The Everlasting Soul by Sølve Sundsbø

“The Everlasting Soul “ is the journey through the significant pieces of the most iconic collections captured by the gifted photographer Sølve Sundsbø. The editorial is kept in a bit surrealistic mood with  ubiquitous ethereal smokes. The model Edita depicts several faces- from fragile nymph  to seductive femme fatale and Japaniese warrior in the captivating designs of Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto, Ives Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Prada.

CREDITS:
Vogue China Collections Issue Spring/Summer 2011
Photographer Sølve Sundsbø
Model  Edita Vilkeviciute
Fashion Editor/Stylist Nicoletta Santoro
Makeup Artist Petros Petrohilos
Hair Stylist Shon
Manicurist  Sophy Robson

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Madame Grès – Exhibition at Bourdelle Musee

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:

“I wanted to be a sculptor. For me, it’s the same thing to work with the fabric or the stone”.

The retrospective of this stellar yet enigmatic couturer’s work is showcased in the most legitimate place -in Musee Bourdelle’s interiors in collaboration with Musée Galliera from March 25 to July 24, 2011.
The concept of the exhibtion created by the curator  Olivier Saillard is the parallel of fashion and art – scuplure like gowns surrounded by Grecian sculptures. The exhibition consists of 80 timeless and sculptural pieces from private collections, contemporary artists, belongings of Musée Galliera, and about 50 original photographs of Richard Avedon or Guy Bourdin. The selection of the designs starts from the couturier’s ‘Alix’ period in 1934 until Madame Grès very last design commissioned by Hubert De Givenchy in 1989.

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.

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Links: http://www.paris.fr/
          http://www.parismusees.com/madame-gres/
Many thanks to Trendland for the tips 🙂

Alexander The Great

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…

Credits:
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

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Mary Katrantzou by Erik Madigan Heck

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.”

Production Credits

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

LINKS: http://www.maisondesprit.com/archives.php?id=mary_katrantzou
             http://www.nomenusquarterly.com/

Forget Me Not SS 2011

Impressive work of French graphic artists, illustrator and designer, Coco Pit in her Forget Me Not collections cannot be missed without deeper insights. Unique compositions of butterflies, ornate shells, and tropical birds, pearl of snakes are the main muses of Forget Me Not collection for season SS11. You can check my interview wih Coco where she describes her artistc work.

Highly inspired by Mythology and exoticism, Coco depicted her dream-like scenarios and geometrical abstractions with colourful graphics, kaleidoscopic patterns, and twisted ropes. There is also accent of tranquillity and elegance. Palette of colours is enriched with ocean blue, rich purple midnight black shades and delicate neutral hues.

Images: courtesy of Coco Pit & Forget Me Not


 

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