Alexander McQueen couture-like collection inspired by 'Greek goddess Gaia', showing ripples of ruffles and pearl and coral-crusted embellishments. Embracing her beauty features Zuzanna Bijoch in mystical, sci-fi-esque setting, whom looks powerful and ethereal, captured by David Sims.
It looked sexy, provocatively sensual as it was presented on the runway and it continues on for Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 campaign, fronted by Victoria secret model Candice Swanepoel showing daring sheer cutout dress, floral prints and ruffled detailed gown with an exciting mix of tulle in various shades of violet. Shot in light, bright and airy setting by Daniel Jackson
Lane Crawford brought together three of China’s most sought-after faces for “The Pinnacle of Style” which features established model-of-the-momentSui He, the latest Chinese “it” girl Chen Ran, and Chinese actressLi Bing Bing, shot by the photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Wearing all top labels such as McQueen, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Celine, Haider Ackermann, Prabal Gurung and many more
NOWNESS.com goes behind-the-scenes of Asia’s Leading Luxury Retailer Lane Crawford’s Spring 2012 campaign with a poetic animation from photographic duo Mert and Marcus who work with dream team of stylist Panos Yiapanis, make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury and hairstylist Paul Hanlon to create an empowering vision of the modern Chinese woman. Behind the scene photography: Laurent Segretier.
Among the wilderness on a Greek island of Aegina, showcasing luxurious, minimalist collection. Hermès call on photographer Nathaniel Goldberg to shot the campaign, combining a global-travel theme with beautifully understated luxe looks with Bette Frank fronting the campaign and showcasing white, Hermès-orange looks and prints.
Gone to observe as the latest Michael Kors campaign go on a Safari. Continue to front the campaign are Simon Nessman & Karmen Pedaru wearing khaki inspired clothing and animal prints. The duo bring glamour to sightseeing in Africa by Mario Testino.
The March 2012 issue of of ASOS Magazine features cover star, Elizabeth Olsen, the 22-year-old American actress and “indie queen” was shot exclusively by ASOS and photographer Todd Cole at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NY (one of her favorite spots in the city). As the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth was the star of the Sundance Film Festival 2011 for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth wears a MiH aztec jacket and Elizabeth & James striped silk ella blouse on the cover. Also wears an ASOS long sleeve breton top inside
On being the Elizabeth in her sisters’ clothing line Elizabeth & James:
“In my mind, that was, ‘Oh cool, that means I get free clothes!’ For two years, I didn’t buy anything. But even as a little kid...I had all their hand-me-downs.
On her style:
Inspired by Celine, Chanel, Isabel Marant and Marni – “I thought it was masculine and quirky and funky.”
Shaking things up this spring/summer 2012 campaign, as Freja Beha steps down and moves on, Karl Lagerfeld once again shoots the Chanel campaign saying its "all about athletics and the sea ... it’s very modern sportif”. In black and white Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls wear slicked back hair-dos and showing of the inner ballerina skills. Carine Roitfeld styled the campaign for the second season in a row, of signature tweed separates.
The striking allure of model Guinevere Van Seenus are captured in these haunting portraits from lauded Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. The images are included in the photographer's upcoming solo exhibition at London’s Wapping Project Bankside, alongside incidental and observational shots of his Paris studio base.
The British Fashion Council announced the four new winners of its Fashion Forward scholarships: Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou, and James Long. (Long is also the first menswear designer to receive the award.)
After the launch of Karl by Karl Lagerfeld, Net-a-Porter has released a video of the designer interviewing himself.
Rihanna will produce and appear alongside Nicola Roberts for Sky Living, after a 10 week competition, the winner of which will create an outfit for her headline appearance at this summer's Wireless Festival in London.
In light and airy shots with a hint of exotic touches as Edita Vilkeviciutecontinue as the face ofPatrizia Pepe. The designer continues with duoMert AlasandMarcus Piggott to photograph the campaign of Italian designer’s exotic, vacation-worthy pieces; gorgeous white blazer and skirt combo, a fringed dress and plenty of luxe.
