Archive for April 2011

Katrantzou

This reminds me of Frida Kahlo, though everything is more optimistic. Colorful, genuine, beautiful!

Mary Katrantzou‘ s Fall Campaign was photographed by Erik Madigan Heck. The photographer managed to reconstruct an entire world around the designer’s dresses (considering that Mary’s outfits themselves already reflect a world!).

images via anothermag.com , orangeintense.blogspot.com

 

Somewhere

That’s a beautiful movie.

Color Splash

Iain Crawford is a fashion photographer based in London, well known for his beauty photos, staging his experimental color splashes. Seems that he found a personal way to catch the beauty of a fashionable moment.

I love the fusion between paint and model. The resulting shapes are as opulent as any piece of bespoke couture. The excitement and anticipation as we waited to see the next piece of unpredictable chaos was electric. There was something magical about how random chance materialised into beautiful images in front of our eyes.”       Iain Crawford

I choose to post Crawford’s photos here because I think that his colorful series fits perfect to the summer trends – bright color, energy, simplicity.

This reminds me Michael Kors’ dresses from the Spring Summer 2011 catwalk. I’m not a big fan of Kors, but I think he really designed some great looks for this summer. Bright & easy to wear. Take a look!

images via behance.net, vogue.com

 

Nakazato

I really appreciate designers who have a wider view on fashion. Designers who always push the boundaries of taste, designers who love to experiment and  try to redefine the new aesthetics of the fashionable body. As usually, innovation comes from Japan (… via Royal Academy of Antwerp).

Yuima Nakazato is already famous for his metallic – architectural – highly elaborated fashion exercises.  Here’s a close-up on his creative discourse on body / fashion object relationship.  Stills are taken from one of his Tokio performances.

 

Up in the Air

In fashion, the aviation story always works. It is a perfect opportunity to display vintage, to display Hermes, Chanel, Vuitton and other luxury labels…

Up in the Air is a fashion editorial for Fashion Gone Rogue – photographed by Marco Trunz in Cape Town  and  styled by Cally Palmer & Cristal Birch. Apart of the elegant dresses, vintage airplanes & museum accessories, I noticed some special shots that I posted below ( for the whole series check out fashiongonerogue).

America’s Got Talent

Tired of dark, colored, nuanced, twisted? I’m not tired yet! I’m still curious about so many things… Now I have a strong interest in minimal exercises and fashionable clean cuts. So, here’s a short selection of what I call Spring/ Summer 2011 “clean look – Made in USA”. Alexander Wang’s collection came as a surprise. This season he suddenly became light, optimistic, minimal & extra large. I love the V cuts and the back of the dresses.

Talking about Minimal Fashion – let’s take a look at Calvin Klein SS 2011 Campaign. Clothes are white, smooth, with beautiful shape & a wonderful cut. It’s like a paper cut. Then comes the topping – the photo shooting by Mert & Marcus, featuring popular Lara Stone (this time less provocative, more accurate and a bit… robotic).

From basic T-shirts to simple cut, dresses and jeans, they always keep it simple. Pure & functional – this is inspiring. Sounds like a basic design lesson, don’t you think?

images via vogue.com, awake-smile.blogspot.com, fashiongonerogue.com

Glittered

When people talk about fashion, they usually think: fantasy, artifice, vanity and…  tones of glitter. But sometimes glitter actually works!

Nightingale is a special series of  Robert G. Bartholot, a photographer who serves us his  “carefully crafted imagery“. This is a performance featuring Luizo Vega, fully covered in glitter. This is awesome!

images via homotography.blogspot.com