A Decade of Hits–Marking ten years of a very successful collaboration, the adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott spring-summer 2014 line has been revealed with a series of lookbook images featuring Ajak Deng. The top model wears Scott’s bold aesthetic with that adidas sportswear twist. Among the patterns this season you will see winged dollar signs, colorful florals, leopard prints and traditional pearl embroidery–all signature motifs from Scott but updated for the decade anniversary. See more of the collaboration below.
Pop Smart – Vogue Netherlands’ September issue highlights bold autumn brights and eye-catching prints with a fashion spread featuring Ajak Deng. The model poses for Marc de Groot in a vibrant selection of looks courtesy of fashion editor Dimphy den Otter. Designs from brands like Marni, DKNY and Dries van Noten stand out in the studio snaps. / Hair and Make-Up by Irena Ruben
Fashion Babes – The spring/summer edition of French Revue de Modes taps thirteen beautiful models and singer Rita Ora for sixteen covers. Models Alison Nix, Ashley Smith, Anaïs Pouliot, Ajak Deng, Camille Rowe, Anja Konstantinova, Carola Remer, Daniela Braga, Hirschy Hirschfielder, Kelly Mittendorf, Madison Headrick, Manon Leloup and Mila Krasnoiarova pose in sexy looks with images lensed by Thierry Le Goues and styled by Marcell Rocha.
Rock Star Moment – Photographed for the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine, model Ajak Deng joins musician Bruno Mars for the cover story shot in black and white by Hunter & Gatti. The pair wears tailored ensembles evoking a retro vibe courtesy of stylist Lysa Cooper.
City Dweller – Fall fashions get a futuristic makeover with Julia Noni’s (Chris Boal Artists) latest work for French publication Obsession Magazine. Noni captures model Ajak Deng in looks from the likes of Chanel, Balmain, Prada and Balenciaga with techno chic accessories styled by fashion editor Barbara Loison. An urban backdrop serves as the perfect contrast to the standout ensembles.
Vibrant Summer – Ajak Deng is tapped for Nasty Gal’s July lookbook featuring colorful, youthful summer styles. Paul Trapani captures the Sudanese beauty in oversize t-shirts, sexy swimwear, see-through heels and cardigans matched with wild prints and vibrant hues styled by Ashley Glorioso. Leather accents matched with ladylike skirts walk the line between rebellious and elegant. / Makeup by Stacey Nishimoto
Dior’s Classic Fall – Bill Gaytten looked towards the archives for inspiration with his second mainline collection for Dior’s fall 2012 presentation. With still no official word on a permanent creative director, the new season showcased demure forties and fifties inspired silhouettes in a muted color palette of taupe, black and burgundy. Despite the lack of Galliano opulence, Gaytten offered a lovely refinement for the autumn season with ballerina inspired shapes. Cinched jackets, pleated skirts and jewelry style embellishments dominate the Dior woman’s wardrobe for autumn.
Gaultier’s Ode to Amy – Walking to his own beat, Jean Paul Gaultier did not present an array of gowns for his spring 2012 haute couture show, but instead offered an ode to late singer Amy Winehouse with a collection of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and bustiers. Models wore Winehouse’s signature beehive and had cigarettes in hand as they strutted down the runway with the singer’s tunes playing in the background. The color palette was a somber black with splashes of citrus and lime to reveal lacy undergarments, silk dresses and belted waists.
Couture Mood – With spring 2012 Haute Couture, Dior atelier Bill Gaytten delivers a ladylike collection featuring a tame color palette of ash, black, plum and ivory. Cinched waists, sheer tops and full, pleated skirts dominate the runway this season. Playing with prints, the Dior woman also wears hounds tooth, floral patterns and gradient lines for spring. The finale dresses were demure as well, showing a moody mix of black and grey with just a touch of sparkle.
Reverse Commute – The November issue of W Magazine highlights the resort 2012 collections with Sharif Hamza’s colorful, high gloss images set in the suburban areas of America. Featuring the quartet of Ajak Deng, Ming Xi, Alana Zimmer and Hannah Holman in pattern-filled selects by Giovanna Battaglia, labels such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang get a quaint makeover.