Tisci taps 6 British photographers for his Burberry Spring campaign

While one might be unsure of what the exact purpose of employing 6 different photographers for a single campaign is, there certainly is no rule against it. Subverting the powers that be likely wasn’t what Riccardo Tisci was going for though when he did exactly that for his Burberry Spring 2019 campaign, tapping the respective talents of Nick Knight, Danko Steiner, Hugo Comte, Colin Dodgson, Peter Langer and Letty Schmiterlow, all of which have never photographed a campaign for Burberry before. Dodgson, for example, was frequently associating with Gucci and Bally for advertising; and Knight, busy with SHOWstudio, was shooting Tom Ford in 2016. In a statement, the heritage brands’ chief creative officer reasons, “…When I was thinking about my first campaign here, I knew I wanted to work with a collection of collaborators to help interpret the breadth of what this incredibly heritage house represents to so many different people — from the millennials to the mature, to the British and to the international.” Tisci further described the 6 photographers as, “British masters of photography and the next generation who have something new to say”. It’s certainly beneficial to be part of this band of Burberry campaigners and bound to be a boost for the “next-gen” bunch who make up a majority, excluding Knight. See which models Riccardo chose to represent his vision of the house below.

Claudia Lavender by Danko Steiner

Darani by Danko Steiner

Fran Summers and Irina Shayk by Danko Steiner

Sora Choi, Natalia Vodianova and Rianne Van Rompaey by Nick Knight

Sora Choi, Natalia Vodianova and Rianne Van Rompaey by Nick Knight

Matteo Ferri and Joe Plunkett by Nick Knight

Stella Tennant photographed by Colin Dodgson and ‘Still Water’ by artist Nic Fiddian-Green photographed by Peter Langer

The TB bag by Hugo Comte

A supermodel supergroup sets the tone for Saint Laurent’s Juergen-shot Summer campaign

Switching things up for Summer 2019, Anthony Vaccarello departed from the expected––that is the luster of Sims or Inez and Vinoodh, and instead tapped Juergen Teller for less heavy handed campaign visuals. Who better to go on location with than the most mellow man in fashion? The last time the German photographer shot a Yves Saint Laurent campaign was back in 2006 (Stefano Pilati was the designer at the time, Teller also took this picture of the actual Yves Saint Laurent in 2000). Backdropped by Northern Italy’s bucolic Lake Como and posed on the steps of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Mica Argañaraz, Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee and Julia Nobis form a YSL supergroup four resepctive careers (and four sets of endless stems) in the making. The latter two, Lee and Nobis, have yet to have their images revealed. All are notoriously picky and near impossible to book except by, say, divine intervention. That said, walking Vaccarello’s Spring Summer 2019 show in Paris meant they were already in the YSL fold. Who deserves top billing––the super models, the super photographer, or the super maison?

Mica Argañaraz, Julia Nobis, Abbey Lee, Freja Beha Erichsen by Juergen Teller | Designer Anthony Vaccarello | Stylist Alastair McKimm | Hair Anthony Turner | Makeup Kanako Takase | Casting Samuel Ellis Scheinman

Ashley Graham is a ‘Beauty Star’ for Elle US

The new year means new beginnings and Elle U.S. brings in the fresh season with a pair of firsts. Photographer Carin Backoff shoots her first cover for the publication featuring Top 50 model mogul Ashley Graham in all her coquettish glory. Styled by Anna Trevelyan, the bombshell gets wet and wild donning waterproof pieces from Fendi, Christian Cowan, Mary Katrantzou, and Norma Kamali. After upending the fashion industry and demanding diversity for all, Graham’s has made the switch from finding America’s Next Top model to its Beauty Star and talks more with Elle on her plans to build her formidable empire.

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Vogue Mexico Brings In 20 years with ‘Roma’

Our site might be in the business of models, but a great cover is a great cover – actress, model, or otherwise. In this fashion, we turn to Vogue Mexico‘s new year issue that features Alfonso Cuarón’s latest muse from Netflix’s Roma, Oaxacan actress Yalitza Aparicio. Fresh from her on-screen debut, the breakout indigenous actress and former pre-school teacher is refreshingly shot by Mexican photographers Santiago & Mauricio in escaramuza influenced Dior, where she represents a small faction of indigenous entertainers or models that have graced the cover. In a time where it can seem harder to break boundaries or do something new, more unexpected moments can provide a bigger payoff as fashion takes on its next evolution.

WSJ Unveils Morocco’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Photographer – Annemarieke Van Drimmelen | Stylist – Clare Richardson | Hair – Shon | Makeup – Sally Branka | Model – Kiki Willems

Journey to a world unseen as WSJ unveils the Marha Plain and how it mercilessly contrasts against Hannsjörg Voth’s brutalist sculptures. Photographer Annemarieke Van Drimmelen takes audiences to Morocco’s Stadt des Orion where Kiki Willems displays billowing couture looks from Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela and Givenchy. Far from the riads of Casablanca, Marrakesh, and Fez the windy flatlands provide haunting shadows that frame Clare Richardson‘s picked looks flawlessly. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the process and be sure to pick up a copy of the December/January issue when it hits newsstands December 15th.