More about the collection in My article was also published on Fashionising.com
Vogue UK April 2011
Editorial: “L’Air Du Temps”
Photographer: Javier Vallhonrat
Model: Guinevere Van Seenus
Stylist Lucinda Chambers
Florals, spring prints, ethereal vintage aura and hippy lady with fanciful frizzy red blonde hair is the main theme of “L’Air Du Temps”. The chameleon look of the legendary model Guinrvere Van Seenus is even more indescribable. She transforms into the embodiment of the floral lady surrounded with flowers, patterns, buttrflies – all of the Spring attributes. As the styling is apparently messy, the appearances are sometimes misleading. The same happens this time when everything is polished till the last detail composing the imagery of vintage collages.
These sleek futuristic images have something mysterious in their black and white geomerty – the observers are getting lost in the captivity of sandy sea. The model with the tribal make up transforms into the enigmatic child of the scorching sands inviting to the journey of the secretive thoughts in the heart of the desert.
Flair April 2011
Editorial : Nero Nudo
Photographer: Jean-François Campos
fashion editor: Vittoria Cerciello
Hair by Kenna, Makeup by Ralph Sicliano
Model: Denisa Dvorakova
Piers Atkinson -Artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organiser, fashion editor, project manager in one. Certainly such a creative persona gives full rein to his imagination and creativity in his stunning andimaginative headpiece designs.
I wrote about this fascinating persona also on Fashionising .
Yiorgos Eleftheriades is a famous Greek fashion designer known for his predilection for urban, structured and innovative designs. I described the whole concept of the collection in my article for TRENDLAND magazine. The main inspirations for this SS’11 show are built under the base of architectural inspirations and soft contrast appearing in materials, colours and composition. Even the folklore accent is presented in modernized way of leather broidery.
Soft architectual silhouettes is the main design feature for women collection. The menswear is based on the similar sources. The outfits are formed with the abstract combinations forming rectangular and trapezan shapes. The two main colour palettes maintain the idea of soft anthithesis of warm colours of caramel and tobacco, copper and bronze, lime and olive with icy-chalky white, pearl grey with black shades. The contradiction is visible with versatile fabrics where silk georgette, fine viscose, muslin, and voile is juxtaposed with fine leather and cotton.
Madame Grès (1903 – 1993) was reputed to be a genius of the couture profession. One of the most eminent and outstanding female fashion designers of XX century stated all her life:
These emblematic dresses are the symbol of purity, minimalism style and apparent simplicity. The signature of the creations is the use of jersey fabrics with the special draping technique transforming 280 cm lenght material into 7cm width.
Tribute to Alexander McQueen’s artistic output presented in Vogue US is the awe-inspiring restrospective and thorough preview of the Savage Beauty upcoming exhibition. Beautiful story of the master capured by the masters in fashion…
Vogue US – May 2011
Title: Alexander the Great
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, Karlie Kloss, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Stella Tennant
Saturated hues and the chameleon reflection harmonising with the patterns captivated in fashion design by Mary Katrantzou and the regal interiors are the main themes captured in the lens of photographer Erik Madigan Heck for Nomenus Quarterly . Mary Katrantzou who is recognisable for her outstanding prints and pattern signature, for the F/W 11/12 collection she oulined vision the woman as a connoisseur, surrounded by objects of beauty like Fabergé eggs, Meissen porcelain, cloisonné enamel, and Ming vases.
The images are highly inspired by the paintings of the 19th century French painters Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard highlighting the thin frontier of fashion and art. Heck describes his work by saying: “It signifies a different direction in my own work, where I am trying to flatten the space between photography and illustration, by eliminating photographic elements and painting on different surfaces and colors in post-production, attempting to move closer towards painting itself, in process and form.”
Photographs by Erik Madigan Heck
Styling by Heidi Bivens at The Wall Group
Set design by Shaun Kato Samuel
Hair by Weasley O’Meara at The Wall Group
Make-Up by Deanna Melluso at Artlist
Model Janice at Ford
Photo assistant Shay Harrington
Clothing: Mary Katrantzou
Additional Jewelry by Candace Ang.
Post Production work by Versatile Studios
Origami art in synergy with fashion aeshetics called “Orishiki” by Naoki Kawamoto remains simply amazing efects in the aspects of accessories. It is an absorbing yet inspiring game with geometric shapes, dimensions and unique identity.
The Orishiki is not same as any another luggage system geometric and lovely shape.
The material and system are also quite unique which is way combined folding and swallowing up volume inside.
There is big possibility of many way to use the system on many different type of luggage in the future.”
The era of glam 80’s with frontman Balmain is slowly fading away but the editorial with Iron Daria always looks so sizzlingly fresh in the lens of Mario Testino. Daria despite her hard andronygy of rock ‘ n roll lady, still presents the feminine wit. Some of her shoots resemble the charm of James Dean in the scorching sun.
Take a look!
Exceptional, fresh, wearable. These 3 words describe perfectly second prolific collaboration of Dutch designer and archtectural shoes label United Nude.
Both known for their predilection for unconvenional creativity designed sculptural high-heeled platform ankle booties released in 2 versions based on similar concept.
The second collaboration between prolific designer Iris van Herpen and architecturally experimental shoe brand United Nude gives a fruitful result of artistry and imagination. The collection is released in two versions of ankle booties – a complex wave of leather detailing and elegantly drapped with thin chains.
For sure both will be effecively stunning. Take a look on my article appeared in TRENDLAND MAGAZINE if you like to know more about this interesting collab.
The creative director of United Nude explains the collaboration with Iris: “Working with Iris and being an admirer of her work has been a real pleasure. The result of our collaboration this season is truly about facilitating her captivating work in fashion. Yet in the process the shoe that we together create is a product that stands on its own and gets attention for all the right reasons.”
For those fashionistas who want to purchase some of 100 limited edition pairs may find them at Browns in London, l’Eclaireur in Paris and IT in Hong Kong, United Nude’s own flagship stores
in New York, Amsterdam, Shanghai and the soon to be opened store in London (also available at: http://www.unitednude.com/).
Worth mentioning is the fact the shoes are precisely hancrafted from the luxurious leather fabrics available in three colours: Black, Off White and Tan.
Images: Couresy of United Nude
Photography: Solve Sundsbo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Looking on the pictures of the retrospective exhibition makes you spechless over marvellous designs and fashion artisry created by Alexander McQueen. The powerful impact of the Enfant Terrible contribution to the fashion world is without a doubt priceless. Take a journey of beautiful memories through the stories of every single outfit having behind: