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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Burberry Prorsum

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Elizabeth and James / J. Mendel


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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Prabal’s Peak

July 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Prabal Gurung.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Daniel Jackson.

The dream team of Gurung, Huntington Whiteley and Jackson give us one of the season’s most creative campaigns. Rosie stands atop a mountain range as she poses in ultra-luxe looks from Gurung’s Nepal influenced fall collection. With their surreal colors and trippy visuals Jackson’s images are instantly memorable and exactly the kind of high drama imagery this season needs more of.

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Prabal Power

January 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Prabal Gurung‘s seasonal campaigns have always packed a punch but the label’s SS14 imagery is especially evocative. Liya Kebede stars in a series of high contrast shots by Daniel Jackson and the seasoned modeling star adds a touch of power to Jackson’s edgy imagery. With a single rose burning on one side and Liya glaring at the camera this are ads designed to capture your attention. Even the classically minded collection is presented in a fresh manner, with Tiina Laakkonen styling each look to perfection.

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Pre-Fall Finery

December 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall’s appealing fashions just keep on coming, every day a new set of designers releases their collection and across the board there have been beautiful looks to love. Take a look at a few of our favorites and tell us yours in the comments.

PRABAL GURUNG
Models: Tilda LindstamKremi Otashliyska and Tian Yi | Images Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

For pre-fall Prabal Gurung namechecked Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet as a reference, so we knew we were in for an exciting mix of the old and new. Mixed prints are all the rage, but no one does them with as much finesse. We’ve seen Gurung do impressive riffs on the traditional floral in previous seasons, but pre-fall’s lush interpretations, whether embroidered or printed are simply stunning. Add in the Mexican textile inspired pieces, Gurung’s unique take on tweed and of course and of course those intense colors and you have the makings of a compelling collection.


PROENZA SCHOULER
Models: Amanda Murphy & Wylie Hays | Images Courtesy Proenza Schouler

Cool girls rejoice, your wardrobe has arrived! Lazaro and Jack never disappoint and their pre-fall look is all about texture, wearability and adaptable pieces that fit right in to your life. We’re already craving those incredible metallics separates and the brand new Courier bag, another surefire Proenza hit.


JASON WU
Models: Sharam DinizMartha Hunt  & Andreea Diaconu | Images Courtesy Jason Wu

Is it just us or has the Wu girl evolved into a very sexy miss? S/S saw the designer in a decidedly daring mood with his tasteful dominatrix inspired styles adding just the right amount of darkness to his repertoire. Pre-fall finds Wu continuing to traipse down the road less traveled, with a series of revealing looks that flirt with danger. Sequined gowns with transparent panels showing off a touch of skin, leather accents, touches of gold – it all makes for one scintillating package.


ZAC POSEN
Models: Crystal Renn and Anna Cleveland | Images Courtesy Zac Posen

Never one to skimp on the glamour, Zac Posen gave fans a suitably decadent pre-fall collection, filled to the brim with dresses fit for the galas, film premieres and invite-only fêtes Posen girls find themselves attending at least once a week. Opera singer Maria Callas was on Posen’s mind this season and it shows in the diva-worthy ball gowns and theatrical details. Posen makes clothing for women with personality and flair, but just about anyone would look camera ready in that red satin number.

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Striking A Chord

February 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

This season has been full of striking ads and the latest batch doesn’t disappoint when it comes to arresting visuals.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Ph. David Sims | Stylist: Camilla Nickerson

McQueen goes angelic for S/S with Zuzanna Bijoch posing in a heavenly Sims shot that calls to mind classic religious imagery.

CELINE
Ph. Juergen Teller

Juergen’s ads for Celine are instantly recognizable, but throw in the all star cast of Marie Piovesan and Stella Tennant and you have the makings of an unforgettable ad.

PRABAL GURUNG
Ph. Daniel Jackson | Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Didier Malige | Makeup: Hannah Murray

Is there anything Candice Swanepoel can’t do? The South African beauty pulls off dark hair and some serious yoga poses in the debut ads for Prabal’s label. Those stunning violet dresses from the show have never looked better.

EDUN
Ph. Ryan McGinley | Models: Bradley Soileau, Charlotte Free, David, Dempsey Stewart, Ehren Dorsey, and Herieth Paul

Butterflies float across the page in Ryan McGinley’s ethereal shots for Edun. The soft colors and cast of ultra-cool newcomers makes this shoot memorable.

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Brilliant Brights

November 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Phil Poynter brings color and vitality to the pages of W Korea, with a special editorial starring Lindsey Wixson. Dressed in brights from Thakoon, Prabal Gurung and Derek Lam, Miss Wixson looks cute as button: were loving that little Chanel resort hat worn throughout the story.

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