Alexander Wang’s Wild Ride

January 21st, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

The latest campaign for Alexander Wang is bright, colorful and filled with covetable clothes, but it works mainly because the images ring true. Is there any designer more likely to charter a party bus and rave across New York with a bevy of models?
Steven Klein (Art Partner) vibrant ads take the sneaker-centric spring collection and reimagine it as a rollicking good time complete with neon colors and glimpses of the Manhattan skyline peeking out from the bus’ open roof. Pascal Dangin‘s skillful art direction keeps the campaign’s LED imagery and flashing lights from ever seeming chaotic, while Karl Templer‘s styling keeps the focus firmly on those killer clothes. Models Sarah BrannonAnna EwersBinx WaltonDylan XueLexi Boling and Vanessa Moody are all along for the party, making each photo seem like an expression of youthful jubilance.

Alexander Wang (Designer) / Steven Klein (Photographer) / Pascal Dangin (Creative Director)  / Akki Shirakawa (Hair Stylist) / Diane Kendal (Makeup Artist) / Stefan Beckman (Set Designer)

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La Clique

January 13th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

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Fashion is ruled by cliques and W pays tribute to the season’s fiercest girl gangs with an ultra-slick set of portraits filled with top models & newcomers. With Edward Enninful pulling out the very best in Spring fashions and Steven Klein serving up saturated colors and off-kilter scenarios the story crackles with energy. Shon and Val Garland work overtime to create a series of larger than life looks, from coquettes dressed in oversized bows, to camo clad soldier girls to create a cross-section of the season’s dominant archetypes.

View the full story on W Magazine.com

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Ondria Hardin, Lexi Boling, Amanda Murphy, Jamie Bochert, Molly Bair & Vanessa Moody

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Katlin Aas, Andreja Pejic, Nastya Sten, Harleth Kuusik, Daria Strokous & Snejana Onopka

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Jessica Burley, Charlotte Wiggins, Grace Plowden, Neelam Gill, Sam Rollinson & Matilda Lowther

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Break the Internet

December 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Leave it to Alexander Wang and Steven Klein (Art Partner) to take us back to the days when a denim ad could cause an international incident. If fashion advertising has seemed tame in recent years, the sight of a stripped down Anna Ewers sporting nothing more than a pair of inky blue Wang jeans pooled around her ankles is sure to set things right. With a provocative perspective and fearless take on female sensuality, Klein creates instantly an instant classic of in your face advertising that is sure to be hotly debated.

Pascal Dangin (Art Director) / Akki Shirakawa (Art Partner) (Hair Stylist) / Diane Kendal (Makeup Artist) / Anita Bitton Establishment Casting (Casting Director)

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The Halloween Edit

October 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always held Halloween in a special esteem. Of all the holidays it allows for the most outlandish changes and transformations which means it is right up fashion’s alley. As such there are countless editorials that serve to inspire a bit of seasonal cheer, or at least serve as appropriate fodder for Halloween costumes. Take a look back at 10 editorials that make us think of all-Hallows eve and share your favorite spooky or kooky fashion story in the comments.

01. Ph. Tim Walker
Publication: Harper’s Bazaar
Who better to look to on Halloween than legendary filmmaker (and master of the spooky story) Tim Burton? Bazaar’s fashion trip through Burton’s filmography is a creepy classic.

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02. Ph. Jean-Francois Campos
Publication: Flair
Campos’ Nosferatu-esque zombies might not be as scary as the characters on The Walking Dead but it made for a great spooky editorial.

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03. Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner)
Publication: Candy Magazine
There are quite a few Steven Klein stories that could be considered Halloween ready, but his fantastical male pregnancy saga for Candy is probably the most outlandish.

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04. Ph. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Publication: Numéro
Sofia & Mauro took inspiration from Divine for this out there story that captures all the kitschy goodness of John Waters’ over the top film.

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05. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: American Vogue
The way in which each and every model on this story took on a classic rock persona was downright inspirational – Omhyra as Prince, Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson, Sophie Dahl as Debbie Harry – the work by Pat McGrathGrace Coddington and Orlando Pita on this story was nothing short of iconic.

