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Fashion Designer: Ioanna Kourbela Spring/Summer 2014 The Ethics of Aesthetics.

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Tribal glamazons of the cityscape – this is my first and entirely deep impression of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Ioanna Kourbela entitled under the exact to the subject name “The Ethics of Aesthetics”.

There is a strong factor of crisp white  esthetics interlaced with clean cuts, mild and earthy shades that are implemented with the ethnical factors of laser-cut elements and pleats.  The garment seems to be designed for full comfort in femininity and ubiquitous lightness. Some bare components like open back dresses, transparent fabrics and asymmetrical lines definitely stands for the balance to pouring forms and waterfall shapes. Such a conceal-reaveal concept. What is more, the collections is accentuated with the small post bags, cute headbands and platform footwear ans flat leather sandals.

“The Ethics of Aesthetics

If the body in reality is a garment of the soul,

the inner being cannot take any other clothes,

only extensions of the body.

… and if the fabrics, colors and pulses

succeed to reach a naked body to morality,

then, yes,

you can say that it is summer.”

 

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Fashion Photography: Patrycja Gardygajlo for Vogue Turkey by Emre Guven.

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CREDITS:

Vogue Turkey

Photography by Emre Guven

Model Patrycja Gardygajlo

Styled by Naz Bileydi

Hair by Ibrahim Zengin,

Makeup by Ali Riza Ozdemir

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Fashion Video: Alexander McQueen & Damien Hirst Scarf Collaboration

Alexander McQueen & Damien Hirst Scarf Collaboration

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf, Alexander McQueen presents an exclusive collaboration with Damien Hirst.
The iconic skull scarf has been a signature accessory of the house first seen in the 2003 Irere collection.”

Please note: This is not my video and I’m not claiming any rights on it.

 

 

 

Fashion Focus: Refined Apriarist’s Headpiece by Alexander McQueen for Spring/Summer 2013

Carey Mulligan Stars in Flaunt Magazine Cover Shoot by Stevie and Mada
Carey Mulligan n Flaunt Magazine Cover Shoot by Stevie and Mada

One of the most remarkable fashion houses – Alexander McQueen without a doubt puts a stamp of fashion significance season by season proving the existence of a wearable yet progressive idea of style. The house unveils not only the synergy of ethereal art and awe-inspiring fashion, but also the infusion of refined, edgy and wearable factor as the most coveted one.  The Spring/Summer 2013 presentation was a feast for eyes thanks to the concept of the sophisticated beekeepers armored with the  marvelous headpieces all together with the queen of bees’ personification and the honey comb constructions.

Take a look at the Fashion Focus Gallery presenting the sophisticated headpieces of Alexander McQueen:

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

 

Miranda Kerr Poses for Terry Richardson in Purple Magazine’s Spring/Summer Issue
Miranda Kerr Poses for Terry Richardson in Purple Magazine’s Spring/Summer Issue
The sweetest thing by will davidson in Vogue Australia
The Sweetest Thing by Will Davidson in Vogue Australia April 2013
PUNK PRENSES EHREN DORSEY BY EMRE UNAL FOR VOGUE TURKEY MAY 2013
Punk Prenses Ehren Dorsey by Emre Unal for Vogue TURKEY MAY 2013
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Karlie Kloss for Neiman Marcus’ Art of Fashion Spring 2013 Campaign
Karen Elson Graces Harper’s Bazaar UK May 2013 Cover in Alexander McQueen
Karen Elson for Harper’s Bazaar UK May 2013 Cover in Alexander McQueen
Julia Frauche and Daniela Braga Are ‘Blood Sisters’ for Numéro #140 by Sebastian Kim
Julia Frauche and Daniela Braga Are ‘Blood Sisters’ for Numéro #140 by Sebastian Kim
Josephine Skriver is a Hat Lady for V Magazine 83 by Jason Kim
Josephine Skriver is a Hat Lady for V Magazine 83 by Jason Kim
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Franzi Mueller for Vogue Germany February 2013 by Sebastian Kim
Tim Walker Shoots Tilda Swinton For W Mag May 2013
Tim Walker Shoots Tilda Swinton For W Mag May 2013

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Fashion Photography: Franzi Mueller by Sebastian Kim for Vogue Germany February 2013

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The geisha-inspired theme captured in the lens of Sebastian Kim reveals western fashion tribute to the richness of the Country of the Rising Sun. The marvelous unveiling of Japan-focused culture is one of the main inspirations presented on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks including fashion giants like Alexander McQueen, Prada, Haider Ackermann and Mugler.  To be truth, despite that the Asian theme is a repeated trend, I feel always amazed with the results that one country like Japan can offer with the plenteous culture and visualization of art.  My Japanese inclinations that are clearly visibly on the pages of EdelScope.com are probably rooted in my silent dreaming of visiting the land of Issey Miyake, Junya Wutanabe and Yohji Yamamoto.

