Lanvin’s Family Reunion

July 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Edie Campbell is no stranger to high fashion campaigns, but Lanvin takes things one step further with their fall ads enlisting not just Edie, but her entire family! Tim Walker shoots the Campbell family in all their glory and his portraits prove that the group is every bit as eclectic and unique as one would expect. Given that the idea of family is a core part of Lanvin’s heritage (their famous logo is a drawing of Jeanne Lanvin embracing her daughter after all) the campaign is the perfect series of visuals for the label’s 125th anniversary.

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McQueen’s Fantasy

July 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Klein (Art Partner) reunites with Alexander McQueen for another memorably eerie campaign. The atmospheric ads bring the romantic feel of the fall/winter show to life with a dark and moody backdrop filled with decaying mansions and thoroughbred horses. Edie Campbell poses like a pro in Klein’s images, looking right at home in Sarah Burton’s fantastical designs even as she perches on the back of a horse.

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The In Crowd

July 8th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

A gathering of cool kids will always be a fashion moment unto itself and Steven Meisel taps into that idea for the latest issue of Vogue Italia. Instead of an otherworldly setting Meisel enlists Edie Campbell, Lexi Boling, Amanda Murphy, Vanessa Moody, Julia NobisMeghan CollisonRJ King, Yuri Pleskun, David Axell, Geron McKinley, Dorian Reeves, David Alexander Flinn, Cameron Keesling and Tobias Hayduk for a pared down shoot that recreates the look and feel of a happening cafe setting. Mariana Santana and Anna Ewers join the fun in the accompanying editorial where models blow smoke rings as they sport heavy black liner and subtly 60s style coifs for a look that nods to the retro without being too referential. As usual Mary Howard‘s production design is flawless and the New Wave vibes are hammered home by Pat McGrath‘s makeup and Guido Palau‘s hair.

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See the full cover & accompanying video by Gordon von Stiener on Vogue.it

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Like A Boss

June 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When Jason Wu took the creative reigns at Hugo Boss, he infused the storied brand with a dose of excitement. The fashion world waited with baited breath to see just what Wu would come up with and his streamlined fall collection didn’t disappoint. Given that Wu’s F/W runway was full of the kind of trend-proof wares that will remain relevant for decades to come, it’s only fitting that his debut campaign for BOSS maintains that timeless feel. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Joe McKenna (Art Partner) with creative direction by Wu, the Hugo Boss fall ads are refined and character driven – a move that is unsurprising considering that Wu launched his collection with a corresponding film.

Fall’s players include a dynamic and modern femme embodied by brand muse, Edie Campbell and a rugged male lead portrayed by Scott Eastwood, the dashing son of Hollywood legend Clint and a rising star in his own right. By centering the ads around these archetypes, Wu instantly grounds the BOSS ideals in the kind of classicism that feels contemporary. Edie’s versatility shines as she poses in tailored overcoats and dresses, while Eastwood lends his shots a touch of Hollywood panache.

If the sleek campaign looks different from what we’ve come to expect from it’s no mistake. “This is my first campaign for BOSS, and we wanted to take a fresh, different approach,” says BOSS Artistic  Director Jason Wu. “The HUGO BOSS tradition is in tailoring, which is always present, but it’s important that this campaign not only shows the BOSS clothes, but evokes the BOSS lifestyle.”

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Away We Go

May 13th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Tim Walker, Edie Campbell and Jacob K head to Burma for a special shoot for W Magazine. Travel editorials are always intriguing, but Walker’s haunting images take things to another level, capturing a series of distinctive Burmese landmarks and Jacob K’s eclectic melange of prints and gilded details. The story behind the 10 day shoot is equally intriguing; from the off-kilter inspiration (Mia Farrow’s imaginary sister Prudence) to the way Walker and crew worked with locals to create these evocative shots.

See the full story & read the article at W Magazine.com

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Ms. Mod

February 24th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Edie Campbell brings the sixties back on the cover of Vogue Japan with a Prada filled Patrick Demarchelier shot that captures the in demand model at the best. Sporting a shorter take on her famous mullet and doll-like lashes, Edie calls to mind 60s era stars like Penelope Tree, Twiggy and Peggy Moffit.

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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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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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Campaigns Continued!

January 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

J.W. ANDERSON

Jamie Hawkesworth shoots a stark black and white campaign that highlights the youthful cast and the sculptural details of Anderson’s appealing spring collection. The clothes are in the forefront where they belong and the unique details seem even more impressive here than they did on the runway.

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ALBERTA FERRETTI

Peter Lindbergh and Mariacarla Boscono reunite for Alberta Ferretti’s elegant spring images. Lindbergh’s masterful use of light brings the collection to life, highlighting the rich color and exquisite embroidery. Mariacarla provides a regal presence, particularly in that stellar shot with the emerald green gown.

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HERMES

You’ll be hard presssed to find a more lush campaign this season than Hermes. The luxury house heads to the rainforest with a greenery filled and almost otherworldly series of images from Hans Silvester, a photographer known for his impressive fine art shots of natural settings and exotic locations. Diana Moldovan, Estee Rammant, Yumi Lambert and Sean O’Pry feature in Silvester’s captivating images.

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DIOR

A great collection deserves a great campaign and Raf Simons’ expansive spring collection gets the royal treatment by Willy Vanderperre (Art Partner). A multi-generational cast of top models featuring Stella Tennant, Edie Campbell, Julia Nobis and Elise Crombez poses in Vanderperre’s contrasting series of photos – black and white portraits on one side and candy colored full body shots on the other – the better to show off those exquisite Dior pieces and this phenomenal lineup of women.

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