Raf’s American dream is a barn filled with his Calvin Klein muses

Raf SimonsCalvin Klein released their Spring 2018 campaign, photographed, naturally, by Willy Vanderperre, boasting a cast of 20 models–needed to fill out the Belgian designer’s colorful take on a barn party. Some of the most upfront of faces are Alyssa Traoré, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, Fernando Albaladejo, Kalib Besher, Mica Argañaraz and Blesnya Minher. It continues, somewhat, the vision of an American Horror story that has set the tone for this collection, which also includes prints from Andy Warhol. “American horror is juxtaposed with the mythic American dream,” reads the text included under the campaign on their site. It goes on to quote Raf himself, “They are both a part of life. This collection is a celebration of that: a celebration of American life.”

Here’s the full list of models, casted by Ashley Brokaw:

Alec Pollentier, Alyssa Traoré, Ariel NicholsonBen Allen, Blesnya Minher, Dylan Christensen, Ernesto Cervantes, Fernando Albaladejo, Jabali Sandiford, Jared Manhardt, Jonas Glöer, Kalib Besher, Kiki Willems, Leila Goldkuhl, Lexi Boling, Lulu , Mica Argañaraz, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, Wangy , Trystin Valentino

The New Reigning Queen of Alexander McQueen

Designer – Sarah Burton | Photographer – Jamie Hawkesworth| Art Direction – Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag | Makeup – Dick Page | Model – Shanelle Nyasiase

Ornate comes to mind when describing the new Alexander McQueen collection yet it should be expected from the house that Sarah Burton built upon. Jamie Hawkesworth gives life to these campaign visuals as Kenyan up comer Shanelle Nyasiase poses amongst lush flora in vividly, structured looks. They’re looks that seem to bloom as the flowers do – proudly, with twisting rosettes of silk and taffeta sprouting from seams in blooming hues of peony, rose, and poppy.

Vogue Italia Makes Delicate Beauty Great Again

Photographer – Karim Sadli | Stylist – Francesca Burns | Hair – Damien Boissinot | Make-Up – Lucia Pica | Models – Sara Grace Wallerstedt & Leonard Mushiete

Ironic title notwithstanding, Sara Grace Wallerstedt is downright angelic in this Vogue Italia beauty feature shot by Karim Sadli. The ethereal Hot List stunner is both glam and natural, graphically bold and softly pure in Chanel Beauty as she joins Leonard Mushiete in images crafted by master face painter Lucia Pica. Whether it’s a soft orange-red lip or gilded lids outlined in white, the freckled beauty carries each look with grace. And can you be surprised? It’s in her name.

Take a peek at some of the looks below in the January issue.

Assa continues her streak in Vogue Italia

Remember when we first saw Assa Baradji on Balenciaga’s runway just a few months ago? The feline beauty has since been bagging a number of cool castings and it’s certainly easing the 16-year-old into model-ready shape. We saw her in Jacquemus‘ campaign just a minute ago and now she’s between the pages of Vogue Italia photographed looking her best self by Harley Weir, alongside fellow potential-packed newcomer Dorit Revelis. Beginner’s luck?–Doubt it. Check out the editorial below.

Images courtesy of Harley Weir

Assa Baradji and Dorit Revelis by Harley Weir | Stylist Marie Chaix | Hair Stylist Akki Shirakawa | Makeup Thomas De Kluyver | Casting by Piergiorgio Del Moro and Samuel Ellis Scheinman

Moschino Breaks Ground with Spring Florals

Designer – Jeremy Scott | Photographer – Steven Meisel | Stylist – Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele | Hair – Guido Palau | Makeup – Pat McGrath | Casting Directors – Piergiorgio Del Moro & Samuel Ellis Scheinman

If anyone is going to make florals in Spring groundbreaking it’s Jeremy Scott for Moschino. For the Spring 2018 campaign shot and styled by Steven Meisel and Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele respectively, the American designer makes sure the Moschino woman gets her flowers while she can still smell them. Naomi Campbell‘s black panther moves and Liya Kebede‘s stunning presence lead the way on the catwalk as new-gen leaders Adut Akech, Aube Jolicoeur, and Yasmin Wijnaldum try not to skip a beat. With a beauty assist from Guido and Pat, the delightfully camp advertising brings the fun back to fashion the way only Meisel can.