For Fall/Winter 2013, Mary Katrantzoutrades her signature hallucinogenic color palette for moody monochromatic hues – and the effect is somehow even more striking. Referencing photographer, painter, art gallery and museum curator Edward Steichen’s iconic imagery, the print-master designer emblazons architecturally stunning silhouettes with eerie landscapes.
“For next winter, I wanted to portray a man’s view of nature, captured, refracted and ultimately distorted by the camera lens, fixed in black-and-white for eternity. The collection finds focus in a stripping-back of colour, revolving around a rainbow of monochrome with colour smoke bombs highlighting the pattern a d shape. Just how Pablo Picasso rinsed his paintings of colour to highlight the formality of structure and his obsessive interest in line and form, I wanted to do the same to show that perception, fabrication, and silhouette are also at the heart of my work. Pattern is conveyed through the intricacy of intarsia knits, embroideries, jacquards and brocades, custom knit, woven and engineered to re-render a landscape across the clothes.” Mary Katrantzou
The most fabulous e-store out there, Moda Operandi, the only place you can preorder looks straight from the catwalk before they are available anywhere else, has the entire Fall collection of Mary Katrantzou available to preorder, until the end of the week.
Photographer Panos Davios shot the new look book of the Fall 2013/14 SOMF collection -which, may I say, is an absolutely great collection and the best of the girls so far!- so we had many things to say and lots of work to do together with Mariaflora and the rest of the team. But mainly we talked about the inspiration of the collection “Laura (Palmer) does Dallas”, and made scenarios for the nice cheerleader and highschool’s sweetheart who fell in love with a bad-ass cowboy and now, she’s not that much of a good girl anymore.
This is just a small taste, Miss-Athenes has more to show you.
“They are people I love and who love me. It’s about family. Something that is difficult to find in today’s world. It’s about real people, only taking the best of their personalities, with no effort”. Riccardo Tisci
Givenchy Spring/ Summer 2013 advertising campaign
Creative director : Riccardo Tisci Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott Womenswear stylist: Carine Roitfeld Menswear stylist: Katy England Models: Kate Moss, Marina Abramovic, Mariacarla Boscono, Jose Maria Manzanares,
Jared Buckhiester, Francisco Peralta Make up: Lucia Pieroni Hair: Luigi Murenu Layout: M&M
The photos of the Milk&Honey Fall 2012 advertising campaign, in which I had participated a couple of months ago, has finally begun to come out one by one, starring real next-door girls of the city . We are waiting for more beauties to make an appearance on the campaign any time soon, but here are some Milk&Honey girls in lovely Milk&Honey outfits. Stay tuned herefor more!
Shot by fashion duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, one of Fall’s advertising campaigns that I would single out is the one for Emilio Pucci, featuring Amber Valletta in a blue shaded moody environment, sumptuous and dark.
As I promised youafter my visit at Korres Natural Products headquarters, here is the fashion editorial we did back in 2007 with Vogue Hellas team at Korres factory, which was a futuristic story about shapes and new, high technology fabrics and materials.
Michael Pandos was the editor and Kostas Avgoulis the photographer.
Plus, extra photos from the laboratories and the production stage, where we spent most of our time during our small excursion there on Tuesday.
Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe are the stars of Prada’s Menswear Fall 2012-13 campaign, in a series of three-quarter length portraits. Prada chose stylish men off screen as well as on that apart from currently iconic screen characters, they are also influential icons of fashion.
During my small trip to Brussels, I was very lucky to watch the photography exhibition of top filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, whose early creative efforts as a photojournalist for the New York magazine Look, I was completely unaware of.
I was suprised by his large amount of work and completely captivated by the cinematographic viewpoint of it.
His lens captures a portrait of America after World War II- a central theme in Kubrick’s films. His themes include crime scenes, the life of a showshine man, a university theater troupe, etc.
Beyond his involvement with society and its social and racial tensions, Kubricks’ photographic work displays a precision of composition that goes beyond mere reporting. Capable of constructing a scene, Kubrick sought to transcend the present moment, by definition chaotic and uncontrollable, by lending it form and structure.
The exhibition ends July 1st, 2012, www.fine-arts-museum.be
*Photos that aren’t mine are linked to their sources
Photographer Mara Desypris presents “Random”, her first retrospective exhibition, in collaboration with Ozon Raw and curated by Filep Motwary, with photos chosen from her book “Self-portrait”. All photos are retouch-free and taken with analogue camera, which i can confirm, since the picture above was taken during a warm spring sunset, in the early years of my working at Vogue back in 200idontremember, with fashion editor Michael Pandos.
From 27th of March at CAMP, during 4FashionShake days