Anja Rubik is a Polish model best known for appearing in campaigns for Gucci, Fendi and Chloé. In addition to modeling, Anja is the fashion/art director of 25 Magazine. She belongs to Next Models Agency.
Gucci’s Gothic Fall – For fall 2012, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini presented a darkly decadent collection of billowing gowns, relaxed suiting and lush coats for the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Slinky and sensuous silhouettes dominated the runway in moody hues of inky black, dark emerald, plum, burgundy and sapphire blue. Chiffon gowns brought a romantic touch to the dark palette. Luxurious materials of feathers, crushed velvet and leather also made an appearance. For the finale, Giannini sent out sheer dresses embellished with sparkling leaf shapes–a testament to the strong yet feminine spirit of autumn.
Wang’s Pared Down Fall – After last season’s array of prints and racing motifs, Alexander Wang chose a more pared down approach for his fall 2012 show featuring an all-star cast including Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow, Frankie Rayder and Karolina Kurkova amongst others. This season went back to Wang’s roots albeit a tad more polished with leather coats, netted masks which covered models’ lower faces and knitted sweaters. The collection was minimal with a focus on embellishments such as military inspired accents on trench coats, chiffon tops and sculpted shoulders. Despite its simplicity, the showing turned out to be one of the designer’s strongest efforts yet proving less is indeed more.
The Spring Slip – Anja Rubik bares some skin in Anthony Vaccarello’s spring 2012 collection, photographed by Karim Sadli. Rubik serves as the Paris-based designer’s muse in a striking black and white portrait featured in The Last Magazine’s latest issue.
Candy Couture – Elie Saab presented a romantic collection of ivory and pastel hues of powder blue, rose and wheat for his spring 2012 haute couture show in Paris earlier today. Known for designing many red carpet creations, this season had its fair share of Oscars ready fare ranging from crystal embellished floor length gowns to leafy prints in mint green. The delicate showing also offered ladylike lace works and sequined paillettes for a sweetly refined take on couture.
Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated skirts.
Anja on Top – For spring 2012, Giusseppe Zanotti taps Anja Rubik for her fourth consecutive season as the face of the shoe label’s advertisements. Captured by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, the Polish beauty is a strong vision in black for the sun-drenched images shot by the sea.
Hollywood Dreams – Anja Rubik fronts the spring 2012 campaign for London accessories label Kurt Geiger, shot on location in Los Angeles, California. Captured by Erik Torstensson with styling by Simon Robins, Anja soaks up the sun in stylish sunglasses, purses and jewelry. / Creative Direction by Saturday-London
Facing. from Naq Lee on Vimeo.
Naq Lee shares a project taken during spring 2012 fashion week starring some fashion’s brightest faces. Capturing the beauty of Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alana Zimmer, Aline Weber, Anabela Belikova, Anaïs Pouliot, Anja Rubik, Antonia Wesseloh, Aymeline Valade, Bruna Tenorio, Catherine McNeil, Daphne Groeneveld, Frida Gustavsson, Hyoni Kang, Iekeliene Stange, Isabeli Fontana, Jessica Stam, Jules Mordovets, Karolina Kurkova, Kasia Struss, Kelly Mittendorf, Natasha Poly, Sara Blomqvist, Sigrid Agren and Valerija Kelava–Lee gives a treat to all the model lovers.
The Cool Girl – Designer Anthony Vaccarello teams up with French online retailer, La Redoute, for an exclusive capsule collection. The sleek designs are modeled by his muse Anja Rubik with these striking images captured by Karim Sadli. Anja shows off the modern creations including pleated pants, short trenches and asymmetrical necklines with an undeniably sensual attitude. The collection will be available at La Redoute starting December 15th. / Art direction by Atelier Franck Durand
Warm Up – Anja Rubik and Hailey Clauson nab two covers fr i-D Magazine’s winter 2011 issue. Photographed by David Bailey and Matt Jones respectively, the girls each do their own form of the traditional i-D wink.