What’s not to LOVE? Katie Grand slips us pages from her latest issue, guest-edited by Harriet Verney

Love Magazine came out today globally–yes, it’s fashion week, but stop to smell the ink, will you!–editor-in-chief Katie Grand put some good stuff in this issue (which was guest-edited by the multi-dimensional Harriet Verney). Especially speaking of London-photographer Lynette Garland’s black-and-white editorial STROP that sort of shoulders its way out of the pages to the visual forefront. Garland has popped up before as Love contributor “Basically, I was taking pictures on my iPhone backstage at Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu shows while I was assisting Katie [Grand] and I started posting them on Instagram I guess they were different to other photographers’ backstage photos in that I tend to home in on certain details. It might be the nape of a model’s neck or even the heel of a shoe. Other times, it’s just trying to capture candid moments that are natural – a girl tying her shoe laces or pulling a dress over her head,” the photographer tells the magazine of her start in an interview with her husband Sean O’Hagan. Check out our exclusive preview of the images styled by Benjamin Kirchhoff below:

Ally, Amelia and Yasmine by Lynette Garland | Stylist Benjamin Kirchhoff | Hair by Maarit Niemela | Make up by Florrie White

Ally wears ivory and chalk portrait neck denim dress with full skirt and panelled shadow braid embroidery and antique silver medieval jewelled earrings all by ALEXANDER McQUEEN; nipple rings Ally’s own

Amelia wears sheer floral two-tier pale green dress by STELLA McCARTNEY; black leather harness by FLEET ILYA; black bra (just seen) Amelia’s own

Yasmine wears black Alpaca wool cape embellished with gold lamé yarn and crystal embroideries by SCHIAPARELLI; black ribbed knee-high socks by MIU MIU; velvet Betty platform heels by GUISEPPE ZANOTTI

Alexander Wang Ushers in a New Lunar Year and Season

The Year of the Earth Pig begins and to celebrate a (hopefully) more genial spirit, Alexander Wang ushered in the new year with the third drop of the sartorial saga. Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the ad features Su Kexin, Jing Wen, and rapper VaVa playing up all the chinoiserie, in culture-clashing fashion. As Wang’s art direction evolves for Collection 1, a memorable observation is how the campaigns so far have magnified the banality of labels like “American“, “Chinese”, and even “femininity“. What a relief to see the characters in Wang’s world set the (fictional) terms for themselves.

Dazed Beauty adds Kylie cover to its limited edition issue zero (Updated)

Much has been done in the realm of beauty but Dazed Beauty‘s futuristic perspective pushes things to another dimension. Kate Moss and Travis Scott are the “The Children of Ixion” for the first drop of the inaugural print ‘artefact’, 3D scanned into CGI centaurs as they roam their fantasy world. Digital artists Darío Alva and the Travis Brothers along with creative director Isamaya Ffrench are the masterminds behind this phantasmic delivery that blends sci-fi and tech seamlessly. Add additional drops featuring a digitalized Slick Woods and artist Genesis P-Orridge and you get an off-kilter offering that’s far from your average beauty book.

Update: Dazed Beauty released the issues third and final cover for issue zero which features Kylie Jenner by Daniel Sannwald and beauty applied by the AI program Beauty_GAN which learned from 17,000 images. The full editorial is now on Dazed Beauty. Issue zero will be a limited release of 2000!

Did Gucci just make the campaign of the season, year? Maybe yes


Debbie Reynolds in “Singin’ in the Rain”

It’s still the top of the year and Alessandro Michele somehow already out-Gucci‘d himself for Spring Summer 2019. A concept of this scale could have easily been a jump the shark moment, but in the hands of trusted collaborator Glen Lunchford (they’ve come a long way since their first Pre Fall 2015 effort), it turned out to be possibly the most dizzyingly impressive campaign of the year. #GucciShowtime calls on the golden age of Hollywood drawing, and sometimes directly referencing (like Debbie Reynolds up there), from 50s films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “An American in Paris,” “The Band Wagon,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and more. A tinselly, delightful 60-second musical revue by Luchford backed by the show tune “There’s No Business Like Show Business” accompanies the still images. Is Alessandro’s biggest hurdle going to be trying to outdo himself?

Alexis Sundman, Delphi Mcnicol, Ellia Sophia, Emmanuel Adjaye, Freya Lawrence, Liz Ord, Matïss Rucko, Paul Hendrik Piho, Sedona Legge, Unia Pakhomova, William Valente, Yuval Jonas Director/Photographer Glen Luchford | Creative Director Alessandro Michele | Art Director Christopher Simmonds | Hair Stylist Paul Hanlon | Makeup Artist Isamaya Ffrench

Daniel Lee shows us his promising vision for Bottega Veneta in debut campaign

Yesterday, Daniel Lee quietly presented his debut campaign as the creative director for Bottega Veneta. Quiet because, Lee himself, nor Bottega, have Instagram accounts to tip the hordes of bated breathed aesthetes who are aware that Lee is the one-time understudy of Phoebe Philo, now a visual outgrowth from her genius. Though it’s steeped in Philo homage, he left plenty of room to breed new code. It is on the island of Ischia, with Tyrone Lebon, that he gave people a glimpse of what that might look like––and it’s pretty dreamy (or torturous if you’re currently stuck in the polar vortex, sorry). Models Kaya Wilkins and Rockwell were both in the Lebon-photographed Pre-fall lookbook, but Oceana and Saskia de Brauw, who are featured for the first time under Lee’s watch, are welcome as additions as brand muses. We’ve got the full credits below.

Oceana, Kaya Wilkins, Saskia de Brauw, Rockwell Harwood by Tyrone Lebon | Stylist Marie Chaix | Casting Anita Bitton | Makeup Hiromi Ueda | Hair Stylist Cyndia Harvey