Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KENZO-SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN - "ELECTRIC JUNGLE"

This is just simply beautiful! I love the mixture of patterns and prints. 

Art Direction: Mat Maitland.
Direction: Smith and Read / Mat Maitland.
Animation: Natalia Stuyk.
Production: Alastair Coe at Big Active.
Music: 'Mädchen Amick' by Buffalo Tide.
Kenzo 'Electric Jungle' from Big Active on Vimeo.
KENZO

PRADA WOMEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN

If you are a big fan of anime like me, you would be able to see the big anime influence on this Prada women’s spring/summer campaign, which is very apropos since the collection is very modern take on Japanese fashion. This reminds of those anime show I used to wathc like “Vandred”, “Sailor Moon”, and “Burst Angel” were the leading characters were women with superpowers.

 Prada’s spring/summer 2012 campaign titled “10 Women” by Steven Meisel features ten top models Vanessa Axente, Saskia de Brauw, Irina Kravchenko, Eva Herzigova, Sung Hee, Irene Hiemstra, Kirsten Owen, Sasha Pivovarova, Maartje Verhoef and Raquel Zimmermann.










VERSACE'S WOMEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN

Here’s the hot and sexy latest campaign from Versace featuring Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy, Joan Smalls, Veit Couturier, Edward Wilding, and Kacey Carrig. The Roman mythology in space or the Barbarella inspired ad was shot by Merit and Marcus.

 VERSACE'S WOMEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN









Sunday, February 24, 2013

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRICE 2013

The Woolmark Company, one of the world’s best known textile fibre brand held an international competition for emerging designers around the world to make a capsule collection highlighting the beauty of the Merino wool fibre.

The final presentation was held on February 17 during London Fashion Week. The final six designers were judged by eight most influential personalities in fashion industry. Diane Von Furstenberg, Donatella Versace, Franca Sozzani, Tim Blanks,Victoria Beckham, Andrew Keith, Carla Sozzani, Paula Reed.

The six finalist were:
Dion Lee - Australia Dion Lee’s capsule collection reflects his view of the contemporary Australian identity, and is inspired by the work of the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who in 1952.


Sophie Theallet - USA Chic, nonchalant, feminine and luxurious. The concept  reflected the designer’s unique vision and sensibility for Merino wool. The inspiration comes from the designer’s family, specifically from an old photo album of her mother and friends skiing in France in the late 40s.
 
Ban Xiao Xue - China From Nature to Nature. Their capsule collection were a  celebration of nature, where shapes are fluid, colours derive from grass, trees and earth, and textures are inspired by natural elements, such as wood, stones, flowers and air.

Pankaj and Nidhi – India.   The capsule collection is a colourful and vibrant canvas of ideas, rendered entirely in Merino wool, using innovative techniques, such as a patterned Merino Fur, a complex wool-tape mesh structure inspired by Japanese basket weaving and the old fashioned craft of cross-stitching, reinterpreted in a modern avatar-mood.

Takeshi KITAZAWA and Emiko SATO - Japan.   The collection is focused on slim fitted and tailored style, with no precise gender distinction, with black as the signature colour. The inspiration comes from a British film of 1983, entitled THE HUNGER, featuring rock star David Bowie, the symbol of the glam aesthetic.

Christian Wijnants - Europe,  His capsule collection is based on the simple idea of starting from a single white yarn and to explore all its potential. The leading theme is based on hand-knitting and hand-dyeing techniques, using deep colours inspired by crystals and minerals, and experimenting to obtain unique shades and avoid shrinkage.





Carla Sozzani; Donatella Versace; Victoria Beckham; Diane von Furstenberg; Franca Sozzani

Donatella Versace


Diane von Furstenberg; Donatella Versace


Victoria Beckham

Franca Sozzani


Hillary Alexander



Corrine Bailey Rae; Candice Bailey Rae 

Arizona Muse; Anja Rubik

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - "SUIT & TIE" FT. JAY Z

I just love the new Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" music video. The song and video are very sexy and smooth. The whole concept is very stylist and has a modern –retro feel to it.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY -"DISINTEGRATION" BY MONARCHY ft. DITA VON TEESE

Here’s the latest music video of Monarchy featuring the every beautiful Dita von Teese. Dita plays a ‘50s housewife who wants to re-enact her wild fantasies with masked lovers. Director Roy Raz and DOP Roman Linetski shot the video.



Out on iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/monarchyfeatdita

Monarchy: http://monarchysound.com
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

ELLIOTT EVAN'S FALL/WINTER 2013-2014 ("NEVER FOREVER") PREVIEW


Designer Elliott Evan's fall/winter 2013 -2014 collection called “NEVER FOREVER” is highly inspired by the structure of male figure.  He tries to explore the idea of masculinity and deconstruct the classic menswear by evolving the shapes and the fabrications.

“NEVER FOREVER” collection will debut this Thursday in New York’s’ Fashion Week.




Photos by Ricky Tompkins