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11 posts tagged "Alasdair McLellan"

Missoni: Zigging and Zagging for Sixty Years And Counting

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Spring 2013 marks Missoni’s sixtieth anniversary, and to celebrate the milestone, the Italian house looks to the future while remembering its history. For starters, Missoni enlisted photographer Alasdair McLellan and stylist Vanessa Reid to create an array of artful Spring ads. Based on “paintings of the past,” the campaign consists of both still images and a serene film, which, aptly titled “A Zig-Zag in Time,” mixes looks from Missoni’s hologram-inspired Spring ’13 and pieces from the house’s archive of colorful graphic knits. Why tease us with discontinued vintage treasures, you ask? Because, come May 2013, Missoni will reissue the featured styles, all of which will be available at flagship stores worldwide. Take a walk down memory lane (and a peek at the Spring’s youthful wares) with Missoni’s film, which debuts on Style.com (above).

Moss Madness

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After racking up an impressive lot of Spring ’13 campaigns (Versace and Givenchy among them) and countless covers last year, Kate Moss (who celebrated her thirty-ninth birthday last week) shows no signs of slowing. Today marks a double whammy for the model: The Internet’s abuzz about her Tim Walker-lensed cover and spread for Love magazine’s ninth issue (her ensembles include a stretched tank top, which she wears in a bathtub, a bouquet of strategically placed flowers, and not much else). On the other end of the spectrum, Rag & Bone has released its Spring ’13 images, which, shot by Alasdair McLellan, feature a fresh-faced (and fully clothed) Moss perched on a park bench. The model’s partnership with Rag & Bone began last season, when she was shot by Craig McDean in North London for the brand’s first-ever ad campaign. This time around, she posed in Southrop, Gloucestershire, which just happens to be the same Cotswolds town where she married Kills rocker Jamie Hince in 2011.”We…thought it would be an interesting contrast to follow up [our first campaign] in a remote English village, which Kate happens to have an affinity for,” said Marcus Wainwright, who designs the range along with David Neville, in a press release. “It was also a fun play on our British heritage,” he added. Moss’ latest campaign coup debuts above, exclusively on Style.com.

Photo: Alasdair McLellan

Nicolas Ghesquière Bids Balenciaga Adieu

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Nicolas Ghesquière’s name has become synonymous with Balenciaga over the 15 years he’s been creative director, which made today’s announcement that he and the house are parting ways at the end of this month as shocking as it is abrupt. Just days after his Spring ’13 show in September, Style.com’s Jo-Ann Furniss sat down with Ghesquière at a photo studio outside of Paris to discuss his tenure at the label and the standout collection, while Alasdair McLellan shot a handful of Ghesquière’s favorite models in the new looks. The full story is in the new issue of Style.com/Print (on stands today, or order online here); Furniss’ profile and a few images from McLellan’s portfolio are now online here. “That’s the thing in fashion,” Ghesquière said, “if you do not move, then you are dead.” No telling what his next move will be; for now, there’s only the testament of his collections. More than a decade’s worth are archived on Style.com here.

Phoot: Alasdair McLellan / Courtesy of Style.com/Print

At Proenza Schouler, “More About An Attitude Than Anything Else”

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For its Fall campaign, Proenza Schouler called up one of its favorites from the ranks. “We wanted to focus this season’s campaign on the Proenza Schouler girl,” Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez said. “It was more about an attitude than anything else.” Few girls bring the PS attitude better than Canada-to-Bushwick transplant Meghan Collison, who’s been a mainstay of the duo’s runway shows. (She closed Fall’s.) Alasdair McLellan shot the new images, styled by Proenza Schouler runway stylist Marie Chaix. They’ll appear in select Fall fashion issues, including Love‘s (out now), and debut this week on ProenzaSchouler.com.

Photos: Alasdair McLellan / Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

Spaceman About Town

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Ground Control to David Sims...The Man About Town is about to be Man About Galaxy. The new edition of Philip Utz’s menswear biannual Man About Town is The Space Issue, dedicated to the high life in all of its iterations—from the burgeoning space tourism market to French pastry master Pierre Hermé’s recipe for space cake. (Include cannabis at your discretion.)

For the new issue, Utz and creative directors Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M (Paris) pitted the homemade against the futuristic, starting with the hand-crafted font M/M (Paris) worked up for use throughout the issue, one that was hand-formed in salt dough, then photographed. “The space theme was chosen because I wanted to break with the retro aesthetic that Man About Town had been championing prior to the Hedi Slimane issue, but also because I felt that it would take the writers, photographers, and stylists out of their comfort zone to produce something less self-referential and more thought-provoking than what most other men’s books have to offer,” Utz says. “It was certainly very rewarding to see everything come together, with such unlikely bedfellows as astrobiologists and stylists, computer programmers and fashion photographers.” The full list of contributors includes fashion world heavies such as Alasdair McLellan, Joe McKenna, Olivier Rizzo, David Sims, and Willy Vanderperre, but also Google vice president Vint Cerf, astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, and Virgin Galactic head of astronaut relations Dave Clark. (“Our approach to Man About Town was very free-spirited,” Augustyniak and Amzalag say of the roster. “We wanted to have fun and placed calls for everyone to join the party.”)

The issue hit stands this past Friday. It comes with a packet of six postcards featuring art from the pages of the magazine, like the David Sims shot, styled by McKenna, at left. “Postcards from the edge,” Utz calls them. Space: Wish you were here!

Photo: David Sims / Courtesy of Man About Town