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Falling 4 Pre-Fall

December 6th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall is in full swing and the season between seasons is providing us with plenty of eye-candy this time around. Take a look at some of our favorites so far and be sure to let us know what you’re loving in the comments.



HELMUT LANG

Model: Kel Markey / Images Courtesy Helmut Lang

Neutrals – particularly dramatic black and white – are the bread and butter of the new incarnation of Helmut Lang. Don’t let last season’s foray into bold color fool you, designers Michael and Nicole Colovos have always had a special place in their heart for a restrained color palette. The duo also loves a sharply cut leather jacket and a well applied use of ombre, so their pre-fall look was just one hit after another.


Calvin Klein Collection
Models: Magdalena Jasek, Sara Blomqvist, Katya Ryabinkina

Naturally designer Francisco Costa gave Calvin loyalists minimalism, but the brand’s pre-fall looks had an autumnal twist. Described as ‘essential classics’ Costa’s pieces were appealing reinventions of pieces every woman ought to have in her wardrobe; the perfect camel coat, the figure hugging shift, even a few pared down dresses that can go from day into evening.



GIVENCHY
Model: Ricardo Figueiredo

Givenchy always keeps us on our toes and their pre-fall offerings are no exception; leather shorts, deconstructed argyle sweaters, blazers emblazoned with the word pervert – everything is just a little off-kilter, but that keeps things exciting. Like many designers do during this season, Riccardo Tisci looked to the idea of essentials and took some of his bestselling pieces into fresh territory. Just when you think you’ve tired of those ubiquitous doberman t-shirts, Tisci gives you a remixed version of the statement look done in a digitized print.


3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Model: Valery Kaufman / Images Courtesy Phillip Lim

Easily the most sophisticated take on the biker lore that we’ve seen in ages. Fashionphiles are sure to see some Balenciaga parallels in this collection, but adapting high fashion ideas for contemporary set is part of Lim’s formula. Lim played with embellishment, adding in crystals, embroidery and loads of layering for added interest. As always accessories are on point, with a sporty brand new backpack serving as the standout piece.

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Calvin Cool

June 16th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mark Seliger shoots Lara Stone for a Calvinized cover and editorial in the new Vogue Russia, styled by Camilla Nickerson. Joined by Francisco Costa, Lara lends her curves to the label’s minimalist chic ensembles all while giving her signature icy glare to the camera.

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Bits & Bytes: YSL Dreams

May 18th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)

Fashion and photography news:

Gene Lemuel, one of Kate Moss‘ earliest photographers talks to Style.com about her IT factor (and how he also discovered Milla Jovovich).

Go ahead, you know you want to seeInez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s Tumblr account.. gorgeous previews all around.

The super lensman Rankin, co founder of Dazed & Confused is coming to NYC’s Milk Gallery next week and he’s choosing a few of you to shoot. Find out details here.

Photographer Ben Watts collaborates with Hipstamatic on a new lens, the Bondi Hipstapak. Check out his Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on Fashionista. We are SO getting that!

Hear the delightfully sexy-voiced Nicola Formichetti talk about his new Lady Gaga themed collaboration with Gilt Groupe.

The iconic Yohji Yamamoto in his new documentary, WWD reviews the film.

Check out the FU Crew’s interview w/ Hungarian photographer Marton Perlaki. They’re doing some really cool things over there in Hungary.

Model news:

The beautiful Ashley Smith is interviewed by Ponyryder.

The rise and rise of the Australian model. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, casting director James Scully and Models.com’s own Wayne Sterling expound to Frockwriter on why Aussie girls are so in fashion.

Tao Okamoto‘s Japanese agent comments on modeling in Japan after the disaster, and who she credits as the pioneer Japanese model who started the rise in Japanese modeling.

Speaking of Tao, models in NYC, clean out your closet now! Support Tao and her friends in their benefit to Save Japan. Trust us when we say the growing list of supermodels helping out is eye-popping!

Around tomorrow, May 19th in NYC? Join Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo for their benefit at Industria to help Malawi kids

Congratulations Sara Ziff! The model/award winning filmmaker graduates with top honors from Columbia.

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Bits & Bytes: Coco by Behati

July 19th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Behati Prinsloo not only is one of fashion’s most beautiful faces, she’s an up and coming photographer. Here, she shoots the one and only Coco Rocha with her new husband, James. Take a look at the interview between the 2 close friends and more of Ms Prinsloo’s effervescent images of the happy couple.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.
V Magazine‘s Pinup Girls in video is summery, sexy and has Elvis Presley music. What could be better? If you’re still pining for soccer, check out their Footballers’ Wives video (with Eniko, Dree, Simon, etc) which is awesomely sexy and hilarious.


Modeling news:

Christy Turlington has parlayed a long and glamorous career into making a difference in the world. Read all about it here.

The new documentary on models promises to be epic!

Model Matthew Hitt shoots the men’s shows for T Magazine and captures all his friends.

Why does one model make it big when others don’t? May we suggest that mysterious x- factor plus personality and professionalism?

They can be 35 or 25 but the clothes need to be worn on intelligent, experienced women.” Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on why Lara Stone is Calvin Klein’s face.

Crystal Renn, shows why she is so awesome.

Speaking of Crystal RennCarine Roitfeld says: Don’t lose weight. You’re very beautiful just how you are.”

Who sees baby Nadja Auermann? At least in this picture. Codie Young, another Aussie face is about to make a big splash on the scene.

