Photography & Concept: An Le (www.anlestudio.com)
Art director: Christopher Sollinger
Stylist: Phuong My
Make-up Artist: Hung Vanngo (The Wall Group)
Hair: Nicolas Eldin (Art Department)
Manicurist: Geraldine Holdford (The Wall Group)
Set designer: Dylan Auman
Scenic painter: Robert Christie
Production by Luz Pavon & Victoria Pavon NYC
Behind the scene: Antonio Deblaz
Talent: Meghan Collison (NEXT)
Sandrine Philippe Spring/Summer 2015 is an uniquely organic collection that knits and oscillates between sensibilities that are human and animalistic. Artisan textile work fused with innovative cuts create the basis for the concept of a ‘second skin’. The collection holds a range of colors that zigzag between off-white and black whilst also addressing a range of worn down greens. Cottons, un-knitted jerseys, burnt leathers, silicone and tie dye techniques combine together creating visual textiles that maintains an aesthetic both profound and mysterious.
‘Arakhnea’ is the fruition of an artistic collaboration between Sandrine Philippe; Parisian Fashion Designer, Marco Chenevier; dance choreographer and director of the franco-italian troop TIDA and photographer Maxime Leyravaud.
A synthesis of expertise, identities and energies, ‘Arakhnea’ presents itself as an atypical object representing a very specific vision of art; the amalgamation of images researched, choreographies and design.
‘Arakhnea’ throws us into a fantastical universe where memories, imagination and time passing are simultaneously merged as well as drawn outwards. Old spaces are inhabited by strange beings, human or wild, floating between solitude and instability, fiction and reality. It is thus that we are questioned about poetry and the beauty of life.
The concepts and aesthetics are very dear to Sandrine Philippe who has long been inspired to create both mens and womens collections based around the idea of time past.
Beyond fashion, the film illustrates how the use and transformation of fabrics is intrinsic in the creative processes of Sandrine Philippe.
Her research and approach provoke strange memories of the past created by the hybridization of masculine and feminine, air and earth, past and future, light and shade and creation and destruction.
Photographer: AN LE (www.anlestudio.com)
Stylist: Anna Katsanis
Hair: Elsa using Oribe Hair Care for Shuly NY
Make-up Renee Garnes (Wilhelmina Artists)
Manicurist: Gerry Holford at ArtMix Creative using MAC Cosmetics.
Set Designer Stewart Gerard
Model: Alyona Subbotina (Supreme)
The perfect prelude to the summer vibe is presented in the latest collection of Forget Me Not brand. The line entitled “Seilenna” is a swimwear collection Spring/Summer 2014 Collection highlighting tropical prints, meticulously outlined parrots and floral designs. With the witty eye of the creative mind of the Brand – Coco Pit, the selection of colors, shapes and prints is the signature of Forget Me Not that elevates the meaning of accessories and swimwear into the fashion staple of the dress code on the beach.
Forget Me Not Seilenna swimwear Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.
Mohawk hairstyle that considered to be a warrior significance in Native American tradition is clearly visible in Fashion industry nowadays. The savage appearance of the Mohican hairdo is clashed with the sophisticated gowns, mixed with the neo-punk attitude and merged with the sporty classic. Presented in numerous openings from the colorful selection with the rainbow like effects, accentuated with feathers, braided like in the rustic fairy-tale, Mohican just proves that cannot be reserved to the 80’s punk subculture anymore.
Mohawk hairdo supposed to be a manifest signature for anarchy and opposition to consumptionism while with the progress of style became one of the trends that is frequently borrowed or even adopted in various versions on the catwalk, official and public events, photography and high street on every day basis.
Good or not, judge yourself . There is my favourite t-shirt from Panapoo “GPunk” that utterly covers the idea of punk attitude and style that I proudly wear on my daily basis.
