by J.T. on February 26th, 2015
Louis Vuitton just released its newest “Spirit of Travel” campaign. Following a safari scenery through the African savanah, Louis Vuitton sets its trunks halfway between the sky and the sea under the beating sun, in St Barth where Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef, Julia Nobis give themselves to exciting visions of Caribbean jaunts, wearing Nicolas Ghesquiere’s latest creations for the house.
A journey exquisite in its elegance. Precious trunks, unique luggage and celebrated bags ring in tune with this scintillating nature. As colours range from aqua, desert to forest hues, all of Louis Vuitton’s leather goods answer to this one radiant light. And then we have the Epi leather sitting inherently in Vuitton’s history, beating stronger now than ever in whole, pastel tones against the pulsating ripples that have forever adorned trunks and suitcases, the iconic Alma bag and the new Twist alike.
“Epi Landscapes” become one with nature and will be prominently displayed from the 6th April till 14th June in Louis Vuitton’s shop windows worldwide.
The campaign is set to break in magazines starting March 3rd 2015.
Photographer : Patrick Demarchelier
Models : Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef, Julia Nobis
Stylist : Marie-Amelie Sauve?
Hair : James Pecis
Makeup : James Kaliardos
by J.T. on February 25th, 2015
Wednesday February 18, 2015 – Spring Studios
Michael Kors, the incarnation of the American dream is happy. As always genuinely smiling, greeting his guest at the end of the show. Another success for the american designer, with this effortless sophisticated collection. The Kors touch, recognizable a mile away, his own secret formula, the right balance of luxe, the girls always look healthy. It was no exception today, just like when the american designer was artistic director of Celine a decade ago.
MK has always loved, used fur and This season it takes the center piece. Supermodel Natasha Poly opens the show wearing a sumptuous fox bathrobe with wide gray stripes and red.
It is high-end luxury but it is easy to wear, such as this nonchalant silk georgette pajamas embroidered with crystals, these cashmere herringbone or other capes. This fall, the line wraps the body loosely, the sort of comfort that clients are looking for especially in the winter cold. There is this fine lie between opulence, discretion and elegance, Kors is in the sweet spot where everything just looks right.
Shop Michael Kors via NET-A-PORTER.COM
by J.T. on February 24th, 2015
Monday February 23th, 2015 – Kensington Gardens
“Patchworks, patterns and prints,” is the title of the new Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 collection by Christopher Bailey. It was a bohemian romantic scene with cashmere ponchos, indian scarves inlaid with small mirrors on large overcoats. But the best moments were this quilted lace camouflage trench and these folk prints, worn over spectacular collage colored suede boots. The Burberry Bucket Bag in English suede comes in animal prints, camouflage, House check and fringe. The soundtrack is provided by Clare Maguire, singer discovered on MySpace, which has already performed at the men’s fashion show in January. This time the front row had almost as many models as the runway: Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson, Naomi Campbell. The latter made a particularly noticeable entrance by arriving to her seat two-thirds of the show, draped in a white fox coat, to murmur an unexpected “Sorry!” Before sitting between Mario Testino and singer Sam Smith, winner of the last Grammy Awards.
Shop Burberry Prorsum via NET-A-PORTER.COM
Watch The Highlights of the Burberry Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2015 Show
by J.T. on February 23rd, 2015
SUPERGA just announced its collaboration with Rodarte. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have worked with Superga to create an exclusive range of sneakers for Spring 2015.
Superga’s iconic sneakers are revisited with a striking combination of materials. The classic low-top and high-top styles are designed in denim with a netting overlay, each featuring a contrasting tongue in snake print or crocodile embossed leather. Rodarte’s innovative approach to the classic sneaker also translates to the contrast of colors from black, white, blue, and brown.
We were inspired by Superga’s iconic look, and by taking that recognizable message and putting it in new context-one that conceptually explored innovative and interesting textures and fabrications. We built a world inspired by netting, stamped leathers, and surfaces (tweeds and denims). This allowed for us to keep the meaning of the Superga classic line, and yet, bring our point of view to the design. Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
The Superga Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015 collection is available starting now. The collection is priced from $ 239-$259 and will be available at the Superga Stores and Superga-USA.com.
Check out the campaign and video featuring Gia Coppola
Photos and video courtesy of Superga
by J.T. on February 21st, 2015
Thursday February 21, 2015 – Park Avenue Armory
Inspired by Ida Sitwell and other grand ladies from the 40’s and 70’s, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a chic and sculptured style for the runway at Marc Jacob’s Fall/Winter 2015 show. To create the defined shape, Guido used Redken’s Guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to get a clean, sleek blow dry before pulling the hair up into a tight top knot at the front of the head. To modernize the look, Guido left the ends of the top knot sticking out, sculpting them into the perfect shape with Redken’s Control Addict 28 high control hairspray.
