Future Fashion with Tilda Swinton

What says more avant-garde than the bi-annual cultural journal AnOther Magazine with fashion-forward Tilda Swinton on the cover?
Another magazine spring 2009 cover

Prada spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Spring/Summer 2009 ad campaign for luxury fashion label Prada was inspired by ancient stone bas-reliefs - depicting everyday life scenes and in this case dancing (?!). Well, anyway, the crinkled, glossy, textured fabrics and leathers Miuccia Prada planned for this season really go together with this idea.
Same goes for the sculptured hair-styling and the rigid, statuesque postures of the 7 topmodels that look so alike.
Prada ss09 ad campaign - 1
Ad Campaign: Prada womenswear spring-summer 2009
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Models: Nimue Smit, Giedre Dukauskaite, Sigrid Agren, Toni Garrn, Katrin Thormann, Viktoriya Sosonkina and Ymre Stiekema

Alice in Fashionland

"Lewis Carroll dressed her as an innocent in satin and ribbons. Disney made her flaxen haired and saucer eyed. In the pages of Vogue the land of merry unbirthdays and late running rabbits shimmers to life again - as the world's most influential designers dress the original little girl lost in their own visions.
This is the description of an outstanding Annie Leibovitz signed fashion editorial starring supermodel Natalia Vodianova.
Leibovitz - Lewis Carroll
Enjoy the only pictures you'll ever see with designer Olivier Theyskens as writer Lewis Caroll, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren as goofy characters Tweedledum&Tweedledee, as well as a pre-fitness-mania Marc Jacobs as the Caterpillar or the megalomaniac John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts (no, wait, we usually see him as such). I'll leave you to recognize the rest of the cast.
Editorial: Alice in Wonderland
Magazine: Vogue US, December 2004
Model: Natalia Vodianova
Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

Dolce&Gabbana spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Dolce & Gabbana doesn't disappoint with its newest ad campaign shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Klein. The label's spring/summer 2009 advertorial images display a "classic" D&G heavy styling and cinematographic composition. A group of young people are gathered in a lavish interior setting (a beautiful rococo décor with couches and lounge chairs draped in luxurious fabrics) and captured on film in intriguing poses.

Dolce&Gabbana ss09 womenswear
Dolce&Gabbana ss09 menswear
Dolce&Gabbana spring 2009 womenswear
Dolce&Gabbana spring 2009 menswear
Dolce&Gabbana ss09 womens ad campaign
Dolce&Gabbana ss09 mens ad campaign
Dolce&Gabbana ss09 ad campaign womens
Dolce&Gabbana ss09 ad campaign mens

White Dreams

British model and actress Lily Cole is one of those rare beauties that you can easily obsess about. By overemphasize her ethereal features (porcelain skin, red hair and doll-like features) photographer Sølve Sundsbø creates an alienesque, manga looking character, innocent and yet incredible sensual.

Lily Cole by Solve Sundsbo
Lily Cole - Solve Sundsbo -2
The surreal mood of this 2005 photoshoot is set off by milky white surroundings that look like a futuristic mix of Alice in Wonderland and One Thousand and One Nights.
Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø is known for his cutting-edge work including beautifully crafted (digitally or manually edited) dreamscapes. His unique brand of artistic photography blurs the boundaries of fashion, portrait, landscape and computer-generated animation.

Valentino spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

The prolific fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott also signed the spring 2009 campaign for Valentino. 90s beauty icon, American supermodel Stephanie Seymour is the image of the Italian high-fashion house, embodying "una vera donna", a woman from tip to toe: confident, graceful, sensual, elegant and most important, "sans-age".
A 40-year-old and mother of four, Stephanie Seymour fascinates with her great looks and manages to show high class wearing only a Valentino bag.
Valentino - Stephanie Seymour
Valentino - Stephanie ss09
Valentino Stephanie ad campaign
Valentino Stephanie ss09 ads
Valentino Stephanie spring 2009
Stephanie Seymour for Valentino
Stephanie Seymour - Valentino campaign
Stephanie Seymour by Mert&Marcus
Ad campaign: Valentino spring/summer 2009
Model: Stephanie Seymour
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Vague Emotions

Fashion photography, the most glamorous form of art, ceased a long time ago to be just a dull, empty form of presentation due to cutting edge culture magazines and talented artists.

Photographer Craig McDean, well-known for his striking fashion imagery used an "error" technique - involving blurry, unfocused images - that brings a dramatic vibe to "Emotions", a fashion editorial featured in the October issue of W-Magazine.

W Suvi Koponen october2008
W-Magazine Suvi Koponen
Editorial: "Emotions", W Magazine  - October 2008
Photographer: Craig McDean
Models: Suvi Koponen and Meghan Collison

Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Photography team Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott give a surreal edge to Giorgio Armani's well known classic elegance, for the label's spring/summer 2009 ad campaign.  The creative duo kept the black-and-white photography and added some glow and blur effects that bring a stylish, hallucinatory vibe. Is it a hidden message that this is a dreamy collection?