Medley of florals mixed with the energetic vibe of spring time outline the concept of collage. Submerged in the cascade of colors, prints and fabrics, the models became the robot-like mediums with sporty attitude that explode with the energy like the flowers in bloom. The editorial “Step and Repeat” published in W Magazine for December/January 2014 issue is utterly overflowing with flower power sophistication. The top to toe flowery concept unveils the vintage touch of up-to-date fashions not only by garment itself, but also by embellished masks as well.
W December 2013 / January 2014 :
Editorial : Step and Repeat
Models : Katrin Thormann, Marina Krtinic, Maria Flavia & Suzanne Diaz Photographee : Michael Thompson Styling : Edward Enninful
Multifaceted concept of light in nature empowered by the latest textile technology and crisp aesthetic of fashion evolved in awe-inspiring collection by ISSEY MIYAKE’s for Spring Summer 2014 . The significance of the brand encapsulated sporty nonchalance with the definite graphic cut. The refined craftsmanship melted in the constructions composed of hybrid textiles and inventive technologies. Ever-illuminating light is the overwhelmed factor of the collection – from the resemblance of the starts on the pitch-black sky, the chalky luminescence of the Moon through the bright-day rainbow created by sun rays. The presentation of light by ISSEY MIYAKE Spring/Summer 2014 was unveiled in three openings.
The first opening of the light illustrates the metallic shine of the stars accompanied by the dark sky at night. Through the set, the metallic clothing is made of manufactured leather covered with the film to enhance the metal shine effect. The common denominator of the starlight series is a new punching technique that exhibit stars on the tiny holes. Thanks to the “Steam Stretch” technique the shape of pants, jackets and coats evinced the three-dimensional aspect.
The luminous white of the moonlight is condensed in the grid knit presentation accompanied by mesh tops and cotton grid structures. The grid-shaped texture is formed from stretch yarn technique that focuses on the weft and warp simultaneously. The hybrid nature of the clothing created fusion of matte and shiny translucent fabrics remaining lightweight and ethereal as well. Another worth-mentioning technique that unveiled the moonlight concept is spiral cutting used in open wave jacket and coats. The outline of the distinguishing silhouette with the soft posture is the effect of hybrid approach that merges inventive yarns created on old-style knitting machines. The impressive transfer printing also skillfully bright up with the vivid palette.
With the beginning to the third phase, the sunlight is exposed with the three-dimensional coats covered with mesh in blue and red gradations. The choice of colors is not aleatory. The azure sky infuses with the deep redness of the sunset that spread around the horizon. Along with the substantial mesh, the garment compose 3D movement feel of light and shade. The sunlight is also expressed by double layered cotton skirts and tops enriched with lightweight mode and color. The glow of sun that punctures from the whirling clouds is presented by double power of wave and cotton on the tops and bottoms. The lightweight cover reveals the hint of color while moving.
“One night only” – the jazz inspired story captured by the photographer An Le is substantially dripping with the sophistication of flapper age. The roaring atmosphere of twenties is unveiled with the hint of the signature saturation of the photographer. All together with the great styling work of ISE WHITE the concept of jazz era is accompanied with beauty code created by wavy hairdos by ELSA CANEDO as well as vivid make-up of JOHNNY GONZALEZ. The models NATALIE KEYSER (FUSION MODELS) & KAYLAN MORGAN (RED NYC) personified jazz influenced elegance with the cascade of plume, sequins and mesh.
