Dior x Printemps – Celebrating its Christmas collaboration with Dior, Parisian department store Printemps, recently launched an advertisement lensed by Mario Testino for the holiday season. Models Carolyn Murphy and Sui He star in a magical image made with creative direction by Stephen Gan and styling by Carine Roitfeld.
The New Armor – Always known for its nontraditional covers, the fall-winter issue of Pop turns to photographer Viviane Sassen for two trippy images starring Jamie Bochert and Sui He. The girls appear limbless in the autumn designs of Chanel and Balenciaga respectively–and the effect is high impact indeed.
Black and White by Karl – After taking a look at backstage images last week, here is a preview of Karl by Karl Lagerfeld’s fall 2012 campaign starring Saskia de Brauw, Sui He and Anja Rubik (not pictured). The girls were photographed by Lagerfeld in black clad ensembles alongside male model Baptiste Giabiconi.
Carrossees – Numéro’s latest cover girl Lindsey Wixson joins Sui He, Elza Luijendijk and Jasmine Tookes for this striking editorial lensed by Sebastian Kim. Styled by Charles Varenne, the girls show lots of leg and contrast beautifully against a setting of industrial decay. Varenne’s wardrobe includes sexy cuts and vivid colors with selects from the likes of Hermès, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Guess Jeans and Alberta Ferretti. / Hair – Diego da Silva, Makeup – Maud Laceppe, Manicure – Michina Koide
Karl’s Girls – Anja Rubik, Saskia de Brauw and Sui He are set to appear in Karl by Karl Lagerfeld’s fall 2012 campaign photographed by Lagerfeld himself. These behind the scenes images captured by photographer Olivier Saillant showcase the trio as they go from hair and makeup to on the set. The upcoming advertisements also star male model Baptiste Giabiconi.
Dancing in the Soul – Daniel Jackson captures top Chinese models Liu Wen, Sui He and Ming Xi alongside ballet dancer Justin Peck for an emotive story featured in the May issue of Vogue China. Wearing lightweight creations from the spring collections of Calvin Klein, Chloe, Dior, Helmut Lang and others; the trio taps into their inner dancers with styling by Tiina Laakkonen. Windswept hair by Yannick D’Is and red lips by makeup artist Yadim bring a classic look to their enchanting movements.
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.
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.
Black on Black – Gareth Pugh delivered his signature gothic style for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh ditched last season’s bondage inspired shapes for more tribal designs complete with fringe dresses, leather outerwear and fur embellishments. High necklines, some of which that even cover the face, were matched with thin headbands, clunky boots and winged shoulders in all black and grey for the new season. Whether donning zipped up capes or shaggy coats, the Pugh woman knows how to bundle up for the upcoming winter.
Ferragamo’s Strict Elegance – For fall 2012, Salvatore Ferragamo tempered tropical prints in exchange for black leather and lace with its latest collection previewed during Milan Fashion Week. Coats had a military inspired cut with sweeping shapes and gold accents, while skirts came in flirty shapes paired with belts in black or chocolate. As the show progressed, black transformed into plum, taupe and dark scarlet hues. Designer Massimiliano Giornetti ended on a romantic note–featuring sheer dresses with brocade detailing and billowing shapes.