Biker Chic – Canadian designer Mikhael Kale continues with an aesthetic of sleek yet feminine designs for his namesake label’s spring 2014 collection. Model Hildie Gifstad stars in the lookbook, wearing a colorful selection of looks mostly focused on separates. Felix Wong captures the brunette in Kale’s deconstructed motorcycle jackets, frayed pencil skirts and cut-out tops. The structured silhouettes are feminized with soft hues of lavender, yellow and cornflower blue.
The Now Look – For his fall 2013 collection, Canadian designer Mikhael Kale is inspired by the work of Nan Goldin’s photographs from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. “I have always admired Goldin’s work…Whether [the subjects] are hopeless addicts or vulnerable mothers they are ethereally connected by Goldin’s ability to expose their emotion. I felt that I had to dig deeper with this notion of emotional unravelling, and it is in this context of unravelling that I began experimenting with knit ware,” says Kale. Contrasting the modern and vintage, Kale offers an outing of sleek silhouettes and knitwear separates. Delphie Laforest models the new collection in lookbook images photographed by Felix Wong.
A Colorful Season – Canadian designer Mikhael Kale enlists photographer Felix Wong to lens his spring 2013 lookbook starring Emily Fox. The redhead beauty embodies refined elegance in Kale’s psychedelic prints, metallic detailing and delicate ruffles. With a color palette of rich lavender, ivory, inky black and sky blue; the new season embraces menswear inspired tailoring as well as feminine shapes for a contemporary take on ladylike style. / Hair and makeup by Grace Lee
Sleek Glamour – Canadian designer Mikhael Kale’s eponymous label finds a balance between sportswear inspired looks and daywear glamour for its fall 2012 collection. The style book images star Elise Hélène Gatschene photographed by Felix Wong in a grungy setting. The new season focuses on structure and shape with origami like folds and feminine ruffles dominating the sleek silhouettes. A dark color palette of crimson red, inky black and burgundy paired with neutral hues places focus on patchwork style patterns and razor sharp cutouts for an outing of tough glamour. / Hair and makeup by Natalie Ventola @ Plutino Group