Photographer AN LE
Stylist ISE WHITE
Hair ELSA CANEDO
Make-up JOHNNY GONZALEZ
Manicurist TITILAYO BANKOLE
Models NATALIE KEYSER (FUSION MODELS) & KAYLAN MORGAN (RED NYC)
Location JBIRD LOUNGE / XVI ROOFTOP (NYC)
The concept of shape-shifting glimpse with the transcendental change of beauty is the main indicator of the video directed by Solve Sundsbo. The super model Lara Stone embodies the continual alternation of the beauty encapsulating the palette of colors linked with the transformation of shapes, moods and styles. The walking figure of Lara is divided into four sections that formulate a collage of four different parts of the body encoding a great variety of visions and styles. Check also my review of the editorial here
Models : Mimi Xu, Denni Elias, Camila Costa, Diariata Niang, Sofia Boutella, Yana Sheptovetskaya, Maria Borges, Miyuki & Ikue Uramune, Alyssah Ali, Karina T, Grace Mahary, Mai Lan & Hanaa Ben Abdesslem for Vogue Italia – January 2013
Styled by Cathy Edwards
Hair by Marc Lopez Makeup by Lucia Pica
The indulgence of the 21st century Romanticism as the main theme of Etro collection for Spring/Summer 2013 is consolidated with the ethereal saturation of colors. By surpassing the earthbound factors the campaign transfer us to the dreamy fantasies encompassed with the mastership of photography served by Erik Madigan Heck. The structure of unique collage vision melts into the painting aesthetics unveiling the kaleidoscope of patterns, vividness of color palette and discipline of tailoring taken as a granted by Etro.
Futuristic eclecticism with the Tron inspired inclinations unveils the captivating concept of the neon lights captured by the photographer Charles Guo in Harper’s Bazaar China Art. The Asian beauty Wang Xiao sports glossy bob with the short bangs that perfectly composes with the metallic vibe and sleek silhouettes. The past of roaring twenties is clashed with the modern coolness fulfilled with the excellent styling by Shao Jia.
The multiplicity of the baroque style is definitely an explicit manifestation of ornamentation, shapes and patterns gathered in the regal halo of nobility. As proved by the “Ornate Expectations ” captured by the photographer Andrew Yee the richness of the Baroque centuries in a manner of a fashion presentation is the most recent nowadays. The pictures that bear a striking resemblance to Baroque masterpieces have the most captivating overtone of the modern fashionista.
Majestic editorial at its highest level features a legendary phenomenon in the modeling world – Kristen McMenamy. The Joan D’Arc, the Dame of Thrones and forest nymph in one is captured by the maestro of the fairy tale in the fashion photography – Tim Walker. The world of the cruel fantasy, Medieval mystery and passion till death is revealed through the present fashion translation thanks to the amazing job of the fashion stylist, Jacob K. Get indulged into this dignified fashion story replete with immense factor of the ascetic opulence entangled with the heroism of the troubadour tales.
W Magazine September 2012 Editorial: “Dame Of Thrones” Model: Kristen McMenamy Photography: Tim Walker Styling: Jacob K
Magnificent transformation served by the BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE brand for Autumn/Winter 2012 season is enriched by the Guest series with Japanese artist Kiyoshi Kuroda. The collection BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE × KIYOSHI KURODA is divided into two main concepts : GARLAND and GARDEN. The pixel pattern of the bags features marvellous illustrations and three-dimensional decorations by Kuroda unveiling the notion of garland decorations and garden surroundings like flowers and butterflies. This idyllic feel of the embellishments is infused with the newfangled geometrical base of the LUCENT design.
The GARLAND series characterizes with the 3D ornaments and cutouts shaped in the convention of Kuroda’s works . The line is available in red purple, white and silver palette of colors.
The GARDEN series, on the contrary depict the patterns imprisoned on the geometrical surface of the bag wrapping around from the front to the back of the designs to portray a single picture. The line is presented in white, silver and navy colors .
About the artist KIYOSHI KURODA
Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1975.
Completed his graduate studies at Tama Art University
He has worked as an illustrator and art director in various fields such as advertising and magazine publishing.
Received “Good Design Award 2005” at “SHINJUKU SOUTHERN BEAT PROJECT 2005”.
Established KABWA inc. in 2009.
Participated in many exhibitions around the globe, including :
“Open Studio Project”, NANZUKA AGENTA SHIBUYA, Tokyo
“ AN10”,Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art, Tokyo
“Nam June Paik Festival,Now Junp! ”, Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea
Published animated storybook”To the Forest”（PIE BOOKS）