Life’s A Circus

May 18th, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Photography duo Luigi & Iango are going rocksteady for the latest issue of Vogue Germany. Styled by Patti Wilson the hard-as-nails editorial features the latest Spring collections on the backs of stunners Vanessa Moody, Ondria Hardin, Maartje Verhoef, Anna Selezneva, and the return of Snejana Onopka. With visages perfected by Virginia Young and Luigi Murenu the standout visuals bring a moody attitude that is as beautiful as it is fierce.

Images courtesy of Luigi & Iango Studios.

Photographers-Luigi & Iango (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York), Hair-Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York), Make-Up-Virginia Young (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Manicure-Maki Sakamoto, Set-Jesse Kaufmann (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY).

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Asymmetries and Ambiguities

April 29th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

Steven Meisel delivered his visual quintessence for Prada’s pre-fall 2015 campaign. Appearing determined with penetrating glares, the duos Maartje Verhoef, Niels Trispel, Willow Hand, Artur Chruszcz, Aya Jones, Johannes Spaas, Natalie Westling, Finnlay Davis, Julia Nobis, & Tim Schuhmacher are a mixture of the freshest new faces and some Prada favorites. If Julia feels familiar it’s because she can add this to her Meisel-résumé, marking her second one for the brand along with her four covers of Vogue Italia. The pre-fall looks work tartan prints and mild pomp against the understated, and the introspective group executes that identity well, preparing us for the colder days to come. In Prada’s own words, the images play with “asymmetries and ambiguities” and elicit “elegance, poise and dare”. The campaign has the definitive feel of Meisel’s classic, cast-centric work and Miuccia’s visionary originality.

Photographer: Steven Meisel (Art + Commerce) Designer: Miuccia Prada

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Finnlay DavisJulia Nobis / Artur ChruszczAya Jones

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Natalie WestlingNiels Trispel /  Johannes SpaasJulia Nobis

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Natalie Westling, Tim Schuhmacher / Louis BauvirMaartje Verhoef

 

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The Warmest Color

March 2nd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

Louis Vuitton unleashes its latest Spirit of Travel campaign and the results are mesmerizing. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, this season we arrive in a turquoise paradise starring the serene efforts of Liya Kebede, Julia Nobis, and Maartje Verhoef where they roam through the French West Indies adorned with the newest trunks and handbags that Vuitton has to offer. The pristine, azure waters and a late-60s, floral vibe from Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer collection brings us out of the slum of Winter to a sartorial utopia.

See more on Louis Vuitton.

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Vogue Japan’s New Age

February 25th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

The April cover of Vogue Japan features a quintet of “New Age” models Amanda Murphy, Vanessa Moody, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling and veteran Suvi Koponen. The five don black-and-white looks from Chanel Spring 2015 styled by Giovanna Battaglia. The inclusive full spread, lensed by Luigi & Iango (Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London), also includes Sam Rollinson, Issa Lish, Issa Lish, Jamie Bochert, Maartje Verhoef, Ondria Hardin, Natalie Westling, Chiharu Okunugi, Malaika Firth, and Daria Strokous. Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York) and Virginia Young (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management) keep things tidy with understated hair and polished makeup for each of the girls.

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Valentino’s Youth Quake

January 15th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Looking at the names behind many of the seasons campaigns can often give you a sense of déjà vu. For whatever reason, brands almost always go with a certain set of established photographers; Meisel, Klein, Teller, Testino – all incredible, but at this point they are also the usual suspects. It is rare for a new name to make its way onto the campaign list, but this season Valentino‘s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli went with relatively unknown photographer, Michal Pudelkal-pudelka-to-shoot-spring-ads-8108958″>Telling WWD they went with a new photographer specifically for the fresh perspective, “Talent must be supported.” says Chiuri “He is not well known, but we were impressed by his images; you can see strength and fragility at the same time. His aesthetic taste is poetic, and he has a cinematographic vision. He is not informed on fashion, he has more of an artistic path and it’s interesting to see how he works, with preparatory sketches, as he draws the sets for the photos.” The choice makes for a refreshing campaign, models Vanessa Moody, Grace Simmons, Hedvig Palm, Maartje Verhoef and Clémentine Deraedt feature in a series of ethereal shots created on the beaches of Punta Ala.

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Pop Couture

August 25th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Numéro finds itself in a mod-mood for September with 5 graphic covers shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Utilizing a black and white patterned backdrop and a series of swingy looks from the latest collections, Lagerfeld creates a sixties mood on modern girls Sasha Luss,Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef. The streamlined pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Armani Prive, Valentino and of course Chanel showcase a youthful and carefree side of couture – still elegant but completely in line with the way modern women dress.

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The Valentino Vibe

July 22nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Master photographer David Bailey (Visual Artist UK ) has created some of the most iconic fashion imagery of all time and as lensman for the newest Valentino campaign Bailey brings an appealing simplicity to the black and white portraits of elegant fresh faces. Models Harleth KuusikMaartje VerhoefIne Neefs and Josephine Van Delden look regal in Bailey’s stately portraits, showing off the pop-art influenced collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The end result is a campaign that eschews trendiness in favor of elegance and the kind of graceful imagery that will look just as fresh decades from now.

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