Like any fine piece of crystal, Glass Magazine is innately elegant. The sleek quarterly is back with a new issue bursting with luxurious content that adds a touch of class to the newsstand. Three chic covers feature three very different beauties, each representative of a fashion movement: Chinese actress Li Bing Bing provides classic glamour, while the always edgy Hanne Gaby Odiele is a vision vintage eclecticism, model turned actress Tao Okamoto takes things one step further with a colorful beauty look and a revealing interview inside. Editorially there is plenty to enjoy, from an expressive exploration of the season’s accessories, an especially luxe story featuring perennial favorite Hannelore Knuts, to stylish menswear editorials that show the masculine side of refinement. All in all the magazine is a treat from start to finish, but don’t take our word for it – have a first look at the new issue of Glass.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Robbie Spencer‘s unique styling never fades into the background, but in Ben Toms‘s latest story for Dazed & Confused, Spencer’s colorful mish mash of patterns is perfectly matched with Simon Costin‘s set design. The striking Yannick Abrath wears everything from Prada’s cartoonish golf prints to Givenchy’s surfer inspired s/s gear in this visual overload of an editorial.
Some of Spring’s most compelling campaigns take a less is more approach, with a focus on the combination of great models and impeccably constructed clothes. When you’ve got Jana Knauerova, Melissa Tammerijn, Julia Nobis or Erin Wasson striking regal poses in deceptively simple dresses, you really don’t need much more. The Jil Sander ads takes the trend one step further, all but erasing Daria Strokous‘ beautiful face in some of the spring shots. Willy Vanderperre is certainly on a roll this season!