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Seeing Spots

May 30th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When Haider Ackermann filled his S/S13 runway with transparent creations emblazoned with black and white dots, it seemed like an unusual move. Polka dots are a fashion standard dating back years, but the diminutive patterns are more often associated with the prim styles of the 1950s than with the kinds of cutting-edge wares favored on Paris’ runways. The designer so known for his innovative use of lush, saturated color was showing another side, taking one of the most uncool of motifs and making it feel new.

In keeping with the current craze for all things graphic, stylists have embraced the versatility of these simple circles, working Ackermann’s creations into a variety of editorials. On occasion the interpretations don’t veer too far from the runway approach (fashion abides by the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ mantra whenever it can) but the excitement comes when the spots are complimented by clashing patterns to create a dynamic visual treat. Whether it is layering in another of Ackermann’s prints from S/S or adding a bold kimono for interest, the real fun lies in the mix which offers stylists an opportunity to show their creativity.

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W Magazine | Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott | Fashion Editor/ Stylist:Edward Enninful | Hair: Malcolm Edwards | Makeup: Lucia Pieroni | Set Designer: Poppy Bartlett | Manicurist: Anatole Rainey | Model: Ondria Hardin

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Vogue China | Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists) | Hair: James Pecis | Makeup: Tom Pecheux | Manucurist: Gina Viviano | Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro | Model: Arizona Muse

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032C Photographer: Jamie Morgan | Styling:Jodie Barnes | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Make-up:Laura Dominique | Model: Arizona Muse

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Elle France | Photogrpaher: Bjarne Jonasson | Stylist: Michele Beaurenaut | Model: Xiao Wen Ju

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Vogue Thailand | Photographer: David Bellemere | Stylist: Anna Schiffel | Model: Anna de Rijk

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Numero | Photographer: Greg Harris | Stylist: Sheila Single | Model: Stef Van Der Laan

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Elle Italia | Photographer: Alexei Hay | Casting: Paul Hunt at JN Casting | Model: Pau Bertolini

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Vogue China | Photographer: Sharif Hamza (Cadence New York) | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen | Hair: Esther Langham | Makeup: Francelle Daly | Model: Ji Hye Park

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Marie Claire Magazine | Photographer: Danilo Gallinari | Fashion Editor: Enrique Campos | Hair: Javier Palacio | Makeup: Tatyana Makarova| Manicure: Lucia Cheptene | Model: Harmony Boucher

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W Magazine | Photographer: Tim Walker | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Jacob K | Hair: Julien d’Ys | Makeup: Stephane Marais | Set Designer: Rhea Thierstein | Model: Tilda Swinton

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10 Magazine |  Photographer: Robert Schoerner | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Sophia Neophitou | Model: Kristen McMenamy

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Vogue Russia | Photographer: Tom Craig | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Olga Dunina | Model:Arizona Muse

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i-D Magazine | Photographer: Mari Sarai | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Erika Kurihara | Hair: Tomo Jidai | Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon | Casting: Shelley Durkan | Model: Soo Joo

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Vogue Turkey | Photographer: Cuneyt Akeroglu | Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Semra Russell| Hair: Colin Gold | Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson

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British Vogue | Photographer: Josh Olins| Fashion Editor/ Stylist: Clare Richardson | Hair: Shon | Makeup: Sally Branka | Set Designer: Kadu Lennox | Models: Meghan Collison and Juliana Schurig

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Spotlight On: Malcolm Edwards

April 23rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hair can be one of the most transformative aspects of fashion editorials, taking models into otherworldly territory and changing how we view their beauty. As anyone who appreciates hair will tell you, one of the most exciting talents around is Malcolm Edwards, whose cutting-edge styles are works of art. From creating colorful pasty inspired do’s in W Magazine, to giving Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence a bit of flamingo finery, Edwards never fails to infuse a hint of magic in his imagery.

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Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | Fashion Editor – Edward Enninful | For more see Wmagazine.com

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
 (Photographer) | Katie Grand (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Lucia Pieroni (Makeup Artist) | Jacki Castelli (Set Designer) | Lorraine Griffin (Manicurist) – see all the covers in the database.

