20 posts tagged "Liu Wen"
In the past, Gap has roped in top models ranging from Bar Refaeli to Caroline Trentini to Karmen Pedaru to Liu Wen to front its ad campaigns. But for Fall, the retailer took a different route, this time opting for a cast of up-and-coming musicians and dancers to be the faces of its “Shine” campaign.
In the images, the group, including Seth and Scott Avett from the Avett Brothers, San Francisco Ballet star Yuan Yuan Tan, and dancer Lil Buck (who just completed a project with Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied), sports the label’s Icon Redefined collection—read: updated Gap classics. “In the late eighties and early nineties, Gap is what all the cool girls were wearing,” singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm, who is also in the campaign, told Style.com last night at an editor preview in New York. “Obviously, they still are.” Of the shoot, the modeling rookie added, “I’ve never modeled before and Yuan Yuan had her shoot just before mine. She was unbelievable, doing these insane high kicks and leaps across the room, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do that compares to this?’ ” Apparently, the jeans have a lot of stretch to them, but we don’t suggest trying Tan’s tricks at home. Here, get a first look at Tan and Bluhm in the newly unveiled shots.
By the time you read this, Liu Wen may already be rushing off set with Inez and Vinoodh, slipping into the dress and shirt you see above, and racing toward Alice Tully Hall, where she’ll accompany Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis—nominees for the Swarovski Award for womenswear—to the CFDA Awards. But on Friday afternoon, choosing the outfit for her first CFDAs with Beatty, things were a bit more relaxed.
Beatty and Suno stylist Brian Molloy were leafing through racks of Fall and brand-new Resort pieces, searching for the perfect look. A first try, a blush pink dress with a placed print from Resort had already been deemed too cute. A winner was in the offing: a graphic, leaf-printed dress with a flared skirt from Fall, cut in a nylon outerwear fabric. It was sweet, but with a harder edge. “There’s always a girliness to what we’re doing,” Beatty said. “The question is always, how do you temper that and turn it on its head? How do you take these different concepts that lead to your print and make them into something that feels cool and now for someone to actually want to put on their body? That’s the hardest part about designing in prints. People thing of it too graphically or too conceptually, and it’s important to maintain that, but I think, as a female, most important is that other girls want to wear it.” Continue Reading “Getting CFDA-Ready With Suno and Liu Wen” »
Over the weekend, Christian Dior showed its Spring Couture line in Shanghai in sync with the opening of French photojournalist Gérard Uféras’ exhibition, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the collection. Top models, including Liu Wen and Emma Pei, walked in the runway show. [WWD]
At last, today, Paris Vogue has launched an English version of its Web site. In honor of the English edition and the new layout, Vogue.fr has a picture of Kate Moss, circa 1998, wearing a Union Jack flag. [Telegraph]
Christian Louboutin says Princess Diana was the source of inspiration for two of his most famous shoe styles. Of the Love style, which was his very first pair of shoes, he says, “It was 1992 and I was looking at this picture of Princess Diana taken while her husband was giving a speech. She looked so sad and bored, I thought: ‘What would bring a smile to her face?’ ” [Vogue U.K.]
In today’s rumor mill: Karlie Kloss is reportedly dating St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. The rumor sprung from photos of the duo together at Coachella this past weekend. [Styleite]
Style.com’s roving street-style correspondent, Tommy Ton, is making the jump from fashion observer to fashion designer. Ton teamed up with Club Monaco to design two exclusive bags, which hit the retailer’s stores this week. Both styles—a messenger bag-inspired satchel for women and a backpack for men—are made in British Millerain with leather trim and nickel hardware and retail between $198 and $225. To introduce the bags to the world, the photoblogger slipped a few advance pieces to a few key friends and subjects and did what he does best: begin shooting. Above and below, a few exclusive shots of the bags in action. Continue Reading “As Seen On JakAndJil” »
Liu Wen has been on top of the modeling game for a few years now (she is currently ranked #6 on Models.com), so she’s a seasoned vet when it comes to fashion month madness. Wen walked in 50 major shows for Spring 2012, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Balmain, and Proenza Schouler, and chronicled some behind-the-scenes moments, from massages to motorcycle rides, for Style.com using her iPhone.
Pictured, above: “I had to take a bus to the Peter Som show because the L train wasn’t running. Actually, I think it was my first-ever bus ride in New York!”
“Models like to give each other massages backstage sometimes to stay energized and comfortable.” Pictured: Wen’s friends Mirte Maas and Hanne Gaby Odiele, at Anna Sui. Continue Reading “Who What Wen” »