The Mad Hatter – For fall 2012, Marc Jacobs teamed up with milliner Stephen Jones to help envision his latest collection filled with oversize and floppy hats that could easily belong to Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter. Playing with the fairytale theme, Jacobs offered a fantastical play on proportions in the form of bulky skirts and jackets layered expertly for the autumn season. The color palette was steeped in moody hues with accents of gold, powder pink and lilac. Patterns ranged from paisley to floral which broke up the heavy silhouettes with levity. The show ended on a more subdued note, featuring a few pared down ensembles that lengthened in hemlines and flattened in shape.
Altuzarra’s Traveling Woman – For fall 2012, Joseph Altuzarra explored a fusion of French and Moroccan style with a showcase of tailored jackets, relaxed trousers and Middle Eastern inspired prints. This season offered up a naval influence with decorated coats and dresses covered in silver medallions like souvenirs from one’s sea travels. The Paris meets Marrakesh affair resulted in a polished display of outerwear paired with mid-length skirts which ooze modern luxury for the upcoming autumn.
A Light Touch to Fall – Jill Stuart’s signature feminine, airy frocks were out in full force for her fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. The color palette was dark, with pops of metallic, plum and navy to lighten to mood. Not one to pass on demureness, Stuart also featured a mix of lace and ruffles with peekaboo cutouts and leggy hemlines for a sexy touch. Outerwear included puffy coats belted at the waist, making a strong contrast to the flirty dresses and skirts which dominated the runway for fall.
Xiao Makes her Marc – Xiao Wen fronts the Marc Jacobs spring 2012 campaign, making her the first Chinese model to front the label. Captured by long time Jacobs collaborator, Juergen Teller, Xiao hits the graffiti covered streets in headscarves and ’20s inspired silhouettes.
Jewellery Allure – Vogue China taps Stockton Johnson for a story of jewelry and elegant fashion published in its February issue. Starring Xiao Wen and Grace Gao styled by Yi Guo, the two beauties shine in sparkling gems from Tasaki by Thakoon and clothing by Dolce & Gabbana. Metallic eye shadow and red lips bring a mature sophistication to the glamorous wardrobe.
Party Never Stops! – Xiao Wen, Lina Zhang and Ming Fei Ni sport colorful looks for the debut issue of SHC Magazine. Captured by Stockton Johnson with styling by Eric Young and Wuwoo, the trio sports festive looks from fast fashion retailer H&M.
Boom Bang-a-Bang – The latest issue of Ponystep takes a look at the fall-winter collections through a sixties’ lens with photographer Ben Weller and fashion editor Phoebe Arnold’s high octane, over twenty page shoot. Starring Xiao Wen, Valerija Kelava, Codie Young and India Farrell, the quartet gets into the studio for a showing of fabulous outerwear and dresses from the likes of Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford, DSquared2 and Prada.
Tuxedo Glamour – Sui He and Xiao Wen steal the show from male models Joan Mirangels, Ryan Kennedy and Paolo Anchisi for the latest issue of Numéro Homme. Photographed by Greg Kadel, the duo dons elegant gowns from Gucci, Tom Ford, Versace and others styled by Charles Varenne while the guys take on sleek tuxedos.
China’s Night Out – The October issue of Vogue China celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with creations by Chinese designers in Stockton Johnson’s nighttime glamour images. Starring Xiao Wen styled by Yi Guo, labels such as Shanghai Trio, Uma Wang and JNBY get paired up with FNO t-shirts for a mix of casual and high fashion.
15 – Ben Rayner takes to the Big Apple to capture fifteen new faces for the most recent issue of Oyster Magazine. Starring Abie S., Aleah, Dana Taylor, Devon Windsor, Ilzie Puga, Linnea r, Michelle Hissey, Tatiana Turin, Xiao Wen, Vita Sidorkina, Annemarije Rus, Hannah K, Orella, Sam Ypma and Savannah, the candid images showcase the personalities of every girl. Stylist Clare Byrne gives the girls a clean and pure look, using pieces from the collections of Opening Ceremony, CK by Calvin Klein, Levi’s and more.