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


 

ORISHIKI Clutch bag by Naoki Kawamoto

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.

As the designer Naoki Kawamoto explains:


“Orishiki” is a hybrid word composed of “Ori ”, taken from Origami, Japanese paper-folding art, and “Shiki ” taken f rom Furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping cloth which is large enough to wrap and transport goods and gifts, as well as wearing them as scarves. “ORISHIKI” is a new carrying device consisting of a single piece of two dimensional structure, constructed of triangular segments which can be folded like origami, and can wrap things like furoshiki. The geometric bag is not only idiosyncratic in its appearance but also in its highly speacialized production process. The unique process can be applied to just about any productions without losing its unique product 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.”



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Iron Maiden

Vogue UK March 2009
Editorial: Iron Maiden
Phoographer: Mario Testino
Model: Daria Werbowy
Stylist: Lucinda Chambers

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!

Ming Xi Couture 2011

Ming Xi Couture 2011

The impressive Asian inspirations showcased on Haute Couture for Spring/ Summer 2011 were the main stream of fascinations for Nick Knight’s shooting a new model Ming Xi.  Her Chinese origins are the perfect match to depict Asian beauty and finest selection of Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and John Galliano for Christian Dior creations.

CREDITS
V Magazine
Photographer: Nick Knight
Styling: Jonathan Kaye
Model: Ming Xi at Ford
Hair: Sam McKnight
Make-up: Petros Petrohilos
Nails: Adam Slee at Streeters
Casting: Michelle Lee
Interview and Analysis: Alexander Fury
Sound Supervision: Neal Bryant
Photographic Assistance: Zoë Hitchen, James Robotham, Roo Kendall and Alex Lockett
Digital Operator: Joseph Colley
Styling Assistance: Raquel Franco and Max Ortega
Make-up Assistance: Sofia Bermudez
Hair Assistance: Cyndia Harvey
Sound Assistance: Jon Emmony
SHOWstudio Assistance: Ogun Gortan, Stephanie Jedrzejewski and Penny Tu
Production: Charlotte Knight and Amy Ireland

Mannequin supplied by Rootstein

Thanks to Kevin Arpino at Rootstein and all at V magazine

Images courtesy of models.com

Rad Hourani Unisex Transformable Collection #7 AW11

Rad Hourani is a fashion designer with great scope of complexity and innovation. As he does not describe himself as an artist, fashion designer, filmmaker, writer, photographer or musician undoubtedly all those creative occupations absorb him unceasingly.   Known for his no boundaries’ transformable and experimental style and asexual and aseasonal approach, Rad Hourani aims at timelessness of his designs with the modern spirit for anti conformist individuals.
His latest collection #7 for season AW11 is based on transformative ideas of 6 garments in 22 looks what give very practical touch of unisex yet creative feeling.

Iris van Herpen "Crystallization" SS11

Having an exclusive premiere on “Crystallization”, the shoes hit the show of Iris van Herpen for season SS 11 with its archtectural wit and compatibility with liquid influences and transformative concept of water into crystals. My article on TRENDLAND MAGAZINE reveals the tip of this innovative inceberg.

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. 



Iris van Herpen

The Modern Muses – Covers

8 statuesque beauties, Karen, Gisele, Carolyn, Guinevere, Isabeli, Jamie, Malgosia and Natasha shot by Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi.

Iris van Herpen X United Nude SS11








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

Dreamy Touch

Vogue Italia
Editorial: A Dreamy Touch
Photographer: Solve Sundsbo
Model: Melissa Tammejin
Don't you like sometimes to transfer your thoughts to a different surface of reality? To the place depicting fairy art paintings or surreal vibe of a dream . Like those images of a dreamy touch captured by Solve " the magician of the lens".

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Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

SAVAGE BEAUTY
of
Enfant Terrible 

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:

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