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August 23 2014

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42 posts tagged "Dasha Zhukova"

A Rosy New Outlook On Eveningwear

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Don’t wear pink. It’s one of fashion’s golden rules. Even those of us who grew up with a Barbie doll in each hand have written off the color as too froufrou or girly. We’ve always been anti-, until a recent spate of rosy dresses made us reconsider the hue. Pink became the unofficial shade of Miami Art Basel; Anouck Lepère and Dasha Zhukova were just two of the partygoers photographed in bubblegum-colored frocks last week. Softer blush tones have been turning up on red carpets, too. Elle Fanning looked like a princess at the British Independent Film Awards in an Oscar de la Renta confection, while Kristen McMenamy, who generally favors a more gothic (read: all black) look, made an argument for pink at a dinner for the new Valentino: Master of Couture exhibit.

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Garage Time

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When Dasha Zhukova released her debut issue of Garage magazine during fashion week last September, The New York Times called it “one of the most intriguing magazines to come along in years.” To jog your memory, recall that cover (there were three different ones) lensed by Hedi Slimane, featuring the lower half of a nude model with a peel-off Damien Hirst sticker on her crotch. One year later, she’s got issue number three ready to hit newsstands September 10. The theme, it would appear, is a little less provocative: time.

“Our themes in the past were not risqué just for the sake of it—it was more that we focused on subject matter that we thought resonated,” she tells Style.com. “We decided to focus on ‘time’ as our theme as it seems to be the one thing that everyone is either trying to buy more of or rush their way through with the increasing presence of technology in our everyday lives. From our obsession with defying the effects of aging to the stress of deadlines that loom in our careers to things as seemingly trivial as arriving ‘fashionably late,’ time touches all aspects of our lives.”

Zhukova brought on the likes of photographers Nick Knight and Juergen Teller to interpret time for the five different covers, all linked to an editorial inside the issue. Knight did a Lichtenstein-inspired shoot with Lindsey Wixson, with text captions by Perez Hilton. “Nick Knight’s shoot and collaboration with Perez takes traditional pop art to the contemporary extreme. It takes an aesthetic that feels almost classical to today’s generation and frames it timelessly with the use of today’s digital shorthand,” she explains. Teller, for his part, photographed the oldest tree in the world with Spanish actress Rossy de Palma as his model. The other three covers include works by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, John Currin, and a limited-edition vinyl record with a conversation between Marc Jacobs and Currin. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at the Knight (pictured, above) and the Teller (pictured, below) covers.

Photos: Courtesy of Garage

Azealia Banks: Protection Required?

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Azealia Banks, never one to hold back. The unapologetically in-your-face rapper and fashion darling recently lent some of her swagger to Alexander Wang’s newest T campaign, but that’s nothing compared to her cover shoot for Dazed & Confused. It’s supposed to hit newsstands on August 16, but reportedly the new issue is, ahem, an issue in seven countries because of the risqué cover. (Someone was bound to give Garage magazine editor Dasha Zhukova’s debut issue cover a run for its money.) Though the actual image is being kept under wraps, the Telegraph reports that it features Banks “posing with an inflated bright pink condom between her lips like a giant cigar, accompanied by the cover line ‘Azealia Banks Blows Up.’ ” Looks like that snarky cover line might just blow up in their faces if they don’t find a solution soon. The mag doesn’t seem to be too worried, though. Its response to the news, via the Dazed Twitter feed: “Thank god for the Internet, huh?”

Photo: Karl Walter / Getty Images

Garage Plays It Safe

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Dasha Zhukova is never one to shy away from pushing the boundaries. The inaugural Garage issue, after all, featured a woman’s ladyparts on one of its covers. In keeping with the magazine’s provocative style, she’s following up with a second issue, due out next week, focusing on sex and relationships. To go with it, she’s featured work from artists Keith Haring, Mat Collishaw, Sue Webster, and Tim Noble on condom packages. Style.com got the exclusive first look at the designs (pictured). And, in case the chic factor here isn’t already high, the condoms will be available at André Saraiva’s posh Le Baron nightclubs during fashion week in New York, London, and Paris (in addition to being inside every copy of the magazine).

Photos: Courtesy of Garage

Alice Dellal Is Reportedly The New Face Of Chanel, China Drives The Luxury Menswear Market, Dasha Zhukova X Illesteva, And More…

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Alice Dellal, the drummer in the band Thrush Metal, is reportedly the next face of Chanel. In the past, Karl Lagerfeld has cast the likes of Blake Lively, Jerry Hall, and Lily Allen in his handbag campaigns. [WWD]

A new study by Consultancy Bain & Co. reveals that the luxury menswear market is growing twice as fast as the luxury womenswear sector. The shift is being driven by China, which is the world’s biggest luxury goods market in terms of growth. [Vogue U.K.]

Dasha Zhukova has designed a limited-edition frame for eyewear brand Illesteva. The sunglasses benefit Restoring Vision, “which has helped supply glasses to more than 1.3 million people in need since 2003.” [WWD]

To celebrate Pringle of Scotland’s debut on thecorner.com, Tilda Swinton sat down with the brand’s creative director, Alistair Carr, to talk about the inspiration behind his first pre-fall collection for the label. The video is exclusively on DazedDigital.com today. [Dazed Digital]

Photo: Stephane Feugere