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

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign | Joan Smalls & Saskia de Brauw by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw, Karl Lagerfeld

Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw replaced Freja Beha Erichsen for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign that was styled by Carine Roitfeld for the second season running. Shot in black and white by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign takes a nod from the collection’s white undersea inspiration with an unexpected sports reference.

Check out the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign featuring Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw by Karl Lagerfeld below.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw, Karl Lagerfeld

Image credits: tfs

Vogue UK November 2011 | Saskia de Brauw

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Saskia de Brauw stars in a Vogue UK November 2011 editorial titled The Illusionist. Shot by Mario Testino, Saskia de Brauw dons couture pieces that exude old Hollywood 1940′s vibes in this stunning Vogue UK November 2011 editorial that features couture creations from the likes of Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Azzedine Alaîa, Givenchy, Armani Privé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Atelier Versace. Love the creative concept of this shoot; a simple backdrop, spotlights and beautiful Haute Couture garments is all it takes.

Speaking of couture, the inaugural Women’s Fashion Week 2011 Singapore will kick off tomorrow right here in Singapore starting with the fringe Prét-à-Porter event which will feature collections from selected brands that are located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. All of these shows will be held from the 21st to 23rd October, at TWG Tea on the Bridge, Basement 2 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and are free and open to the public.

However, the main event, Best of Haute Couture Week, which will be held from 26th to 30th October will be invite only. Held at the Expo and Exhibition Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 8 couture designers from the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture will feature their latest collections. These include Alexis Mabille, Anne Valerie Hash and Stephane Rolland, who will close the event, among others.

It was great then that the organisers decided to come up with the Haute Couture Exhibition which will be held from 6th to 31st October located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Jewellery Lane. This exhibition is open to the public and aims to impress upon them the exquisite world of Haute Couture. Last but not least, WFW 2011 Singapore will also present an Asian Couture Showcase that will feature collections from Asian and Singaporean designers including Ashley Isham, Thomas Wee and Federick Lee.

Visit WFW2011 Singapore for more details.

I swear I could cry if I ever held a Haute Couture garment; to feel the luxe fabrics, the man-hours put into it, the exquisite workmanship; the highest level of fashion in short. For now, check out the Saskia de Brauw by Mario Testino for Vogue UK November 2011 couture editorial below.

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 SingaporeVogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Vogue UK November 2011, Saskia de Brauw, Mario Testino, Haute Couture, Women's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore

Image credits: tfs