“Raw Tailored”, the G-Star Raw initiative together with Ozon magazine that offers the opportunity to customize and create your very own personalized G-Star denim, arrived in Athens on Wednesday at the new G-Star boutique at The Mall Athens, and I couldn’t miss the chance to watch live the procedure and also see my friends who either posed especially for the event or passed by to say hi.
Right before my summer vacations I worked with a great British team for the new Wrap London look book (great cashmere jumpers and leather booties: noted), with world known photographer Nicole Nodland, starring super model Cassie Gardner. The shooting took place around Plaka and at the imposing Ypatia mansion.
Denim night was On the other day at the H&M store downtown for the photography exhibition by Ozon Raw. Many thanks to H&M Hellas and Ozon magazine for inviting me to participate in this project and to Kostas Stavropoulos for the beautiful photo. I have a pigeon on my head!
I wore a pair of H&M boyfriend jeans, a sheer jumper and the cutest lip shaped necklace, all by H&M. You can also find the look of each participant hanging on the rails, available for purchase. (I told mom she could buy me, she laughed).
Last picture by Spyros Kanatas.
“Sophistication and raw sensuality come together in Prada’s fall/winter campaign, shot by Steven Meisel in New York.
A stellar ensemble of fresh new faces such as Amanda Murphy and Kristine Froseth star alongside iconic, era-defining stars like Christy Turlington and Freja Beha. They inhabit seductively stark scenes, the pivotal characters in an enigmatic portrait of femininity.
Gazing from scuffed leather chairs or industrial stools, with oil slick hair and hyper real complexions, the models magnetically command our attention. When the camera moves closer, the effect intensifies. The models gaze through gleaming eyewear, their insouciant expressions countering the high polish of the frames.
Stark lighting, cloud-grey walls and naked floorboards are the severe canvas for a rich palette of autumnal hues, exquisite furs and glistening leather. This intoxicating mix of the raw and the refined captures the duality at the heart of this new campaign, and Prada’s new take on femininity”.
“Inspired by the irreverent world of 60s New Wave cinema, three actors, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw and Ezra Miller, are the protagonists in a drama of wit and enigma.
Renowned photographer David Sims captures the stars in a stylised interior populated with geometric furniture, designed by OMA for Knoll, borrowed from ‘The Ideal House’ conceived by OMA for the Prada Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show. The characters wait, caught in anticipation within a set of clashing references, colors and emotion.
Each actor plays a distinct role, creating a trio of characters who bring their individual points of view and style to the collection. Christoph Waltz’s character evokes a studied sense of elegance, Ben Whishaw presents an alternative carefree charm and Ezra Miller brings a youthful air of mystery.
For Fall/Winter 2013 Prada introduces a duality of wit and style at the heart of the modern man’s attitude to dressing”.
Photographer Matthew Brandt’s latest project plays with decay and degradation. After having photographed for years various lakes of USA’s West coast with traditional films and utilizing different types of photographic prints, the artist soaked the pictures for days and even months in containers filled with the specific water from the lake that each photo depicts, thus causing spectacular chromatics alternations and showcasing not only the lake’s image, but also a part of its physicality.
With the artistic direction of AMO, Prada releases the next “Real Fantasies” series. The new Summer 2013 lookbook consists of photographs from the label’s runway show in a collage of mix-media images. Photographs of models taken backstage during the show are mixed with hand-drawn sketches and paints by Lok Jansen and Jeroen Koolhaas, starring Vanessa Axente, Ondria Hardin, Zuzanna Bijoch and Sung Hee.
For Fall/Winter 2013, Mary Katrantzou trades 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.
Photo by Emma Summerton
Photographer: Ben Hassett
A long day today but it so worthed it.
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
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Womenswear stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Menswear stylist: Katy England
Models: Kate Moss, Marina Abramovic, Mariacarla Boscono, Jose Maria Manzanares,
Make up: Lucia Pieroni
Hair: Luigi Murenu