29 June 2011

Kate Moss & Terry Richardson for MANGO: The Great Escape.

Kate Moss and Terry Richardson team up for Mango’s fall 2011 campaign film entitled, The Great Escape.
Going on the run, the duo explores notable Parisian locations such as the Mini Palais, Place de la Concorde, Place de l’Alma, Champs Elysées and the Centre Pompidou.

Vesna Filipovic aka Fashionela

25 June 2011

REDValentino's Pop up Greenhouse!

If you are a romantic woman, you will fall in love with the magical surrounding.
The collection was created solely for this fairytale space: each garment and accessory was especially designed and presented in this dreamy, light-hearted setting. Flirty garments and accessories are playfully paired up with garden elements. Work aprons and rubber galoshes becomes whimsical accessories for overalls, while flowers and butterflies embellish the fabrics of dresses, skirts, and accessories, all in a burst of colourful prints.
Even the colours are inspired by nature: rose, hyacinth, and thyme are used on natural materials that are traditional elements of the
RED Valentino world.

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

22 June 2011

Dolce & Gabbana: Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear.

The collection is built around one idea: "THE NET." It is presented in different sizes, colours and materials and used either in transparent or lined in washed cotton poplin for jackets, trousers, Bermuda shorts, T-shirts, bomber jackets, tracksuits and sweaters.

In addition to the "NET," the presence of silk/wool mohair tailored suits is still strong and characterised by new proportions for the lapels, the length and the construction.

21 June 2011

Versace meets H&M - Another collaboration for the biggest swedish brand.

Riding the wave of success after the most recent collaboration with Lanvin, swedish fast fashion brand H&M announced today they would be doing collaboration with Versace this fall filled with studded leather, bold prints and vibrant colors with around 40 pieces for women and 20 for men as well as accessories and pieces for the home.
BUT WAIT!? Does anybody remember back in 2008 when Donatella Versace told people in NY she would never do a diffusion line? Seems the designer has had a change of heart. She once stated that a diffusion line would “confuse” the brand. But what will a mainstream brand like H&M do to the lofty and exclusive world of Versace? Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M said: 'Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times, and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant – everything Versace stands for. As Italian fashion blogger
Andrea Ravieli said on his blog of the recent Lanvin collaboration “Isn't it just a cheap copy in the end? “ What do you think?

Louis Paul Pisano

18 June 2011

MAGGIE JEANS - Women will save the world!

Is there anyone who still thinks that feminism is dead? I don't think it.
The feminist, revised and updated, is now a real part of our society and sides with its opposite not to claim something, but rather to confirm that women-in-power have always worked and always will work good way, just look at Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour, Hillary Clinton and many others.
Fashilosophy is always on the women's side, especially women of fashion, therefore we wanna talk about a new brand that just raised, has already done so much to talk about itself, for quality of its fashion concept and the initiatives to which it has joined, immediately creating a brand-loyalty relationship with its followers through a cross-media promotion and communication strategy, which emphasizes the great care that the brand reserves to virtual reality and blogging, now a reference point for fashionsystem.
Maggie Jeans, this is its name, offers us a strong and determined woman, who is aware of who is and what she wants. Not just a matter of jeans, but a real philosophy. Women will save the world, the pay-off chosen by Maggie Jeans, clearly expresses the message by combining the finest collections in a strong social spirit. Could you get anymore? Sure! During the last edition of FashionCamp, the MJ's team has launched a fresh and fun contest, "Looking for Maggie" with the aim of finding the real Maggie, the blogger who truly reflects the spirit of the brand, in flesh and blood...and MJ's jeans. The name of the winner will be announced in September and the girl chosen will become the editor of brand's blog for a whole year. That's great. The initiative has a very simple format of participation and you will find all the information here.
What you waiting for?!

Maggie Jeans's Facebook fanpage.
Community web coordinator & digital PR -
Egizia Mondini.

Tom Ford talks about fashion! CNN video-interview!

Fashion designer Tom Ford talks about starting his own label and his strained relationship with Yves Saint Laurent.

Vesna Filipovic aka Fashionela

12 June 2011

Lady Gaga in vintage Gianni Versace dress @ Europride!

Lady Gaga performed at Gay Europride, dressing a beautiful vintage Gianni Versace's dress, a piece of his last collection.

10 June 2011

MIRYAKI on our mind - Fashion new concept!

Milan is a hotbed of young new talent. No matter where you go in the city you’re sure to discover a new artist, freelance photographer or emerging designer trying to make it and in the process using every opportunity they can to showcase themselves.
One of my new favorite emerging lines in Milan is
Miryaki. The brainchild of designers Riccardo Polidoro and Mia Vilardo, this label, which won the prestigious Clam Award at Mittelmoda last July, meshes together the designers’ distinctly different backgrounds together effortlessly ,resulting in stunning wearable art.
The strange beautiful geometry coupled with the combination of textures and color palette creates a multi dimensional look. It’s haute couture made street smart, wearable on and off the runway.
The Spring/ Summer 2011 collection is simple and chic as spring summer collections should be. The dresses in the gorgeous palette of white, black, and varying shades of blue are cool, elegant and serene, perfect for an evening spent perhaps enjoying a cocktail by the sea in Portofino or a rooftop dinner party in Milan.

