6 posts tagged "Meghan Collison"
Rising photographer Boo George has been on fashion’s radar for some time now: He’s long been championed by editors in his native United Kingdom, and shot one of his biggest supporters, Katie Grand (alongside Marc Jacobs, backstage at Louis Vuitton), for the third issue of Style.com/Print. Now, here in the U.S., W has signed on, too. George is the winner of its first annual The Shot competition, a partnership with the International Center for Photography. In celebration of his win, images from George’s knitwear story from the September issue of W are now on sale at Artsy. If you’ve ever pasted editorial pages on your bedroom walls—and happen to find yourself with a low four-figure sum to spare—a George can be yours. Shots of Suvi Koponen, Meghan Collison, Irina Kravchenko, and Juliana Schurig, styled by Edward Enninful, are all available, in limited edition, beginning today; the September issue of W will appear on newsstands Thursday.
Jason Wu’s new contemporary line, Miss Wu, is all about girlish whimsy. So it’s fitting that the designer came up with a free-spirited, feminine film to showcase his first collection. “As my main collection has evolved to be sexier and more evocative, I wanted the sweeter side of my design sensibility to be preserved,” says Wu of his new range, which, priced between $190 and $800, launches today at Nordstrom. Inspired by iconic couples—like Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger, and Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg—the collection’s easy striped sweaters, laid-back cardigans, flirty frocks, and floppy hats have a decidedly French feel. So, too, does the short, which, directed by Todd Cole, was influenced by French New Wave films, specifically those made by Jean-Luc Godard.
Debuting exclusively on Style.com (above), the film stars Meghan Collison as Miss Wu. Swathed in printed silks, smart separates, and a ladylike LBD, she playfully dances around a loft, trying to capture the attention of a love interest who is—at first—frustratingly indifferent. “The fact that we can get a glimpse into her life immediately creates interest in her character,” says Wu. The designer also wanted there to be an element of “fantasy” about his spring woman, so, naturally, during her improvised dance, Collison is able to fly. “I always believe that a bit of fantasy makes fashion more interesting,” says Wu. The designer is flying himself these days, working to finish his Fall ’13 collection, as well as his second offering (and, he hints, perhaps even some accessories) for Miss Wu. “I very much look forward to writing the next chapters in her life,” he says.
Since Spring ’11, photographer Tim Walker has fused his soft, surreal visions with Mulberry’s ultrafeminine designs to create ad campaigns that are, quite frankly, not of this world. For Spring ’13, the collaboration continues with a series of ads that depict an ethereal Meghan Collison (and, of course, the brand’s signature handbags) in a candy-colored underwater world. The campaign was, in fact, shot in a Georgian mansion outside of London, but leave it to Walker to transform his setting into an even more fanciful backdrop—one fit for a Georges Méliès film. “Meghan Collison was the perfect choice: strong, confident, able to hold your gaze but almost otherworldly,” says Walker. “She inhabits a dreamscape.” Above, Mulberry gives us a first look at their whimsical Spring campaign and, below, a preview of some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot, exclusive to Style.com. Continue Reading “Under The Sea With Mulberry” »
Steven Meisel shot the Spring ’12 Prada ad campaign in the most sensible place for the hot-rodding, fins-and-taillights collection: a gas station. Now here’s your first look at the accompanying video campaign, with Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Guinevere Van Seenus, Meghan Collison, Ymre Stiekema, and newcomer Katryn Kruger all strutting their stuff. Baby, you can drive my car.