Thursday, 30 August 2012

Steven Meisel is at it again

I really REALLY love the new Vogue Italia cover for their September 2012 issue. It is just perfect and with the perfect amount of tongue-in-cheek title "Multi Faceted Women". Carolyn Murphy has my sanity on her shoulders because if her editorial is bad, then, well, I don't think I'll be here for that.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Youth in revolt once more

Spring 2013 is only two weeks away, which is a timely reminder of the Menswear Spring 2013 shows that happened in June. My favourite was from my homeslice, Raf Simons. Forever concerned with youth culture, he took a step back and married this with what he's learnt as a designer, starting out in his eponymous label in 1995. This "looking back" provided all the necessary nostalgia of a Simons collection - shorts, a staple of his were shown once again, but this time with slits on the side that showed more leg than ever before. Not for the faint of heart. His most powerful ideas came in his interplay with art, with artist Brian Calvin provided prints that Simons used to emblazon on smocks, t-shirts, and dip dyed sweaters. A succession of printed floral-backed coats, some drawn by Simons himself, rounded out an introverted and nostalgic look into why he is one of the most memorable designers of the 21st Century.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

As pure as anything

i-D magazine will forever be one of my favourite magazines ever. Even with my recent spell into not buying magazines too frequently, i-D (provided I get the cover I want, lookin' at you Arizona) is always on my radar. This editorial, aptly titled Pure, reminds me of why I love their content. It's not overstated, it's not contrived, it is what it is.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Beauty Goals at Alexander McQueen Spring 2010

While many remember Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show, Platos Atlantis, as the show where some models refused to walk in those huge Armadillo shoes, I remember it for the minimal beauty plastered on the faces on those who did chose to walk. Bare faces tied in with the subaquatic theme, with whited out eyebrows and lips creating an otherworldly and warped show. The elaborate hair, created by Guido Palau, felt very sci-fi, as did the prosthetic make up around the models' eyes and noses. McQueen also embraced the new, with a video of Raquel Zimmermann by Nick Knight heralding the beginning of the show, and the models every move being videoed for the world to see. Was he making a statement about where fashion was going? Was he suggesting that designers should embrace this new change in technology? I guess we'll never know.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Liu Wen, Sui He & Ming Xi by Daniel Jackson for Vogue China May 2012

Dancing in the Soul, Daniel Jackson photographs top Chinese Models Liu Wen, Sui He, and Ming Xi in an emotive and moving editorial alongside ballet dancer Justin Peck. Wearing clothes that look as light as air, Liu, Sui and Ming move with a sensual and balletic grace, with red lips and bare faces by Yadim and styling by Tiina Laakkonen.

More stills after the jump

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Editorial: Slave

I always love going through the Vogue Paris archive on thefashionspot because when I find gems like this editorial for it's September 2001 issue, it reminds me so much of why I love fashion much. Angela Lindvall  looks incredible in this editorial photographed by Bert Stern and styled by Anastasia Barbieri, with a hint of innocence in her baby doll eyes.

More shots after the jump

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Daphne Groeneveld and her two April Vogue covers

Daphne Groeneveld has always been one of my favourite new models, ever since her Vogue Paris cover with Tom Ford. For April, Daphne graces not only the cover of Vogue Russia, but also Vogue Korea. Snaps for Daphne y'all.