Joined by cloud of multicoloured flowers in a black and white shot as Natalia Vodianova continue as the face of Stella McCartney. The designer tapped Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to shot the campaign of her latest Spring '12 collection of chic swirl-shaped edging dress, and strong pasiley print pajama-inspired pieces
'NightCall' an after dark series shot exclusively for HG.hu, and drawing inspiration from the movie "Drive." Edina Csoboth photographed the colorful and neon dresses in the dark, that gives brightness to the dark night. Stylist David Nyiri use pieces from top designers such as Balenciaga, Dora Abodi, YSL and High-street brands H&M & Vero Moda creating two different looks; androgyny boyish and chic.
House of Temperley launches 'ALICE by Temperley, Talent'; a seasonal project debuting with Pre Fall 2012, aimed to support and cultivate young and upcoming talent through the collaborative creative medium of film.
The brainchild of Alice Temperley, the project seeks to nurture and promote raw talent to a wider audience, merging fashion with art.
"I am always on the lookout for new talent and love being inspired by unique skills and meeting artisans with passion for their craft. ALICE by Temperley is our contemporary line whose muses are iconic artists in the history of film, music or art. It was appropriate to dedicate space and time to promote emerging talent through the platforms and audiences we have available to us, supporting the future icons" Alice Temperley, MBE
Inspired behind Pre-Fall Collection: The ALICE by Temperley Pre Fall 2012 collection is inspired by the French icon, Brigitte Bardot. A monochrome palette of black, white, soft greys and navy is bought to life with vivid pops of red. Sharp tuxedo suiting sits effortlessly alongside vintage floral prints and feminine cocktail dresses. Clean leather separates with delicate metal studs work back to signature lace groups and embroidered tulles, giving a tougher edge where desired while tailored pieces in animal print are a new take on daywear.
Each season will see a different talent collaborated with such as a musician, singer, artist, illustrator, performer or actor, to represent the collection and invite them to personalize it and interpret it in their fashion with footage exposure on temperleylondon.com and supported through Facebook and Twitter.
The debut ALICE by Temperley, Talent film features unsigned singer/songwriter Isabel Rosa who Alice Temperley discovered at an impromptu gig at the Temperley family Glastonbury Cider Bus.
Behind the Talent: Born of a Yorkshire mother and Chilean father, Isabel has a conversely extraordinarily delicate but powerful look to match her voice. With an ethereal, powerful voice, she has already been likened to Florence and The Machine, PJ Harvey and Pattie Smith.
Her debut music video, produced as part of ALICE by Temperley, Talent, is co-directed by Matilda Temperley and Henry Temperley. The three minute film, to the track Kiss Me Madder, is shot on location in East London, Golborne Road and Somerset. All clothing is from the ALICE by Temperley Pre Fall 2012 collection.
At the close of 2011, Isabel recorded her debut, self-titled EP, on which she plays all the instruments and does all the choirs with her own voice. The powerful songs sit together in a wonderful state of suspension, "The music is more about getting through stuff, than being beaten", says Isabel, "and the human capability to carry on, that experiences are enriching, deeply sad, but brilliantly sad".
Gig dates 3rd Feb Brighton, 8th Feb The Ivy House, Peckham, London, 12th Febuary The Harrison, London, 15th 22nd Feb German tour
Mermaids are the muse for ocean-inspired pieces that shine and shimmer featured in Marie Claire UK. Stylist Sarah Christie put fluid, metallic, silks, sleek iridescence and aquatic-inspired sequins looks together with labels such as Roberto Cavalli, Aquascutum, Moschino, Givenchy & Versace. Photographer Max Cardelli shoots the ethereal editorial with Serbian beauty Georgina Stojiljkovic.
Oscar de la Renta;presented his signature looks with Karlie Kloss fronting the campaign of sassy youthful aesthetic, beautiful crafted evening wear in colour brights. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Alex White.
The Sweetest looks, 'little miss sunshine' aka Arizona Muse wears the spring/summer prettiest pastels of spearmint, vanilla & rose. From Louis Vuitton, Ysl & Chloe to Nina Ricci & Nicole Farhi are styled together with punchy accessories by Lucinda Chambers; and shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
Paying homage to the 20's in a very modern way, and seen clearly in the glamourous and gold ad campaign. Fronted by Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karmen Pedaru in slicked back hair, and dark smokey eyes alongside Greg Nawrat. Wearing metallic accent detailed inspired by art deco shown via boxy, tailored jackets, drop-waist dresses decorated with fringe, shot by Mert & Marcus.
