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fall 2009

For W, fashion is art and commerce

I just love this art loaded fashion editorial titled Art & Commerce and published in the October 2009 issue of W magazine. Under the superb lens of photography duo Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Alex White, topmodels Raquel Zimmerman and Freja Beha Erichsen are discovering the wonders of contemporary art exhibited at Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

W magazine oct 2009 Art&Commerce

 

Editorial: Art&Commerce, W Magazine, oct 2009
Models: Raquel Zimmermann and Freja Beha Erichsen
Photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Stylist : Alex White

 

Tao is stepping to the bad side

The Kiss of Demons is a striking fashion editorial on masculine tailoring in fall 2009 women's trends. Shot by fashion photographer Mark Segal, styled by George Cortina and starring beautiful Japanese topmodel Tao Okamoto, the editorial was published in the November 2009 issue of Vogue Japan. Tao trades her delicate but cool femininity for a badass androgynous look while sporting some of the greatest menswear inspired pieces.
Tao Okamoto - Vogue Nippon - Mark Segal - 1
Tao Okamoto - Vogue Nippon - Mark Segal - 2
Editorial: The Kiss of Demons, Vogue Nippon, November 2009 issue
Photographer: Mark Segal
Model: Tao Okamoto
Fashion Stylist: George Cortina
Makeup Artist: Val Garland
Hair Stylist: Shay Ashual

Dolce&Gabbana ad campaigns fall/winter 2009/2010

 

Dolce and Gabbana ads always look like these star-studded movies with no complicated plots but with many familiar and glamorous faces. Both womenswear and menswear fall/winter 2009/2010 ad campaigns were shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein.

Dolce&Gabbana fall 2009 ad campaign bags
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Jennifer Connelly is a Balenciaga woman

Jennifer Connelly is one of my favorite actresses, so charismatic with her refined beauty and intelligent aura while Steven Meisel is at the top of the fashion photographers list for the retro vibe of his imagery and the ability to tell an interesting story. While Balenciaga isn't quite my fashion fantasy, I appreciate its avant-garde creativity.

Jennifer Connelly for Balenciaga fall 2009
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga fall 2009 ad
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga fw 2009/2010
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga ad campaign
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga advertising
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga fashion ad
Jennifer Connelly - Balenciaga fall/winter 09/10

 

Ad Campaign: Balenciaga fall/winter 2009/2010
Model: Jennifer Connelly
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Marie Amelie Sauve

 

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Anna Selezneva is Eco Warrior

The Silent Russian model Anna Selezneva poses as 'Eco Warrior' for the fall/winter 2009 edition of i-D magazine. Photographed by Richard Bush and styled by Sarah Richardson this "post-apocalyptic" character imagined sports some very cool utilitarian chic outfits with hints of punk-rock and grunge.

Anna Selezneva i-D magazine
Feature: Eco-Warrior, i-D Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009
Photographer: Richard Bush
Model: Anna Selezneva
Fashion Editor: Sarah Richardson
Makeup Artist: Lucia Pica
Hair Stylist: Nicolas Jurnjack

Zara campaign: fall/winter 2009/2010

 

What's not to like about Zara fall/winter 2009/2010 campaign shot by fashion photographer David Sims? German model Toni Garrn, here in a meditative mood, is one of my favorite faces in fashion, the clean, modern cut of chic urban clothes are quite appealing. I also love minimalist photography in black and white or in soft, shaded light and neutral colors. The fall 2009 Zara ad campaign has more of a somber tone which I find quite fresh for the Spanish high end fashion chain.

 

Zara ad fw09 - Toni Garrn
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Hussein Chalayan autumn/winter 2009/2010 ads

Hussein Chalayan's first advertising campaign for his Fall-Winter 2009/2010 Earthbound collection looks like a design sketchbook or an artistically edited portfolio. The ads staring belgian Ann Catherine Lacroix, dutch model Iekeliene Stange, russian Serafima Vakulenko and belarusian beauty Tanya Dziahileva were snapshots taken backstage at the Fall/Winter 09/10 runway show by photographer Amy Troost. The conceptual designer chooses a minimal promotion of his collection, sans artifice, focusing on clothes and their inspiration source, but does this do them justice?

Ann-Catherine Lacroix - Hussein Chalayan ad
Iekeliene Stange - Hussein Chalayan campaign
Serafima Vakulenko - Hussein Chalayan campaign
Tanya  Dziahileva - Hussein Chalayan campaign
Ann-Catherine Lacroix - Hussein Chalayan campaign
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Givenchy campaign: fall/winter 2009/2010

One of the rebranding initiatives of this season, Givenchy decided to quit the minimalist black &white aesthetic of the previous campaigns and replaced photography duo Inez & Vinoodh with digital photo artists Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Bringing their exuberant, innovative approach to Riccardo Tisci's edgy-glam fashion, the team couldn't be more cohesive. Lavish, aristocratic interiors/bedrooms of Ferrières castle oppose with sharp tailoring and dark looks in a Mert&Marcus signature surreal style.
Givenchy campaign -Adriana Lima
Givenchy womenswear fw0910
Givenchy menswear fw0910
Womenswear ads starring Tisci's muse Mariacarla Boscono, new-comer Ranya Mordanova, androgynous beauty Iris Strubegger have two "aces up the sleeve": Leonor Scherrer, daughter of retired couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer, declared to "represent France in all senses: the elegance, the aristocracy, the darkness" and Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima who is the very goth angel in the first ad.
Menswear ads feature male models Simon Nessman, Manuel Ramos and Jakob Wiechmann. Givenchy fashion accessories ad campaign - fall/winter 2009/2010 starring Iris Strubegger is shot by fashion photographer Mark Pillai.  
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Prada campaign: fall/winter 2009/2010

The newest womenswear advertising campaign from Prada continues with the "cloned" beauties approach of the last season but at the same time goes for a lot more somber, mysterious aura.
Savage looks (crimped hair, smoky eyes) and dark waters hit the "back to the nature" feeling of the fall 2009 collection; I would say it sends out a mythological reference but those high-heel fishing waders/rain boots are an odd wake-up call to reality.
Prada fw09 ad campaign - 1
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Shot by tireless Steven Meisel and starring fresh-faced models Anna de Rijk, Ymre Stiekema, Julia Hafstrom, Katlin Aas and Kendra Spears, Prada ad campaign is, as always, a slick presentation of the high-fashion clothes and accessories; this season in elegant hues of purple, red and brown.
Ad Campaign: Prada womenswear fall/winter 2009/2010
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Models: Anna de Rijk, Julia Hafstrom, Katlin Aas, Kendra Spears, Ymre Stiekema.
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