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Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2015 Ad Campaign

by J.T. on June 30th, 2015

“Series 3” continues the visual exploration begun by Nicolas Ghesquiere.

This third campaign brings together the photographic perspectives of Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber for the autumn-winter 2015-2016 collection.

Together they focus closely on the diverse range of women that Nicolas Ghesquie?re has chosen to define the Louis Vuitton ideal. Actresses, established models and new faces, representing diverse ages and different nationalities, who speak equally to him.

Juergen Teller shot Alice Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Liya Kebede, Fernanda Ly and Angel Rutledge near Barcelona at a sculptor’s utopian home which was built over a lifetime. The location reflects Nicolas’ passionate interest in modernist architecture.

Bruce Weber shot Freja Beha, Rianne van Rompaey and Julia Merkelbach at an old airfield on black and white film. The suggestion of travel and abstract graphics creates a cinematic narrative.

The advertising campaign for the autumn-winter 2015-2016 collection will debut in the August issue of fashion magazines worldwide and is accompanied by two videos also shot by the photographers.


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Models: Alice Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Liya Kebede, Fernanda Ly, Angel Rutledge, Freja Beha, Rianne van Rompaey, Julia Merkelbach.

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Backstage at Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2016

by J.T. on June 25th, 2015

Thursday June 25, 2015 – Serre du Parc Andre Citroen

“Rather than look at one destination, this season I decided to look at traveling the world,” says Kim Jones

“Now the world traveller picks things up wherever he goes and makes them his own. In this collection we are using many ideas and techniques from South East Asia, from Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. At the same time, we wanted to look at how those styles share so much globally; say how the traditional dress of the Lahu tribe in Thailand looks so much like contemporary sportswear. Fashion is a language that reflects different cultures and tribes globally from New York, Tokyo, Bangkok and Paris – and Louis Vuitton is really a part of that.”

This season, the Louis Vuitton Men’s collection is a celebration of the similarities in global style rather than its differences. Both transposing and transforming traditional and contemporary dress codes from Thailand’s Lahu tribe to America’s Ivy League, the Louis Vuitton collection playfully stakes its place as part of that pantheon, of the global language of fashion.

Looking at how people identify themselves the world over, from the wearing of the humble tourist souvenir jacket to being clothed in timeless, luxurious icons of menswear, the Louis Vuitton collection works as a form of extended clothing remix, with the codes of the House at its heart. Here, traditional, intricate striped Thai embroidery echoes contemporary sportswear as well as the personalised stripes of the LV Monogram; the silhouettes of South East Asian national dress reflect the large volumes of the American baseball top or track pant in embroidered silk; new forms of light, organza bonded leathers with taped seams, luxuriously echo traditional utilitarian waterproofs of the past and are made fully reversible; while timeless indigo features as a global, unifying colour from the lavish, hand dyed and sun dried Japanese Kobe leathers in traditional American flight jacket shapes, via new silk mixed denims, to discharge printed silk parkas in their new, ‘brush stroke’ camouflage patterns. Even pearl accessories are lavishly treated with indigo while the pearl is still forming in the shell.

The Louis Vuitton Monogram, Epi and Taïga are the unifying fabrications that unite the collection through footwear and bags. A new ultra-supple canvas makes the Monogram more lightweight and packable than ever in high-luxury utilitarian bags; the textured Epi leather also finds form in footwear this season as well as in its more traditional, structured maroquinerie; while the Taïga is reintroduced both for footwear and bag-making, adding another layer of texture to the playful leather goods.

Today’s show music is by the inimitable performer and producer Nile Rodgers. “Of course Nile is a hero of mine,” says Kim Jones. “And he was perfect to work with this season as he is somebody that has crossed all boundaries with the many different artists he has collaborated with the world over. Taking those global influences, mixing them together and making a new sound, Nile’s music is a metaphor for the collection.” 

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Hair by Guido Palau

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Opens up on Net-A-Porter’s The EDIT

by J.T. on April 30th, 2015

English supermodel-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opens up to NET-A-PORTER’s weekly online fashion magazine, The EDIT, about her journey from quiet English girl to being part of a Hollywood power couple, starting a family and how she plans to grab every new opportunity life throws her way.

