The New Classics – Dutch painters like Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer served as inspiration for Valentino’s fall 2013 campaign starring a bevy of models. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot the campaign which features mostly newcomers including Maud Welzen, Kati Nescher, Magdalena Jasek, Irina Kravchenko, Sam Rollinson, Erika Labanauskaite, Tamara Weijenberg, Laura Kampman, Nouk Torsing and Sasha Luss. The girls pose next to still-life images that reflect the Flemish style including flowers, fruit and feathers surrounding the season’s accessories.
Ice Cold – Valentino is releasing a new capsule collection for the winter season, named “Subzero”. With such a wintry name, the clothing reflects a cold-weather attitude with a color palette of black, charcoal and grays. The Valentino woman wears parkas, luxe fur, and embellished detailing for the cold months whether hitting the slopes or enjoying a château event. The collection of twenty-eight looks hits Valentino boutiques in September. / Model – Maud Welzen
Classic Style Reigns – Italian style bible MF Fashion pays tribute to one of the country’s most enduring fashion houses, Valentino, in its latest issue. Head designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli pose with a bevy of beauties including Meghan Collison, Mackenzie Drazan, Maud Welzen, Jac Jagaciak, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kati Nescher, Ondria Hardin, Julia Nobis, Marie Piovesan, Sara Blomqvist and Caroline Brasch Nielsen. Stefano Roncato styled the stunning cast exclusively in Valentino’s fall winter 2013 collection. Pablo Arroyo captured the designers and models in Paris for the chic spread.
Leather Outing – English brand Belstaff taps leading models Jac Jagaciak, Daria Strokous and Maud Welzen for its spring 2013 campaign. Captured by Craig McDean, the models wear sharp outerwear and separates out on the streets styled by Karl Templer.
Glacial Glamour – Valentino gets dreamy with a sense of melancholy for its spring 2013 campaign, photographed by Sarah Moon in a Parisian studio. Models Codie Young, Maud Welzen, Magdalena Jasek, Esther Heesch and Tilda Lindstam star in the somber images which are juxtaposed with the season’s new accessories.
Print Mix – Inspired by foulard prints, Mango’s December 2012 capsule collection offers contemporary urban style with a mix of black, white, blue and red hues. Model Maud Welzen sports an array of oversized trousers, animal print dresses, double-breasted jackets and embellished tops for a juxtaposition of softness and structure.
Gucci Style – Benjamin Grillon photographs Nadja Bender and Maud Welzen for the pre-fall edition of Gucci’s iPad Magazine, Gucci Style. The duo poses alongside male models Lenz Von Johnston and Staffan Lindström in sharp, equestrian influenced looks styled by Erika Kurihara. / Hair by Alessandro Squarza, Makeup by Megumi Itano
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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.
Fresh Dominatrix – Spanish weekly S Moda features a suggestive editorial shot by Bèla Adler and Salvador Fresneda for its May 6th issue. Starring blonde vixen Maud Welzen, the dominatrix theme is given an unusual twist by using fruits as props. Stylist Alberto Murtra selects various sheer lingerie pieces, with a little bit of leather and studs as accents to build up a perfect sultry tone for the shoot. / Hair by Jordi Fontanals @ Talents, Makeup by Sonia Peña @ Kasteel+Agent
Maud – Maud Welzen stuns in pastel spring looks for a recent series lensed by Felix Lammers. Nini Gollong styles Maud in lightweight dresses and shirts. On beauty are makeup artist Yasmin Heinz and hair stylist Wendy Iles with feminine shades and soft curls.