by J.T. on January 24th, 2015
Thursday January 22, 2015 – Serre du Parc Andre Citroen
“I think Christopher Nemeth is the most important designer to come out of London alongside Vivienne Westwood” says Kim Jones
“He is Savile Row, he is the street, he is the club… his designs define London. He trained as a fine artist and came into fashion from being an illustrator, and that chimes with how I started. I can see the influence of his work in so many collections, and yet it is not often acknowledged and still seems unknown to many. That’s why, as we approach the fifth anniversary of his death, I wanted to openly celebrate Christopher Nemeth’s life and work this season at Louis Vuitton.”
With his Fall 2015-2016 collection for the Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones is celebrating the late Christopher Louis Nemeth (1959-2010). The artist entered the world of fashion unbound by the constraints of somebody who had trained within it. Born in Birmingham, England, he moved to London in 1979 to study painting at Camberwell College of Arts. It was after Art College that Christopher Nemeth began to make clothing for himself. Self-taught in pattern cutting, he utilised the canvas he would paint on, as well as discarded post sacks and reconfigured old suiting. Each became distinct signatures of his nascent ‘deconstructed’ style, a style revolutionary in clothing that was itself indivisible from his art practice. His art too would feature the portrayal of the process of making clothes, of needle and thread, the weave of fabric and hands at work. Creativity and craft were key for Christopher Nemeth and grew to encompass a distinct view that extended to furniture making and interior design, each decisively his own and part of a whole.
Christopher Nemeth’s clothes defined the spirit of London from the beginning to the mid-eighties; the make-do-and-mend attitude, the eschewing of ‘labels’, the self-actualised creativity of rebellious ‘home-craft’ were all part and parcel of a London in the throes of recession and Hard Times. Yet, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; in many ways, Christopher Nemeth was ‘discovered’ by wearing his own clothes and the very force of his personality in them: he was tailor-made for the style press that had started to define magazines at the time. The photographer Mark Lebon had seen the young artist riding his bicycle while wearing his distinctive self-made clothes. Mark Lebon was already a fixture in i-D and The Face, striking up a friendship with Christopher Nemeth, he became a champion of the young designer in those magazines alongside the stylist and accessories designer Judy Blame.
By that point Christopher Nemeth had already decided to make and sell his clothing for and to other people. He had already become a fixture in that other hotbed of London creativity in the early to mid-eighties: Kensington Market. He would go on to be part of the legendary collective and shop that was The House of Beauty and Culture. The style of the interior designers’ of that store, Frick and Frack, has been the inspiration for the interior of the show today.
In 1986 Christopher Nemeth moved to Tokyo, where his spirit of creativity and craftsmanship continued uncompromised until his death. His Nemeth store in the Harajuku district stands as testament to this today; a total work of art, designed by Christopher Nemeth in its entirety and containing his classic designs. Like many who experience the creative axis of London-Tokyo, his work was refined and revitalised by Japan.
It is in this spirit that the tribute with Louis Vuitton takes place today. With the help of the Nemeth family and his extended family, in the fields of fashion and music, today’s Louis Vuitton show and collection continues to embrace the notions of craftsmanship and creativity in the field of fashion. It is a paean to the visionary spirit of London, Tokyo and Paris, and to one of fashion’s foremost pioneers: Christopher Nemeth.
Hair by Guido Palau
Makeup by Peter Philips
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
“It’s the secret to prolonging a good night. There have been so many times when people leave a club and they have to split up and find taxis or get stuck in traffic. They sober up. The party bus is the traveling party. It never stops.” Wang told WWD.
Shot in a party bus with LED lights & wrap-around couches, the Alexander Wang Spring 2015 Campaign features models Anna Ewers, Binx Leona Walton, Lexi Boling, Vanessa Moody, Dylan Xue & Sarah Brannon. Photographed by Steven Klein, the campaign was creative directed by Pascal Dangin of KiDS Creative & styled by Karl Templer, with set design by Stefan Beckman.
Shop Alexander Wang via NET-A-PORTER
Photographer: Steven Klein
Models: Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Vanessa Moody, Dylan Xue, Sarah Brannon
Style: Karl Templer
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
“I found the trip incredibly inspiring and an opportunity to learn about denim and make things I had been dreaming about finding. The collection is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late sixties, early seventies aesthetic.” Alexa Chung.
Our dream girl just dropped her “dream denim wardrobe” and it’s everything denim we always loved, wished to get. The collection features some effortless vintage inspired pieces such as mod dresses, perfect-fit tees, and high-waisted jeans.
Shop the collection via NET-A-PORTER
Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Collection
Photographer: Angelo Pennetta
Model: Alexa Chung
by J.T. on January 15th, 2015
Doesn’t Stella McCartney’s campaigns always feel organic and true? It has a lot to do with the model she uses, and when they happens to be her longtime besties, it logically looks right. Natalia Vodianova has been the face of the brand for the seventh time, for Spring 2015 she appears seaside in Ibiza, posing with McCartney’s famed bags line Falabella. Shot by London-based photographer Harley Weir, styled by Stella herself, the campaign will break in March issues of major fashion magazines. A mood film, made of still images will feature Paul McCartney’s 1971 song “Ram On”.
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Photos courtesy of Stella McCartney
Photographer: Harley Weir
Model: Natalia Vodianova
Style: Stella McCartney
by J.T. on January 14th, 2015
Monday January 12th, 2015 – London’s Kensington Gardens
The idea behind the show was this whole idea of contrasting something classic, very traditional with something a little bit loose and bohemian” Christopher Bailey.
