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fall 2008

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

Dolce & Gabbana fall/winter 2008/2009 ad campaign

Dolce & Gabbana delivers one of the most interesting advertising campaigns of the Fall/Winter 2008/2009 season. Shot in an urban night scene, the ads have a strong dramatic effect owed to edgy fashion photographer Steven Klein, who is known for his dark, erotic, surreal visual aesthetics.
The story of these ads (both womenswear and menswear) talks about a night out with the gang, which is not looking to be a nice pastime. The shots capture Dolce&Gabbana's over-the-top glamour but induce also a quite disturbing feeling.
Dolce&Gabbana F/W campaign
Dolce&Gabbana 2008/09 campaign
Dolce&Gabbana ad campaign
Dolce&Gabbana F/W 2008/09 campaign
Dolce&Gabbana womenswear campaign
Dolce&Gabbana F/W campaign
Dolce&Gabbana 2008/09 campaign
Dolce&Gabbana ad campaign
Dolce&Gabbana F/W 2008/09 campaign
Dolce&Gabbana menswear campaign
Dolce&Gabbana fall2008/winter2009 ad campaign
Photographer: Steven Klein
Models: Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Caroline Trentini, Evandro Soldati, David Gandy, Noah Mills, Adam Senn, Sean Harju.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2008

Riccardo Tisci has done for Givenchy what Nicolas Ghesquière achieved at Balenciaga: making the brand his own, giving it a young, modern, urban edge. Of course the classic Givenchy spirit remains intact through sharp tailoring and attention to detail. But the gothic-glamour style, biker jackets and head-to-toe one-color outfits are Tisci's signature.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2008

Hermès fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign

One of the most beautiful fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaigns is "An Indian Winter" by Hermès. The luxury French fashion house called on National Geographic photographer Eric Valli to evoke an escape through the snowy mountains, featuring always fascinating Mariacarla Boscono and a very interesting male model (didn't found the name, yet).

Hermès fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign

Emilio Pucci fw 2008/09 ad campaign

The latest ad campaign for Emilio Pucci benefits from the photographic talent of controversial Juergen Teller and from the presence of graceful, captivating Italian model, Mariacarla Boscono.

Juergen Teller, known for the "snap-shot aestetics" in fashion manages to create a perfectly viable mix between colorful, seventies inspired Emilio Pucci designs, the harsh light and overwrought setting: lavish, slightly baroque interiors.

Emilio Pucci f/w 2008/09
Emilio Pucci Mariacarla Boscono
Emilio Pucci fall/winter campaign
Emilio Pucci ad campaign
Emilio Pucci Mariacarla campaign
Emilio Pucci Juergen Teller
Emilio Pucci f/w 2008/09
Emilio Pucci Mariacarla Boscono
Emilio Pucci fall/winter campaign
Emilio Pucci ad campaign
Emilio Pucci Juergen Teller
Mariacarla Boscono Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci f/w 2008/09 ad campaign
Photographer: Juergen Teller
Model: Mariacarla Boscono

Roberto Cavalli fw 2008/09 ad campaign

Some of the best looks from Roberto Cavalli's romantic, "Peruvian" collection of A/W 2008/09 season are beautifully captured by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the label's latest ad campaign.
Roberto Cavalli Isabeli Fontana
Roberto Cavalli Frankie Rayder
Roberto Cavalli fall 2008
Roberto Cavalli fall campaign
Roberto Cavalli Frankie 2008
Roberto Cavalli Isabeli 2008
Roberto Cavalli Raquel 2008
Roberto Cavalli Angela Lindvall
Roberto Cavalli Raquel&Isabeli
Roberto Cavalli Frankie&Isabeli
Roberto Cavalli Angela 2008
Roberto Cavalli Raquel 2008
Models: Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Angela Lindvall, Frankie Rayder

D&G fall-winter 2008/09 ad campaign

The fall-winter 2008/09 ad campaign for D&G makes a fortunate step away from the tiresome images of care-free, partying young & beautiful people. The pictures shot by anglophile Mario Testino have as inspiration point old portrayals of the British royal family while the most of the collection itself was inspired by Helen Mirren in "The Queen".
D&G fall-winter 08/09
D&G fall-winter ad campaign
D&G 2008/09 ad campaign
D&G fall-winter 08/09
D&G fall-winter ad campaign
D&G fall-winter 08/09
Ad campaign: D&G fall-winter 2008/09
Photographer: Mario Testino
Models: Alice Burdeu, Aline Weber, Anett Griffel, Iris Strubegger, Martha Streck, Olga Sherer.

