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10 posts tagged "Fall ’12"

Breaking Down the Fall Campaigns


The Fall ’12 campaigns started trickling in with magazines’ July issues, and there has been a spate of new ads in the recent August glossies. From a model’s standpoint, landing a campaign is the holy grail in terms of both money and prestige. The reason girls walk in runway shows to begin with (catwalk turns are notoriously underpaid or paid in trade) is to get noticed by the designers, stylists, and photographers who could potentially turn them into a billboard or the face on the side of a bus. Aside from Kate Moss (pictured, above), who appears in the latest from Salvatore Ferragamo (lensed by Mikael Jansson), and Daria Werbowy‘s reprisal at Céline (Juergen Teller previously shot her for Spring ’11), this season has really been about fueling up-and-comers. Case in point: Elza Luijendijk, whose Prada runway exclusive eventually turned into a spot in the coveted campaign shot by Steven Meisel. The 16-year-old Dutch beauty also wowed in Versace’s Fall gothic-chic series with the help of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (pictured, below). Kati Nescher has been a huge success story this year, and she scooped up contracts with Chanel and Nina Ricci (and we’re guessing more are on the way in the not-so-distant future).

Overall, the general trend in fresh faces is: The newer they are, the more designers pack in together. Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Etro have all put out multi-girl images. The Balenciaga pack is completely unknown: Julier Bugge, Linn Arvidsson, Juliet Ingleby, Anniek Kortleve, and Sophie Hirschfelder—even the most diligent model watchers have no idea who these girls are, but Nicolas Ghesquière always loves to throw us a few head-scratchers. On the other hand, Dolce & Gabbana perfectly cast the more recognizable Italian trifecta of Bianca Balti, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, and Monica Belluci for its Fall ads.

Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo; Courtesy of Versace

Prada’s Princesses


Is it fantasy or reality? For Prada’s Fall ’12 campaign, Steven Meisel photographed Miuccia Prada’s “virtual princesses,” models Iselin Steiro, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk, and Vanessa Axente, in a futurist enclosure and shifted camera angles to create playful illusions. With their strong gazes, dip-dyed hair, and embellished, geometric-print clothes, these fashion avatars look fit for a video game. Here, has an exclusive look at the new campaign.

Photo: Steven Meisel

The Guys Who Set Paris On Fire


The song of Fall ’12 Paris fashion week? No question—Zebra Katz’s (pictured, left) vogue culture-referencing “Ima Read.” Credit for that goes to Rick Owens (pictured, right), who blasted the song as the soundtrack to his fire-and-brimstone (literally!) Fall womenswear show. (“It’s a Rick Owens show, it’s not Disney World,” the designer shrugs.) Dazed & Confused brought the two provocateurs together for a video interview and a little photo shoot. Clothes, naturally, are by Rick Owens. The hat is Katz’s—but if Rick started making them, we’d have no objections. Check out the full video here.

Photos: Courtesy of Rick Owens

Coming This Fall: Three Floors Of Lanvin Menswear In New York City


Lucas Ossendrijver (pictured), Lanvin’s menswear designer, was in town from Paris today to walk a handful of editors and buyers through key looks from his Fall ’12 collection. There was plenty to ogle as Ossendrijver ticked off the fine points of the pieces, including details too subtle to be seen on the Paris runways: the silicone injections that—à la plastic surgery—gave knits roundness and volume; lapels half shorn off and then reattached askew; the overcoats whose sloped-forward shape was achieved by hand-sewing chains into the sides for a toothlike grip; jackets with sleeves so slimmed they required darts. There was a new silhouette to attempt if you dare—a high-waisted flare that at least one female editor in the room murmured she’d have no problem wearing if her male compatriots were too timid—and a parade of Frankensteined outerwear, with puffer pieces sewn on cabans and greatcoats, or a leather moto jacket whose pieces were bonded to boiled wool, which peeked out through the segments of skin. But the news of the day was the details Ossendrijver shared on the forthcoming Lanvin men’s store on Madison Avenue, just a block south of where the women’s store now stands. “I’m really excited,” he said. “It’s going to be almost a replication of the Paris store.” Three floors’ worth of menswear will arrive when the store opens this Fall, including clothes, shoes (a new graphic series of sneakers in stamped croc, some with neon details on the soles), bags (a leather sac designed to be either slung over the shoulder or worn around the waist), and jewelry.

CK All-In-One


A liquid silver, mirrored backdrop set the polished tone at this morning’s Calvin Klein Fall ’12 presentation, which included ready-to-wear, accessories, athletic apparel, jeans, and a new CK One cosmetics line. And, of course, there were the latest underwear offerings—a definite highlight in view of the anatomically flawless models sporting the cotton bras and logo briefs. The clothing itself was characteristically clean and architectural, with an emphasis on unexpected volumes. An oversize, structured women’s coat with a slight masculine edge looked modern tossed over a sleeveless, leather-trim suit and styled with a sleek leather envelope clutch. The same goes for the color-blocked, long-sleeved sheath that hinted at the swinging sixties. For the boys, layering was key, with slim turtlenecks shown under crewneck sweaters and warm puffer coats cut from matte suiting fabric. All in all, it was a straightforward, urban collection that will likely find its way into the wardrobes of both the downtown and uptown set.

Photo: Billy Farrell /