The Stranger

 

This haunting black and white video titled ‘The Stranger’ was produced for Dazed Korea to accompany a fashion shoot of the same name. Featuring Serbian model Mina Cvetkovic and styled by Sung Hee Kim, the short film showcases pieces from the spring/summer collections.

Still loving those Calvin Klein body chains…..

See the images from the fashion shoot here

 

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SS16: The New Nineties

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Givenchy / Vetements / Victoria Beckham

There was a clear sense of déjà vu on the catwalks this season, as while designers often take inspiration from the past to create their new collections, as Robin Givhan, fashion editor for the Washington Post,  recently noted in an article for Elle magazine, never has a decade dominated like the Nineties has done this spring/summer season.

Designers from all four fashion capitals chose to celebrate the era, with some adopting a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, à la Nineties Calvin Klein or Helmut Lang, and others clearly taken by the just thrown-together grunge style famously sent down the Perry Ellis catwalk by Marc Jacobs in 1992.

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Helmut Lang FW94 / Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis SS93/ Calvin Klein SS94

It’s hard to imagine that one particular decade can take such a hold on current fashion, and there have been many theories put forward to try and explain the fascination, from a collective sense of nostalgia felt by many of today’s designers, who started out in their careers during the decade, to a yearning to return to a more relaxed, simpler style of dressing in defiance of fashion’s perfectionism and ever faster pace over recent seasons.

Whatever the reason, the decade does offer up many items that I for one am quite happy to revisit.  Unlike other eras I could mention…

For more Nineties’ nostalgia take a look on Vogue Runway, where they have been adding images from this pre-digital age to their catalogue of catwalk shows over the past few months.  Or read Edward Enninful’s personal reflections on the decade in his ‘Best (And Worse) Fashion Moments’ piece for W.

Image Credits: vogue.com

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Gothic fashion

This haunting collection of images, taken as part of a recent fashion story on Interviewmagazine.com, taps into my love of all things gothic.

Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc, Dutch model Julia Bergshoeff wears pieces from this season’s couture and ready-to-wear collections, shot by Fabien Baron against a series of darkly romantic  backdrops.

The way the image gallery has been edited caught my eye too, with pictures cropped and shaped to create a clever collage effect…

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Gothic fashion

Gothic fashion

Gothic fashion

See more images from the shoot here

Image Credits: Interviewmagazine.com

Insta-Fashion

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Cleverly playing with the concept of the Insta-Grid, this shoot for the Spring/Summer 2016 edition of Flair magazine features one of my favourite models, Jamie Bochert.

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The fractured images, photographed by Ezra Petronio and styled by Sissy Vian, are a stark reminder of the impact of social media on the fashion industry, and how it has changed the way we view, and consume, clothing.

Insta Fashion | MODE+MAISON

To see more images from the shoot, which also features model icons Guinevere van Seenus and Frankie Rayder, click here.

Image Credits: Visual Optimism

Sheer Delight

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Spring’s sheer trend may be tricky to wear, but it doesn’t stop me admiring these dreamy dresses, which have been given a dose of attitude by model Kate Hutchinson Driscoll.

Sheer Delight | MODE+MAISON

Shot for the April 2016 issue of Marie Claire UK by David Roemer, Kate has been styled by Jayne Pickering in a variety of designer looks, including this dramatic tiered dress from Sarah Burton’s latest collection for Alexander McQueen…

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and this ethereal design from what was Raf Simons’ final collection for Christian Dior, paired with those super shoes

Sheer Delight | MODE+MAISON

What’s fashion without a little fantasy…?

See more images from the shoot here

Image Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue

 

 

Alice is a Punk

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These arresting images of model Alice Metza come hot on the heels of my ode to the fishnet (here).

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Featured in the spring/summer 2016 edition of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, the Los Angeles native has been styled by Carine herself for this dramatic shoot, which is a clever combination of punk, tribal and heritage influences.

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And credit must go to the hair and make-up team, Didier Malige and Isamaya French, too.  Quite stunning.

See more images from the shoot here

Image Credits: We Are So Droee

Edie: The Wild Child

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The April 2016 issue of Vogue Japan features a ‘new collections’ fashion spread starring British beauty and model favourite of mine Edie Campbell.

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Styled by flamboyant Italian editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo and shot by photography duo Iango Henzi and Luigi Murenu, Edie models key pieces from the spring season.

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I’ve chosen my favourite shots here, which include pieces by Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and label of the moment Vetements…

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And although, unsurprisingly, it’s the black and white shots I’ve posted, there are some great colour images in the spread, which you can see by clicking the link below.

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See more images of the shoot here

Image Credits:  We Are So Droee