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Shot on location at the Palazzo Biscari in Italy, Mikael Jansson makes neat work of the stunning Rococo scenery with Cara Delevingne as muse. Each shot was as distinct as the next with a different backdrop each time but the culmination of it all came in the carefully curated mix of colored and black-and-white photos that would fit right into any art gallery.
Gone with the highly stylized ad campaigns of recent seasons’ past and in with a straightforward studio shoot sans props. The Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign brought back memories of ad campaigns during Tom Ford circa Gucci when he first enlisted the help of Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld somewhere around the mid-nineties. Perhaps it was due to the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Gucci Horsebit loafer that prompted a reference into the archives.
This time Anja Rubik and Karmen Pedaru replaces the cool nineties glamour of Amber Valetta as Mert & Marcus make easy work here. Interesting that the aesthetic remained the same –as did the ever timeless Horsebit loafer– and for the clothes, a simple palette of singular colours and silhouette shone through. But it was the nostalgic mood of yesteryears that got me the most excited.
Check out the rest of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign featuring Anja Rubik and Karmen Pedaru by Mert & Marcus below.
Backstage at the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 is where the high fashion extravaganza begins. Take a good look at the eyewear on display here. The sports-influenced trend continues in angular shapes as with tinted lenses that came oversized and adorned with anything you can imagine.
Now let’s not deviate from the clothes. Jil Sander returns to, well, Jil Sander. Emilio Pucci takes on China while Prada heads to Japan and not so surprisingly, Dolce & Gabbana settles on Sicily again.
Gucci holds back with rich fuchsia shades while Marni on the other hand stays true to shape and proportion. And finally, the Versace girl goes sexy-grunge in gladiator heels, no less. Don’t forget the rest. Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi (top) and Giorgio Armani complete this roundup of backstage scenes at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013.
The Vogue Italia July 2012 Collections main editorial shot by Steven Meisel, featuring the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collections has got to be one of the best editorials to date this year –if not the whole of this year.
Starring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox and Elena Bartels on the three-page cover –all wearing Gucci– with Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl in the rest of the shoot, the models managed to blend effortless together while pulling off a myriad of acts that you would never have thought would befit the clothes they were wearing. Immaculate styling by Karl Templer and peculiar yet ingenious set designs by Mary Howard complete this winning editorial spread.
Check out the rest of this spectacular editorial featuring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Elena Bartels, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia July 2012, showcasing the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections below.
Lara Stone fronts the i-D Magazine Fall 2011 edition, The Dreams and Aspirations Issue. Shot by David Bailey, Lara Stone appears in several fantasies wearing Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott and Junya Watanabe among others for the i-D Magazine Fall 2011 editorial.
And that is exactly what editorials and ad campaigns sell, dreams and fantasies, however controversial they may seem. Certain lines have to be drawn of course but most of the time, we as consumers should learn to lighten up a little. They say fashion has no boundaries. Check out the rest of the Lara Stone for i-D Magazine Fall 2011 editorial below.