Credits:

Vogue Germany February 2013

Editorial: Fernbeziehung

Photography by Sebastian Kim

Model Franzi Mueller

Stylist: Katie Mossman

Makeup artist Maud Laceppe

Hair stylist Tuan Anh Tran

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Marcelina Sowa by Kevin Sinclair for Harper’s Bazaar Mexico July 2012

Sophisticated summer fashion in an alabaster palette composes an interesting coloration together with the exotic Vietnamese settings of “Fairy Stream” in Mui Ne for Harper’s Bazaar Mexico fashion editorial. The striking beauty of the model Marcelina Sowa highlighted by the bleached eyebrows complements the mystical surrounding along with the radiant styling of white and gold. The magnificent editorial resembling some kind of a summer fairy tale with the white nymph  was captured by New York-based photographer Kevin Sinclair. The white wardrobe with the enchanting shimmer of gold was prepared by the stylist Andrew Holden  with the finds from Alexander McQueenAntonio Berardi, Prada, Moschino, Emporio Armani, Chanel,   Hermes, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Giambattista Valli and Etro.

Credits:

Harper’s Bazaar Mexico July 2012

Editorial: En el paso de las hadas

Photography by Kevin Sinclair

Model: Marcelina Sowa

Stylist Andrew Holden

Makeup by Nam Vo,

Hair by Dennis Fei

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Butterfly Effect – Elza Luijendijk by Ben Toms for Dazed & Confused June 2012

This enchanting editorial featured in Dazed & Confused Magazine for June 2012 definitely blurred the borders between fashion and art. The visuals apart from the butterfly themed aura are enhanced with the outstanding styling and art direction. The model’s face is covered with the butterflies, moths and other winged insects  magnifying a peculiar vision of a otherwordly being or human hybrid. Along with the sartorial masterpieces of Alexander McQueen or  Givenchy among others, the images depict how ethereal concept and impeccable styling that can be achieved through the fashion source.
The editorial resembles the Ad Campaign and video of  EDUN for Spring/Summer 2012 by Ryan McGinley who captured the essence of butterflies’ nature.  Worth mentioning is also the jewelry artist that creates tremendous butterfly jewelry under the name HAREM ROYAL
Credits:
Photographer Ben Toms
Fashion Editor/Stylist Robbie Spencer
Hair Stylist Syd Hayes
Manicurist Mike Pocock
Model Elza Luijendijk
Set Designer Emma Roach
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132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE – Design of the Year 2012 Fashion Award

Mathematical precision of origami art with the fashion conscious wit were the most inspiring factors among others that enabled 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE to win an  “Oscar”  in the fashion category of Design of the Year 2012. The event was held on 23rd of April, 2012 in Design Museum in London.  With the high-grade fellows including Sara Burton from Alexander McQueen, Phebe Philo from Celine or young designer Mary Katrantzou, Issey Miyake conquered the hearts beating renowned wedding gown of the Duchess Kate along with the sensational exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” with his eco-friendly approach of fashion-forward concept merging traditional Japanese art and sartorial aesthetics at the high-fashion rate.

The awarded design of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE was created by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab team – revolutionary collaboration aiming at innovative approach into the face of fashion with the core of experimental wearability. Following the dimensional inclinations of Issey Miyake‘s brand, the model is enhanced by the mathematical algorithms creating a great diversity of three-dimensional shapes. The groundbreaking idea transforms flat geometry pieces into the artful apparel. What is more, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE line has a very strong base for environmental protection thanks to the use of extraordinary yet generally acknowledged material – recycled PET products. As a new challenge, the line will definitely stand for creative innovations with the motto of “Regeneration and Re-creation” and the infinite aspiration to design “clothes that bring joy and happiness to wearers” <source>.

As one of the admirers of Issey Miyake’s signature I would like to congratulate this well-deserved award :)

MagdaLena

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YouTube Video is the courtesy of Issey Miyake Press Office in London

Fashion enigma: Daphne Guinness

SHE IS THE TRUE SYNTHESIS BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST, MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS, LIKE LEE [MCQUEEN], LIKE YSL … THEY ARE ARTISTS. DAPHNE IS HERSELF, WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.”

David LaChapelle
She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living” 
Tom Ford 


Daphne Guinness, style icon, fashion enigma, art collector, promoter of eccentricity, fashion art and cutting-edge couture.  She is a fashion patron, friend and muse to the most prolific visionaries including Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow or Karl Lagerfeld. In the Undressed movie directed by Brennan Stasiewicz  Daphne highlights the meaning of art and fashion in her life explaining : when I start doing something visual its because I cant express it by words.
The present exhibition in Museum at FIT dedicated to Daphne Guinness, targets at different angle of the fashion world featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection  
including creations by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Lacroix Haute Couture, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, GarethPugh, her own designs, as well as previously unseen pieces by Alexander McQueen

The exhibition will also showcase films, videos, and images of and by her. The exhibition runs from September 16 to January 7, 2012.

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“Craftmanship needs to return….We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty”
 said Daphne Guinness as a judge for the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize