The iconic Louis Vutton Leopard stole and it’s Stephen Sprouse re-interpretation.

Coco Rocha by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine August 2006

Coco Rocha by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine August 2006


This season,the iconic Louis Vutton Leopard stole comes in a palette of extra colors,matching and creating graphic prints inspired as before by legendary fabric designer/artist Stephen Sprouse. His 60’s and bright 70’s work,along with Keith Haring’s work marked an era in painting as well as in fashion. Even though Stephen Sprouse finally declared bankruptcy, his distinctive work has been much an inspiration to modern fashion Houses and has since collaboration with people within the fashion industry.

Now,Louis Vuitton has successfully used Sprouse’s design motifs for quite some time,mostly in accessories where the concept seems to be to combine classic LV shapes and high quality with graffiti-like prints,a mere attempt to appeal to a more youthful or less ”classic” audience that worked regardless of the high pricing of the items.Former Louis Vuitton’s creative director Marc Jacobs has publicly declared his admiration of Sprouse’s work and now the famous House seems to keep on to this tradition by presenting the iconic LV Leopard stole in a whole new palette of colors.
As an ongoing tribute to the New York pre-grunge artist and fashion designer who actually collaborated on Louis Vuitton’s iconic 2001 graffiti collection, the Leopard stole has become one of Louis Vuitton’s must-have accessories.

A delicate blend of cashmere for warmth and silk for softness, these timeless scarves offer an enveloping feeling, in an effortless style, to wear in cold weather as well as warm nights.

Blurry shades of light grey brightened up with coral, a chic and classic taupe, and the Camouflage patterns are part of the new Icons shot under Brynn Hewminway’s direction in the film above.

Charm: “The Magazine for Women Who Work” publication history by Robert Newman

Charm, November 1951

Charm, November 1951

Nothing beats the excitement where i find a good post,a post that its writer has done a thorough search in the fashion archives plus he’s also loving what he’s doing.Robert Newman in his namesake site presents the charm of the ”Charm magazine that started in the 1940s, but it came into its own in 1950, when it relaunched as “The Magazine for Women Who Work”.

Charm magazine started in the 1940s, but it came into its own in 1950, when it relaunched as “The Magazine for Women Who Work,” and hired Cipe Pineles as art director. Pineles is a legendary designer who earlier art directed Seventeen and Glamour. Charm was the first magazine for working women, and the covers featured a sharp, stylish take on the working woman’s lifestyle. Charm is woefully under archived, although Conde Nast has some nice examples in its print collection, featuring covers from 1944-59.

Pineles moved on to other magazines and projects in the late 1950s. Here are 14 Charm covers from 1950-55 that feature her brilliant art direction.

(Ilia Sybil Sdralli comment: Cipe Pineles literally create awe withher talent in art direction.She became the first female member of the Art Directors Club. She was later inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1975.Pineles received the AIGA Medal in 1996.)

 

 

Charm, April 1953

Charm, April 1953

Charm, August 1955.

Charm, August 1955.

Charm, December 1954

Charm, December 1954

Charm, February 1951

Charm, February 1951

Charm, February 1953

Charm, February 1953

Charm, January 1954

Charm, January 1954

Charm, July 1951

Charm, July 1951

Charm, June 1951

Charm, June 1951

Charm, May 1954

Charm, May 1954

Charm, May 1955.

Charm, May 1955.

Charm, November 1953.

Charm, November 1953.

Find more info at http://www.robertnewman.com/
With our special regards.

Prabal Gurung F/W 2014-2015 Futuristic campaign.

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Daniel Jackson captures Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s silhouette in a futuristic,almost teleological concept for Prabal Gurung F/W 2014/15 and wins the best.An impressive series,edited by Elin Svahn, with Esther Langham in hair styling and Hannah Murray in make up completing the overall picture.

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Meet..VOCH STUDIO -A capsule full of talent in a ”Parallel Universe”

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I have to admit it’s for these interesting occasions of bumping into something really good and wonder why you haven’t posted something about it so far.Voch Studio is the case for me and i am happy to share this capsule of talent and perfected vision via an ”

Now,Voch Studio officially  resents itself as ” a team of talented artists working together creating stunning pieces in photography, video production, retouching, illustration and make over looks. Over the years of working and collaborating together they have developed a unique style and have accumulated a range of experience for a diversity of subjects specialising in editorial, promo and fashion. ”

Currently based in London,they collaborate and work with clients ”throughout the UK as well as collaborating on projects in the US and Singapore.” 

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need to know more?

http://www.vochstudio.co.uk/

Katie Grand x Tim Walker Conjure Up a Bohemian Fairytale for LOVE Magazine!

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Master storyteller Tim Walker and LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand reunite for Wizard, a hyper-dreamy shoot taken from the title’s latest issue. Set on shooting his “favorite Brit girls,” Walker whisked homegrown talents including Kate Moss and Edie Campbell to Eglingham Hall, the fantastical 17th-century residence in Northumberland, England, that has defined much of his career. “Tim wanted to shoot a mystical fairy tale, and I never usually like wizards and all that hippy shit, but I loved the challenge of pulling in more magical clothing––especially from the great William Vintage,” says Grand, who unearthed the two-tone Halston dress as seen on Jean Campbell. New to the LOVE fold, Matilda Lowther and Jake Love also joined the cast, but it was the decade-plus teaming of Walker and Ms Moss that ultimately defined the made-in-Britain atmosphere on set. “They were sat in the forest having a cup of tea and a chat, and we were all like, ‘Tim, the light’s going, Tim the light’s going,’ but they were much more bothered about the tea,” adds Grand. Fresh from a road-trip across Utah and Arizona after closing issue 12, the super-stylist sat down with NOWNESS to talk Snow White, wishes and to-do lists.

(reproducing from Love Magazine)

When did you first meet Tim?
Katie Grand: We first worked together on Dazed & Confused about a million years ago. I think the story was called Poor Cow, and Grace Cobb styled it. I had been at college with Grace and she introduced us. They shot a cow on the M40, I think.

If you could describe shooting with him in emojis, what would they be?
KG: I don’t have emojis on my computer, but if I did there would be hearts and wizard hats, and perhaps the camels––they always make me smile, especially to accompany a picture when someone is showing a lot of cleavage.

Who else’s vintage collection do you admire?
KG: Stephen Philip at Rellik; he’s always such a joy. Others’ I’ve admired are Azzedine Alaïa’s, Miuccia Prada’s and Manuela Pavesi’s.

What do you most identify with in fairytales?
KG: I like how sinister they are with such a dark overtone. Something bad always happens and someone always has a good cackle about it. Jean Campbell would be Goldilocks and Matilda’s got beautiful white skin, so she’d be Snow White.

What’s on your to-do list?
KG: Answer these questions; get back to Irene at Marc Jacobs about the SS15 shoe fitting; get back to Condé Nast about our advertising sites for the new issue; look at the new Italian Vogue; send Hannah McGibbon a note to thank her for sending her excellent magazine; pick up a new cape from Prada. I think that’s it today––not particularly stressful.

Finally, one wish?
KG: My rabbit Clara to come back (she died this week).

LOVE 12 Autumn/Winter 2014 is out Monday 28 July.

 

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ALEXANDER WANG FALL/WINTER 2014 READY TO WEAR PROVOCATIVE CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL

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PHOTOGRAPHER STEVEN KLEIN AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR PASCAL DANGIN CAPTURE ANNA EWERS,VANESSA MOODY, KAT HESSEN, LEXI BOLING AND KATLIN AAS FOR THE FALL 2014 READY TO WEAR CAMPAIGN.
The good thing with a concept Meisel campaign is that the clothes actually appear better than they really are…:)
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The British Fashion Council Awards-English National Opera 01 Dec 14 – 01 Dec 14-Be there!

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British designers and creatives are renowned for their ability to set the global fashion agenda. Each year the British Fashion Awards celebrates their creativity and success. Established in 1989, the British Fashion Awards has been celebrating the contributions of British designers, creatives and models to the international fashion scene for more than 20 years.

The British Fashion Awards 2014 will once again see the top designers, hottest models, renowned fashion editors, stylists and industry vips joined by a glamorous line up of celebrity guests, presenters and performers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the stars of the fashion industry in celebrating the best of British fashion.We’ll be there!