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Tim Walker – Photographer | Jacob K – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist | Samantha Bryant – Makeup Artist | Andy Hillman – Set Designer

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Kerry Hallihan – Photographer | Alastair McKimm – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist | Ozzy Salvatierra – Makeup Artist | See the full story in the database 

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Ph.Kerry Hallihan | Grace Cobb (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Laura Dominique (Makeup Artist) | See the story in the database 

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Ph. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott |  Edward Enninful – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Malcolm Edwards – Hair Stylist  | Lucia Pieroni – Makeup Artist | Poppy Bartlett – Set Designer | Anatole Rainey – Manicurist

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Tim Walker (Photographer) | Jacob K (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Malcolm Edwards (Hair Stylist) | Samantha Bryant (Makeup Artist) | Shona Heath (Set Designer) | See the full story on W Magazine.com

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Keeping Up With Ms. Moss

January 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

What would the fashion world do without the one and only Kate Moss? The always in demand Miss Moss is back and better than ever, racking up campaigns and editorials with an ease befitting her legendary status as the defining model of the past two decades. No one does it better, so kick back, relax and just take in the plentiful Kate goodness. Whether she’s looking lush on the cover of Love Magazine latest issue, or showing off her natural beauty in pared down ads for Vivienne Westwood and Rag & Bone, Kate looks stunning, it’s easy to see why the biz is still infatuated with Kate after all these years.

Look for a special Kate Moss surprise coming soon to Models.com!

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE no. 9, fashion editor Katie Grand

Kate by Tim Walker, fashion editor Katie Grand

Kate by Kate for Rag & Bone

Kate by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood

Kate for Givenchy by Mert & Marcus

Kate by Mario Testino for Stuart Weitzman

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Versace

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Campaign Confidential

January 3rd, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Luxury powerhouses have unleashed their S/S campaigns with great fanfare, but which brand’s spring outlook are you liking best? Take a look at some of the best brand new campaigns on the scene and let us know your faves in the comments.


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Emma Hill (Designer) | Tim Walker (Photographer) | Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme at House and Holme (Art Direction) | Shona Heath (Set Design) | Jane How (Stylist) | Sam McKnight (Hair) | Val Garland (Makeup) | Meghan Collison (Model)

Tim Walker‘s dreamy imagery has come to define the Mulberry campaign look for a few seasons now and the brand’s latest starring Meghan Collison, takes the party underwater setting Meghan against a undersea backdrop of soft pastels and coral that perfectly coordinates with the line’s feminine S/S collection.


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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
 (Photographer) | David Bradshaw (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Melanie Ward (Fashion Editor/Stylist) |Giovanni Bianco (Art Director) |

Giovanni Bianco (Art Director) | Daria WerbowyEdward WildingJoan SmallsKacey CarrigKate Moss &Veit Couturier  (Models)

More is always more in the world of Versace and for S/S they pull out all the stops with a stylized campaign filled with supermodels, bold color and enough drama to fill an entire operetta. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott create a blue tinted world of beauty, sensuality and references to mythology.


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Giorgio Armani (Designer)| Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Photographers) Models: Saskia de Brauw & Roch Barbot

Sophistication is key in the world of Armani and Saskia de Brauw serves as the perfect incarnation of the Armani woman in the brand new S/S ads. Poised, refined and of course clad in crisp suiting straight of the runway, de Brauw shines in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott‘s seamless images.


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Riccardo Tisci (Designer) | Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Photographer) |Carine Roitfeld (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag (Art Director) Models: Francisco PeraltaKate MossMariacarla Boscono

Givenchy usually goes for high concept campaign shots, but this season the line tones it down with striking black and white portraits. The new campaign even features the ultimate scene stealer, Mariacarla Boscono‘s daughter, Marialucas.


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Miuccia Prada
 (Designer) | Steven Meisel (Photographer) | Olivier Rizzo (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Guido Palau (Hair Stylist) | Pat McGrath (Makeup Artist) | Ashley Brokaw (Casting Director) Models: Eva HerzigovaIrene HiemstraIrina KravchenkoKirsten OwenMaartje VerhoefSasha PivovarovaSaskia de BrauwSung Hee KimVanessa Axente

Miuccia’s eclectic collection finds its way onto the backs of a multi-generational cast featuring a series of notable models from the past 20 years. The striking Steven Meisel helmed campaign celebrates the uniqueness of the Spring collection and its undeniable visual impact; when you have great clothes and great models what more do you need.

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Brand Creative : The Best F/W Campaigns So Far

June 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every top tier brand ushers out a new campaign each season, but only a select few push creative boundaries instead of just pushing product. With fall ads launching earlier than ever (remember the days of opening up September Vogue and experiencing new ads for the very first time) there are already several ads that impress us with their unique interpretation of their brand’s message. Take a look at our picks for most intriguing ads so far and be sure to share your selections in the comments!

