Valentino has released its complete spring-summer 2014 campaign featuring Malaika Firth, Auguste Abeliunaite, Esther Heesch, Ine Neefs and Maartje Verhoef. The girls pose for Craig McDean with styling by Karl Templer. The images are romantic with a stunning location featuring the brand’s dreamy lace looks inspired by costumes and global traveling. via fashiongonerogue.com
Delivering a Baroque inspired spring-summer 2014 campaign, shoemaker Christian Louboutin creates new advertisements inspired by the work of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Photographer Peter Lippmann captures the images which juxtaposed the brand’s dazzling shoes and accessories with floral scenery. This is not the first time the American creative and Louboutin have collaborated together, the fall 2011 lookbook also featured images inspired by famous paintings. via fashiongonerogue.com
Things get surreal for the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar China with this fashion spread featuring Alexandra Martynova. The model, who also appears in Tom Ford’s summer beauty campaign, poses for Charles Guo in a fantastical set of images where gravity seems to not apply. Stylist Fan Xiaomu dresses Alexandra in bold looks from the spring collections of Miu Miu, Roland Mouret, Prada and more. via fashiongonerogue.com
Fashion photographer Saurabh Dua captures Evasion story featuring Albina Kireeva atToabh Management India for the latest issue of Zebule Magazine. Styling is courtesy ofMarie Revelut, with makeup by Maniacha at B4 agency. Assistants Ravi and Dilip. via designscene.net
After twenty years of its “Art of Fashion” campaigns, fashion retailer Neman Marcus has released imagery for the fall-winter 2014 season. London-based photographer Nadav Kander took over the reigns this season for a series of surreal images putting models in boxes and trippy situations all while wearing looks from designer labels like Tom Ford, Oscar de La Renta and Valentino. ModelsSuvi Koponen, Heather Marks, Tian Yi, Lais Ribiero, Soo Joo Park, Mirte Maas, Bruna Tenório, Alana Zimmer, Vlada Roslyakova and Irina Kravchenko take center stage for the images. via fashiongonerogue.com
Alexander McQueen, born 1969 – died 2010
Asymmetrical dress made of black and white “tweed-woven” rayon. The bodice is off the shoulders and sleeveless. The waist is gathered on an elastic band. The skirt flares on one side only and is longer and pointed at the back.
Length: 130 cm, Width: 89 cm
also called the “Raffia Dress”
Historical significance: An interpretation of Balenciaga‘s geometrical cut. Interesting new version of British traditional tweed. This dress is also called the “Raffia Dress” because of the physical aspect of the fabric.
By deconstructing the dress’s traditional silhouette Alexander McQueen challenges tradition. Here McQueen employs a sculptural shape that while exquisitely constructed, emphasises a disconcerting asymmetry. Thus in McQueen’s hands the dress has moved well beyond a conventional interpretation of a wardrobe staple. McQueen graduated from Central St. Martin’s School of Art in 1992, before launching his own label in 1994. He has developed a reputation for imaginative, bold design, which is combined with an in-depth knowledge of tailoring, owing to the training he received at the Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard.