Karlie Kloss fronts the campaign of Ladylike body-conscious tailoring with the occasional A-line swing, columnar for evening fall/winter collection for Oscar de la Renta, as his manhattan girl is taken inspiration of a Russian winter and brought back the new york streets shot by Craig McDean.
NOWNESS.com heads to Florence, Alabama for some Southern hospitality courtesy of designer Billy Reid and his annual Shindig. Part soul food and music gathering, part late-night jamboree, the event lures luminaries of fashion, gastronomy and entertainment to Reid’s hometown for a celebratory weekend steeped in down-home charm.
Love Magazine's Super Natural; a beauty portfolio featuring the most striking models; Kristen McMenamy, Daphne Groeneveld, Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono and Nyasha Matonhodze in ethereal, romantic mood their faces free of make-up and streaked with tears styled by Panos Yiapanis & Katie Grand and shot by Mert & Marcus.
Super Natural Themed Issue 6 for Love Magazine shote by Mert and Marcus featuring models; Kristen McMenamy, Daphne Groeneveld, Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono and Nyasha Matonhodze and Young Hollywood Actresses: Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning
Inspired by a trip to Santa Fe, the influence of Native American textiles on Proenza Schouler’s fall/winter collection was a mixture of digitized and pixelated Native American fabrics. Shot by Willy Vanderperre and featuring Polish model Zuzanna Bijoch capturing the great-American-road-trip mood.
NOWNESS.com presents a pulp cinema-inspired fashion short film showcasing the best of Brazil’s design talent from Brazilian ELLE. Iconic fashion model Raquel Zimmermann shimmies and shakes in this red hot film by photographer Manuel Nogueira.
Catherine Servel shoots cover and story "The Seduction" for Allure Korea August 2011, in tailoring meets feminine soft and sheer looks styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson, make-up by Chiho Omae, Jacquelyn Jablonski subtlety shows off her figure and charm as she lounges.
The Stella McCartney fall/winter campaign was shot in a private Oxfordshire home, in a topiary garden, in colour and the fall/winter oversiseed and voluminous, contrasted with body-con for evening collection and Natalia Vodianova gets the black and white treatment by Mert and Marcus.
Fashion Legend Helmut Lang on His Renegade Act of Artistic Reinvention
Preview of Helmut Lang's latest exhibition for which he shredded 20 years of fashion history, repurposing 6,000 garments from his eponymous label into a series of sculptures. In an exclusive interview, Lang discusses this dramatic endeavor, Make It Hard, currently on view at the Fireplace Project in East Hampton, New York. Interview & More at Nowness
It's never too soon to start thinking about the new season, and if you're looking for a little inspiration then make sure you pick up the brand new issue of ELLE Collections with photoshop gone bad on Kate Moss, images from her return to the catwalk at Louis Vuitton.
'Missing Parts' is an editorial assembled for a photo competition for an alternative hungarian fashion magazine called Lack. The inspiration was the absence of missing things.with a vintage/antique fell to the editorial, Photographer Adam Biro shoots model Vivien from Art Models agency with the presence of antique/art deco furnishing such as 17th century baroque sofa, table and chairs, and putting so a kind of high fashion feeling complied by the styling by David Nyiri with the mixture of high street brands with luxury brands. The high fashion feeling is mute with simple and elegant make-up by Zatonyi Melinda and hair by Sandra Willi.
Sonia Rykiel always had been tartan in collection, fall/winter collection was no different, but this time it was more of a focus – as patchworks or against satin. there were a lot of mixed fabrics and mixed colours. Constance Jablonski hits the streets of Paris to show off the collection in the advertorial.
Shot in L.A. from Venice beach to residential areas of Bel Air, Vogue Paris shoot 64 fall/winter looks styled by Emmanuelle Alt, Suzanne Koller and Melanie Ward; compiling looks from Calvin Klein, Maison Martin Margiela, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney Alexander McQueen, Emilio Pucci to name only a few under the california sun in a 70's feel to the editorial with the hair and elements in the background. Inez and Vinoodh shoot top models Isabeli Fontana, Freja Beha Erichsen, Arizona Muse, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmerman and Lara Stone.
High Voltage Solo; NOWNESS.com presents an exclusive edit of a ground shaking new short featuring Brazilian model Alice Dellal. Stripped down to lingerie by Bordelle and DKNY, Dellal lets loose on her Premier drum kit in the latest installment of a series exploring the off-duty talents of models, exclusive edit of Matthew Donaldson.
Givenchy collection, forsook his signature religious-gothic iconography in favour of getting down and dirty with street-inspired looks; casual layers, with sheer mannish shirts, teamed with a skinny pencil skirt, anchored with Versace-esque chain prints or a glowering panther-head motif. The glowering continues into the faces of supermodels Kristen McMenamy, Natalia Vodianova, Naomi Campbell, Mariacarla Boscono and male models Rob Evans and Jonathan Marquez. With the chain print extend into the ad with layer-over graphics as well on a Givenchy cushion. Styling by Panos Yiapanis, the growl is captured by Mert and Marcus.
Photographer Norman Jean Roy shoots story “How To Be Stylish” for the August 2011 issue of Allure, Ymre Stiekema shows off office style, with colour, shape and accessories, in labels such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Philip Lim and More, styled by Paul Cavaco, make-up by Yumi Mori.
Tribe a story shot exclusively for Fiasco MagazineMagazine #12 The Color of Summer Issue, Photography by Laszlo Mester shooting Model Istvan Szucs in glam-rock, eccentric styling through feathers, jewellery and prints complied by Zsuzsi Deak and quirky make-up by Dorottya Nagy, hair by Istvan Szucs.
British beauties Lily Donaldson and Danny Beauchamp front Calvin Klein lower-priced White Label, The label’s trademark tailoring is tight and sharp, emphasised by the angular geometric background, shot by Alasdair McLellan.
NOWNESS.com presents Vanitas, a fashion short from director Barnaby Roper featuring artists from the Royal Danish Ballet. Soundtracked by an original score from the Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner, the film features new autumn/winter looks from Roper's wife, fashion designer Camilla Staerk.
Lara Stone, Benjamin Eidem and Liu Wen are photographed by Craig McDean for the Fall Winter 2011 advertising campaign image of ck by Calvin Klein under the creative direction of Fabien Baron. The streamlined, tailored collection of simple boxy silhouettes are joined by graphic effects of blue-toned model silhouettes.
Introducing Calvin Klein Underwear Naked Glamour, created to make a woman feel sexy by a sophisticated combination of luxurious fabrics. Featuring model Lara Stone by Patrick Demarchelier. Speaking of Lara's involvement, Tom Murry president of Calvin Klein Inc. said: "Lara Stone is one of the world's top models and her distinct look and sex appeal resonates with our consumers and has synergized our branded lifestyle advertising campaigns around the world."
Chloé fall/winter collection stepped into new territories, casual 70's styling of soft and loose silhouettes with introduction in snakeskin and bolder colours, broken out from designer Hannah MacGibbon simplicity. Captured by David Sims in forrest setting with the snakeskin on show, in light and airy shots of Zuzanna Bijoch,Sigred Agren, Malgosia Bela and Arizona Muse
Nina Ricci collection captured richness and variety of feminine personality through softly oversized silhouettes with swishy flare, Malgosia Bela adds bit of sexiness to the collection in romantic countryside getaway setting by Inez and Vinoodh
Elie Saab modern day classic, brimming with Parisian chic fall/winter collection, focus was turned to daywear, with wool crepe sheath dresses cinched in with a slinky belt to evoke a clean 60s silhouette. For eveningwear, things were also kept pared-down with breezy chiffon gowns and slim-cut silk jersey gowns. Juju Ivanyuk poses in front of a simple architectural structure showing making it all about the clothes without being boring.
Francisco Costa presented a modern collection with an active twist for Calvin Klein Collection, but while shapes were streamlined, the collection was full of wintery tactile texture, shown off on beauty Lara Stone and straight to the point in a monotone studio shoot by Mert and Marcus.
Alber Elbaz’s latest collection for Lanvin was the sum of two parts, with strict minimal tailoring morphing into full-blown romantic femininity, like a flower blooming after a long, austere winter, as his colour palette shifted gear from deep monastic darks into warm, sun-filled brights. In a retro filled set Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman pose and dance for Steven Meisel
Balenciaga fall/winter collection was about elongated and boxy silhouettes with asymmetrically placed planes of innovative fabrics and offbeat prints added to the mix. It took place in a New York studio made to resemble the pristine, bathroom-tile show set, and also a church in Harlem. Models including Liya Kebede, Milou Van Groesen, Julia Nobis, Juliane Gruner, Carla Gebhart and Liisa Winkler posed for Steven Meisel
Ethereal, elegant and feminine. In other words, classic Valentino simply describes fall/winter collection, fit-and-flare dresses and skirts, with touches of lace here and there, while simple trenches in fur, leather and calfskin were the outwear of choice. Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Sara Blomqvist, Monika Jac Jagaciak and Ruby Aldridge front the campaign in ghostly, mysterious and nostalgic advertorial by David Sims.
Alexander Wang fall/winter collection Wang worked a mostly monotone palette - included lots of innovative tuxedo-inspired attire. An angora sweater was slashed up the side, and long silk skirts and dresses resembled shredded ribbon. Featuring supermodel Raquel Zimmerman shot by Fabien Baron in an abandoned Brooklyn grain factory from the 20s, it features Zimmermann in an eerie “Blair Witch”-type setting. “We wanted something really gritty and raw to contrast with the polished richness of what we showed on fall runway,” said Wang.
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