W Magazine February 2013 | Cara Delevingne by Mikael Jansson

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

“Model of the Year” Cara Delevingne nails a big one in the W Magazine February 2013 issue.

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.

The styling by Edward Enninful was just as impeccable. With not one clear theme in mind and just the extravagant backdrop to work with, he managed to seamlessly blend together the likes of Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Dior and Burberry Prorsum among others. It was perfection.

Check out the rest of the W Magazine February 2013 editorial featuring Cara Delevingne by Mikael Jansson below.

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Image Credits: tfs

 

Prada Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign | Various Models by Steven Meisel

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

The Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign unveils a mouth-watering cast of veteran and up-and-coming models shot by Steven Meisel. Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, and Kirsten Owen make up the somewhat surprising cast of heavyweights while Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, and Prada worldwide exclusive for Spring/Summer 2013, Maartje Verhoef –who opened the show– make up the list of exciting newcomers.

“Flowers are a recurring motif: there is nothing girly or ostentatious about these blooms or these women; full-length shots are paired with cropped images, accentuating the contrasting characteristics of these eleven eclectic and iconic models.”

A relatively different take from its previous ad campaigns, this dynamic cast of models do take the attention off the clothes which although iconic in their own right, felt a tad less wearable and trend-setting than its previous collections of late. This concept of “contrasting characteristics” also resulted in 20 pairings (images) with repeat shots that felt slightly overdone but still, Amber Valletta, Sasha Pivovarova, who is slowly edging her way back into the scene post-pregnancy, Vanessa Axente, Irene Hiemstra, and Maartje Verhoef were draws for me.

Check out the rest of the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign by Steven Meisel below.

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Owen, Maartje Verhoef, Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Prada

Image Credits: Prada

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign | Various Models by Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Steven Meisel

Shot by Steven Meisel, the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign follows the same concept as its runway show held a couple of months ago. The set design was created by artist Daniel Buren who created a similar checkerboard design for the show in Paris and will also be designing window displays for select Louis Vuitton stores.

The collection was inspired by Daniel Buren’s Les Deux Plateaux, a series of striped columns of different heights in Palais Royal. Marc Jacobs reinterpreted this with repetition and the manipulation of the Louis Vuitton Damier check that set the mood for an optical display of graphic elements. And, I guess that’s all that you need: visual excitement in simple silhouettes.

The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign by Steven Meisel stars (from left) Janice Alida, Athena Wilson, Bria Condon, Magdalena Jaesk, Ji Hye Park, Tian Yi, Ruby Jean Wilson, and Nastya Kusakina, who are all relatively new to the scene. One of them, Bria Condon, actually makes her debut in this campaign without any prior experience in editorials, campaigns or shows!

The campaign also bears a similar aesthetic to previous Prada ad campaigns that were shot by Steven Meisel as well. Those two, incidentally, are the ones to watch every season.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign, Steven Meisel

Image Credits: tfs

Backstage at Milan Fashion Week | Spring/Summer 2013

Fendi, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

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.

Fendi

Fendi, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Fendi, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Dolce and Gabbana, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Dolce and Gabbana, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Emilio Pucci, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Giorgio Armani, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Gucci

Gucci, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Jil Sander

Jil Sander, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Jil Sander, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Marni

Marni, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Marni, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Missoni

Missoni, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Missoni, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Prada

Prada, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Prada, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Prada, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Roberto Cavalli, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Versace

Versace, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Versace, Backstage, Milan Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

Image Credits: vogue.co.uk

Vogue Italia July 2012 Collections | Various Models by Steven Meisel

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

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.

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Miu Miu

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Alexander McQueen

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Givenchy

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Comme des Garcons

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Bottega Veneta

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Prada

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Marc Jacobs

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Balenciaga

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Lanvin

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Versace

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Rick Owens

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Louis Vuitton

Images Courtesy of vogue.it/Steven Meisel