Kenzo

The brand’s thrilling reboot continues with Jean Paul Goude breathing new life into the fall campaign imagery. Xiao Wen Ju & Simon Sabbah are connected in these cheeky reversible shots with a neon Kenzo logo flashing in the background. Goude’s image has instant visual impact and is a fun showcase for those cool Humberto Leon and Carol Lim designs.

Raf Simons
In case you had any doubt’s about Raf Simons’ ability to be subversive check out the striking new f/w ads by Pierre Debusschere starring Yannick Abrath. The impressive sculptural shots are a sight to behold, as is the corresponding campaign video that brings the imagery to life with beautifully abstract visuals.

RAF SIMONS RUN FALL RUN from 254⚡FOREST on Vimeo.

Mulberry

The fuzzy-wuzzies from Where the Wild Things Are invade Tim Walker‘s fantastical ads for Mulberry. The ads otherworldly vibe is only heightened by the addition of fashion’s favorite pixie, Lindsey Wixson and Jane How‘s sleek styling.

Prada

All the things that made the show so memorable are served up with glossy perfection in Steven Meisel‘s ultra-luxe ads. Vanessa AxenteMagdalena FrackowiakMadison HeadrickElza LuijendijkIselin Steiro and Anne Vyalitsyna sport the dip-dyed extensions and gilded accessories with panache.

Louis Vuitton

Putting that one of a kind Louis Vuitton train to good use Steven Meisel shoots a cast of it girls for the brand’s fall ads.  Elena BartelsErjona AlaFranzi MuellerHedvig PalmJulia NobisMackenzie DrazanMagda LaguingeMarie PiovesanMarina HeidenRos Georgiou shine in those signature oversized hats.

Givenchy

It is hard to beat an ad with fashion by Carine Roitfeld, images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and a fresh cast including Stella Tennant, Joan Smalls, Daniela Braga, Stef Van Der Laan, Rodrigo Braga, Simone Nobili and Jarrod Scott. Givenchy’s campaign is all about motion and movement, be sure to check out the behind the scenes video to see how those action shots came together.

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The Digest

April 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

A curated selection of the week’s best fashion imagery.

 Danni Li by Trunk Xu for Harper’s Bazaar China
A visually striking story featuring outfits crafted solely from hand cut paper by chinese traditional paper-cutting artists – truly inspiring. (View full story)

Frida Gustavsson by Tim Walker for American Vogue May 2012
Julien d’Ys‘s one of a kind coral headpiece elevates an already exquisite Alexander McQueen dress. Definitely one of the more fantastical things we’ve seen from American Vogue recently.  (View full story)

Marie Piovesan by Fabien Baron for Interview
No one does the whole black / white / minimal / stark thing better than Fabien and this Interview story is an appropriately dramatic showcase for the season’s couture.  (View full story)

Toni Garrn by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Italia
An atmospheric beauty shoot featuring the flawless Ms. Garrn looking like something out of a Hitchcock flick. Summerton’s skill with lighting is really on display here. (View full story)

Acne Paper by Viviane Sassen
A shock of electricity, filled with color and energy – just what you’d expect from Acne paper . (View full story)

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Putting On The Ritz

March 19th, 2012 |Posted by models.com

American Vogue
Tim Walker
Grace Coddington
Kate Moss
Julien d’Ys Stephane Marais

Queen Kate returns to her throne at Paris’ eternal hotspot, The Ritz and she brings along a few friends with her. Walker creates a surreal vision of opulence taking full advantage of the hotel’s regal redesign and all the world’s finest couture. Kate looks majestic and her ladies in waiting, Josephine Skriver, Mirte Maas, Patricia van der Vliet, and Sigrid Agren are a dream. We know J.Lo snagged the cover of Vogue’s shape issue but with a story this good inside, we can’t help but wish Kate was on Vogue’s front page this month instead.

View the full story at VOGUE.COM

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Little Monsters

February 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

If you break from your busy fashion week schedule to take a look at one editorial, it ought to be Love Magazines imaginative and raw Tim Walker story, ‘The Origin of Monsters’ featuring Kristen McMenamy. Arachnophobes might want to skip this one, but everyone else can enjoy the spooky mix of oversized insects and a host of prime pieces with unusual origins chosen by Katie Grand. There is some vintage Dior couture (you may remember the golden armor from 06) a couple of chain mail headdresses from the Royal National Theater and of course the edgy editorial prerequisite, Alexander McQueen. It might be too early to start picking 2012’s best stories, but Kristen as an otherworldly, monster slayer certainly qualifies as a standout.

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