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Resort Glamour

June 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

MAIYET
Designer: Kristy Caylor
Model: Alana Bunte

The vision for Maiyet has always represented a global mindset and this season with founder Kristy Caylor taking the design reigns, that perspective is clearer and more appealing than ever. With references ranging from Jazz Age designer, Emilie Floge’s couture pieces to El Anatsui’s wood carvings, Caylor certainly isn’t lacking for inspiration and the pieces she crafts represent an exciting mix of old and new. Standouts included graphic printed overcoats and flowing, lighter than air dresses worn with ease.

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CHLOE
Designer: Clare Waight Keller
Models: Elisabeth Erm, Marique Schimmel & Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Chloe strikes a nonchalantly elegant mood with a collection that focuses on the beauty of a laid back look. Relaxed tailoring and a beachy color palette create a feel that is undone, yet sophisticated – even the evening gowns have a casualness that makes them enticing. Guipures and embroidered details add a sense of playfulness, while standout accessories reinforce the house’s heritage as originator of the it-bag – keep an eye on the gold bar embellished Clare satchel.

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LANVIN
Designer: Alber Elbaz
Models: Juliana Schurig & Julia Nobis

Alber Elbaz offered up several classic Lanvin pieces, delivered with polish and grace. Acolytes of the label’s trademark glamour are  bound to find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful options. Jeweled tone suits, goddess gowns worthy of a red carpet, crystal embellished cocktail dresses and blouses; it all comes together to form a decadent treat of a collection.

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Images Courtesy of Lanvin

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First Look : VMan

February 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

V Man is baaaaaack! Take a first glimpse at the new issue –  Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) shoots a cast of gorgeous guys and delivers up an editorial filled with sleek style. Tom Van Dorpe (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) chooses a selection of the season’s most ingenious menswear pieces from labels like Lanvin and Prada, and creates a vision of striking looks men will want to wear now. Pascal Bonvie, Bastian Thiery, Malcolm De Ruiter, Joseph Dolce, Jester White, Satoshi Toda, Florian Neuville, Jamie Wise, Dae Na, Simon Van Meervenne, Max Von Isser, Pascal De Wolff and Otto Pierce star in this all out fashion extravaganza.

For even more on VMAN 29 check out VMAN.com 

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Blast from the Past: Claude Montana

November 9th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Looking back on the season that was and some of the runway proportion plays, we started to think back to the larger than life silhouettes of the 1980s. Back when a shoulder pad was de rigueur you couldn’t open up a fashion magazine without seeing the incredible designs of Claude Montana. Focusing on exquisite construction, luxurious materials and of course shape, Montana’s eponymous label flourished from 1979 until 1997, and for two years in the early nineties he even held down the reigns at Lanvin and yes there was life before Alber.

The amount of designers who namecheck Montana as an inspiration is staggering, the late Alexander McQueen cited him as a primary influence and numerous others owe a great deal to Montana’s inventive spirit. Take a trip back to the past with a glimpse at some incredible House of Montana pieces, as worn by top models of the era. The clothes may be over 20 years old, but notice how relevant and modern they still seem – the ruffled skirt on the red suit wouldn’t seem out of place on this season’s Balenciaga runway, the oversized shearling jacket would work with today’s Rag & Bone and that dramatic white column for Lanvin, could appear on any red carpet today and be completely refreshing.

Jenny Howarth by Paolo Roversi for Montana, 1986

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Linda Evangelista in Montana in American Vogue, 1987

Annelisse Seubert in Montana, 1992

Linda Evangelista by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin S/S 90, by Montana

Karen Mulder by Paolo Roversi for Lanvin by Montana, 1991

Claudia Mason on the cover of British Vogue in Montana, 1993

 

Emma Sjoberg in Elle by Gilles Bensimon, 1991

Emma Sjoberg in Montana 1992 ads

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To Be Real

July 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

One of the most captivating campaigns to debut this season belongs to Lanvin. Instead of relying on the appeal of a fresh face or Hollywood it-girl, the brand chose a series of real women from ages 18 to 80 and created images unlike anything else you’re going to see this season. From the first Steven Meisel shot of an unsmiling sophisticate clad in designs from the Alber Elbaz‘s anniversary collection, to the striking shot of a lavender haired beauty surrounded by accessories, each image captures an appealing new mood. Elbaz told WWD that he was “interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock and Stella Rose St. Clair and Rachel Trachtenburg by Steven Meisel for Lanvin

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Sneak Peak : Acuática

June 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Saskia de Brauw transforms into a bathing beauty for Nathaniel Goldberg‘s colorful new cover of  V Magazine Spain - on stands todayShot in Thailand and featuring several of the season’s swimwear hits (check out that gorgeous plum Lanvin on the cover) as chosen by Clare Richardson, the images are an appealing showcase for Saskia’s androgynous elegance.

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Abstract Elegance

September 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Karmen Pedaru can go from 60s mod to futuristic femme fatale in the blink of an eye and in Greg Kadel‘s sleek story for Numero she does. Adorned with flowers and wearing a host of outlandish outfits, Pedaru displays the versatility and innate elegance she’s become known for within the industry. Looking lean and toned in looks from Lanvin and Pucci, Karmen gives you everything.

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Signs of the Times

November 4th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

British Vogue has always been adept at capturing the whimsical side of fashion and this month they go all out with a special story by Tim Gutt that takes cues from astrology. With Siri Tollerod expressively playing all the signs and set designer Shona Heath contributing some truly inspiring sets and costumes to compliment Kate Phelan‘s styling, this edit is a whole lot of fun. Do you think the outfits match the signs? Let us know in the comments!

Virgo in Christopher KaneTaurus in Dolce & Gabbana
Scorpio in Altuzarra

Pisces in Miu Miu


Aquarius in a special costume designed by Shona Heath

Sagittarius in Givenchy

Capricorn in Chloe

Leo in Lanvin

Aries in Alexander McQueen


Gemini in Stella McCartney

Cancer in Nina Ricci

Libra in Louise Goldin

Image Credit | Scanned by Gossiping @ tFS

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Black Cat

August 3rd, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Kristen McMenamy and Steven Meisel are a dream team in and of themselves but when you add in Alber Elbaz’s stunning creations for Lanvin and two very ominous looking kittens you have the makings of the campaign of the season. Are you loving this McMenamy moment or are all the black cats and startled looks a little too Halloween for you?

Kristen by Meisel for Lanvin | Image credit – OhJane at tFS

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