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.
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.
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.