Neiman Marcus- ‘The Art Of Fashion Fall 2014’ -fab new catalogue lensed by Nadar Kander -echoing Giorgio de Chirico.

Gucci
Gucci

Photographer Nadav Kander creates an intriguing yet lavish sense for Neiman Marcus’ ”The Art Of Fashion” Fall 2014 catalogue,He explains his vision as:”I like my work to ask questions of people.That’s the thing that makes you stay with a picture or a painting or a play—if it somehow challenges you, then you remain interested.” For the Fall 2014 AOF portfolio—15 models in 31 exquisitely crafted designer looks—Kander envisioned a “visually uncomfortable” false-perspective set and “a gentle idea that nobody’s feet ever touch the floor.” The Tel Aviv–born Londoner is widely recognized for portraiture (Prince Charles for the cover of Time, Radiohead and Paul McCartney for Rolling Stone, Obama and his inaugural cabinet for The New York Times Magazine), landscapes, and photo essays. Yet he also embraces the originality and culturally important messages fashion delivers. In the end, he insists, “whether it’s a girl in a dress or a concrete bridge in a sunset makes no difference. It’s the feeling that matters.” And endures.”

Sybilia Spoiler alert: I am familiar with Nadav Kander photography,which i find it up to exceptional.Yet,he is called in to photograph a concept that includes clothes,fabrics,item details and also..models.The cubistic/metaphysical setting  works there as a color canvas or,uetter, a 3D – Giorgio de Chirico painting, only with models posing, instead of shadows.My opinion is that the concept is not working,at least not as much as Kander would have liked to.Still,kudos to Neiman Marcus for experimenting.

 

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
Balenciaga
Balenciaga
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Givenchy
Givenchy
Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo
Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Ralph Lauren Collection
Ralph Lauren Collection
Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent

Some of De Chirico’s work:
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