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46 posts tagged "Spring 2013"

Eva Herzigova Goes Monroe for Brian Atwood

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Last time Brian Atwood tried to do a film, it was banned. Which wasn’t really surprising, considering the Mert & Marcus-lensed Fall 2012 short featured a completely naked Candice Swanepoel (save a sometimes-there corset and some killer Atwood boots) watching porn and rolling around with two muscular male models. But now that he’s worked out the kinks, Atwood is back for round two. The designer teamed up with the famed photographers again for his Spring ’13 film, which, inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pool scene in Something’s Got To Give, stars Eva Herzigova. Despite the fact that she’s nude (come on, what did you expect?), the film is a playful and, dare we say, tasteful expression of the seductive femininity around which Atwood’s shoes are built. “I think our last film and campaign was very sexual. It pushed the boundaries. But this is more feminine,” Atwood told Style.com. The video has a distinct Old Hollywood feel and shows Herzigova swimming around in a pair of floral heels (which Atwood thought resembled vintage swimming caps). “Yes, there is a man [you only see his arm as he reaches over the pool to give Herzigova a martini], but it’s all about her,” added the designer, who notes that Monroe’s “unapologetic sex appeal” is a constant source of inspiration. “She was mesmerizing—she had this power over men and women. And I think we captured that in a modern and very luxurious way.” Indeed, what could be more luxurious than wearing emeralds and sky-high sandals in a private pool? “Every woman wants to be that woman.” And Herzigova does a more than credible Marilyn impression. “When we were filming, I told Eva that I didn’t realize she was so curvaceous,” Atwood said. “And she leaned over to my ear and said, ‘I’m three months pregnant.’ ” Watch the debut of Atwood’s Spring ’13 film, above, exclusively on Style.com.

Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain would have turned 46 today. Considering the Nirvana frontman’s all-around greatness (and, of course, Spring’s grunge revival), we thought it necessary to remember the rock star on what would have been his special day. Judging by all the plaid, faded denim, and baggy, low-slung trousers, Cobain had quite an influence on the Spring ’13 collections. For instance, while watching Dries Van Noten’s impossibly cool Spring wares glide down the catwalk (above, left), one couldn’t help but recall the iconic image of Cobain jamming on his guitar in a floral dress (above, right). (Fun fact: The musician wore a similar number on a 1993 Davis Sims-lensed cover of The Face). A flowery frock may not have been the most likely sartorial choice for a rocker, but Cobain wore it well. And he offered no apologies.

Photos: Dries van Noten—Yannis Valmos/ GoRunway.com; Kurt Cobain—via http://tieba.baidu.com/p/68074611

Roses for Ricci

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Rose petals were strewn across the runway at Peter Copping’s flirty Spring ’13 Nina Ricci show. So it makes sense that the designer would incorporate the romantic flower into his Spring film. Created by an all-star cast (shot by Inez & Vinoodh, styled by Alex White, and starring Arizona Muse), the moody short features Muse running through a flurry of falling petals, toward a giant metal fan. “The petals obviously create an extremely feminine mood, but the fact that we see them disintegrate, and also the mechanics of the wind machine, gives the film an added dimension,” Copping told Style.com. He added that working with Inez & Vinoodh was “inspiring. I love the way they offset the Ricci femininity,” he said. Take an exclusive look at Nina Ricci’s new film, which debuts exclusively on Style.com, above.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Alexander Wang had Erin Wasson and Iselin Steiro on his runway, but the catwalk veteran that really had his crowd buzzing was Liberty Ross. The model-turned-actress was much in the news earlier this year when her husband Rupert Sanders’ affair with Kristen Stewart was made public. Ross stars in Wang’s latest Confessional video, and she doesn’t shy away from addressing her experience. “We’re all on journeys, we’re all given lessons,” she says. “Sometimes when things seem really bad, you have to be able to see the good and learn from it and more forward as graciously as possible.” She continues: This year marked “the end of some things and the beginning of something else. Beginnings and ending are always really exciting.” Wang agrees. “Every time a model transitions into acting, I feel like the [fashion] industry is losing a star; it was so great to have her tell her story.” Watch the exclusive clip here.

Sophie’s World

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Young London-based designer Sophie Hulme’s structured leather carryalls, with their unmistakable gold armored hardware, are the envy of every in-the-know fashion girl who doesn’t already have one. Presenting her second ready-to-wear collection under her namesake label (originally launched with the bags in 2007) in Paris last month, Hulme carried over the signature bags, playing on the theme with different textures and colors while continuing with her winning shape.

Her Spring 2013 collection was conceived around the simple beauty of the pineapple. “The skin of a pineapple has a mathematical symmetry to it, which translates perfectly into the Bauhaus-style patterns I wanted to create,” Hulme, a British Fashion Award 2012 nominee, tells Style.com. Fabrics based on this seamless geometry abound in Hulme’s collection of sweet skirts and clean trenches toughened with masculine metals. In a Where’s Waldo-style riddle, pineapples pop up everywhere from the gold cover of slick iPad cases to the playful charms that come with each piece in the collection. A closer look at a pencil skirt of brightly printed florals even reveals a background of hidden green pineapples beyond the red herring. Infinitely wearable with a cheery dose of Brit wit, Sophie Hulme’s ready-to-wear, with its growing list of heavyweight stockists (Barneys, Opening Ceremony, and Colette included), takes pride of place alongside her leather mainstays.

Photo: Courtesy of Sophie Hulme