Versailles Luxury – Inspired by 18th century French aristocracy, the cruise 2013 collection from Chanel holds on to that luxe influence for new campaign images starring Saskia de Brauw and Cara Delevingne. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld lenses the pair in a gold and opulent boudoir setting showcasing the cruise season’s voluminous, pleated skirts and tweed jackets.
Three Girls – Models Charlotte Free, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Mittendorf cover the “Youthful” issue of i-D Magazine. The trio poses for Terry Richardson’s lens with various props including a stuffed animal and even pizza.
Notorious – Cara Delevingne graces the cover of Russh’s August-September issue looking like a cross between eighties goth and modern bohemian. Photographer Tung Walsh captures the British beauty on Coney Island as Cara explores all the sights and attractions. Fashion editor Gillian Wilkins selects a wardrobe of dark and brooding autumn looks from the likes of Mary Katrantzou, Miu Miu, Chanel and Alexander McQueen in the off-kilter images.
Biker Couture – DSquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten were inspired by the decade of glamour and grunge, the nineties, for their resort 2013 collection. Model Cara Delevingne plays a strong female lead in nautical inspired denim, bustiers, mini skirts and cropped pants. Posing in biker couture looks, Cara waits by a pay phone in flirtatious ensembles sure to catch any guy’s eye. For the evening wear section, the Catens offer renaissance maxi gowns in black paired with leather jackets. / Photos by Lorenzo Marcucci
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BLK Beauties – Photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin recently held a casting and shot 100 women in the BLK DNM Tux Jacket 11. We have a selection of the stunning black and white portraits featuring models Anja Rubik, Aline Weber, Alyssa Miller, Behati Prinsloo, Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Free, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Dotuzen Kroes, Elisa Sednaoui, Jamie Bochert, Kel Markey, Lily Donaldson, Maryna Linchuk, Maud Welzen and Xiao Wen–but you can view all 100 images on BLKDNMCloseup.com.
Cruel Summer – Cara Delevingne smolders on the summer cover of German glossy Tush Magazine. Captured by Armin Morbach with styling by Ingo Nahrwold, the British beauty dons wet tresses by hair stylist Lok Lau and a bold red lip by Lili Choi.
Cruise Pastel – After taking a look at the runway show earlier, we focus on Chanel’s press kit images lensed by creative director Karl Lagerfeld for the label’s cruise 2013 collection. The photographs star British model Cara Delevingne styled as a cross between punk rocker and eighteenth century French royalty. Pretty pastel bobs matched with bow-tied ponytails are in for the season as well as platform sneakers and large, unapologetic ruffles.
The Faces – Matthew James Arthur Payne shares behind the scenes portraits of some of the industry’s leading models. Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Alima Fofana and Herieth Paul show off their striking features as they pose in the black and white images.
Keeping it Simple – Sonia Rykiel creative director April Crichton created a pared down showing of sophisticated knitwear and suiting for the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Using a muted color palette of pewter, ash grey, black and sherbet, the Rykiel woman embraces mix and match separates for the new season with a modern edge. Asymmetrical hemlines, thin belts and cropped jackets all dominated the runway as models sported slick hair matched with headbands. A finale of mostly sheer black ensembles brought a sense of dark romanticism to the practical collection.
Ricci’s Dark Elegance – For fall 2012, Nina Ricci creative director Peter Copping delivered dark elegance with an autumn color palette of inky black, plum, burgundy and ash grey dominating the runway. Despite the gothic colors, the Ricci woman was still her ladylike self with fur embellished gloves, hourglass silhouettes and modest hemlines. Lush wool coats were matched with sheer chiffon pieces and heavy knits. Using a mix of the classic and the modern, Copping managed to give the signature Ricci sophistication a slight edge for the upcoming autumn.