Fashion and miscellaneous:

Happy Birthday WWD! 100 years old is an amazing feat.

CFDA Fund Finalists: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Christian Cota, Prabal Gurung, Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo, Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry, Moss Lipow, Gregory Parkinson and Billy Reid. Read all about it on WWD.

Stella McCartney’s mom, Linda, is the style icon for Summer 2010. Speaking of Stella, she is the creative director for the London Olympics. Fierce.

Want. This. iPad. Cover.

Youngsters, listen up.. Pierre Cardin was a genius. If you don’t know who he is, check out his new book now.

Famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort has passed on his love of photography. Daughter Sophie Elgort shot this editorial!

Check out Anna Dello Russo‘s favorite looks from couture.

The talented creative director Giovanni Russo died last week from his battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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CK->Berlin

July 9th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

Calvin Klein takes their inimitable brand of cool to Berlin with a huge event to kick off Berlin’s Fashion Week. Calvin Klein’s creative directors Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan along with Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, Lara Stone, Kellan Lutz and Veruschka! celebrated the evening in grand style. Take a peek at the fabulous installations and even more fabulous stars. (All images Patrick McMullan, courtesy of Calvin Klein)


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Lara


Diane


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Veruschka and Francisco

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Bits & Bytes: Pristine Jacquelyn

February 26th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Jacquelyn Jablonski. Deutsch Magazine by David Roemer. (photo courtesy of Atelier Management)

The girl with the most NY shows (31) is especially clean and pristine on the cover of the new Deutsch.

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Kristen McMenamy, Francisco Costa, Doutzen Kroes at last week’s Calvin party. Ph: Patrick McMullen courtesy of Calvin Klein.
Hey, any chance to post pictures of modeling legend, Kristen McNemany, I will take it. This photo is the exact reason why Calvin Klein will always be relevant. The embrace of the legendary (Kristen) with a modern day beauty (Doutzen) shows how the brand will always keep you guessing.

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A BIG bits & Bytes: some news is old, some is new, catching people up from fashion week!

Modeling info:

Our incredible Wayne Sterling expounds on the meaning of walking the runways of today.

Craig Arend sits down with Storm’s Sarah Doukas who discovered a young 14 year old lass named Kate Moss.

Looking for the new Black “IT” girl are Elite Models and Essence Magazine.

Missy Rayder, naked and beautiful for V Magazine’s video.

Benetton‘s next campaign face.. it could be you!

Coco Rocha, we adore you! Here she talks, uncensored about the NY Times/Daily News “stories” on her being considered “fat”.

Speaking of Coco, Hilary Rhoda interviews Coco, on Fashion Week Daily.

Ponyryder had 3 stellar interviews with the wonderful Amanda Norgaard, Love magazine cover star Jeneil Williams and Prada opener and closer, Samantha Gradoville.

Arlenis Sosa for Latina Magazine at a party sponsored by Lancome (see pic below). Kind of a big deal as past covergirls have been Jennifer Lopez and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer. Arlenis talks about how black models need to stick together.

Male models should tremble. Zoolander 2 is in the works.

Another evil and unkind moment in the fashion industry. Frockwriter dissects the mess about Gemma Ward.

Photography:

How do you get started in fashion photography? Tips from the experts are right here.

For female photographers only, here is eye opening advice from A Photo Editor.

Fashionista talks to a Getty photographer.

Style.com shows that Trovata designer John Whitledge, takes a pretty mean picture as well… See his Fashion Week diary with Erin Wasson and Kirsten Dunst.

Fashion and miscellaneous:

LVMH-owned E Luxury is gone, only to be replaced by the Nowness. With that kind of backing, that website should be quite interesting.

One of our favorite casting directors, Daniel Peddle, was featured on the NY Times’ the Moment during Fashion Week (if you missed it!)

Also: if you missed from fashion week…. Incredible insights on Style.com from Cathy Horyn and Robert Duffy from Marc Jacobs on the state of the fashion industry.

Style.com‘s interview with Hedi Slimane. Does he go back to designing? Find out….

Vogue Italia, Vogue Black and Vogue Curvy. Yes, we wish they were one, but hey, at least the dialogue is starting. (The Cut via Jezebel).

Speaking of Vogue, Jezebel talks about how those cover lines are made up (edited out from the September issue). It’s pretty darn funny.

Fashion Week Daily has a deleted scene from the September Issue where Karl Lagerfeld separates us from them (my words not his). Another hilarous moment from Karl.

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Lancome sponsored Latina Magazine party: Arlenis (in Alexander Wang) with fellow Dominicans, Kat De Luna and Julissa Bermudez. (Image: Patrick McMullen Co, courtesy of Lancome)

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Calvinism

February 1st, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Francisco Costa, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Philippe and Italo Zucchelli.

Friday night’s Calvin Klein’s special event with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) celebrating Los Angeles Arts month was a mammoth affair with some of the biggest stars in art, Hollywood and of course the fashion industry turning up to support the brand’s designers Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli. Top models past and current outfitted by Calvin Klein included Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Kellan Lutz, Michelle Alves, Coco Rocha, Elise Crombez, Jessica White and Tony Ward. Other fashion notables included Arianne Phillips, Honor Fraser, Cordula Reyer, Lorenzo Martone and Joe Zee.

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Tony  Ward vamps it up with former model Bijou Phillips.

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Milla and Michelle

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Jessica and Coco. (All images Patrick McMullen, courtesy of Calvin Klein)

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