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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Testino Obsession

September 29th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

When Vogue Japan and Mario Testino (Art Partner) join forces anything is possible! The legendary photographer takes over the magazine, serving as the first guest editor in 15 years and bringing his unique viewpoint to each and every page. This is the 8th international Vogue issue that Testino has guest edited and if he ever tires of being one of the world’s foremost photographers he could easily slip into the role of editor. The art direction, design and editorials featured within are all top notch. Take a first look at the stories within and see what Testino and Vogue Japan’s Editor in Chief Mitsuko Watanabe have to say about this very special edition.

MARIO TESTINO: “I have been going to Japan on and off since the 1980s and since my very first experiences there I felt a spirit I really connected with. I found, on so many levels, that whatever the Japanese did, they did with absolute and unwavering conviction. It was this, which I came to view as obsession; it is a way of being that I have followed in my own life and career.

MITSUKO WATANABE: “This is the first time Testino has worked with VOGUE JAPAN. I am delighted that we have been able to realize this memorable project in which Mario has undertaken everything from photo shooting to editing to mark this special 15th anniversary, and also that the pages are magnificently finished to an outstandingly high degree of quality. This superb quality has greatly impressed me personally more than anything else.”

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Miranda Kerr styled by Anna Dello Russo / Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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Miranda Kerr styled by Anna Dello Russo / Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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Chiharu Okunugi styled by Clare Richardson / Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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Suvi Koponen styled by Sarajane Hoare (Home Agency) Image Courtesy of Mario Testino for Vogue Japan, 2014 November Issue. ©Condé Nast Japan.

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La Canzone del Mare

September 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The Dolce & Gabbana look is one of the most easily recognizable in fashion – the brand’s quintessentially Italian take on style is unmistakable. The dramatic nature of Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbanas clothing makes the duo’s wares perfect for editorial and Vogue Japan taps into the larger than life style of Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda with a seaside story as lively and colorful as anything you’ll see this month. Dalianah ArekionKinga Rajzak and Nadja Bender take to the shores of Capri wearing the couture collection as they perch on the edge of cliffs and pose on boats while looking like princesses – complete with gilded D&G crowns. Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo take turns styling, creating a vivid portrait of Mediterranean glamour.

La Canzone Del Mare by Boo George full story 

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Into the Woods

September 1st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

What better way to celebrate fall’s array of whimsical and richly detailed runway looks than to place them in a fairytale setting. Emma Summerton creates a dream world for Vogue Japan with a fantastical story starring Bruna Rosa, Dasha Gold, Katryn Kruger, Pauline Hoarau, Sophie Touchet, Veroniek Gielkens and Zlata Mangafic. Styling superstar Giovanna Battaglia contributes an array of embellished looks from the likes of Thom BrowneMarc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen accented with a mix of vintage finds and custom add-ons from New York haberdashery, The Feather Place. The combination of Battaglia’s styling, Summerton’s distinctive visual style and the fresh faced cast makes for a truly interesting story.

See the full Into the Woods story

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LV Overload!

August 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

If there is one collection that is getting editorial love this September it is Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut for Louis Vuitton. While LVMH is generally no slouch in the editorial department, Ghesquire’s work has gone that extra mile – appearing on the cover of or within the pages of almost every single September issue thus far. For fans of the designer’s work the constant sight of logo printed belts and playful dresses has been an appealing constant thread amidst the past few months of editorials and covers, but how much is too much? Take a look at the line’s recent front page appearances and decide. Stylists show no signs of slowing down with their Vuitton obsession so you can expect to see the iconic luxury label rack up even more covers as the month winds down.

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Purple Fashion by Olaf Breuning, model Ola Rudnicka

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Vogue Ukraine by Yelena Yemchuk, model Karen Elson

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Vogue Australia by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, model Freja Beha Erichsen

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Jalouse, model Marthe Wiggers

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WSJ by Josh Olins, model dDaria Werbowy

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Vogue China by Patrick Demarchelier, star Fan Bing Bing

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Marie Claire UK by David Roemer

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Vogue Korea by Sebastian Kim (Management + Artists), model Anja Rubik

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Vogue Japan, model Cara Delevingne

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Vogue Paris by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner), model Natalia Vodianova

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W Magazine Trends Supplement by Christian MacDonald, model Constance Jablonski

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L’Officiel Mexico by Joe Lai, model Lena Hardt

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Sports Rave

June 30th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

The season’s vibrant pieces come to life in Victor Demarchelier (Management + Artists)’s sporty Vogue Japan story filled with fresh faces. Riley Montana, Larissa Hofmann and Emma Waldo pose in colorful looks from Proenza Schouler, Moschino and Acne Studios chosen by stylist Aurora Sansone. The unique combinations take the familiar runway pieces and imbue them with a sporty girlishness that makes them feel new – even the oft used Dior lace-up dress gets a new lease on life when paired with a puffy Eugenia Kim hat.

See the full story in the fashion database.

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Fiesta of Solitude

June 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton creates a true fashion fantasy in the latest Vogue Japan, joining forces with Giovanna Battaglia for a sartorial tale where every look is a showstopper. Malaika Firth poses in key looks from Givenchy, Delpozo and Valentino, each one more intricate than the last. Battaglia fearlessly mixes in color, pattern and print for a maximalist look that works perfectly with Summerton’s saturated colors. Even with the barrage of attention grabbing designer looks and statement accessories Malaika’s natural beauty shines through – making her the perfect girl to carry off the editorial’s bombastic theme.

See the full story in the fashion database

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Georgia Girl

May 28th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Willy Vanderperre‘s (Art Partner) photographic style offers a stripped down view of his subjects, presenting models as austere versions of themselves and showcasing them in a clean, minimalist style. On the frontpage of Vogue Japan the beautiful Georgia May Jagger gets the Vanderperre treatment in a memorable July cover shot. Looking like Lara Stone’s baby sister, Georgia works a Nicoletta Santoro (Management + Artists) selected Gucci dress and a knowing gaze. Inside the issue Georgia shines in a corresponding story from Vanderperre, sporting retro platforms and knit stockings that give the images a mod feel.

See the story on Vogue.co.jp

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