Pre-Fall Girls

December 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

As a season between seasons it’s easy to overlook the importance of pre-fall, but the mini-season is full of lookbooks, presentations and the occasional high profile show. When it comes to casting certain models have been clearly dominating the field with multiple appearances in designer pre-fall lookbooks, which can often serve as foreshadowing for campaigns and other lucrative work with the team behind the scenes. Take a look at which girls are doing well this pre-fall and the myriad of ways designers put their versatile beauty to good use.

JULIANA SCHURIG
PREFALL LOOKBOOKS : Burberry Prorsum, Chloe, Diesel, Elizabeth and James & J. Mendel

As one of fashion’s in demand cool girls, Juliana has been appearing everywhere this pre-fall. Brands like Diesel and Elizabeth & James don’t share a link with Chloe & Burberry on the surface, but Juliana’s appearances in imagery for each of those lines shows her ability to add a touch of chic to high & low end looks.

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MIJO MIHALJCIC

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Prabal Gurung, Thakoon & Sachin & Babi

We’re not sure why designers have been swathing Mijo in layers of print and pattern this season, but so far we’re loving it – she has a way of making even the most unusual combinations look easy & wearable.

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Thakoon / Sachin & Babi


KAT HESSEN

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Hugo Boss & Chloe

Luxury with an edge, much like her selective show seasons Kat’s pre-fall lineup is well edited and enviably high profile. Each line is different but they’re united by their low key take on luxury. Kat wears each piece like a second skin and adds an inimitable poise to all her shots.

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby

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Thakoon / Sachin & Babi


ISSA LISH

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung & Creatures of the Wind

As one of the year’s rising stars the captivating Issa lends her look to labels with an innate cool. Prabal, Opening Ceremony & Creatures of the Wind all boast a trend conscious clientele and cult-followings with fashion editors – making them exactly the kinds of labels Issa might wear during her off time.

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Opening Ceremony

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Creatures of the Wind / Prabal Gurung


SANNE VLOET

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Bottega Veneta, Jason Wu & Donna Karan

Only the best for Sanne! The gorgeous Ms. Vloet is becoming a favorite of ultra-luxury labels with a ladylike touch Donna Karan, Bottega and Jason Wu share an feminine ethos and a refined model.

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Jason Wu

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Bottega Veneta / Donna Karan


MINA CVETKOVIC

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Maiyet, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta & KLS

As a consistent and reliable presence on the runway and in editorials Mina never fails to make clothes look amazing, perhaps that’s why she’s gotten some of the season’s more glamorous looks with labels from Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu and Maiyet.

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Oscar de la Renta

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Maiyet / Jason Wu

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Boss Lady

December 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When Abbey Lee sauntered down the BOSS runway this season it marked a triumphant return. The Aussie beauty has been busily building her acting resume with parts opposite Tom Hardy and Gerard Butler, but rest assured that she hasn’t forgotten how to work it. Jason Wu is known for creating supermodel moments so naturally he tapped Abbey for BOSS’ latest campaign. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with styling by Joe McKenna (Art Partner) the minimalistic campaign is all about attitude and exquisitely tailored clothing. “No extraneous graphics, no set. It’s about the very essence of the woman and the man,” states Artistic Director Jason Wu of the beautiful new images. Stephen Galloways choreography adds grace to Abbey Lee’s poses, while classical violinist & model Charlie Siem (London: Storm Model Management, Paris: Success Models) serves as the campaign’s elegant male lead.

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Wu Bar None

December 3rd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

In the world of Jason Wu every night provides another opportunity for fine dining and supermodel filled revelry. For the designer’s Spring 2015 campaign, Wu continues his epic pairings of top model and top restaurant with sleek Inez & Vinoodh shots of Karlie Kloss in the legendary Grand Central Oyster Bar. The chic campaign art directed by Patrick Li juxtaposes an ultra-sexy Wu clad Karlie, with the Oyster Bar’s famous counter and Grand Central’s Beaux-Arts architecture. All in all the ad provides the perfect distillation of Wu’s woman – a vibrant and well heeled beauty who is always ready for a night on the town and sets hearts racing the moment she walks in the door.

Stylist: Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists) / Hair: Shay Ashual / Makeup: Dick Page (Jed Root) / Manicure: Deborah Lippmann

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Jason Wu’s Four Seasons

June 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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Over the last few years Jason Wu has made a habit of taking supermodels to the world’s finest eateries – Karen Elson at Indochine, Stephanie Seymour at La Grenouille, Christy Turlington at Mr. Chows, an impressive lineup and a concept that has provided Wu’s ads with an appealing visual signature. For fall Wu and Adriana Lima head over to fabled Manhattan restaurant, The Four Seasons. Considering that The Four Seasons is the birthplace of the “powerlunch” it seems like an ideal spot to showcase the sophisticated and expertly tailored F/W collection. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot Lima against the restaurant’s impressive Mies van der Rohe designed interiors and Adriana looks right at home perched in a corner of the pool room.

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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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Wu’s Women

December 18th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It wouldn’t be campaign season without the sight of Jason Wu enjoying a meal with a supermodel. This season the lovely lady is Karen Elson and the locale is Indochine! Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and art directed by Patrick Li, the campaign is a winning addition to a stellar series. Clad in slinky dresses from Wu’s elegant spring showing Karen captures the allure of the Wu woman – sexy, modern and always ready for an evening on the town.

Stylist: Kate Young | Hair: James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)| Makeup: Jeanine Lobell | Mancurist: Gina Viviano

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The Silk Road

November 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

It’s difficult not to have a soft spot for American Vogue‘s actor + model editorials and over the years the magazine has given us more than a few memorable pairings; Gisele and George Clooney, Gemma Ward and Josh Hartnett, Liya Kebede & Andre 3000, the list goes on. For the December issue Vogue takes things to the next level, enlisting Kate Moss and this year’s Oscar front-runner Chiwetel Ejiofor for a Mario Testino (Art Partner) helmed story that takes the pair to Istanbul on a romantic getaway. Sporting resort looks from BurberryJason Wu and a bit of SS14 Proenza Schouler as styled by Tonne Goodman, the pair looks resplendent. With architectural wonders like the Çinili Köşk as the backdrop and Testino showcasing the beauty of Istanbul in every shot the story also serves as an especially chic travel diary. 

See the full story on Vogue.com including a look behind the scenes with Tonne Goodman

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The December issue of American Vogue – Jessica Chastain by Annie Leibovitz on newsstands now.

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Dinner for Wu

June 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

After Spring’s jaunt to La Grenouille with Stephanie Seymour, fall finds Jason Wu at another of New York’s venerable restaurants with a supermodel companion. The line’s sleek Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed ad, art directed by Patrick Li and shot at the fabled uptown outpost of Mr. Chow features Christy Turlington and is the second in Wu’s appetizing series. In the colorful campaign shots Turlington sits perched atop a booth looking resplendent in designs from Wu’s tour de force ‘Extreme Femininity’ collection.

When asked about the Turlington collaboration Wu stated, “I’ve been so privileged to work with such talented models and women who continue to inspire me.” Turlington personifies the essence of the Wu woman- formidable, feminine, and always glamorous. Christy’s comments were just as complimentary, “I always love working with my friends Inez and Vinoodh and it was great getting to meet and spend some time with Jason.” Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Images Courtesy Jason Wu

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