18 posts tagged "Craig McDean"
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.
If modeling has a G.O.A.T., it’s got to be Kate the Great—and without much competition. It’s hard to imagine most other models earning a full tome dedicated to their greatest hits; Moss’ comes out from Rizzoli next month, designed by Fabien Baron and with text by Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett. Above, an exclusive shot of Kate clutching Kate. She’s got the Testino cover in her mits—shot in Arles in 1996—but it’s only one of eight possible versions. The others, below, include shots by (left to right, top to bottom) Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, David Sims, Corinne Day, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Mert & Marcus.
For those not in the know, Belstaff was first launched back in 1924 and established itself as the go-to brand for waterproof sporting garments. Back in February, Belstaff’s new chief creative director, Martin Cooper (formerly at Burberry), debuted a re-energized look—a collection (heavily inspired by the machine age, when the wealthy all aimed to have motorbikes and motorcars) that strikes a balance between the label’s strong British heritage and modern sophistication. To show off the luxe offerings, the brand enlisted none other than Ewan McGregor to hop on a motorbike (he’s a lifelong motorbike rider himself), along with models Karmen Pedaru, Ymre Stiekema, Maud Weizen, Ben Hill, John Pearson, and Janis Ancens, for the Craig McDean-lensed campaign. “I started wearing Belstaff motorcycle jackets about ten years ago,” McGregor tells Style.com. “I feel like I’ve always known about them from photos of old motorcycle heroes and legends, as they are often wearing Belstaff.” Here, Style.com has a behind-the-scenes look at McGregor at work on the campaign shoot (styled by Karl Templer and creative-directed by Trey Laird), which took place at Lord March’s Goodwood estate in the U.K.—fittingly, the location of the annual Festival of Speed auto race.
Being British, Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are particularly pleased to be opening their first store in London. They’ll show part of their upcoming Spring collection in the new space in September, after putting it on the runway in New York, of course. Today, they’ve released images from their Fall collection campaign, which marks another first for the duo. Playing up their roots once more, they hired fellow Brits Craig McDean and Kate Moss for the images, which were shot on a derelict street in Kentish Town, North London, with McDean working a handheld camera in natural light and Moss wearing minimal makeup. “Kate’s got this effortless quality about her, in her personal style and her attitude,” Wainwright says, “and that really translates… especially in the shot of her smiling.” Style.com has a first look at the photograph, here.
Jason Wu has joined the ranks of Rodarte, Thakoon, and Richard Chai as the newest Target collaborator. Wu’s collection is the first designer collaboration set to bow after the success of Missoni for Target, WWD reports. [WWD]
Designer Tabitha Simmons enlisted the help of Craig McDean and one very talented tap dancer to show off her Fall 2011 collection in a short film. Catch her ankle boots and pumps in action in Tap Dancer, made exclusively for the launch of Simmons’ collection at Barneys. [The Window]
Over the weekend, designer Johan Lindeberg opened up a new BLK DNM shop in Stockholm. Lindeberg, who opened his first BLK DNM store on Lafayette Street in New York this summer, also announced that he has plans to open three more stores next year. [WWD]
Daphne Guinness is reportedly launching a film production company. It’s not her first outing in film, however. Guinness exec-produced Cashback, Sean Ellis’ Oscar-nominated short film. [Page Six]