I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure You Out – Slick haired and minimally made up, Valerija Kelava models soft, feminine silhouettes for the lens of Nick Dorey in his June/July story of Russh Magazine. Fashion stylist Hanna Kelifa creates an intimate wardrobe with selects from Theyskens, Haider Ackermann, American Apparel, Christopher Kane, Antonio Berardi, Miu Miu and Jil Sander among others. / Hair – Naoki Komiya @ Julian Watson Agency, Makeup – Lucy Burt @ Premier Hair & Makeup
Hanne Gaby Odiele by Michael Schwartz, Styling by Aeri Yun
Back in Black – New Zealand-based glossy Black Magazine offers four top models for its latest covers featuring Hanne Gaby Odiele, Andrej Pejic, Valerija Kelava and Milou van Groesen. The quartet wears spring looks from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Robert Lee Morris for the new issue set to hit newsstands on Monday.
The Last Dance – Showing off her androgynous side, Valerija Kelava toughens up for the spring issue of Zoo Magazine in Dancian’s striking images. Wearing a wardrobe of structural silhouettes chosen by stylist Jo Barker, Valerija hits the studio in designs from Mugler, Jil Sander, Maison Martin Margiela and others with a rebellious edge.
Spring Overlap – The spring 2012 campaign from Y-3 enlists Collier Schorr for a collage style series of images featuring xeroxed photographs of the archival city of Brasilia. With art direction by Lloyd & Co, the advertisements star Valerija Kelava and male model Harry Goodwins styled by Jay Massacret. Schorr notes that he was inspired by the androgyny and fluidity of Yohji Yamamoto’s designs for the still images and accompanying film. / Hair by Holli Smith, Makeup by Sil Bruinsma
Down Tempo – Valerija Kelava and Fatima Siad don sportswear inspired looks for the latest edition of Rodeo Magazine. In front of Peter Gehrke’s lens, the pair slips into the minimal selects of stylist Tekla Knaust. Slicked back hair by Dejan Cekanovic and barely there makeup by Ignacio Alonso complete the relaxed ensembles.
Dries’ Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Dries Van Noten embraced an Asian inspired outing with lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets influenced by designs in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes and dragon or floral prints matched with fur adorned parkas. The Belgian designer’s distinct menswear influence loosened at times, providing delicate dresses and skirts in kaleidoscopic hues of citrus orange, turquoise, jade and ivory. Despite using a well-established theme, Van Noten brought something fresh and distinctly modern to the upcoming autumn.
See by Chloe’s Urban Flair – Chloe’s offshoot line, See by Chloe, has a youthful vibe for the label’s fall 2012 presentation. Autumn offers a daring take on classic Chloe staples with short hemlines, breezy fabrics and urban appeal. A vibrant color palette of olive-green, light grey, scarlet, taupe and white tells a story of elegant nonchalance. Outerwear comes in oversized shapes and cool textures matched with leather sleeves. The clothing gets a perfect finish with pointy boots of leather or suede and clutch purses as accessories.
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.
Marni’s Adorned Fall – For fall 2012, Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni exchanged her signature prints for a story of color blocking and structured silhouettes with a hint of Eastern influence. Autumn saw a lot of fur and layers with wide belts cinched at the waist. Shapes played with proportion, showcasing sculpted shoulders and wide skirts. Jewelry accents also came in the form of large brooches which adorned some garments’ necklines and sequin embellished skirts or tops. For beauty, models wore sheared fringe and long, stick straight hair reflecting the refined vision of the new season.
Sportmax’s Structured Fall – Max Mara’s offshoot line, Sportmax, presented its fall 2012 show earlier today on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. As always, Sportmax had a youthful appeal with high hemlines, experimental shapes and lightweight outerwear. The color palette showcased a balance between electric blue, fuchsia, off white and inky black. Autumn had an Eastern influence with origami-like folds and kimono ties appearing on lush fur-trimmed coats and dresses. Models wore wedged boots and Milan’s go-to accessory of black gloves to complement the streamlined, almost androgynous showing.