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Double Vision: Comme des Garçons

November 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

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 is Comme 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 Kawakubos 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.

Meghan Collison by Craig McDean, styled by Karl Templer in Interview

by Sarah Moon, styled by Jacob K for 10 Magazine

Meghan Collison by Fabien Baron, styled by Karl Templer for Interview

Cara Delevingne by Jean Baptiste Mondino, styled by Carine Roitfeld for CR Fashion Book

Saskia de Brauw by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris

Erjona AlaLida FoxLula OsterdahlOphelie Rupp and Ros Georgiou by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Magdalena Langrova by Sebastian Kim, styled by Katie Mossman in Vogue Germany

Kati Nescher by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Joe McKennafor Vogue Paris

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen by Charlotte Wales for Vision China, styled by Clare Byrne.

Laura Kampman by Philippe Vogelenzang, styled by Jos van Heel in Vogue Netherlands

Franzi Mueller by Mel Bles, styled by Vanessa Reid in Pop Magazine

Iris Apfel by Jeff Bark, styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed & Confused

Kasia Struss by Knoepfel & Indlekofer for WSJ

Anais Pouliot by Paolo Roversi, styled by  in Purple Fashion

Mackenzie Drazan by Mikael Jansson styled by Karl Templer for Interview

Kati Nescher by David Sims for American Vogue

 

 

 

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Brand Creative : The Best F/W Campaigns So Far

June 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

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!

Kenzo

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.

Raf Simons
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.

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Mulberry

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.

Prada

All the things that made the show so memorable are served up with glossy perfection in Steven Meisel‘s ultra-luxe ads. Vanessa AxenteMagdalena FrackowiakMadison HeadrickElza LuijendijkIselin Steiro and Anne Vyalitsyna sport the dip-dyed extensions and gilded accessories with panache.

Louis Vuitton

Putting that one of a kind Louis Vuitton train to good use Steven Meisel shoots a cast of it girls for the brand’s fall ads.  Elena BartelsErjona AlaFranzi MuellerHedvig PalmJulia NobisMackenzie DrazanMagda LaguingeMarie PiovesanMarina HeidenRos Georgiou shine in those signature oversized hats.

Givenchy

It is hard to beat an ad with fashion by Carine Roitfeld, images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and a fresh cast including Stella Tennant, Joan Smalls, Daniela Braga, Stef Van Der Laan, Rodrigo Braga, Simone Nobili and Jarrod Scott. Givenchy’s campaign is all about motion and movement, be sure to check out the behind the scenes video to see how those action shots came together.

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Shadowplay

August 9th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Mario Sorrenti goes above and beyond for Vogue Italia, with a sensual set of images starring Abbey 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.






Image Credit | blackangel41999 @ tFS

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Feminine Fancy

July 13th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Alasdair McLellans feminine photos of Ashley 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

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Fresh Direct

May 21st, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

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 McLellan and styled by Jane How, the story succeeds in making the clothes and the girls look phenomenal.

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Image Credit | Scan by Valentin27 @ tFS

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High Octane

February 17th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

V64 is coming out March 2nd, but here is just a little taste to whet your appetite: Mario Sorrenti shoots 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.

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Emotional Depth

October 9th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

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-D Willy 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 by Jane How, serves as the perfect compliment to this moody tale.

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Iris by Willy Vanderperre

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Iris by Willy Vanderperre | Scans courtesy of Northern Star @ tFS

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Country Life

October 8th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Dree Hemingway has a way about  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.

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