Bohemian vibes, layering and classic shapes at Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015. Lineup of authentic materials, Floral prints, tailoring and fringe details. Corduroy, linen, quilted cotton and shearling are mixed to give this easy, street attitude.
Textures and colors are always thought for, Felted wool cashmere, bonded shearling and corduroy emphasize the classicism of the collection while Mirror embellishments and colorful camouflage, animal prints brings modernity to the looks.
For Spring Burberry created a carryall tote in supple grainy leather, shown in mutiple colors that is predicted to become an unisex favorite.
British artist Clare Maguire, performed four songs including two covers, “Cosmic Dancer” and “House of the Rising Sun”, and two original compositions, live on the runway. Clare has previously played for Burberry Acoustic and her tracks have been featured at past shows.
Shop Burberry Prorsum for men via SSENSE
Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 Menswear Show Highlights
by J.T. on January 10th, 2015
After numerous “luxurious” take on Vans slip on style shoes by fashion houses such as Bottega Veneta or Celine, Vans’ response for Spring 2015 is what we always wished for. A complete collection of leather variation put on the iconic sneaker. Available in black croc , in a blue diamond-perforated leather and in black or burgundy Emboss Weave.
Shop these new luxe Vans slip on via Vans.com
by J.T. on December 3rd, 2014
“Once you see it, you can’t stop thinking about it,” said Alexander Wang
Starring model Anna Ewers the #?DENIMxAW campaign uses the “X” from the collection’s namesake as both a logo & a censorship mark. Photographed by Steven Klein, the Denim x Alexander Wang collection is available exclusively at the Alexander Wang New York Flagship & on AlexanderWang.com
Photographer: Steven Klein
Model: Anna Ewers
by J.T. on October 31st, 2014
Shot by Steven Meisel at Alder Manor, Prada’s Resort 2015 campaign has been unveiled by WWD today and will feature a video. The new ad features Adrienne Jüliger, Ine Neefs and Moya Mardy.
Photos courtesy of Prada
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Models: Adrienne Jüliger, Ine Neefs, Moya Mardy
by J.T. on October 29th, 2014
Back in August, Lady Gaga shared the exciting news that she will be starring along with the iconic singer Tony Bennett in H&M’s upcoming holiday campaign. While we already had a glitch of the campaign with a behind the scene photo, yesterday the queen of pop unveiled the first images of the campaign via her instagram, and it’s looking good!
H&M revealed today that the H&M’s festive seasonal collection campaign commercial, which will premiere exclusively on November 25th on hm.com will feature Gaga and Bennet singing “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing)” from their number one new album, Cheek To Cheek, which will be sold in select stores across the U.S.
“We were inspired by the glitz, glamour, and opulence of the 1940s’ Big Band era. The mood is one of festive celebration shot through with a strong sense of fashion and underlying humor. It is intriguing, curious, exuberant, audacious, and filled with wonder.” says Johan Renck, director of the commercial.
The campaign paints an enchanting adventure celebrating the holiday spirit of giving and togetherness with an H&M family of supermodels (Sean O’pry, Joan Smalls, Sasha Pivovarova, Charlotte Carey…) and superstars! There’s a glistening mood showing effortless glamour with flirty red dresses and skirts and sequined tops. Knits are a winter essential, including the cozy oversized sweater worn by Lady Gaga in the print campaign.
“I love the feeling of celebration at H&M this holiday season. Women’s dresses sparkle and give a new twist to traditional red, while men look festive in different plaids, and kids in all their different fun prints.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design, New Development.
Throughout the holiday season, H&M will raise funds for CARE, a humanitarian organization working alongside underprivileged women and girls to help fight global poverty. All H&M stores will sell a special set of gift labels. For each pack sold, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate double the sales price to CARE.
For more information about CARE, please visit: www.care-international.org
To find out more about the H&M Conscious Foundation, please visit hm.com
by J.T. on October 24th, 2014
Thursday October 23, 2014 – 402 West 13th Street
GQ and LACOSTE celebrated the opening of the GQ x LACOSTE Sport Pop Up Shop and Gallery yesterday night in the meat packing district in nyc with a VIP cocktail party. Hosted by Justin Bartha, Taylor Kitsch , and Taye Diggs, the event featured music from DJ Chelsea Leyland.
Other VIP guests included Amir Arison, Erich Bergen , Francisco Cervelli , Cameron Dallas, Ashley Smith , Alex Minsky , GQ x LACOSTE Urbanites: Marcel Floruss, Patrick Janelle, Zach Glassman and Francis Pierrel , Howard Mittman.
The GQ x LACOSTE pop-up shop in New York City will bring the brands to life in a modern lifestyle gallery showcasing innovative fashion, active gear, tools and trends for the ultimate urban-sport lifestyle. Fully styled looks from the LACOSTE Fall/Winter 2014 collections will be featured in the gallery space and will be fully shoppable.
The GQ x LACOSTE Sport pop-up shop will be open to the public October 24–27 from 12:00-6:00pm. The pop-up shop will host private customized morning sport classes featuring interactive instruction led by expert trainers. A detailed list of happenings can be found at http://report.gq.com/lacostesport/
Join the social media conversation: #GQxLACOSTE
GQ X LACOSTE SPORT POP-UP SHOP
402 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014
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