In this week’s Pioneer Spirit issue, the A-list model admits to still feeling self-conscious when recognized on the street and reveals to The EDIT that things are quieter in LA (where she has recently moved) than in London, where fans on the street go “crazy” for her actor boyfriend, Jason Statham, and treat him as though he’s someone they grew up with. “It can become a frenzy walking down the street with him,” she says in the interview.

However, despite the pressures of fame, Huntington-Whiteley, who stars in the new blockbuster film Mad Max: Fury Road, tells The EDIT she is excited by what the future holds, whether it’s having a family, living in England or America, or taking on more films. In the interview, she also talks amusingly about wrestling with LA’s casual attitude to fashion (her personal style is more polished), how starting a modelling career at 16 was “mental” and how early on in her career, she turned negative comments about her being “too wholesome” or “too healthy” into compliments.

For The EDIT, Huntington-Whiteley channels SS15’s American Pioneer runway look beautifully, riding on horseback in exquisite dresses by Alberta Ferretti, Erdem, Vera Wang and Bottega Veneta, complete with
tough-luxe Fendi boots – all of which can be purchased via NET-A-PORTER.COM. Rosie was photographed by David Bellemere and styled by Net-A-Porter’s Senior Style Editor, Tracy Taylor.

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Chanel brings The Paris-Salzburg collection to NYC

by J.T. on April 1st, 2015

Tuesday March 31, 2015 – Park Avenue Armory

The Paris-Salzburg collection has brought Austria to New York. Within the immense hall of the Park Avenue Armory, the staging created for the occasion reinterprets the gold, marble and woodwork of Schloss Leopoldskron to create a modern version of it.
Guests were welcomed within five successive monochromatic salons where they discovered the collection’s looks.

The show drew inspiration from Austrian history, that of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi,” who was admired in her time for her elegance and beauty, as well as traditional attire such as the lederhosen and dirndl which Karl Lagerfeld infused with modern luxury by using an elegant yet sporty color palette. The signature piece of the collection is the four-pocketed jacket inspired by the garments that Gabrielle Chanel would have seen elevator operators wear at the Mittersill hotel during her stays in Austria. This further inspired the collection’s silhouettes of boxy jackets paired with wide-cut trousers featuring contrasting tuxedo stripes, calling to mind a structured, uniform-like look.

Flared jackets, capes and maxi-length coats reveal a pleat at the back that echo the traditional loden coat while their leather trimmings, gold embroidery, feathers and flower appliqués evoke the Austro-Hungarian period. Knits are punctuated with Alpine flora while Austria’s famous lederhosen are paired with leather breeches and also reimagined as handbags. A rich palette presented the iconic colors of white, red, navy and black enhanced with hues like forest green, khaki green, dove gray and brown. Sophisticated yet sporty, the collection was intentionally contemporary. Karl Lagerfeld explores Austrian style, showcasing its refinement through the savoir-faire of the Chanel ateliers. Embroidery, feathers and pleats are crafted with painstaking delicacy to give this collection a romantic edge. Tweed, leather and cashmere partnered with loden and felt, and these materials blended with satin, faille, taffeta and lace lend the collection a fresh, youthful vibe.

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Depois de ser mostrada na Schloss Leopoldskron (palácio austríaco do século 18), a coleção Métiers d’Art Paris-Salzburg da Chanel foi apresentada hoje na Park Avenue Armory, aqui em Nova York. O lugar é um antigo edifício militar que se tornou um centro cultural! Thank you @chanelofficial #praquemAMAmoda #ChanelSalzburg #ChanelSalzburgNY

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VERSACE Copies KESH x AMERICAN APPAREL

by J.T. on March 31st, 2015

It takes less than a hot minute for artists or designers to threaten to sue big companies when they use their designs. Last year shoe designer LVL XIII claimed that Louis Vuitton copied the “distinctive” metal plaque that adorns their shoes, which is, as they claim their brand signature. While The “LVL XIII” brand could be mistaken with LV’s acronym in the first place, their design are actually more looking like a Giuseppe Zanotti / Louboutin sneakers mashup than anything.

