Vika’s Fresh Spring Look – Vince Camuto taps Vika Falileeva as the face of his spring 2013 campaign photographed by Tom Munro. The Russian bombshell looks fresh in crisp shirts, tailored blazers, and structured dresses in seasonal lemon, white, and aqua blue. The apparel’s set off beautifully with casual candy-colored heels, chunky statement jewelry, and librarian-chic eyewear.
Slender Starlet – Photographer Åsa Tällgård captures Russian beauty Vika Falileeva for the April 2013 edition of Elle Russia. The leggy blonde wears a wardrobe of designer labels including Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and more chosen by stylist Daria Anichkina. / Hair by André Cueto-Saavedra, Makeup by Karin Westerlund, Manicure by Philippe Ovak
The Art of Fashion – Neiman Marcus enlists Walter Chin to photograph its Art of Fashion spring 2013 campaign. The advertisements star Karlie Kloss and Vika Falileeva wearing some of fashions biggest names including Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin and Jil Sander amongst others.
Back to Black – The fall-winter issue of French Revue de Modes enlists 16 established and newer faces for its latest covers, photographed by Thierry Le Goues. Models Arlenis Sosa, Heidi Mount, Ashley Smith, Vika Falileeva, Merethe Hopland, Ava Smith, Marihenny Rivera, Vasilisa Pavlova, Tian Yi, Chrystal Copland, Anja Konstantinova, Deimante Misiunaite, Irina Denisova and Keilani Asmus pose in black and white images showcasing the fall designs of Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Stella McCartney and Versace amongst others styled by Marcell Rocha.
Glam Sport – Vika Falileeva wears the spring season’s trend of sportswear inspired looks for the latest trend update from H&M. Captured by Peter Gehrke with art direction by Mikael Kangas, Vika wears asymmetrical cuts, tropical prints and metallic skirts with a casual ease.
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.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Baroque Woman – Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian glamour took a turn for bejeweled, Baroque inspired beauty with designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall 2012 showing presented during Milan Fashion Week. Influenced by Sicilian art work, models took to the runway in brocade and cherub tapestry prints. Accessories for the show included bejeweled headbands, gold jewelry and pearl adorned handbags. Delicate lace work was also on display with ladylike dresses that reached the knee and black veils worn like the Madonna. Bringing some sex appeal to the demure showing, Dolce sent out lingerie inspired bustiers and hot pants for a cheeky take on the Baroque influence.
Raf’s Farewell to Jil Sander – With news of Raf Simons’ departure from Jil Sander hitting this week (and a possible move to Dior), fall 2012 marks the last season that the Belgian designer will be known as creative director of the German label. It only seems fitting that his final season featured an expert showing of minimal, ladylike clothing which the house has become well-known for while under his direction. A color palette of powder pink, nude, ivory, scarlet and black set a classically refined tone for the new season. Simons also introduced his own take on well-known shapes with a play on proportion and color.
As one chapter closes, another one opens. Designer Jil Sander is set to take over her namesake label once again with Simons’ departure, and it will certainly be interesting to see what her vision is for the label’s future.
Versace’s Tough Glamour – Donatella Versace opted for a dark color palette with rock and roll undertones for Versace’s fall 2012 show presented during Milan Fashion Week. Sexy silhouettes, metal mesh and jewel encrusted Byzantine crosses dominated the runway as models donned short hemlines and fitted jackets for autumn. Embracing a dark edge, Versace matched form-fitting designs with leather gloves and severe hair. Adding to the glamazon looks were heeled boots made of more mesh that ended at the knee. The Versace logo was even incorporated on a few pieces in the form of bold, graphic lettering. For the finale, a gown of pure silver chains and metallic fabric hit the catwalk for an armored yet luxe end statement.
Blumarine’s Playful Fall – For fall 2012, Blumarine showcased a collection of over the top glamour with colorful fur coats, wild animal prints and techno silver fabrics. Opening the show with sexy ski bunny coats, designer Anna Molinari made sure the autumn season was a playful one by featuring oversize bags that looked like poms poms more than actual accessories. As the show progressed, some sparkle was added in the form of sequin embellished tops, pants and chunky jewelry. Always unapologetic with the amount of excess and glamour, Blumarine brought a sense of carefree style to the upcoming season.