Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Campaign
Proenza Schouler is another campaign which i have been eagerly awaiting, and is also one of the New York designers which i can not wait to see every season. along with Alexander Wang and Rodarte.
This campaign see’s Zuzanna Bijoch stood against bright block colours, wearing ethnic and navajo pixelated prints with sharp cuts and hints of metallic. I really like this boldness of this campaign, and how computerised it all looks. Plus Zuzanna looks immense!
Balenciaga Fall 2011 Campaign
When i saw the Fall 2011 collection for Balenciaga, it became one of my favourites of the season, so its only natural that i have been awaiting the Campaign also. The campaign represents the collection perfectly. There is a contrast between modernity and tradition, with very graphic prints and linear shapes being present. The modern Balenciaga woman is able to take on what-ever environment.
John Galliano Spring Summer 2003
This collection is nearly 10 years old…but when i saw it again online yesterday, i had so much to say about it!
The collection is all about festivity and celebration. Galliano took the majority of inspiration from India and the indian culture, which has many festivals full of colour. There was also religious references in this collection, such as the prints on the garments of Goddess; Kali Mata, and the painted bodys.
The collection started out with some volumous garmets made out of tinsel, balloons and sari fabric, all shoved together in a very DIY way. More prints and textures were introduced as the show went on, with a more ethnic and tribal feeling very prominent. The finale of the show saw models bouncing down the runway with brightly coloured powders covering being flung from their garments; a reference the the indian festival of colour-Holi. What was also rather interesting about the collection was Galliano’s vision on mixing east with west; traditional eastern indian fabrics combined with western utilitarian, military jackets. Even the music saw Dolly Parton combined with Indian Tabla drums. This has got to be one of my favourite Galliano collections that he produced, for the sheer creativity and the ability to reference a culture in such a strong way. Bravo!
Photos Courtesy of Style.com
All John Galliano
Tom Ford Fall 2011 Campaign
Candice Swanepoel has done a complete 180 in this campaign, from girl next door to powerful, sexy man eater. The campaign has been photographed by Mert and Marcus (and that is extremely easy to see with the level of intensity and light in the shots). This is such a fantastic campaign, it is so captivating with the power which it gives off and Candice’s glare is one which you can not miss! Oh yeah….and the clothes are crackin’ an’ all.
I’ve never been one to steer away from talking about one of my favourite British brands which is the lovely Mulberry, so whenever i find an excuse to talk about it, i TALK about it! These are a couple of images taken from the Fall 2011 Campaign by Mulberry. Just by looking at these images, it instantly puts a grin on your face from ear to ear. Its like stepping into a fairy tale full of magical birds and pixies. Mulberry girls have hatched from their eggs and are ready to take anything on. The collection is so practical, yet so stylish, its just so….classic! How amazing is the bottom image with the stunning taylor bags in that turquiouse/emerald colour. Definately one of my favourite campaigns of Fall 2011!
Alexander Wang Fall 2011 Campaign
The Brazilian beauty that is Raquel Zimmermann feautures in Alexander Wang’s Fall 2011 Campaign. I personally think this campaign is phenomenal, although it may not be the most brushed up, subtle campaign, it oozes power and strength, whilst also represnting the collection extremely well. Here, we see Zimmerman in a run down, industiral back drop, in which she is fighting against the elements such as rain and wind. The whole campaign is so sharp and has fantastic movement in it. It is just what we love to see from Alexander Wang, going back to his signature grunge roots.
Covering up for Fall 2011
Over recent seasons we have seen fashion go from one extreme to the other, Minimal is now being combined with conservative. In this case…more is, well…MORE! (That does NOT mean throw on 20 layers and you will look knock out!) Turtle and high neck lines, below knee length and tall boots combined with structure and shape manage to add new meaning to the word ‘sexy’ . There is something very angelic, pure and untouched about such a statement trend, and what is great about it is that it allows for all cultures to be able to view fashion as the same.
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Row 1 L - R; Celine, Victoria Beckham, BCBG Max Azria
Row 2 L - R; Celine, Victoria Beckham, Tamara De Lempicka - Tamara in a green Buggatti
Deconstruction at Gucci
When it comes to deconstruction, i always think that Gucci is a brand that i ahead of everyone, particularly since Frida Giannini became head designer for the fashion house. Once again, deconstruction is a very refreshing element of design to see after seasons and season of minimalism. Although minimalism and deconstruction do seem very similar in the terms of they are both taking away the unnecessary, but deconstruction is a little more complex; replacing and swapping parts of the original garment around to create sleek lines, architectural shapes and very interesting silhouettes. Gucci always seem to have a huge emphasis on the back of garments.
Photos Above; All Courtesy of Style.com
Row 1 L-R: All Gucci Spring 2010
Row 2 L-R: Gucci Spring 2011, Gucci Spring 2011, Gucci Fall 2011
Complication at Haider Ackermann
Whilst we are seeing a period of Minimalism, it has now become very refreshing to see things going backwards to a much more complicated and busy. We all know Haider Ackermann for the use of modern, sleek cuts and heavy drapes, and this collection did not fail to impress. With its dark tones which are reminiscent of the night sky and lustrous finished contrasting with matte. The deconstructed element of this collection is also breath taking. Wow is all i can say.
Images all Haider Ackermann
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