But in the case of Kesh, this is different. Los Angeles based visual artist discovered that Versace has duplicated without her consent one her original artwork, which was used in 2013 for the Kesh x American Apparell capsule collection. The graphic black-and-white clothing and accessories for American Apparel featuring a series of self-portraits by the artist printed on a selection of American Apparel’s classic styles.

When the collection came out the artist received support from models Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn (both were frequently seen in multiple pieces from the collaboration), to musicians like Jessie J, Wiz Khalifa and many more

According to Kesh’s rep Versace has not been responsive to inquiries made by the artist thus far.

“I have always had a deep admiration for Versace. It’s an iconic brand that has stood the test of time. I am deeply disappointed in this. This is not only artwork from a show that took me two years to develop and create. It is not only artwork from a collection that I created for American Apparel to provide something affordable and accessible to supporters of my work. But this is also my face! I can’t understand how something like this could happen.” KESH told New York Magazine’s The Cut earlier today.

Versace’s tee shirt retails for close to $600 at Selfridgies and is almost identical to Kesh’s creation for American Apparel, which retails for $50 at americanapparel.net.

I’m on that good @kesh and alcohol….

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Dom Pérignon Fête its Rosé Vintage 2004 with a decadent cabaret

by J.T. on March 30th, 2015

Friday March 27, 2015 – Walter de Maria space, 421 East 6th Street

In the unassuming 5 story former 1920 ConEd substation, the legendary Walter de Maria space, Dom Pérignon feted the launch of its 2004 Vintage Rosé Champagne against a backdrop of cabaret performers directed and produced by no other than Susanne Bartsch.

Peering around the large, dark, magenta-lit room, guests were treated to a feast for the senses. A delicious intoxicating aroma of bubbly champagne filled the air while the hum of vivid conversation between celebutantes percolated as the night wore on.

Beyond the horizon of 8-ft tall stilted performers, dancing tumbleweeds and life-sized puppets, a young Peter Brant was chitty chatty with Daniela Della D’oro, Laura de Gunzburg, and Noor Gupta while a few meters away, brother Harry was making a bold entrance with Gaia Matisse.

The bubbly atmosphere extended beyond the bottle as Michael Avedon and Cory Kennedy were keeping each other company while Tobias Sorensen, Jasmine Tookes, and Shanina Shaik were entranced by the performance of a three headed, pasty-covered acrobat.

An unabashedly handsome Johann Huebl’s broad smile as he signaled an inside joke to his wingman, Daniel Benedict, looked nothing short of a perfect campaign ad (if not a bromance movie opener).

Later that evening, as folks began to depart from the Lenny Kravitz designed hall, despite male models steadfastly continuing to serve morsels of delectable amuse-bouches, a wind-chime of glasses toasting the evening’s event could be heard spilling into the cold LES streets.

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Unemployed Magazine Celebrates its Number 1 Issue

by J.T. on March 25th, 2015

Tuesday March 24, 2015 –   214 Lafayette Street

Unemployed’s founders Cecile Winckler and Sophie Tabet celebrated the debut of the new magazine established to promote the work of young creatives last night with guests including Lily Donaldson, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jac Jagaciak, Eniko Mihalik, Ruby Aldridge, Heidi Mount, Laura Love, Amirah Kassem, Tali Lennox, Mila de Wit, Jamie Burke, Ophelie Guillermand, Keegan Singh, India Menuez, Cleo Wade, Charlotte Kidd, Daniel Urzedo, Ada Kokosar, Alexis Dahan, Noot Seear, Naty Chabanenko, Camilla Deterre, Pietro Quaglia, Sigrid Agren, Stacey Bendet, Hans Longo, Hari Nef, Phoebe and Annette Stephens, Jenne Lombardo, Jamie Biden, Jeanann Williams, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Ekaterina Boki, Flynn Roddam, Fiona Byrne, Gigi Burris, Happy Masse, Lissy Trullie, Magnus Berger, Tenzin Wild, Pamela Bernier, Morgan Collett, Juliette Seydoux, Fares Fares, Dan Ragone, Dean Dempsey, Henry Hargreaves, Ric Pipino, Shirley Muland, Kesewa Aboah, Kyle Hotchkiss-Carone, Steve Clark, Christian Brylle, Felix Winckler, and more…