Giorgio Armani spring 2009 campaign
The ads feature one of my favorite top-models, Sasha Pivovarova, posing fiercely and almost alienesque alongside Irish hunk Jamie Dornan. Well alongside is miss-used here but only because I would have loved them to pose as a fierce Armani couple.
The photos capture some of the best pieces from Giorgio Armani spring 2009 collection including footwear, eyewear and handbags among which the much desired (by me, of course) Montenapoleone bag.
Ad Campaign: Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2009
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Models: Sasha Pivovarova, Jamie Dornan

Dunhill spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Here's heartthrob Jude Law playing the lead role in Dunhill's ad campaign for spring/summer 2009 season. A long-time fan of this London-based luxury brand, as him stated, the British actor is the image of Dunhill menswear for the third consecutive season, depicting the modern&stylish British gentleman.
The ads shot by photographer Greg Williams ("responsible" for the Bond and Bourne movie posters) focus on a man who's confident, classy but also outdoorsy/speed enthusiast.
Dunhill spring/summer 2009 campaign
The kind that minds not crumpling his fine, expensive shirt in a sand car race. The collection mixes timeless silhouettes, exquisite fabrics and leathers (three-piece gabardine suits, safari blazers, suede biker jackets), understated colors and covetable accessories.

Miu Miu spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Miuccia Prada continues to seek out her advertising muses among today's big screen sirens. For spring/summer 2009 Mrs. Cruise, actress Katie Holmes is the new image for youthful brand Miu Miu.
Miu Miu spring 2009
Miu Miu ss09 ad campaign
Miu Miu spring/summer 2009 ads
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Miu Miu Katie Holmes campaign
MiuMiu Katie ss09 ads

Once Upon A Time

The mannish trend seen through vintage reference inspired this fashion editorial featured in the May 2006 issue of Elle Magazine (Romania). Using sepia tones, these lyric images send us back in time to 1930's, while menswear classics highlight the beauty of the woman. The fashion editor prompts us to hunt through our grandfathers' wardrobes for today's trendiest pieces: suspenders wide-leg trousers, a cotton undershirt or a pair of oxfords/jazz shoes.
Elle Romania may 2006 editorial
Editorial: Once upon a time/Elle Magazine
Model: Maria Damian
Photographer: Gabi Hirit
Fashion Editor: Domnica Smigelschi

Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Alberta Ferretti ad campaigns get better and better from one season to another. As much as I love her collections - she is one of my favorite designers - I love the ads more. They really highlight the main theme of the collection and carry it forward creating an entire distinct atmosphere.
Of course the entire credit goes to fashion photographer Steven Meisel who recreates, for Alberta Ferretti spring/summer 2009 campaign, the glamorous & decadent jazz age.
Alberta Ferretti ss09 ad campaign
Alberta Ferretti by Steven Meisel
Steven Meisel for Alberta Ferretti
Ad Campaign: Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2009
Photograper: Steven Meisel
Models: Kinga Rajzak, Mina Cvetkovic, Viktoriya Sasonkina

Dior Homme spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2009 ad campaign featuring Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira benefits from couturier Karl Lagerfeld's photographic talent. The black-and-white ads, shot in a fashion editorial style, capture Marlon in dancing movements, giving the impression of a cool pop video. What is that saying about the new Dior collection? It's definitely targeted towards a much younger, hipper audience.

Dior Homme spring/summer 2009 ad

Behold the Men

I would love to see more exuberant fashion editorials like this one in men style magazines. You can really tell that fashion has become men's playground too. Ecce Homo pictorial starring models Adam Lundberg, Drew J, Dylan (Wilhelmina New York agency) was shot by photographer Kah Poon for And Men Magazine.

Ecce Homo - And Men
Editorial: EcceHomo
Magazine: And Men
Issue: Vol. 11, 2008
Model: Adam Lundberg, Drew J, Dylan
Photographer: Kah Poon

Chloé spring/summer 2009 ad campaign

And here is again model Toni Garrn in a female bonding photoplay alongside Polish beauty Anna Jagodzinska. Pictures were shot by Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson for Chloé spring/summer 2009 ad campaign.

He is well known for his long-time collaboration with Donna Karan (or for the Marc Jacobs-as-Andy Warhol editorial in Numéro Magazine) as well as for his ability to achieve through his photographs an intense, intimate, cinematographic mood.

Chloé spring 2009 ad campaign
Chloé spring 2009 Toni & Anna
Ad campaign: Chloé spring/summer 2009
Models: Toni Garrn, Anna Jagodzinska
Photographer: Mikael Jansson


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