This season, the Marc Jacobs woman is very chic, uptown and pulled together. Marc felt that he wanted to see something that was much more considered – not an easy, breezy look. The hair is slightly 40’s and 70’s, with inspiration from grand ladies and chic women like Lady Ida Sitwell, whose looks were very thought about and pulled together – there’s no accident in their beauty. It’s really a very simple knot at the top of the head, but the key is the sculpture of the head shape, which elongates and accentuates the neck very much like a swan. I used Redken’s Guts 10 as my foundation product, which I applied throughout the hair and then blow dried the opposite direction, from the base of the head up, getting it super clean. The ponytail is right in the front of the head, and I created a simple knot with the ends sticking out, using Redken’s Control Addict 28 to get that piece that sticks which adds the modernity that’s needed to really perfect this look.
Guido, Redken Global Creative Director
Redken Products Used:
Create the Look:
- Work a quarter-size amount of Redken Guts 10 root target volume spray foam into damp hair
– Blow dry hair straight from the base of the head upward
– Gather hair into a high ponytail at the front of the forehead and secure with an elastic
– Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap around the elastic band so it doesn’t show
– Twist the ponytail into a tight chignon and pin with open fasteners, leaving the ends exposed
– Spray Redken Control Addict 28 high control hairspray all over, focusing on the ends of the chignon that are sticking out to hold the shape
Marc wanted a very strong, elegant and sophisticated woman this season – a Diana Vreeland type. I looked to the swans of the 50’s and 60’s – like Babe Paley or Jacqueline de Ribes, to inspire the look. Matte skin and a defined brow bring a nice structure to the face, balancing the greige gloss of the lid with the matte, velvety eggplant color of the lip.
All Nars products via Sephora.com
Hair by Guido Palau for Redken
Makeup by Francois Nars with Nars Cosmetics
by J.T. on February 18th, 2015
Monday February 17th, 2015 – Park Avenue
In celebration of Tommy Hilfiger’s 30th anniversary, the Park Avenue Armory (his preferred venue for over 4 seasons) was transformed to a faux football field, with stadium-style screens, bleachers, helmets and all.
Hilfiger referenced the late 60’s early 70’s as inspiration, drawing inspiration from “Love Story” and Ali Mcgraw’s style. As the de facto reference of “Prep” and as an avid sports fan, Hilfiger is took a natural, ethereal approach at reworking classic american sportswear staples into a scintillating feminine silhouette.
The retro jersey was modernized into a lambskin dress while Navy wedge-heel football boots scored points for ingenuity. While everything was athletically-inspired, sporty details were subtle and effortlessly cool like the series of outerwear with navy varsity stripes that opened the show as well as the navy plaid heavy crepe Stadium coat. Covetable boyfriend sweaters and scarves featured an anniversary patch or a football leather flat brooch.
For this momentous occasion, TH brought in the all-team of supermodels including Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Haddid, Binx Walton and Gabe Odiele to name a few.
While most of the collection will debut in the Fall, some limited-edition pieces like the 30th anniversary varsity-inspired clutch rendered in luxe Italian leather and the varsity faux fur sweater, are available now via tommy.com.
Appearances aside, the backdrop was as much about showmanship as it was about gamesmanship of the collection’s narrative. In a brilliant move equalled only by its strong collection, Tommy’s blitz of beautiful frocks parading down an indoor football field can’t help but incite journalists to employ every sports term in the fashion playbook. Still, the brilliant backdrop was the proper showcase to highlight what TH does best: luxury Americana sportswear. Well-played Tommy, well-played.
Styling: Karl Templer
Hair: Eugene Souleman Nails: PRITI NYC
Makeup: Pat McGrath
by J.T. on February 18th, 2015
Tuesday February 17th, 2015
“The Rodarte Fall/Winter 2015 makeup is inspired by the idea of a delicate, refined beauty. The Swarovski crystal effect on the eye adds depth and shine to the lower lash and the glossy lip reflects the light.” James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics
All Nars makeup via Sephora.com
Rodarte Fall 2015 set design by Bureau Betak
by J.T. on February 15th, 2015
Saturday February 14, 2015 – Pier 36
“The Alexander Wang girl always has a very cool, urban, downtown look. This season, it’s meant to feel very heavy, rock-and-roll and sort of dark – it’s very Marilyn Manson-feeling. I used Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Forceful 23 hairspray to achieve a very greasy, kind of stringy and shiny look. I drenched the hair, section by section, with the Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist so it feels very lank. Then, I just parted it so the ears stick out and teased the crown a bit to add some shape, locking it in with Forceful 23. A lot of the girls have their own hair, and each is slightly different. The more individual the girls look for this show, the better.” Guido Palau, Redken Global Creative Director
Taking inspiration from rock-and-roll legend Marilyn Manson, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a dark, downtown look for the runway at Alexander Wang this season. Using Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray in unconventional ways, Guido created a wet-looking, gothic style to go with the darkness of the designer’s new collection.
Redken Products Used:
Create the Look:
- Section by section, coat dry hair withDiamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist from roots to tips until hair is very shiny and wet-looking
- Take small sections of hair and twist the ends, spraying with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to create chunky texture
- Part hair with fingers, pulling pieces down in front of the face and around the ears so they stick out
- Tease hair at the crown to create some form and height, and spray thoroughly with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to hold the shape
Nars Aigle Noir Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Fall 2015, for now try Nars Night Clubbing Night Series Eyeliner)
Nars Transvaal Eye Paint
Nars Bellissima Duo Eyeshadow
Nars Vientiane Matte Multiple
All Nars product via Sephora.com
Shop the collection via alexanderwang.com
by J.T. on February 13th, 2015
Thursday February 12th, 2015 – SIR Stage37
“The Creatures of the Wind Fall 2015 collection is inspired by “Americana”
A mash up of the 1920’s, 60’s and 70’s, more specifically the 1970’s looking at the 1920’s. The silhouettes reference psychedelic and progressive rock, with icons such as Anjelica Huston and Sissy Spacek informing the makeup look.
Clean, perfected matte skin with no shine. Loads of mascara was applied like it would have looked in this era, pasty, a bit dry, and deliberate. Applied only to the outer half of the top and bottom lashes. Eyelids were left their natural color and texture to contrast the rest of the face. A brushed up glossy brow finishes the look.” James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry
Nars Brow Gel
Shop Nars via Sephora.com
Makeup by James Boehmer for Nars
Hair by Anthony Turner
Models: Georgia Hilmer, Irina Kravchenko, Helena Severin, Daiane Conterato, Ana Buljevic, Mae Mei Lapres, Stasha Yatchuk, Eilika Meckbach, Lucy Evans.
by J.T. on February 13th, 2015
Thursday February 12, 2015 – Skylight Clarkson Sq
“I don’t want the clothes to be the life.
“I want the clothes to help the life.” Kanye West
For Autumn/Winter 2015, Kanye West and adidas Originals unveil a bold new proposition: YEEZY SEASON 1, a collection of apparel and footwear that cherishes universality and timelessness. Described by West as the world’s first “solutions-based” clothing line, the individual pieces define a style that matches the relentless pace of contemporary lives.
the show was conceptualized by West in close collaboration with renowned contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft.Upon entering the venue, guests were lead into a dimly lit room, where 9 rows of models stood stoic. As lights turned on with blinding intensity, each row of models progressed forward, lending the audience a full view of the clothes.
“I wanted something that felt like New York or Paris or Tokyo or Santa Barbara or Chicago—a worldliness and an ease.”
With this collection, West’s goal is to absolve consumers of dressing’s daily stress by creating a line of high-quality essentials that can be freely combined in infinite ways—“like Legos,” he says. For the designer this means stripped-down, comfortable, and unpretentious clothes for a “modern jet-set couple,” pieces to be worn from the gym to the office to a meeting to the airport and everywhere in between.
West defines a silhouette of considered volume—billowing and oversize on top, tight and trim around the bottom—based largely on his personal sense of style. A study in contrasts like street-luxury and vintage-new, the clothing shapes a new modern wardrobe. For men, this includes MA-2 bombers with oversize flap pockets; washed cotton collarless blouson jackets; oversize sweats with distressed edges and worn, puckered hems; and perfect T-shirts in tones of camel, olive, blue-gray, and camouflage. Each piece is intended to be worn by any sex.
The women’s collection, however, clearly and intentionally shapes a feminine silhouette with high-waist, knee-length, body-conscious knit skirts; floor-grazing cotton tube dresses; tightly woven running tees; and stunning crop tops ingeniously crafted from adidas socks. “This is a challenge to where fashion is currently—a new feminine ideal,” West says, explaining the curve-hugging pieces.
For footwear, West and adidas presented further breakthroughs following the highly anticipated launch of the YEEZY Boost. Newly revealed shoes included woven lo-top sneakers for men and suede stilettos and platform snow boots for women—developed in close tandem with adidas’ products team. The designer expresses his gratitude to adidas for its unparalleled technical prowess. He says, “They are a super innovative company that gives artists a platform to create and dream.”
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