Suit Up – Aymeline Valade joins male model Simon Nessman for the fall 2012 campaign from Giorgio Armani. Lensed by Mert & Marcus, Aymeline wears sharp suiting and oversize clutches with menswear inspired shoes. As usual, Armani goes for a sleek and elegant look with its new autumn advertisements set to hit magazines in July.
Two of a Kind – A first look at Gucci’s pre-fall 2012 campaign–the new advertisements star brunette beauties Karmen Pedaru and Nadja Bender in the label’s ultra-feminine, almost abstract prints. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, the duo showcases pure seduction with smokey eyes and lush waves.
Versace First – Versace starts off the fall campaign season with a bang, showcasing a gothic chic series of advertisements starring Dutch new face Elza Luijendijk who enters the ranks of previous faces including Gisele Bundchen, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Saskia de Brauw. Once again lensed by photography duo Mert & Marcus, the Italian fashion house chooses male models Philipp Schmidt, Dmitriy Tanner and Kacey Carrig (unpictured) for its menswear campaign. Joe McKenna styled Elza while David Bradshaw outfitted the men in London. The gothic theme works well with the autumn’s collection religious iconography and dark color palette. (WWD & RCFA)
Nautical Summer – Kate Moss shines in a piece from Versace’s spring collection as she graces the June cover of Vogue UK. The supermodel poses for Mert & Marcus’ lens with red lips and retro curls. (TFS)
Keira – Keira Knightley shows off her dark side for the April cover shoot of Interview Magazine. In front of Mert & Marcus’ lens, the English actress slips into ultra-modern pieces from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Diane von Furstenberg and Yves Saint Laurent selected by fashion editor Karl Templer. With cigarette in hand, Keira rocks red lips by makeup artist Lucia Pieroni and tousled locks by hair stylist Paul Hanlon.
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Face Forward – English actress Keira Knightley sports an intense look on the April cover of Interview Magazine. Keira poses for Mert & Marcus’ lens with red lips and tousled tresses for the new issue. (Colette)
Up Close – Actress Angelina Jolie covers the March cover of Vogue Turkey in black and white. Lensed by Mert & Marcus, the brunette beauty models a leather jacket in a close-up portrait.
Under Cover – Natalia Vodianova plays it simple for the March cover of Vogue Paris. Natalia poses in front of Mert & Marcus’ lens for the new issue set to hit stores on February 24th.
Vogue Siren – Adele covers the March edition of Vogue US displaying her signature tresses and a perfect cat eye. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, the English musician makes her first appearance on American Vogue after appearing on the British Version last year. (Daily Mail)
The Power of Three – Model Sui He, actress Li Bing Bing and it girl Chen Ran are tapped for Lane Crawford’s spring 2012 campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus. Styled by Panos Yiapanis, the trio shows off different personalities in sleek designs from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and Céline available in the fashion retailer’s store. The advertisements are centered on the modern woman with bold statement pieces of the season. / Make-up by Charlotte Tilbury, Hair by Paul Hanlon