Moussy fall 2008/winter 2009 ad campaign

Top model Agyness Deyn dons her best punk pose for Moussy ad campaign. The fall 2008/winter 2009 collection of this Tokyo based label is much influenced by 80's style icon and punk-rock/new-wave darling Deborah Ann Harry.
The campaign focuses on the era's distinctive street styling: the biker leather jacket, the blazer, the long cardigan worn with colorful tights, the acid-wash jean, the bootie and the zebra print.
Moussy Agyness campaign
Moussy fall campaign
Moussy fall 2008
Moussy ad campaign
Moussy campaign Agyness
Moussy campaign fall
Moussy campaign ads
Moussy Agyness Deyn

Versace Ad Campaign

Beauty duo Natalia Vodianova and Isabeli Fontana replaced top model Gisele Bündchen for the latest Versace ad campaign. The adverts' fashion team included photographer Mario Testino and stylist Brana Wolf.
Natalia and Isabeli model some of the best pieces from Versace fall 2008 collection including platform shoes with ski-high heels, glossy handbags in candy colors and exotic skin as well as sexy mini dresses and coats and siren gowns. The photos, some semi-nudes, ooze sensuality in the purest Donatella's style.
Versace ad campaign

Models: Natalia Vodianova and Isabeli Fontana

Photographer:  Mario Testino


Miu Miu Ad Campaign

Succeeding fellow actress Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis is the new face of Miu Miu for the fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign. Photographed by artistic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott redheaded Vanessa Paradis leaves Chanel chic behind (a well-known partnership) to embrace Miuccia Prada's signature glamorous quirkiness. The actress (and singer) is modeling Miu Miu fall 2008 collection including elegant sportswear, gorgeous handbags and pump shoes.
miumiu vanessa

Model: Vanessa Paradis
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


Alberta Ferretti fall 2008 - winter 2009 ad campaign

When you think of Alberta Ferretti fall 2008 collection wonderful shades of violet come first to mind. And here they are, jewel tones of purple stand along emerald green, sapphire blue and gold in beautiful shots captured by the magical lens of photographer Steven Meisel for Alberta Ferretti fall/winter 2008/09 ad campaign.
Models Anna J, Magdalena, Siri & Viktoriya turn home after a long night of partying, and stretch their long legs in an old metro train. Love the contrast between the gorgeous clothes and the scenery.
Alberta Ferretti fall 2008
Alberta Ferretti fall campaign
Alberta Ferretti fall ad
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09 campaign
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09 ad
Alberta Ferretti F/W 08/09

Photographer: Steven Meisel

Models: Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Magdalena Frackowiak, Siri Tollerod, Viktoriya Sasonkina


Blumarine fall 2008 - winter 2009 ad campaign

These luminous shots featuring lovely Natasha Poly were done by photographer Craig McDean for the new Blumarine ad campaign. This Italian label is known for sweet and romantic with a lot of sparkle, but, for the fall 2008 season, designer Anna Molinari turned towards a sexier, almost vampy look. There's still sweetness going on: a lot of frills, ruffles and nude-shades, but there's also a body-con leopard-print dress and Natasha's fierce gaze.

Blumarine fall 2008
Blumarine Natasha 2008
Blumarine Natasha campaign
Blumarine ad campaign
Blumarine Natasha fall 2008
Blumarine fall campaign
Blumarine Natasha ad
Blumarine fall 2008 campaign
Blumarine Natasha Poly

Model: Natasha Poly

Photographer:  Craig McDean


Louis Vuitton Fall 2008/Winter 2009 Ad Campaign: Eva Herzigova

Why did Louis Vuitton carry two different ad campaigns for Fall/Winter 2008/09 season is an issue for their marketing dep. They send forward quite opposite messages. Is it well for a brand to undergo such dichotomy?

Eva Herzigova Louis Vuitton
Eva Louis Vuitton campaign
Louis Vuitton fall 2008
Louis Vuitton fall campaign
Louis Vuitton advertisment Eva
Louis Vuitton Eva ad
Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2008/09

Model: Eva Herzigova

Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott


Avantgarde: About Couture

Usually I like fashion editorials with a story but I was pleasant impressed by these pictures from Avantgarde magazine featuring fresh face Dutch model Valerie Van der Graaf from SPS Model Management Amsterdam. She recently joined Viva Models - Paris so we'll be seing more of her. These pictures have something wintry about them without showing any cold weather décor or fashion (like fur or knits).

Valerie Van der Graaf in Avantgarde
Valerie Van der Graaf in Avantgarde
Valerie Van der Graaf
Avantgarde Valerie

Burberry fall 2008/winter 2009 ad campaign

Romantic, retro, restless ... a mood set by black-and-white pictures of the Burberry fall 2008 ad campaign. Photographed by Mario Testino, the ads feature Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, called by the British press "the new Kate Moss", and former pop-singer, now film actor, Sam Riley posing as a couple with a certain history. The Kensington Gardens in a cold, foggy morning are used as dramatic setting.
These pictures remind me a little of the classic 70s drama flick Love Sory ... but maybe I'm too sentimental.

Burberry fall08/winter09 ad campaign


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