Clare Waight Keller debuted her first Spring collection for Chloé showed a superbly light hand, flowy silhouettes in a soft colour palette. pleated pieces. The stunning, minimalistic advertising campaign is fronted by Karmen Pedaru & Kate King wearing the key pleated pieces from the collection and shot by Glen Luchford.
The campaign was shot by Inez & Vinoodh in LA, stars Anna Selezneva wears coloured pants, sleek blazers, & chic accessories and portrays the confident, glamorous identity of the brand’s Los Angeles heritage- the images are really fun and emphasise laid back glamour.
NOWNESS.com goes behind-the-scenes of We’ll Take Manhattan, the biopic documenting photographer David Bailey’s legendary 1962 trip to New York with model Jean Shrimpton. The film explores the hedonistic love affair between the iconic photographer and Sixties supermodel during a seismic British Vogue fashion
shoot as filmmaker John McKay reveals the painstaking efforts taken to recreate the seminal shots.
We’ll Take Manhattan airs on BBC4 on 26th January and 11th February on Ovation in USA
Known for their prints, for it spring 2012 it taps into inspiration from the 20's. Etro showcase prints inspired from the jazz age to psychedelic, wild and paisley. Long-haired beauties Carmen Kass, Ella Kandyba, Andres Risso & Bruce Machado don the looks in a collective cool, laid-back manner, shot by Mario Testino.
Riccardo Tisci described the atmosphere as “the expression of a love story between a surfer and a mermaid.” Givenchy’s spring-summer ad campaign heads to the beach, with black surfboards against darkening skies with Mariacarla Boscono,Gisele Bündchen, Chris Moore and Simone Nobili are shown posing with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Canadian models Coco Rocha and Liisa Winkler cavorting through Manhattan wearing Longchamp's snake-print platforms, swinging their leather Pliage bags. Directed by Choreographer Bianca Li, the life-in-motion campaign is Photographed by Dane Shitagi as the models literally dancing in the streets for its spring-summer spots.
In a vision of black and white, Greg Kadel shoot the editorial for Vogue Germany February 2012. In all white looks put together by Nicola Knels wearing from Versace, Chanel to Givenchy and Jil Sander. German beauty Julia Stegner sultry poses for the camera with textured and tousled hair and minimal make-up in set designed by Peter Klein.
Up-and-comers models Laura Kampman, Juliane Grüner, Rosie Tapner and Kirstin Liljegren posed for photographer Steven Meisel in a New York studio. For a new feel spring/summer campaign for Balenciaga, with what seems showing off a dramatic structure, space-age fabrics and printed collection in the simplistic, everyday, causal feel and setting.
Innovatively lit and offering a cinematic edge, Willie Christie shares his experimental photos of former wife Grace Coddington, taken at the home they shared through the 70s and 80s when the flame-haired beauty cut short her modeling career to become Fashion Editor of British Vogue.
A whole host of museums have decided to fill their halls with fashion history, from the Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs retrospective at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada at New York's Costume Institute and Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 at V&A in London.
Amused by the unrealistic ideals set by the fashion and beauty industry, Jesse Rosten made this genius spoof ad. Filmmaker Jesse Rosten was inspired to make this Photoshop/ beauty advert parody after watching an infomercial for a cosmetics line one sleepless night.
Selfridges opens its very own pop-up library - a 3,500 square-foot space housing over 15,000 of the world's most inspirational books curated by Penguin, Thames and Hudson, Faber and Taschen. In celebration of the launch, the store has recruited the help of its famous friends to reveal their favourite books - from Olivia Palermo and Lily Cole to Rankin and Thandie Newton - just to give you a little reading inspiration.
H&M announced their new design competition for fashion students, aptly named the H&M Design Award, with prizes including €50,000 (that's roughly $63,500), a runway slot at Stockholm Fashion Week, and the opportunity to sell their designs in H&M stores.
Smile Sunday: SpongeKarl illustration by Dutch illustrator Mike Frederiqo, turning the iconic yellow character into Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Terry Richardson and more.
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