Some collections are made for editorial greatness, on the runway they’re good but when a talented team gets ahold of things the stories those garments can tell are limitless. One collection that has found new life editorially isComme des Garcons‘ excellent fall/winter showing. The exaggerated proportions, bold patterns and plays on dimension have made for some truly striking imagery. Stylists seem to love playing with Rei Kawakubo‘s artful creations, and there are a few looks that keep popping up in magazines month after month. Whether they’re worn by the likes of style legend Iris Apfel, transformed into samurai gear for Meghan Collison, or made part of David Sims‘ stark imagery, it is impossible to miss a CdG piece. Take a look back at some of the most memorable uses of the collection thus far and see how different stylists dealt with some of the more popular pieces.
Every top tier brand ushers out a new campaign each season, but only a select few push creative boundaries instead of just pushing product. With fall ads launching earlier than ever (remember the days of opening up September Vogue and experiencing new ads for the very first time) there are already several ads that impress us with their unique interpretation of their brand’s message. Take a look at our picks for most intriguing ads so far and be sure to share your selections in the comments!
The brand’s thrilling reboot continues with Jean Paul Goude breathing new life into the fall campaign imagery. Xiao Wen Ju & Simon Sabbah are connected in these cheeky reversible shots with a neon Kenzo logo flashing in the background. Goude’s image has instant visual impact and is a fun showcase for those cool Humberto Leon and Carol Lim designs.
In case you had any doubt’s about Raf Simons’ ability to be subversive check out the striking new f/w ads by Pierre Debusschere starring Yannick Abrath. The impressive sculptural shots are a sight to behold, as is the corresponding campaign video that brings the imagery to life with beautifully abstract visuals.
The fuzzy-wuzzies from Where the Wild Things Are invade Tim Walker‘s fantastical ads for Mulberry. The ads otherworldly vibe is only heightened by the addition of fashion’s favorite pixie, Lindsey Wixson and Jane How‘s sleek styling.
Mario Sorrentigoes above and beyond for Vogue Italia, with a sensual set of images starringAbbey Lee Kershaw. The shadowy look of the pictures coupled with Jane How‘s revealing styling makes for a subtly sexy take on fall’s sheer trend. The story also manages to present Abbey Lee in a different light, taking the free-spirited bohemian and transforming her into a polished sophisticate.
Alasdair McLellan‘s feminine photos ofAshley Smith,Barbara Palvin and Lindsey Wixson for W play up the best qualities of each girl; Ashley is a modern day bombshell, Barbara is elegance personified and Lindsey is the definition of sweet. Styled by Jane How, the editorial features some of the season’s prettiest and most wearable clothes from Vera Wang, DVF and Rochas, the well edited selection of outfits serves as a stunning compliment to the beauty of each of these girls.View the full story on W Magazine.com
What better way to show off the latest wares from the season’s new design stars, than to put them on the backs of the most au courant models? Vogue Paris displays clothes from rising stars Mark Fast, Hakaan and Alexandre Vauthier on stunners Barbara Palvin, Hannah Holman and Imogen Newton. Shot by Alasdair McLellanand styled byJane How, the story succeeds in making the clothes and the girls look phenomenal.
V64 is coming out March 2nd, but here is just a little taste to whet your appetite:Â Mario Sorrenti shootsÂ Raquel Zimmermann in a story styled by Jane How and the end result is raw, sexy and filled with the energy you expect from this talented trio.
Iris Strubegger is one of the most expressive faces in modeling. Blessed with the ability to convey vulnerability and strength in the same pose her pictures always have an added depth. For i-DWilly Vanderperre utilizes Iris’ emotive qualities to create a downbeat editorial that feels more like a scene from an indie film than a fashion story. The laid back styling provided byJane How, serves as the perfect compliment to this moody tale.
Iris by Willy Vanderperre | Scans courtesy of Northern Star @ tFS
Dree Hemingway has a way aboutÂ her, the waifish beauty brings something charming to all her photoshoots and her turn in i-D is no different. Alasdair McLellan takes Dree into his signature countryside landscape for a shoot that is brimming with natural beauty. The simple jeans and sweater styling by Jane How and the boyish presence of new face Darryl make these seem almost like snapshots from a personal photo album than an editorial.