Raf’s Calvin Revolution

After a monumental February debut, Raf Simons unveils his artistic reboot for the new Calvin Klein Fall 2017 campaign. Established muses Julia Nobis, Kiki Willems and Jonas Glöer join Raf’s budding model gang that includes new faces Blesnya Minher, Elibeidy Dani, Luc Defont-Saviard, Dylan Christensen, Lulu, Sara Grace Wallerstedt and more as they set up shop in the arid flats of the Mojave Desert. Shot by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo the visuals provide Simons’ clear direction for the American staple – youthful, effortless, and proudly diverse.

Designer – Raf Simons | Photographer – Willy Vanderperre (Art + Commerce)
Creative Director – Pieter Mulier | Fashion Stylist – Olivier Rizzo
Casting Director – Ashley Brokaw
Hair – Anthony Turner (London: Streeters London, New York: Streeters New York) | Makeup – Lynsey Alexander (Streeters London)
Models – Blesnya Minher, Dylan Christensen, Elibeidy Dani, Ernesto Cervantes, Fernando Albaladejo, Jared Manhardt, Joel Leon Perreira, Jonas Glöer, Julia Nobis, Kiki Willems, Leila Goldkuhl, Luc Defont-Saviard, Lulu, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, Selena Forrest, Tessa Bruinsma, Wangy Xin Yu

A Better World

Parisian label Peet Dullaert‘s latest campaign images are layered with a reverence for the sea that would make Botticelli proud. The ethereal visuals photographed by Robbert Jacobs are transportive to a myth meets fashion world–and also allude to more serious matters at hand: “While beauty prevails, its source for good simultaneously calls for awareness to help protect our oceans and decaying coral reefs in efforts to preserve the magnificent diversity they have harboured for centuries,” says Dullaert continuing, “Together we contribute to a better world.” Even the classical statues, used as a backdrop for the romantically delicate designs, hold more meaning than meets the eye, Dullaert calling them “remnants of an old world” in which the growth of coral is “a symbol for life.” It’s an issue the designer finds pressing, enough to make it a brand mission by setting up “Care For Earth – Plant For The Future”, concerned with protecting the earth’s biosphere. You can be learned more about it here and preview the 2017 campaign below.

Images courtesy of Peet Dullaert

Kaina Mercado, Terence Martino, Issam Haïkouma, Oscar Josselin and Jessica van Leeuwen by Robbert Jacobs | Creative direction Peet Dullaert | Casting MM Casting

Archivist’s Chloé A-Z

Many many pages of Chloé, more than 60 pieces from the now to the then, in the fourth issue of Archivist. The pages celebrate the brand founded by Gaby Aghion, and introduce the archive soon opening at Maison Chloé. Models Bhumika Arora, Emmanuelle Lacou, Gwenola Guichard and Jess PW are photographed by Julien T. Hamon and preserve the integrity of the pieces with museum-inspired visuals. “Archivist was, in part, established to renew the museological dilemma of what the uses of the archive might be. This edition stores both an event and an intention,” says the magazine. See the preview below.

Images courtesy of Archivist, buy it here.

Bhumika Arora, Emmanuelle Lacou, Gwenola Guichard and Jess PW by Julien T. Hamon | Stylist Jane Howard | Hair| Yuji Okuda (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Makeup Megumi Zlatoff (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Casting Director Juergen Schabes | Set DesignerMaxime Faure | Production Roxanne Doucet

Moschino Bags It Up

One man’s trash is another’s treasure is how the old adage goes and for the Fall campaign of Moschino, Jeremy Scott makes what looks like the humblest of cast aways into recycled, high-glam frocks. Steven Meisel shoots tops muses Hiandra Martinez, Mileshka, Natalie Westling, Slick Woods, and Tamy Glauser for high-octane visuals styled by storied maximalist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele. Glam artisans Guido Palau and Pat McGrath bring the drama with head ornamentation and pouty rouges (Matte Trance anyone?). With a riff on household items and packaging, the latest collection definitely brings a whole other meaning to DIY.

Photography – Steven Meisel (Art + Commerce) | Stylist – Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele
Hair – Guido Palau (Art + Commerce) | Makeup – Pat McGrath (Streeters London)
Casting – Piergiorgio Del Moro (Exposure NY) and Samuel Ellis Scheinman | Set Design – Mary Howard
Models – Hiandra Martinez, Mileshka, Natalie Westling, Slick Woods, and Tamy Glauser

Daughters of the Dust

Summer is in full swing so it’s hard to think of dreadful, chiller temps. Miuccia Prada keeps it cheery for the upcoming season of Miu Miu going to the bayous of New Orleans for an Indian Summer setting for her latest campaign shot by Alasdair McLellan. Actress Naomie Harris joins the legendary Kate Moss, along with sisters Adwoa and Kesewa Aboah, Missy Rayder, Jean Campbell, Eliza Cummings, Jasmine Daniels, Rose Daniels, and Lily Nova to capture the feel good vibes of the collection. Styled by Katie Grand in kitschy furs and 40s style printed frocks while audience to the Preservation Hall Brass Band’s spirited tunes, collaged imagery conjures uncanny feelings of the past as we look towards fashion’s (and the World’s) future.