For Fall/Winter 11/12 you’ll find more combinations of fabric layering, asymmetry, hard edges, and a more avant garde vibe. The use of pleating sheer fabrics create give it depth. In shades of black, white and gray the frocks paired with perhaps a pair of leggings and a winter coat would be perfect whether you are stepping into Dolce Gabbana Gold for a quick coffee with friends or an après-ski in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Every aspect of this brand is well thought out, from the incredibly sleek website with the fun little video that welcomes you, to the ad campaigns, my favorite being the spring/summer 2011 shot by
Giuseppe La Rosa in the iconic Centrale Stazione. It oozes the gritty glamour the city is known for. Ricardo Polidoro and Mia Vilardo are definitely names you should be keeping an eye out for and judging from what they’ve already produced they are on the fast track to international stardom.

Louis Paul Pisano

Malaan for FAINT's cover by Alexandre Dobois.

Malaan for Faint Magazine, 4th issue, phothograped by Alexandre Dubois. Make up art by Victoria Komis.
Get ready for another pack of stunning avant-garde photography with the 4th issue of Faint magazine ready to come out on the 10th of June as the The Colours & The Kids issue, this impressive cover is work of Alexandre Dubois.

New and the previous issue are available on magazine's in digital form for free.

09 June 2011

The best of RTW-Resort 2012. Part III: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The whole season of Resort, in theory at least, is about the young and the cute making like snowbirds—that is, skipping town and hitting the beach. Plenty of houses disregard the vacation impulse. Not Marc by Marc Jacobs. The idea of a chic city slicker heading for Miami provided the inspiration. But December (resort time, naturally) is also when Art Basel turns the town into a sophisticated urban playground. That allowed the MMJ team to whip up a collection that was frothy but also urbane. You had to smile at hothouse florals three ways—"day floral," "beach floral," and "evening floral." Like a heliotropic bloom, this label's girl changes color and shape by the hour. And why not? At this price point, she can afford an outfit change.

Unlike seasons past, full looks were emphasized, rather than separates: lipstick red shorts with matching zippered tops in Clark twill, pajama suits (an emerging must-have), romper dresses, and for the chilly evenings, a knit dress paneled in black leather. (Black leather? Well, you can take the girl out of New York…) The old Marc codes were all in effect, including polka dots (in print and paillettes on a single dress) and bows. And as with many other collections we've seen so far for Resort, the team here emphasized the waist. Dainty bows and thin chartreuse belts offered a welcome squeeze of sweet and sour.

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Matthew Schneier.

08 June 2011

2011 CFDA Fashion Awards - behind-the-scenes.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, the Olsens, and more at Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's CFDA Fashion Awards shoot.

07 June 2011

Gaga by Gaultier - Inedit preview.

The best of RTW-Resort 2012. Part II: Missoni.

Grunge be gone. Missoni loved the nineties for Fall, but they're throwing it back further for Resort, embracing a softer silhouette that evokes the 1920's. This season's girl is spending her vacation seaside, naturally enough, and apparently the ocean breeze was blowing strong in the design studio. The beach motif played out quite literally on a dramatic violet gown that had a sheer skirt loaded with conch shells, sequins, and puckered chiffon resembling coral reef. (The house's own Margherita Missoni said it was her favorite piece in the collection.) Another striking dress had a tie-dye effect and was trimmed with padded strips of braided silk. Other looks here were more straightforward. The signature space-dyed raschel knit technique showed up everywhere, but was coolest this time around on a pair of psychedelic trousers and paper bag-waisted walking shorts—both of which will blend seamlessly into the Missoni archives.

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Brittany Adams.

The best of RTW-Resort 2012. Part I: Burberry Prorsum.

For all the lip service paid to it of late, heritage can be a heavy load to bear. Vaunted traditions can quickly send their standard bearers into staleness. At Burberry, though, Christopher Bailey continues his neat balancing act of being both conservative and bold. The brand will always stand behind the trench (the company invented it, after all), the car coat, and the parka. But how to keep them fresh, season in and season out?

Here's where the boldness comes into play. Bailey keeps the bones of the Burberry coat and blasts away the rest, bringing in studs one season, colors the next. For Resort, he gave outerwear an artisanal spin. "This collection started with our iconic heritage as the foundation," he said. "We really wanted to emphasize this feeling of artisanal and decorative pieces that had been touched by hand, celebrating craftsmanship but always with this playful element." The result was a series that looked homespun—if, that is, you could spin your own two-tone, bonded leather trenches at home. Stitchwork became a major design element, whether tonal or in contrast colors of jewel-toned raffia. Wooden beads decorated shoulders and plackets for a crafters' corner kind of fun.

The dusty rose palette was brightened up with shots of chrome yellow, malachite, azure, and emerald. And a new, vaguely protoplasmic print of geometric shapes floating in a sea of scrambled color appeared on everything from silk blouses to mid-length skirts and dresses to full-length coats. They looked like a trip. Not what one would expect from good old Burberry, perhaps. Which means, in effect, Bailey has done it again.

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Matthew Schneier.

06 June 2011

Get the Denim!

Credits of pic: Siri Tollerød in "I Cykelverkstan" (The Bicycle Workshop) by Andreas Sjodin, ELLE Sweden, February issue 2010. Outfits by Calvin Klein, Wrangler, Levi's and Cheap Monday.

02 June 2011

COLORBLOCKING for Numéro #124 by Greg Kedal.

Behind The Scenes Numero # 124 Daphne Groeneveld from Greg Kadel Studios on Vimeo.

COLORBLOCKING. Behind The Scenes Numéro #124 Daphne Groeneveld, photograpehd by Greg Kadel. Styled by Bill Mullen, with hairstyle and make up Duffy & Mariel Barrera.

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