“If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful that hasn’t been seen before?”
– Francis Ford Coppola
The concept of “The Collections on IVC 2012” is simply brilliant. Anyone who does anything similar from this day forward will be sidelined by the precedent inspiration of Vogue Italia‘s January 2012 edition.
The spread kicks off with a nonchalant traipse of Alexander McQueen‘s S/S 2012 best and ends with Natasha Poly in Dolce & Gabbana (Poly and Gabbana are like PB&J, to me). QVC-styled by Karl Templer and photographed by Steven Meisel, the model cast is incredible in itself; Daria Strokous, Caroline Trentini, Joan Smalls, Sigrid Agren, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, and Gertrud Hegelund. Mix in some Burberry with Jen Kao, and some Louis Vuitton lemon candy couture? I’m sold. Find me my credit card. View Post
Though the full campaign has yet to be released, I have astronomically high hopes for Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign. With models Daria Strokous and Kati Nescher snapped in a candy-coated colour dream scheme, the collection (thus far) has really been brought to life. It begs for a second glance, which is something I feel such a monumental fashion campaign should hold to the highest priority. Only Steven Meisel could have photographed this to this degree of perfection. View Post
I’m kind of geeking out over this. I have been riding the Underground for roughly 14 years and have always dreamed of styling a shoot on one. Well, Vogue Italia is apparently one step ahead as their latest cover – and accompanying photo shoot – was shot on an old school New York subway train (likely to be the “R11“, a prototype for the Second Avenue line that has been over sixty years in the making).
And it’s gorgeous. (Hello, Raquel Zimmermann!) The subterranean story was shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, with make-up by Pat McGrath and set design by Mary Howard.
I am so, so impressed with the way W Magazine have been thinking outside of the box in regards to their content. In what is probably the most innovative use of a fashion spread I can recall from W, their November issue features nine ads scattered throughout the pages that are completely phony.
For example, in “Lavex-les bien” (above), Edward Enninful chose to style the iconic Linda Evangelista in a ‘classic’ shampoo ad. With each ‘ad’ lensed by Steven Meisel, the overwhelming cheese-factor of each photograph is pulled off beautifully and expertly.