Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

PFW Spring/Summer 2012: Balenciaga

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At least five benches collapsed as people took their seats at the Rue Cassette space of the Balenciaga show. Too much soufflé last night, maybe? No one was badly hurt, just startled, but before another one could go crashing to the floor, a voice came on the loudspeaker and asked the audience to stand. It sort of felt like church. Which was fitting; the fashion set has long worshipped at the altar of Nicolas Ghesquière.


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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010: Gareth Pugh

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The planets aligned for Gareth Pugh tonight. He got to show his clothes just the way he'd always wanted—with his longtime collaborators Matthew Stone and Ruth Hogben providing, respectively, brilliant sound and vision to enhance his collection. Maybe that's why the show itself was more upbeat than anything this designer's ever done. In fact, it was positively happy, which sounds like a weird thing to say about a presentation that began with the image of a model in agonized isolation on the screen at the back of the catwalk. But—more to the point—it ended in fiery triumph, with Pugh's glistening, masked insectoid hybrid stalking down the runway and assuming her rightful place as empress of the universe. She'd shed her humanity to find her power. OK, that's a conceptual bridge the average boutique browser may find hard to cross, and maybe it just comes to mind because Hollywood's tom-toms are already throbbing on behalf of next year's last-woman-standing spectacularThe Hunger Games, but Pugh's models definitely looked weaponized, like sci-fi birds of prey. 


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A Point of View


          
                     

Various Models - Vogue US, September 2011


              
              

Mystic Queen

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Harper's Bazaar China September 2011
Shot by: Alan Gelati
Model: Jana Knauerova


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Carine Roitfeld to Launch Magazine; Clothing and Make-up Lines May Also Be In the Works

In news that makes me really, really happy: Carine Roitfeld is slated to launch her own magazine.

While Roitfeld stays mum on many of the details, the former Vogue Paris editrix said in an interview for Dazed & Confused that she hopes to start a “really iconic magazine that’s fresh and exciting.” The magazine will “be something less frequent than a month” and will be printed in English. “There is no value in it being in French,” she s
aid, “It needs to be international.”
According to ELLERoitfeld isn’t the only big-name fashion industry player involved: Marie-Amelie Sauve, Mario Testino and Stephen Gan–aka “the dream team”–will also play a role in the as-yet-unnamed publication, set to debut next September 2012 (according to an interview she gave to L’Express). No doubt, with so many talented people involved, the magazine is sure to be a huge success.
And, bringing our dreams of looking and dressing like Carine that much closer to a reality, Roitfeld also told Dazed that she is “in talks” about doing a clothing and cosmetic line. “There is a brand that loves my look and wants me to put my name to a line,” she said.
Everybody cross your fingers and toes–we really hope this happens!

The Sunday Times Style September 2011

The Sunday Times Style September 2011 Karlie Kloss by Beau Grealy

Karlie is riding a high these days. Have the stars simply aligned for her?

The Sunday Times Style September 2011 Karlie Kloss by Beau Grealy.

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Dazed & Confused September 2011
Shot by: Kacper Kasprzyk & Katie Shillingford
Models: many

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'The Secret of Success is Enthusiasm' 10 New Faces by Amy Troost for i-D Fall 2011

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The 10 faces are:

Ruby Jean Wilson (Ford), Julia Zimmer (Marilyn), Ajak Deng (IMG), Alice Cornish (Ford), Maria (Ford), Alyona Subbotina (Marilyn), Ataui Deng (Trump), Sojourner Morrell (Wilhelmina), Kate King (Ford) and Wang Xiao (Wilhelmina). 



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Fashmatics...

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Gareth Pugh, SS 2010 RTW

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On the Newsstand....

Tiger Fall 2011 Ilva Hetmann by Jonas Bresnan

- Tiger Fall 2011 Ilva Hetmann by Jonas Bresnan.

- Ponystep FW 11.12 Donatella Versace by?
- Gloria October 2011 Fabiana Mayer by Samuli Karala.
- Vogue Turkey October 2011 Edita Vilkeviciute by?
- Bella Magazine October 2011 Liu Wen by?

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Ford Woman

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Helen Marlen Magazine
Shot by: Emma Tempest 
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic


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Black Magic

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Harper's Bazaar Singapore October 2011
Shot by: Gan
Model: Shu Pei

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