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April 16 2014

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28 posts tagged "Vinoodh Matadin"

DNM’s WMN

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BLK DNM’s cross-platform plan for world domination continues. Johan Lindeberg’s men’s and women’s label, which puts out a printed gazette and a series of videos in addition to clothes and accessories—and, during fashion week, opened the doors of its first store—recently launched its own blog, BLKDNMcloseup.com. The journal offers a look behind the scenes at the line’s process, and also brings in collaborators to spread their chosen messages. Today, the first in a series of mini-shoots created especially for BLK DNM Closeup by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The point, explained the label’s Max Vallot, is to harness the power of social media to help effect change. The first installment, published today, spotlights Christy Turlington Burns (wearing Coat 6 by BLK DNM) and her organization, Every Mother Counts, dedicated to fighting preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. “Strong and independent women have always been an inspiration for Johan,” Vallot explained.

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Courtesy of BLK DNM

Meet Pierre Balmain  

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“Is that what we’re calling it these days?” asked a colleague as I rattled off my day’s schedule. No, no, not Balmain. Pierre Balmain—as in the younger diffusion line sibling of the bling-ed out and be-shouldered über-babe’s fave label. World, meet Pierre.

Actually, PB, which debuted yesterday in Paris in a presentation, is supremely low-key and understated. There’s not a sequin in the mix. But there is quite a bit that the girls who obsess over Balmain season after season will want to buy and wear—whether they can only aspire to the big-sister line’s demographic or not. For girls, the look is Paris Voguette Casual. The line’s signature jeans are plain, black, and skinny with trapunto motorcycle panels and silver zips at the pockets and ankle. They’re perfect with a little metallic leather bomber or black motorcycle jacket. A little body-con black jersey dress seems almost modest despite the slash at the bustline. Though there’s a fun bit of trash and splash in zebra-print jeans and a gingham top, not to mention the PB logo writ large on the back of a baseball jersey. The line has a unisex-y echo. For boys, the black jeans and motorcycle jacket get repeated, and a few more tailored blazers and sharply cut button-downs are in the mix.

On loop at the label’s Second Arrondissement showroom was a video shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin of model Abbey Lee Kershaw, her boyfriend, Matthew Hutchinson, and their band Our Mountain racing around Manhattan all kitted out in the line. They look, appropriately enough, like grunged-out rockers. They also look, appropriately enough, pretty cool. It’s not hard to imagine new Balmainiacs being minted after a viewing or two. That makes it the rare fashion film that actually makes sense.

Photos: Courtesy of Pierre Balmain

Gaga, Oh La La

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Lady Gaga has just surprised her Little Monsters with the first of her video collaborations with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. After photographing Gaga for V‘s Asian issue this summer, the powerhouse duo has joined forces with the pop star again. Here’s “You and I: Nymph,” featuring an uncharacteristically, minimally dressed Gaga. We almost didn’t recognize her!

Inez And Vinoodh For The CFDA Journal

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The CFDA Awards aren’t until June, but the first shots from the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-shot CFDA Journal, which profiles the nominees and honorees, debuted today. For the fourth year running, Trey Laird designed the journal, overseeing the photographers’ black-and-white shots of the likes of Marc Jacobs (Womenswear Designer of the Year nominee and Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, top), Lady Gaga (Fashion Icon Award honoree, above), and Alexander Wang (Womenswear Designer of the Year nominee, below). Continue Reading “Inez And Vinoodh For The CFDA Journal” »

The White Stuff

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Memorial Day approaches, and with it, an official encouragement to wear white. And while we do, admittedly, wear white during the winter months, summer is the true season for it—and judging from its dominance on the red carpets in Cannes, Hollywood, and New York lately, it’s looking to be the shade this summer. No better time, then, for YSL to announce its new white sunglasses ($275, available now at www.ysl.com), which, like much of Stefano Pilati’s recent collections for the label, pay tribute to classic suiting fabrics, like Prince of Wales and tartan. They’re a sophisticated update on the plain-white frame—and have a spokeswoman worthy of the name in Arizona Muse, who models them in the Inez and Vinoodh-shot campaign.

Photos: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Courtesy of YSL