And God Created Liya

April 22nd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

It’s been a long time coming but finally Liya Kebede returns for the May 2015 cover of Vogue Paris. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, this issue marks the 13 year anniversary since the ageless goddess was last on the cover and the reunion is a sight for sore eyes.

It’s all about being bold this issue and Liya is shown on the cover modeling a print heavy jumpsuit from Dior‘s couture collection with a crown of curls set against a vivid red background. Inside the issue, Vogue Paris does a retrospective of its favorite shoots with the Ethiopian icon and features an in depth story titled Et, Dieu Crea Liya.

Throughout the years, Liya has also been a mainstay in publications like Vogue Italia, American Vogue, V Magazine & i-D and has worked with a bevy of photographers like Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, and Mert & Marcus. She has been the face of Estee Lauder and has been featured in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, & Balenciaga. With her roles in movies like Desert Flower, The Good Shepherd, & Day of the Falcon she has been able to shown her wide range of creative passions.

Through her Liya Kebede Foundation she has used her extensive platform as an international supermodel to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and around the world. She also uses fashion for the betterment of the World with her LemLem line which helps preserve the art of traditional weaving in Ethiopia and to offer work opportunities to local artisans.

Images courtesy of Vogue Paris

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Photographer Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Editor Emmanuelle Alt

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Seeing Stars

April 21st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

It may be a mere coincidence but hopefully it’s something more positive- 4 eye-catching covers with some of our favorite black models of today. A shift is indeed rising: Joan Smalls on the cover of Lucky Magazine (normally reserved for celebrities), Binx Walton fronting Vogue Espana, Aya Jones gracing Numéro and Liya Kebede returning once again for a Vogue Paris cover (and the first black model on the cover since 2010’s issue with then new face, Rose Cordero). At any rate, we feel it’s a fantastic step in the right direction. With the return of models commandeering the covers of the major fashion glossies in the past year, we really hope that these four covers are but the beginning of this trend of including beauties of all colors.

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Liya Kebede by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue Paris

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Joan Smalls by Miguel Reveriego (Camilla Lowther Management) for Lucky Magazine

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Binx Walton by Nico (New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management, Paris: ArtList Paris) for Vogue Espana

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Aya Jones by Daniel Sannwald (Management + Artists) for Numero

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Land of the Rising Sun

March 31st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

The third issue of the relaunched and wanderlust-provoking Holiday Magazine honors the Land of the Rising Sun. The “Japan Issue” nuances a journey through culture and characters profiling a carefully selected troupe of seminal Japanese characters. On the cover, captured by Josh Olins, is famous Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa XI. Olins also contributes a photo essay starring Edie Campbell touring Japan. Tidy, reflective interviews are aplenty with the likes of Jean Paul Goude, Yohji Yamamoto, Serge Lutens and Kenzo Takada. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photographs Natalie Westling and Karlie Kloss decorated in face paint for a vibrant beauty story. Setsuko Klossowska Rola photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth and writer Eric Réinhardt providing a seventy-seven Japan-pondering passages both make for novel features. The well-ordered travel and style review contemplates time and place as a thorough memoir would. That thoughtfulness is the heart of Holiday, available at Colette April 3rd.

Photos courtesy of Holiday Magazine

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Natalie Westling by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Hayao Miyazaki

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Paige Views

February 27th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

A new model can burst onto the scene in a variety of ways, but now more than ever a strong following on social media can lead to big things in the modeling world. There is no better example of that than rising star Paige Reifler who has both impressive numbers on Instagram and the support of big names like Carine Roitfeld, Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and Stephen Gan. Making an editorial splash this month Paige appears in in the latest issues of V Magazine, V Man and CR Fashion Book. Showcasing her sensual side while posing wearing little more than a Saint Laurent blanket Paige makes an modern pinup in in Inez & Vinoodh’s portrait. For VMan Paige sports denim cutoffs and a Saint Laurent blazer in Bruce Weber’s naturalistic shots. Finally in CR Paige embodies the spirit of the Bulgari brand for Johnny Dufort as part of a series of Carine helmed fantasy campaigns. Dipped in inky black water and glittering diamonds Paige transforms into a darkly elegant seductress.

But don’t take our word for it, here are a few words from the girl of the moment herself on working with Carine, posing for V and what the energy was like on all three sets.

“V Magazine has been a staple for me since I picked up my first copy years ago. Stephen Gan has mastered combining fashion, music, and culture while keeping V’s innately cool aesthetic. I look up to Stephen tremendously and I feel lucky to know him. It was a dream come true to be featured in the latest issue of V and to shoot with such incredibly talented and iconic photographers, Inez and Vinoodh. The energy on set with Bruce and his team is like I’ve never experienced. I’m so happy I got to work with Bruce and I hope to be able to shoot with him again soon! Shooting V Man with Bruce Weber at his house in Miami felt like a vacation. Carine Roitfelds bold and unique vision behind CR Fashion book is one of a kind. Her creativity is contagious, and to be a part of the latest issue is a thrill.” – Paige Reifler

V Magazine on newsstands now / VMAN on newsstands March 12th / CR Fashion Book on newsstands March 5th

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McQueen Forever

February 16th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Another Magazine always pushes the boundaries of what a magazine can be and its S/S15 issue is a testament to that fact. Focusing on the past, present and future of Alexander McQueen‘s legacy the issue looks back to Lee Alexander McQueen’s archives while nodding to Sarah Burton‘s current collection. Three very different muses grace the front page, rising star Stella Lucia is transformed by Nick Knight in an arresting image, while actress Léa Seydoux is a natural beauty in Collier Schorr‘s portrait. Finally the unmistakable Rihanna poses for Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in custom McQueen. The combination of viewpoints and covers makes for a beautiful tribute to the versatility and creativity that continues to define the McQueen aesthetic.

For even more from AnOther visit AnotherMag.com

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Stella Lucia by Nick Knight, fashion by Katy England

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Rihanna by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

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Léa Seydoux by Collier Schorr, fashion by Katie Shillingford

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Mulberry’s Muse

January 27th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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Georgia May Jagger.

A fresh direction for the British heritage brand complete with retro style photos by Inez & Vinoodh and Georgia’s first campaign appearance. The accompanying fashion film is a raucous tribute to the youthful energy of the brand’s spring wares. Mulberry essentials like the Bayswater, Cara backpack and Delphine bag make appearances hammering home the collection’s accessories focus.

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Ford’s Focus

January 22nd, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

It wouldn’t be campaign season without Tom Ford serving up the sexy via a controversial campaign. For spring Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin create a series of stripped down portraits that showcase Ford’s slinky collection complete with all the metallic bellbottoms and stomach flashing cut-outs a girl could want. Daphne GroeneveldBinx Walton and a newly blonde Arthur Gosse  feature in the erotically charged shots, giving their best poses as Carine Roitfeld styles them in her signature titivating style.

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Marant Moves

January 12th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

The Isabel Marant woman for spring is powerful, energetic and apparently quite flexible too. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helm the brand’s striking new campaign starring Natasha Poly with creative direction by Atelier Franck Durand. The bold images feature Natasha giving poses worthy of a yogi and displaying Marant’s modern art infused Spring collection. Still-lifes showcase covetable items like the soon to be ubiquitous Marant flat sandal. In case you’re wondering where to pick up any of these looks the boldfaced text on each photo outlines the line’s global retail presence.

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