12 posts tagged "Fall ’14"
Tomas Maier understands the strength in patterns. Each season, the designer teams up with a different photographer for “The Art of Collaboration,” Bottega Veneta’s series of seasonal advertising campaigns. With past collaborators including David Armstrong, Collier Schorr, and Pieter Hugo, each campaign is lensed with a completely unique perspective. For Fall ’14, Maier tapped British photographer David Sims, best known for his striking, minimal images.
“I am a great admirer of David’s photographs,” Maier told Style.com. “We thought that his stark, pared-down aesthetic would be a natural fit with the graphic elements of this collection. The result is very impactful, and I was extremely pleased with the collaboration.” Maier cast muse-of-the-moment (and frequent Bottega Veneta catwalker) Edie Campbell to model the colorful, energetic collection. A first look at the campaign debuts exclusively here. A behind-the-scenes film will go live on bottegaveneta.com later this summer.
The Fall campaigns are slowly rolling out, and tonight we can reveal that Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevigne are the headlining faces of the Fall ’14 Burberry campaign. Delevingne, a Burberry ad vet (her first campaign for the house was Spring 2011), flashes her signature smile in the Mario Testino-lensed snaps, while Waterhouse, who’s making her ready-to-wear campaign debut, strikes a more pensive pose in the brand’s artisanal Fall wares. “It’s such a dream come true to be part of this Burberry campaign!” Waterhouse told Style.com. “A special moment that I’ll always remember.” We’d bet up-and-coming male model Oli Green, who has previously walked in Burberry Prorsum shows, won’t soon forget his time on set working with the British beauties, either. Have a first look at the campaign here, exclusively on Style.com.
Is that Anya Hindmarch riffling through our kitchen cupboards again? That’s what it felt like at her wildly entertaining Fall ’14 show yesterday. As soon as the crowd took their seats, there were cues to what was coming—namely a bunch of fit male models in ballet shoes. We were then told by PR not to step on the holes in the floor…the plot thickens.
Sure enough, to the tune of a joyous, happy soundtrack, the bags marched out. The first boasted a portrait of Tony the Tiger from the Frosted Flakes box, followed by Cocoa Puffs, The Kellogg’s rooster, and Daz (basically the U.K. version of Tide detergent).
All of this was presented by models on a conveyer belt pushing shopping trolleys. And those trolleys kept getting fuller with handbag goodies: a clutch in a tubular shape of Digestive biscuits, then clutches in colors of the English chocolate Quality Street, with its distinctive, jewel-toned foil wrappers, then the Swan matches every English household has for lighting fireplaces or gas stoves. We’ll never look at a mundane shopping trip the same way again.
Colorfully striped clutches with oversize tassels followed, which balanced the whole look off nicely. Also on offer were scarves, new to the brand, which were printed with smiley faces.
Then it was showtime: The male models suddenly shifted into dance, toeing the line between the floor and the (still moving) conveyor belt against the strains of Judy Garland’s “Get Happy.” Holes in the wall suddenly had trumpets and basses thrust through them—body-less, though, as the “musicians” were on the other side. The final touch? At the last moment, hands…jazz hands popped through the holes in the floor, causing this writer to jump out of her seat. The audience was filled with grins—Anya Hindmarch helped the fash pack find its funny bone. And she created some of the most covetable bags of the season in the process. Relive Hindmarch’s elaborate runway production with the exclusive debut of her Fall ’14 video, above.
Lie Sang Bong, often referred to as “the Korean McQueen,” is one of Korea’s most revered designers. He was even bestowed the title of Asian Couturier Extraordinaire by the Asian Couture Federation last fall. But while Seoul is home (he launched his namesake line there in 1993) and Paris fashion week his usual stage, the designer took to the pavilion at Lincoln Center this season to take on a new challenge: courting the American market.
Instead of his fanciful gowns and demi-couture designs, Lie sent out a coterie of sensibly dressed girls for Fall ’14. Textured overcoats in techno fabrics and woolen cashmeres, leather paneled sheaths, silk-satin dresses, tailored crepe blouses, and trousers came in a color palette of cobalt blue, molten red, black, and white. Seemingly disparate details like Bauhaus swirls, flesh-colored lace, and graphic printed houndstooth were inspired by natural landscapes, be it an active volcano or Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring.
“I’ve added more practicality,” Lie told Style.com. “It’s also another luxury to wear things in different ways, so a lot of things are reversible and more wearable.… I think that fits New York.” The designer was also happy to wander the city and meet fashionable New Yorkers, later commenting on the dynamic energy, youth, and artiness of the city. He even revealed top-secret plans for a future stateside home. “I’ve shown in Paris for twelve years, so I felt like we could expand to the U.S. market, and one of the most important reasons is that we’re opening up our flagship store here this fall,” Lie said. “We’re working on it now and I’m very excited.”
Label: AllSaints, designed by Wil Beedle
Need to know: British retailer AllSaints sent out a global message inspired by the torn billboard posters and all-around industrialism of its native East London at a presentation this week, which marked its second showing in New York. The brand is best known for its rocker-turned-city slicker aesthetic, and the Fall ’14 range was a hard-bent attempt on creative director Wil Beedle’s part to bridge the geographic reach that now encompasses its international fan base. A textural interplay of bonded cashmere and leather coats and asymmetrical blazers was on hand, while supple leather skirts and drop-waist trousers provided the structural base. There were more literal interpretations of the theme: thick fuzzy sweaters stripped at the shoulders and an asymmetrical dress with a grid-like pattern all in gray, white, and black, with occasional touches of saffron. The melton biker pants and velvet scuba shoes were highlights to the menswear repertoire, which also had leather bonded onto T-shirts and sweats for sportive flair. The brand also launched its first-ever handbags, which came in printed croc and napa leather. After all, this collection was meant to move.
He says: “These days, people wear the same things to the airport as they do in a nightclub,” explained Beedle. “We need a global versatility. And it’s important that this works as well in New York as it does in London, Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul, and beyond.”
Where to find it: AllSaints stores, Bloomingdale’s, and online at www.us.allsaints.com.