Carmen’s Spring Getaway–The January issue of Vogue’s Travel edition features Estonian model Carmen Kass decked out in spring looks with a nomadic touch. Arnaud Pyvka of Walter Schupfer Management captures the blonde beauty against a sun-drenched backdrop featuring golden wheat fields and equine. Styled by Darcy Backlar, Carmen wears designs from the spring collections of Givenchy and other top brands. See more of Carmen in Akris’ cruise 2014 campaign. / Makeup by Adrien Pinault, Hair by Seb le Corroller
Carmen’s Cruise Holiday – Estonian model Carmen Kass lands the cruise 2014 campaign from Akris. The blonde beauty poses in the label’s minimal and clean creations designed by Albert Kriemler. Inspiration for the season comes from the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s The Cuadra San Cristobal–an abstract masterpiece known for its fuchsia and blue tones. Karim Sadli captured Carmen for the new advertisements.
Genio del Color – Coinciding with Jean Paul Gaultier’s recent Madrid exhibit, “De la calle a las estrellas”, the September issue of Vogue Latin America highlights his recent couture and ready-to-wear collections with cover star Carmen Kass. In front of Mariano Vivanco’s lens, the blonde treks a gritty setting in all the classic Gaultier staples including form-fitting silhouettes, lots of black and great prints. Stylist Sarah Gore Reeves’ selects are complemented by sleek hair and makeup by Ed Moelands and Ayami Nishimura. / Art direction by John Paul Tran
Black Widow – The September issue of Vogue Latin America taps Carmen Kass for a cover story of strict glamour lensed by Koray Birand. Stylist Sarah Gore Reeves selects black pieces from the autumn collections of Guy Laroche, Lanvin, Costume National and Miu Miu amongst others for the slick, outdoor images. Luminous makeup by Ali Riza Ozdemir and sleek hair by Ali Yilanci offer a powerful look for the Estonian beauty. / Art direction by John Paul Tran, Production by Nowadays
Isabel Marant’s Western Fall – Not a label known for following trends, the fall 2012 collection from Isabel Marant let its carefree spirit fly with the designer’s latest presentation shown during Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by southwestern style and cowgirls, autumn embraced feminine ruffles, floral detailing, casual denim and leather. Fringe and metallic accents brought an authentic touch to the well-tread theme. A muted color palette with pops of scarlet, electric blue and pink grounded the new season with a modern take on old west style.
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.
Moroccan Delights – Etro’s colorful explosion of prints finds a Moroccan setting for its spring 2012 campaign starring Carmen Kass, Ella Kandyba, Ophelie Rupp and male models Bruce Machado and Andres Risso. Captured by Mario Testino, the group soaks up the sun with loose-fitting silhouettes and distressed hair.
Spring campaign season comes early with Pinko’s latest campaign starring Carmen Kass lensed by Maciek Kobielski.
Carmen Kass photographed by Marie Claire Estonia November 2010 (TFS)