THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF FASHION

The images speak for themselves:

Paolo Anchisi for Balmain Homme SS12 ad campaign

Rosie Tapner for Balenciaga SS12 ad campaign

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LOUIS VUITTON SS12 CAMPAIGN – SUGAR, SPICE, AND ICE CREAM IS NICE

Campaign season is now upon us – hayy! The SS12 collections have already made their way into the glossies (see Nyasha in “Always a Woman”, serving a heavy scoop of Vuitton  for Vogue‘s new year-opening issue, at end of page (eek, it’s happened! – see why I shriek)),  and likewise will their accompanying campaigns. Louis Vuitton helps open the season with a very campy and whimsical campaign set in an ice cream parlour. Continuing with the fresh-faced momentum from last season, Vuitton cast 27 year old German newcomer Kati Nescher (left), who walked 29 shows this season, including LV, Givenchy, Prada, and Miu Miu,  and was ranked #6 on Style.com/Print‘s “Top 10 Newcomers” list. Opposite Nescher, and platinum blonder than ever (I like), Daria Strokous, who’s no stranger to blue-chip campaigns, being a Jil Sander regular and all, completes the cast.

Lensed, again, by the great Steven Meisel (sidenote: – I’ve never actually seen a photo of him…), the mood this season  Continue reading

PRADA SS12 TOKYO – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

カレンダーをマーク (I’ll let you figure that one out on your own)。The Asian market has been a key player in the overwhelming success and growth of Prada in the luxury arena. Prada SpA, in addition to their highly-anticipated bi-annual shows during Milan Fashion Week, have been staging runway shows in key Asian cities vital to their thriving business. The SS11 collection was duplicated and tweaked for a doppelganger runway presentation in Beijing. The Hong Kong elite were invited to a very exclusive presentation of the FW11 collection, and SS12 takes us to Tokyo, next week. The poster (above) is pretty self-explanatory, so… take a look. For those of you on my end of the planet who are wanting to watch the show, note the time difference: Continue reading

THE CUSHNIE ET OCHS SHOW

Liya Kebede in Cushnie et Ochs SS12

Or so it might as well have been called.

The 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was yet another fashion frenzied evening, which brought out celebrities, designers, their muses/models, socialites, top-of-the-masthead types, CEO’s, and other industry insiders to the Skylight Soho in NYC Monday night. Joseph Altuzarra was crowned the winner of this year’s top prize, while Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind were named the runner’s up.

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs, who were finalists of this year’s competition, took home an unofficial prize that every budding label strives for and certainly needs: press. The duo managed to get 6 looks from their SS12 collection on the carpet, 4 of which draped the bodies of some noteworthy individuals, including a supermodel, an A-list actress, a beauty mogul, and an online luxury retailer co-founder. Each look was an absolute K.O., and sure to be discussed on The Fashion Police this week. See for yourself:

 

Photos: style.com, vogue.com