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!

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2014-2015 full campaign by Tim Walker.

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Tim Walker recruits  the ”Campbell’s” (Edie Campbell, Olympia Campbell,Roddy Campbell) plus Sophie Hicks to model Lamvin’s Fall Winter 14/15 campaign.The photographer’s vision is so strong that you come to forget all things negative ( for example that Mr Campbell isn’t much of a model) and enjoy,instead a Lanvin chic-surrealist party where.. ”anything can happen!”

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Fashion rumours confirmed-Christophe Lemaire departs Hermes.

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Christophe Lemaire and his depart from Hermes’ creative direction, confirmed a round of last-month rumours that there is a change coming in the House of Hermes.Not that there is such a  difference in sales figures,on the contrary, but the reason provided ”to concentrate on his personal line”, appears..half truth.His full statement was: ” “My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.” 

Axel Dumas, Chief Executive Officer of Hermes.stated :”I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women’s ready-to-wear.Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results. I wish him the greatest success with his own label which is so close to his heart”.

What is crucial to  understand is that Hermes is not a ”one-designer’s”  house,anyone could fit in as long as can follow the guidelines and work creatively on the House’s strong(indeed) dna .Not that Lemaire didn’t do that.But sales turned to focus a bit more on the accessories line rather than the womenswear one.A fresh face will arouse interest about the brand,still any ”newcomer” is expected to be more ”Hermes” and less of his personal style.Unless they somehow collide-and yes i’m thinking Guillaume Henry or perhaps Olivier Theyskens,who recently  parted ways with Theory.Some also bring to the table the name of Isabel Marant,or the idea that Mrs Menkes’ ”outing” of Matthieu Blazy (Maison Martin Margiela) wasn’t irrelevant at all.

We’ll stay tuned with a sense of disappointment as to the actual boundaries a new designer can take the risk to push in such a well-established luxury House such at Hermes.

Paule Ka F/W 2014-2015 ad campaign-”First be a Woman”

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Not surprisingly,one of my favorite ad campaigns for the  Fall/Winter 2014-2015 season.”First be a woman”,aided by sartorial elegance and personal style. Raquel Zimmermann is the epitome of class in this great spread, lensed by Andreas Larsson.

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The Dolce &Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Capri collection-A Mediterranean Fairy tale.

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”There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.”

~Federico Fellini~

“It’s about the beauty of Italy – we don’t really have Alta Moda here – we wanted to do something for our country.”

~Stefano Gabbana~

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The Dolce &Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection was something of a performance,with male models acting as ushers and female ones being helped getting on location,(a private place in the Island Of Capri). The fashion crowd was seated alongside a traditional Mediterranean style house-hotel and the models reached the land via water,walking past the seated A-lister’s. Interesting,no doubt. As for the outfits,well,i find it difficult to say anything seriously negative about the work of the famous design duo.Of course,design/style obsessions are to be expected and ever present,but what else fashion is than the transformation of those very obsessions into art via a creative process?Oh,did i mention how much i like fans?I’m getting another of my  own sometime soon,preferably customized!Just like being in a Visconti or early Fellini film!
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Valentino Fall/Winter 2014-2015 full ad campaign lensed by David Bailey.

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The House of Valentino along with photographer David Bailey casts top models Maartje Verhoef, Ine Neefs, Josephine van Delden and Harleth Kuusik to star in the Valentino Fall/Winter 2014-2015 campaign and the result is a refined 60s look yet in an oh-so modern version.

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‘WHO IS ON NEXT ?’10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION AT MUSEO DI ROMA

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To mark the 10th anniversary of “Who Is On Next?” the fashion scouting project organized by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia, targeted at the search for and the promotion of young, creative talents of Made in Italy fashion, an exclusive exhibition, designed to trace its history and honour the creative talents who have participated, will be presented in Rome.
Since 2005 to-date, more than 100 designers have emerged from this scouting and selection process. Italians and foreigners have chosen our country not only to develop their creations but also to make their dreams come true. In fact, here they have found master saddlers, textile districts and premium footwear manufacturers, leather goods makers and companies which, thanks to their expertise and professionalism, give life to signature collections designed for the luxury market.

“WHO IS ON NEXT?, defined by the international press as one of the ten most important competitions in the world, has seen the emergence of designers, by now well-established names on the international fashion scene who, in addition to their own individual collections, are also engaged in prestigious collaborations with leading brands in the fashion system.
The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate ALTAROMA and VOGUE ITALIA but, above all, those who now represent excellence, the new generation of Made in Italy fashion.

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Exhibition opening
By invitation
The exhibition will run through the 11th of September 2014

MONDAY 7/14/2014 – 19.00-21.00
MUSEO DI ROMA
PALAZZO BRASCHI
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Fred Sathal Haute Couture FW 14/15- ‘COULEUR LUMIERE’- Couture Beyond The Stars

« The thread, does not unwind but stars itself. It connects the cardinal points, the constellations, the stories. The yarn is a logbook. It braids and ties. It is the stitch that travels and it is this tiny unity that will cover and expand. »

~FRED SATHAL~

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Photos : Olivier Claisse

Fred Sathal is a real artist that incorporates various inspirations in the creative process of a unique collection This time the thems was: ‘COULEUR LUMIERE’ or, to say,a playful combination of color and the light that enhances it.The result?The ‘Fred Sathal Haute Couture Fall Winter 14 15′ , one of the most intriguing collections i came across this season Designed with pure inspiration and brought to life with serious handcrafted work,each piece seamed to claim the stage for its own,so shiny and enchanting the designs and fabrics used were.An excellent work,indeed!Plus i will definitely try and stay tuned.After all,the ‘moonlight lit’ exceptional dress could add some serious..  unique style points to my overall wardrobe!

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~COULEUR LUMIERE~

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The truth lies the details.The beauty also.Enjoy some exclusive detail close ups.

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(with special thanks to William Amor for all the information,and of course to Fred Sathal)

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