City Moments – The highly anticipated Maison Martin Margiela and H&M collaboration hits stores on November 15th, and we have a look at the accompanying campaign photographed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. With creative direction by Markus Kiersztan, the images feature Marie-Sophie Wilson, Julia Nobis, Jamie Bochert and Diana Dondoe posing on the streets of Paris with a refined yet avant-garde style. / Styling by Sabina Schreder
Portraits of Style – Taking a look at the fall 2012 collections, Nordstrom enlists an all-star cast featuring Aline Weber, Anais Mali, Anouck Lepere, Codie Young, Diana Dondoe, Gertrud Hegelund, Hailey Clauson, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Hind Sahli, Jay Shin, Jeneil Williams, Julia Nobis, Kate King, Kori Richardson, Magda Laguinge, Marihenny Rivera, Marte Mei Van Haaster, Meghan Collison, Ondria Hardin, Ruby Aldridge, Tati Cotliar and Wang Xiao for its latest lookbook. The twenty-two girls pose in portraits featuring the autumn designs of Valentino, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Prada and many more with an atmosphere of pure elegance. / Photos by Daniel Jackson, Creative direction by Nordstrom and Petronio Associates
Laid-back Jack – Julia Nobis gets cozy for Australian label Jac + Jack’s spring 2012 campaign lensed by photographer David Armstrong at his home. The spring season is all about unaffected style as shown by Armstrong’s natural lighting and the minimally styled hair and makeup. The spring 2012 collection hits store on July 1st.
On the Money – Acne’s resort 2013 collection finds inspiration in PR girl style with an outing of slouchy, streetwear influenced shapes. Designer Jonny Johansson created prints from colored banknotes in green, indigo and gold hues matched with neutral basics. Accessories include patterned glasses, oversize clutches and multi-colored hats for a quirky yet wearable resort season.
All Aboard – Louis Vuitton’s fall 2012 campaign takes direction from the runway show with an image set onboard a train featuring a cast full of up and comers photographed by Steven Meisel. Models Mackenzie Drazan, Marie Piovesan, Franzsika Müller, Julia Nobis, Ros Georgiou, Marina Heiden and Elena Bartels wear the label’s turn of the century outerwear and oversize hats with Vuitton luggage in plain view of course.
The Perfect Ten – Marking ten years at Lanvin, creative director Alber Elbaz celebrated with some of his “greatest hits” for the label’s fall 2012 collection. From sculpted silhouettes to jewel encrusted garments, the new season certainly had a festive feeling with a showing of all skirts and dresses. Opening with vibrant jewel tones of electric blue, scarlet and canary yellow; body conscious silhouettes and luxe detailing such as dramatic ruffles, fur and lace accents dominated the runway. As the show progressed, the color palette became darker with inky blacks and dark metallic fabrics. Topped off with gloves and chunky jewelry, the Lanvin woman looks ready to party for the autumn.
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.
Mugler’s Insect Fall – For fall 2012, Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti looked towards the archives for inspiration with Thierry Mugler’s 1997 “Insect” collection. The new season plays with arthropod shapes, featuring winged shoulders, furry sleeves, high slits and insect-like cut outs. A color palette of mostly black and white lets the shapes of autumn stand out. For the final section of the show, Formichetti sent out a parade of all black with lightweight hoods and sheer sleeves.
Dries’ Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Dries Van Noten embraced an Asian inspired outing with lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets influenced by designs in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes and dragon or floral prints matched with fur adorned parkas. The Belgian designer’s distinct menswear influence loosened at times, providing delicate dresses and skirts in kaleidoscopic hues of citrus orange, turquoise, jade and ivory. Despite using a well-established theme, Van Noten brought something fresh and distinctly modern to the upcoming autumn.
Cavalli’s Sumptuous Fall – Roberto Cavalli presented a sumptuous fall 2012 collection made of pure glamour for the final day of Milan Fashion Week. Cavalli’s vision of autumn included short dresses in jewel toned colors of emerald-green, plum, fuchsia, electric blue and burgundy. Animal prints, fur and leather gloves dominated the runway as models sported long bohemian locks matched with smokey eyes. As the show continued, Cavalli introduced maxi dresses layered underneath long overcoats. Saving the best for last, supermodel Naomi Campbell closed the show in a stunning beaded gown with a plunging neckline.