The magazine, which is designed as an unbound single document in a poster format, is comprised exclusively of visual imagery and regarded as a collectable object of art. Guests toasted the first issue of Unemployed as it hit newsstands in NYC last night and enjoyed a screening of “Lily Trotters,” a film by Hans Longo for Unemployed, which will premiere on the publication’s website (www.unemployedmag.com) this week. The site also features exclusive articles, editorial content, and short films. Last night marked the first Unemployed event in an ongoing series offline art exhibitions and film screenings.

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H&M Fall Winter 2015 Show at the Grand Palais

by J.T. on March 5th, 2015

Wednesday March 3, 2015 – Grand Palais

The Swedish giant has presented at the Grand Palais yesterday its Fall 2015 collection. The intergalactic sets the mood of the ready-to-wear collection seventies futuristic inspired.

In a lunar landscape populated space shuttle reminiscent of the Interstellar movie, french model, music producer and book author Caroline de Maigret kicked off the show in a sultry space inspired silver jumpsuit and started her live DJ in the middle of the runway to put the show in motion. The sporty, appealing and functional clothes were presented on smiling supermodels such as Edie Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, or Saskia de Brauw to name a few.

“There’s such great energy about this H&M Studio collection. I love the sporty and futuristic pieces, which are perfect to mix and match with functional outerwear and the tomboy glamour of lurex and sequins,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

“That was my favorite H&M Studio collection so far. I loved everything about the H&M Studio show. There’s a green turtleneck and pants I want to get my hands on right now,” said Solange Knowles H&M is such a great brand. Every cool girl, every model, everybody wears H&M,” said Karolina Kurkova.

After the final walk the runway turned into a night club, the space ships roof were lifted to become cocktails stations, it couldn’t end any better!

The Fall 2015 collection will be available in 200 stores worldwide, as well as online.

Space-tacular @hm show starring @carolinedemaigret @gigihadid @kendalljenner #pfw #HMStudioAW15 #gigihadid #kendalljenner #instavideo

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Suki Waterhouse gets flirty in Burberry’s Kisses Ad Campaign

by J.T. on March 3rd, 2015

Burberry is launching a new line of lipsticks call “Burberry Kisses”. The campaign, shot by Mario Testino stars model Suki Waterhouse, caught in a flirty situation with musician George Le Page, under the creative direction of chief creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey.

The line features the Burberry classic red, worn by Suki in the ad, and is also available in 28 buildable shades. Luminous colour and supreme comfort with six hours of continuous hydration.

“Burberry Kisses allow women to choose the end look they want from a barely there wash of color to deeper coverage,”

“The new collection includes our most extensive color palette to date.”

says Burberry Make-up artistic consultant Wendy Rowe.

Shop Burberry Beauty via Nordstrom.com

Watch the video below:

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Models: Suki Waterhouse, George Le Page
Creative Direction: Christopher Bailey
Photographer: Mario Testino

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Backstage at the Moschino Fall 2015 Ready to Bear Show

by J.T. on February 27th, 2015

Thursday February 26, 2015 – c.so Venezia 16

At Moschino, even in winter it’s impossible to get bored. The Italian house, which has always brought a note of humor, fully cultives its comic side since the arrival of Jeremy Scott as artistic director. After the Spring Summer 2015 Barbie show, the American designer delivered a flamboyant and cartoony art street wear for this autumn-winter 2015-2016. In this colorful and bold show, details are taken to the extreme. Bugs Bunny and his friends are printed on sweaters and baseball jerseys. Denim is revisited in a hot bling bling patchwork. A teddy bear motif softens the collection, before some magnificent graffiti twisted evening gowns close the show. Since Jeremy Scott joined Moschino a year ago, each of his shows created a social media buzz, in perfect coordination with Moschino limited capsule collection immediately available online and at select boutiques such as Colette in Paris.

Shop the Moschino Ready to Bear capsule today via NET-A-PORTER.COM

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