Dolce & Gabbana continue to use an urban setting for the fall 2011 campaign from their D&G line. Featuring models Tao Okamoto, Melodie Monrose, Marique Schimmel, Aiste Kliveckaite, Alexander Johansson, David Agbodji and Guy Robinson, the colorful group takes to the tunnels in graphic prints lensed by Mario Testino.
Boy Meets Girl – Tao Okamoto shows off some boyish charm for the July cover shoot of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. Lensed by Gan with styling by Kenneth Goh, Tao wows in sophisticated yet laid-back looks from the likes of Celine, Yves Saint Laurent and Max Mara.
Girls on Top – V Magazine #71 enlists Terry Tsiolis for a studio series featuring some of the industry’s top working Asian girls. Capturing Liu Wen, Tao Okamoto, Shu Pei and Fei Fei Sun–Tsiolis works with fashion editor Jay Massacret for a sleek and sexy result that is nothing short of stunning.
Photographer John-Paul Pietrus and model Tao Okamoto are teaming up to help Japan after last month’s earthquake disaster. 100 signed archival prints of their work for Numero China will be available for sale with all proceeds going towards the Red Cross’ Japanese relief fund. For more information, please visit JohnPaulPietrus.com.
Tao Okamoto’s edgy look works to her advantage for Bergdorf Goodman’s spring 2011 catalogue. Lensed by Cedric Buchet, the Japanese beauty dons some of the most colorful looks from the season featuring the work of Jil Sander, Diane von Furstenberg, Celine and others in Hi-Def.
As the last of the spring 2011 campaigns slowly trickle out, we take a look at Kenzo starring a diverse cast including Eniko Mihalik, Tao Okamoto and Ataui Deng. Lensed by Mario Sorrenti, the trio sports Kenzo’s relaxed silhouettes and colorful prints against a rocky background.
The fall 2011 collection from Z Spoke by Zac Posen delivers an editorial-esque lookbook complete with top models Coco Rocha, Crystal Renn, Tao Okamoto, Anna Cleveland and Sessilee Lopez. The price conscious offshoot goes dark for the autumn with models wearing a dusky color palette and even darker makeup. As for the clothes, Posen featured quite a few feminine frocks complete with basics and belted looks.
Givenchy’s spring 2011 couture showing gives way to another presentation this season with ten looks by designer Riccardo Tisci. Unique to the showing was a cast of all Asian models including Shu Pei, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, Hye Rim Park, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Jiang Xiao Yi, Ai Tominaga, So Young Kang and Du Juan. Perhaps the casting can be attributed the Eastern influence of the collection found in the delicate folds, structured shapes and warrior like headpieces inspired by Japanese artwork.
Tao Okamoto wears a mix of patterns and prints for the January-February issue of Numéro China. In front of Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello’s lens, Tao dons loose-fitting silhouettes among floppy oversize hats from the likes of Celine, Kenzo and Missoni styled by Tim Lim.