August 28 2014

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11 posts tagged "Alasdair McLellan"

Print’s Not Dead, So Visit Room&Book


Room & Board

“We’re in a golden age of paper in the U.K. and internationally,” related Lucy Moore, the director of Claire de Rouen books in London. “There are so many different types of creative people, whether artists or designers or writers, really enjoying making books and magazines—it’s time to celebrate that.”

The celebration Moore is talking about is the three-day book fair Room&Book, which brings together the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Claire de Rouen, and a host of rare-book creators and dealers to show a broad-ranging trove of art books, special editions, and vintage fashion and cult zines. Room&Book functions differently than your traditional book fair: Rather than bringing in the big publishers to show the major new works, the fair is made up of pieces from niche dealers, specialty bookshops, and artists (like Tauba Auerbach, who will be on-site representing her own publishing imprint). “The importance of the artist publication is sometimes underplayed. I think for most artists, when they produce a publication, it’s almost an extension of their work—if not their work,” explained Gregor Muir, executive director of the ICA, of why these works are so special. “We have to acknowledge that sometimes actual artworks are beyond us, whereas art books are not.”


The pieces at the fair span from new editions from Thurston Moore, Juergen Teller, and Alasdair McLellan to underground zines like seventies punk chronologue New York Rocker, which was brought in its fifty-seven-issue entirety by New York-based dealer Arthur Fournier. “There is a group of dealers, including myself, who are all trying to shake up the trade and bring new materials to this world,” said Fournier. “I’m just so excited to be working in the world of fragile, beautiful, and important precious materials at a time when most of our reading is on iPhones and iPads—these things don’t last forever.”

“What we’re doing isn’t necessarily a book fair,” said Muir. “The idea is to kind of really start to examine the artist book in a different way.”

Room&Book runs from June 6-8 at London’s ICA. For more information, visit

Photos: Courtesy Photos 

Christy Turlington Is Missoni’s Wonder Woman


Christy Turlington for Missoni

Christy Turlington for Missoni

Missoni has a bit of a thing for quirky fashion films. If you’ll remember, last season Stella Tennant struck some wacky poses for the Fall ’13 Alasdair McLellan-lensed campaign and video. The house continues in that vein today, with the debut of its Spring ’14 ads and film. Original-supermodel-going-strong Christy Turlington stars in the Spring spread, showing off Missoni’s printed wares alongside model Vincent Lacrocq and some giant, geometric Plexiglas cutouts (which, if you look closely, actually spell out M-i-s-s-o-n-i frame-by-frame). Shot by artist Viviane Sassen in the Canary Islands, the serene but offbeat images and short have a vintage sci-fi edge, and we think that’s somewhat fitting, considering Turlington—who, at 44, has been nabbing a bevy of major campaigns and recently ran the New York Marathon—is nothing short of a modern-day Wonder Woman. Watch her in the film’s debut, below.

Photos: Viviane Sassen

Olivier Rizzo Takes on AnOther


AnOther; Alasdair McLellan

For AnOther Magazine‘s twenty-fifth issue, Jefferson Hack, the founder of Dazed Publishing Group, has tapped renowned Belgian stylist Olivier Rizzo as the guest editor of the British culture and fashion biannual. Centering on the ideas of travel and transformation, Rizzo brought a rich texture, wit, and sense of performance to his three shoots with photographers Willy Vanderperre (whose images are pictured here) and Alasdair McLellan. “Guest-editing the well of AnOther Magazine was fantastic,” Rizzo told “Jefferson, [creative director] David James, and I have a long-standing, close relationship in the magazine, where the mutual respect and support leads to total creative freedom.” For the cover, he styled actress Cate Blanchett in the midst of a decadent night garden, channeling the theatricality of new-wave Berlin. Hailing from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Rizzo has some pretty serious styling cred: He’s done Prada’s shows since 2006, as well as the runways of Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton, and the campaigns for Raf Simons and Dior. Furthermore, he’s known for working with photographers such as Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Craig McDean, and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for publications such as Vogue Italia, W, i-D, Fantastic Man, Love, and Vogue Hommes International. Take a sneak peek at Rizzo’s AnOther spreads, which debut exclusively on, and check out the full issue when it hits newsstands on September 12.

AnOther; Willy Vanderperre

Photos: Willy Vanderperre

Stella Tennant On The Rocks


There are a plethora of adjectives one could use to describe Missoni’s ad campaigns, but ordinary is not one of them. Last season, the house shot models in archival looks against classical interiors, and for Fall ’13, Missoni has sent us a simultaneously serene and eccentric short by Alasdair McLellan. The photographer (who also lensed the campaign images, below) captures Stella Tennant striking some pretty quirky poses on the rocky coast of Cornwall. Giggles ensue when Paul Sculfor shows up wearing the men’s collection (although, we must admit, he appears more suave than silly), and, all in all, the shoot looks like it was a good bit of fun. Catch Stella’s moves—and Missoni’s winter wares—above.

Missoni's Fall '13 Campaign

Rag & Bone’s Double DIY


Rag & Bone’s Spring ’13 campaign may have featured polished Alasdair McLellan-lensed images of Kate Moss, but that doesn’t mean designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have gone all glossy on us. Today, Rag & Bone revives its DIY Project for the rag & bone/JEAN line. Having originated in 2011, the experimental ads have previously starred the likes of Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, and Candice Swanepoel (just to name a few), each of whom were given a digital camera, a bag of rag & bone/ JEAN clothes, and free range to shoot and wear whatever they pleased.

“We think [the DIY Project] is a unique way to show the styles of these cool girls, and it also gives people the opportunity to see their respective personalities and experiences,” says Neville. This season, the designers offer a DIY double whammy, having asked both Camille Rowe (above) and Poppy Delevingne (below) to document their rag & bone/JEAN experiences. “I shot my campaign in Mustique, where I was with my boyfriend, sister and friends for New Year’s. I also took some photos in London, which is where my home and heart lie. The final part was taken by my boyfriend in the fields of West Sussex,” said Delevingne. French-born, New York-based Rowe also had her boyfriend snap some images, which show the model in her Soho loft. “I think he’s a pretty talented photographer,” says Wainwright. The girls’ (and their boyfriends’) Spring ’13 DIY handiwork debuts here, exclusively on

Photo: Courtesy of rag & bone/JEAN