Throwback Lanvin–This Thursday we’re taking a look back at Lanvin’s spring 2008 campaign. Olga Sherer starred in the advertisements in a mysterious set of images where she wears sculpted shapes and airy fabrics in jewel tones designed by Alber Elbaz. Steven Meisel captured the Belarusian model for the campaign photos. Even today, the brand continues with its creative vision with Lanvin’s current, spring-summer 2014 campaign.
Timeless Classics – Olga Sherer shows off the season’s latest jewelry in Vogue Russia’s January issue. Photographed by Emma Tempest, Olga wears timeless watches and accessories from the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels, Patek Philippe and Roger Dubuis chosen by stylist Camillla Pole. / Makeup by Mel Arter, Hair by Panos Papandrianos, Manicure by Jenny Longworth
Paul Smith – Olga Sherer stars in a Paul Smith feature photographed for the December issue of Interview Russia. Stylist Gro Curtis dresses the redhead beauty in Smith’s menswear inspired tailoring for the clean and simple portraits lensed by Branislav Jankic.
Cosmique Osmose – Captured in Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace, Marcin Tyszka (Warsaw Creatives) lenses Olga Sherer in neo-mod fashions for the September 21st edition of Elle France. Outfitted by Elissa Cannelle Castelboou, Olga wears the architectural shapes and color-blocking of Stella McCartney, Celine, Louis Vuitton and Chloe amongst others in the grandiose house designed by Antti Lovag. Fringe courtesy of hair stylist Javier Palacio and coral lips by makeup artist Tiina Roivainen add to the sixties influence.
Mabel, Betty and Bette – Ukrainian photographer Yelena Yemchuk’s (2b management) latest work is featured in the spring-summer issue of Tar Magazine with a story starring top models. Jade Berreau, Frankie Rayder, Christina Kruse, Alyssa Miller, Helena Christensen, Tanga Moreau, Hannelore Knuts, Eniko Mihalik, Karen Elson, Aurelie Claudel, Trish Goff, Michele Hicks, Constance Jablonski, Ali Michael, Shannan Click, Olga Sherer and Anouk Lepere pay homage to old Hollywood screen sirens with retro style looks selected by stylist Heathermary Jackson. The girls all take to various settings ranging from the playground to the diner in swimwear designs from the likes of Prada, Blumarine and Chanel.
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.
Dior’s Classic Fall – Bill Gaytten looked towards the archives for inspiration with his second mainline collection for Dior’s fall 2012 presentation. With still no official word on a permanent creative director, the new season showcased demure forties and fifties inspired silhouettes in a muted color palette of taupe, black and burgundy. Despite the lack of Galliano opulence, Gaytten offered a lovely refinement for the autumn season with ballerina inspired shapes. Cinched jackets, pleated skirts and jewelry style embellishments dominate the Dior woman’s wardrobe for autumn.
Owens’ Fiery Fall – Taking a dark turn from spring’s parade of white, designer Rick Owens was back to black and grey for his fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. All the usual trappings of Owens’ creations were out in full form–the long silhouettes, leather works and futuristic undertones appeared against a setting of fire. Models took to the runway wearing stark red lips and mesh masks in the post-apocalyptic designs. For the finale, Owens offered some prints in the form of checkered plaid matched with slouchy trousers layered under skirts.
Giorgio Armani’s Sparkling Fall – For fall 2012, Giorgio Armani presented a collection showcasing his signature suiting with a youthful, slightly rock and roll inspired edge. Opening with tailored suits in grey and fedora style hats, the Armani woman walked the line between masculine and feminine for autumn. As the show progressed, vibrant orange and pink hues were introduced with fur coats, sparkling dresses and Bermuda shorts layered over black tights. The glam designs were accented by fingerless gloves and chunky jewelery as models walked the catwalk dripping in glittering necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
Bottega Veneta’s Somber Elegance – For fall 2012, Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier presented a collection of dark elegance during the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. Opening with an army of somber black ensembles, the Bottega woman looks towards minimal yet form-fitting silhouettes for the new season. As the show continued, however, Maier introduced some color in the form of soft lavender, dark plum and abstract prints in shades of citrus orange. Many looks were matched with black gloves that ran far past the elbow. The display of understated elegance culminated in a finale gown of lush velvet, worn by spring campaign star Karmen Pedaru.