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06. Ph. Peter Lindbergh
Publication: Vogue Paris
Some of fashion’s own characters make for incredible costumes, case in point Sasha P morphing into John Galliano for Vogue Paris.

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07. Ph. Thomas Lagrange (Total Management)
Publication: Vogue Japan
You can’t have a Halloween roundup without a little vampirism and LaGrange’s slick beauty story puts a chic twist on bloodsucking.

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08. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: Vogue Italia
The inspiration for Meisel’s ‘The Discipline of Fashion’ was Ethel Granger, a woman who tightlaced for years in order to achieve a 13 inch waist! You don’t need to go that far to get into the story or the incredible, unnerving visuals.

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09. Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Publication: V Magazine
A before and after of epic proportions where Eniko, Anja and Raquel are transformed via the use of Paddy Hartley’s transparent face masks. The clear plastic and cutouts distort the wearers face by changing its proportions in ways that range from beautiful to grotesque.

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10. Ph. Craig McDean
Publication: American Vogue
Before everyone was running out to grab their Avengers costume, Coco Rocha was playing fashion superhero in the pages of Vogue with this memorable McDean story.

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Photographer’s Choice

August 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to September issues Interview Magazine has raised the bar this year. Enlisting seven of the world’s premiere photographers to capture images of their ideal women Interview unleashed a series of covers high on creativity and filled with an appealing array of women from the world’s of modeling and film. Each image is powerful in its own way whether it is Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) creating an idealized portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell or Steven Klein (Art Partner) showcasing the erotic side of Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. With photographers given free reign to execute their images however they like and drive the direction of the September content the issue is heavy on arresting visuals and the kind of full-tilt creative freedom that makes for exciting editorials.

For more on the Photographers Issue head on over to Interview Magazine.com

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Naomi Campbell by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Amber Valletta by Craig McDean / Styled by Karl Templer

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Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson / Styled by Karl Templer

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Nicole Kidman by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Styled by Karl Templer

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Léa Seydoux by Peter Lindbergh / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Keira Knightley by Patrick Demarchelier / Styled by Elin Svahn

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Wang Takes No Prisoners!

July 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Alexander Wang knows how to hold your attention and the designer always manages to surprise with his provocative campaigns. For fall Wang has got things on lockdown – literally. Citing the idea of “survival mode” as an inspiration Wang and Steven Klein (Art Partner) serve up women’s prison imagery with a fashion twist. Anna EwersVanessa MoodyLexi BolingKatlin Aas and Kat Hessen sport the utilitarian fall collection as they’re plunged into a world of strict rules, strip searches and  confinement. With Karl Templer styling you’re not going to see any orange jumpsuits and the girls look exceptional even as they impatiently await sentencing. All in all the ads mesh perfectly with the label’s spirit of youthful rebellion and provide the season’s most in-your-face campaign moment via that extreme on the floor shot.

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McQueen’s Fantasy

July 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Klein (Art Partner) reunites with Alexander McQueen for another memorably eerie campaign. The atmospheric ads bring the romantic feel of the fall/winter show to life with a dark and moody backdrop filled with decaying mansions and thoroughbred horses. Edie Campbell poses like a pro in Klein’s images, looking right at home in Sarah Burton’s fantastical designs even as she perches on the back of a horse.

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La Reina

June 27th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With the triple campaign whammy of Balenciaga, Isabel Marant and Emilio Pucci Gisele Bundchen proves herself high fashion’s MVP. Given that she’s already the current face of H&M and has taken over Stuart Weitzman from none other than Kate Moss, it can feel as though we’re seeing Gisele everywhere and that’s a good thing. Bundchen has always been a compelling presence in front of the camera and her jam-packed campaign slate gives her ample opportunity to display her versatility. In Steven Klein‘s (Art Partner) punk ads for Balenciaga she’s a buzz-cut sporting rebel, while Mario Sorrenti‘s(Art Partner) sleek ads for Pucci give her a chance to amp up the sex appeal in Peter Dundas‘ elegantly embellished party pieces. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin offer yet another interpretation with Bundchen playing Marant’s well-dressed everywoman in Marant’s signature relaxed knits and layers.

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Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner) for Balenciaga

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Ph. Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) for Emilio Pucci

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Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Isabel Marant

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