hedi Slimane goes for glam rock gusto in the latest issue of V Magazine: the Transformation issue promises shift perceptions and with Anja Rubik becoming into 70s style rocker for Slimane’s lens it looks like V72 is off to a good start. Rubik’s new guise is crafted by Melanie Ward, with pieces from Isabel Marant, Balmain and Tom Ford mixed with vintage from What Goes Around Comes Around. Peter Klein‘s incredible sets add a bit of authentic edge into the mix and Didier Malige and Linda Cantello complete Anja’s transformation with a little slicked back hair and glitter liner, but it is Ms. Rubik who brings the necessary attitude with twisting poses and glaring looks.

V72 The Transformation Issue hits stands July 7th

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Pure Pretty

May 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Carola Remer.
Raymond Meier.
Tiina Laakkonen.
A simple and alluring celebration of beauty for Vogue Japan featuring gorgeous hair by Didier Malige.

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Bits & Bytes: Iman by Christiaan

December 8th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Iman by Christiaan.

“A picture is a poke in the eye of that reality.”
-Christian Houtenbos from Intermission Magazine interview.

Intermission Magazine celebrates their new website with a story by top hairstylist Christiaan on his 40+ years of polaroids. We spot Iman, Grace Jones and Calvin Klein, from the 70’s/80’s. Some of our favorites? Janice Dickenson’s pre-surgery face and Gia Carangi looking like Cindy Crawford mixed with Sheila Marquez.

Fashion News:

Love this red accented camouflage travel collection created exclusively for the Corner by Trussardi (via FWD). And if you’ve never heard creative director/photographer Milan Vukmirovic‘s sexy accent, there’s also a video at the link.

If you haven’t yet seen the list of winners at the British Fashion Awards, go here now. Phoebe Philo won Designer of the Year and Lara Stone of course, for Model of the Year.


Marilyn Minter shoots the new Jimmy Choo campaign.

Modeling News:

Speaking of Ms. Stone, the Stone clones have arrived, so says Jezebel. We, though, think each girl is uniquely gorgeous… What say you?

Have you kept track of all the pregnant models in the last year? NY Magazine’s got a count for you.

Yves Saint Laurent wants YOU for their new ad campaign. If you’re lucky.….

Miscellaneous:

Into the Gloss chats with top hairstylist/Grace Coddington significant other, Didier Malige.

If you missed it, here’s Nick Knight’s conversation with BoF.

The future of advertising.. and it ain’t pretty for the ad agencies.

Hero Magazine collaborates with JW Anderson for a limited edition exclusive t-shirt with all profits going to charity. It’ll be the first of an ongoing series.


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Hair Raising

November 26th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

There is nothing like a bit of beauty to brighten things up: looking at Daniel Jackson‘s pristine photos from the latest Vogue Nippon, we were instantly struck by the amazing artistry behind the hair and makeup. The hair-raising looks created by Didier Malige, are nothing short of amazing. Beauties, Julia Hafstrom, Sharon Kavjian and Kamila Filipcikova, wear tri-color bouffants and up-dos with flair. Add in Gucci Westman‘s dramatic makeup (check out the amazing drawn on eyebrows) (and Alastair McKimm‘s styling) and you have the making of a spectacular beauty story.

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