News of Cara Delevingne’s solo Topshop campaign broke back in June, but a first look at the sultry images debuted worldwide today. (And to answer the question in our previous post, she did indeed stay awake.) The It Brit looks super-glam in micro-minidresses, luxe fur coats, and a pair of patent skinnies we can’t wait to scoop up. The best part of the launch is arguably the video (below), which features the catwalker’s trademark goofy dance moves, a light-saber routine, and her Insta-famous fashion bunny, Cecile. Needless to say, whether modeling high fashion or for the high street, Cara makes it work.
What does Kate Moss dream about? That was the question on Stella McCartney’s mind when she cast the iconic model in her Mert & Marcus-lensed Winter 2014 ad campaign, which debuted today. “Kate epitomizes the Stella McCartney woman and I wanted to capture her dreams and the moments we have shared over the years,” McCartney said of Moss, who has now appeared in her ad campaigns seven times. “I wanted to escape into something surreal this season, and fashion should make us dream, sometimes.” These particular dream-like images depict Moss inside zippered frames, which are surrounded by abstract landscapes of glaciers, forests, and the cosmos. The campaign will debut in the September issues of major international magazines. A short film titled Kate Dreams is set to follow.
Without a doubt, Edie Campbell is fashion’s muse-of-the-moment. Coming off of several seasons of stellar editorial and runway work, the It Brit model’s star continues to rise this summer with a deluge of recently released campaigns. Last week alone, Campbell debuted in ads for Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. The latter’s Tim Walker-lensed shoot was a true family affair: Campbell posed alongside her mom, Sophie Hicks; dad, Roddy; mullet-rocking brother Arthur; younger sister Olympia; and her oft-Instagrammed horse, Dolly.
In addition to being a mainstay on the Saint Laurent catwalk, Campbell is also the new face of YSL Beauty’s Black Opium fragrance and has landed yet another Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign. Other recent work includes Bottega Veneta’s Fall ’14 series lensed by David Sims, as well as ads for Hugo Boss and Sandro. Sweetening the deal is Campbell’s latest Vogue Italia group cover (in which she premieres a freshly lightened blond shag) photographed by Steven Meisel. With her versatile, aristocratic look and wry sense of humor, it’s no wonder the industry can’t seem to get enough Edie right now. We approve.
It would be hard to find someone better than Dree Hemingway to represent the essence of iconic Americana. So it’s easy to see, then, why Cole Haan tapped the model, actress, and great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway to front its latest campaign, act as global ambassador, and collaborate with the house’s creative director, Walker MacWilliam, on a Fall ’15 premium collection dubbed Cole Haan for Dree Hemingway.
Set in Hemingway’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho, the Glen Luchford-lensed ads and corresponding film (the latter of which debuts exclusively here) projects the vintage American vibe that Hemingway embraces in her own wardrobe. “I wanted the images to be more about the essence of what Cole Haan is,” offered Hemingway during a chat at New York’s Soho House this weekend. “I think we’re moved to dress a certain way because of the mood of the images we see, not just because of the pieces or products that are featured, and I wanted to give people that inspiration,” she continued. “It’s a little 1950s-meets-modern, and there’s a hint of Katharine Hepburn’s masculine take on femininity. That’s my style.” Hemingway is also a pretty fearless horsewoman, and made the impromptu decision to jump onto a chestnut steed sans saddle during the shoot. “I was just walking around with the horses and I thought, I’ll just bareback it. Why not?“
When asked about her forthcoming collection for the brand, Hemingway said that she hopes to create timeless wares that are in line with Cole Haan’s heritage. “I want to make something that people can throw on every day and that they’ll wear and keep for life. I don’t want to do trendy pieces. I want to design something that you’re going to want to pass down.”
At the end of the short, the model is pictured standing in the middle of a country road, walking off into the distance with a Cole Haan bag in hand. Just where is she heading? “Who knows?” Hemingway laughed. “Maybe the McDonald’s down the road!” Jokes aside, after chatting with Hemingway about her work with the brand, it’s clear that she and Cole Haan are going places.
Remember the Chinese brand MO&Co. that we said was moving westward? While it has yet to unveil its Western sales strategy, the brand aims to make global waves with its latest campaign, created in honor of its tenth anniversary.
To fete the occasion, MO&Co. solicited the help of ten major faces—from the West and East—including Freja Beha Erichsen (the brand’s ongoing campaign girl), Chinese mega model Liu Wen, actresses Gao Yuanyuan and Huang Lu, Chinese designers like Xander Zhou, and It girl artist Langley Fox Hemingway, among others.
Dubbed Love Together, the moody black-and-white short, which debuts exclusively here, depicts pairs of creatives from around the world donning MO&Co.’s wares. The flick essentially puts the Karim Sadli-lensed still campaign into motion.
Tomorrow night, MO&Co. will officially reveal Love Together at its Guangzhou runway fete at the Zaha Hadid-designed Guangzhou Opera House—Ming Xi and Tian Yi are scheduled to walk—and celebrate its milestone. Models will wear a limited-edition “red-crowned crane” collection, which will be sold in MO&Co.’s greater China stores and at Lane Crawford.