Riccardo Tisci Honors Burberry’s Legacy With “B Classic” Collection

Taking to Instagram this weekend, Tisci shared images from the ‘B Classic’ collection. The 16 looks are inspired by well-known patterns and silhouettes from the archive and have been designed by Burberry’s in-house team.

The lineup includes the Heritage Trench, the car coat, Harrington jacket, kilt and cape. Burberry said the pieces sit at the heart of the pre-collection, and allude to a new aesthetic vision under Tisci, who was named chief creative officer in March, replacing Christopher Bailey.

“I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry. ‘B Classic’ is an edit that I’ve curated to honour the icons of the House – pieces like the trench coat, the quilted jacket, the car coat, the kilt – which sits at the heart of the SS19 pre collection designed by the fantastic Burberry design team.”

You can see the full set of teaser images from Burberry’s SS19 pre-collection in the gallery below.

JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2018 Campaign

This past February, JW Anderson released an open call for photographers to send in pieces from their portfolios with the hopes of winning a most coveted prize — to shoot a full-blown fashion campaign for the British fashion label. Titled Your Picture / Our Future, the selection committee received a whopping total of 1813 submissions and then selected a top 50 participants to showcase their work at an exhibit in London just before three image-makers were announced as the winners. They are Julie Greve, Simons Finnerty, and Yelena Beletskaya.

“This campaign is all about a ‘creative refreshing’,” explained Creative Director Jonathan Anderson in a press release. “We chose to work with three young, talented photographers, all of whom have their own untainted, creative visions. Fundamentally, they were able to grasp the unfiltered essence of the JW Anderson brand.”

Greve, Finnerty, and Beletskayat were asked to stay true to their respective aesthetic in order to “freshen” up the brand’s look and offer the public their own unique perspectives on the collection. Julie Greve photographed young women in a natural environment — this sort of enigmatic world is a common theme in her work, while Simons Finnerty opted for amusing self-portraits. Yelena Beletskaya delved into chaos with smoke bombs and piles of bags.

Each of the campaign images lends itself to many an interpretation, however, one thing is clear across the board: there are young, talented people all around the world, ready and eager to share their creativity with the world. Fellow luxury brands, please take note.

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Emporio Armani Fall Winter 18/19 Campaign

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Emporio Armani released their Fall/Winter 18/19 campaign, shot by Sølve Sundsbø.

All together, in an explosion of energy and fun: the shots are filled with dynamic, joyful enthusiasm, set among the walls, tables and sofas of a restaurant. The city is a palpable presence, though it can’t be seen. The smiles are contagious and poses relaxed. Dancing, laughing, enjoying life in the company of others: this is the message. In the images, the personalities of the various models shine through: Aira Ferreira, Dylan Xue, Greta Ferro, Michelle Gutknecht, Sija Titko, Tatum Marchetti, Ysaunny Brito, Aleksandar Rusic, Leroy, Mark Vanderloo, Pepe Barroso, Tae Eun. The sense of belonging ingrained in Emporio Armani’s DNA becomes the joie de vivre.

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BALENCIAGA FALL 2018 CAMPAIGN

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Balenciaga launched their Fall 2018 advertising campaign starring Martina Almquist, captured by photographer Ilya Lipkin with styling by Lotta Volkova.

The Demna Gvasalia-helmed brand recently hit up Instagram to tease featured looks from the lineup, while also announcing pre-order dates.

Images for the women’s designs showcase the label’s affinity for unstructured shapes, statement prints and tactile layering techniques, combining hefty outerwear with eclectic shirt combinations. Check out the images below.

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Dior Fall 2018 Campaign

Jennifer Lawrence is back for Dior’s new campaign. For Fall 2018, the House codes have been deconstructed and reworked in unprecedented plays of contrasts by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Inspired by the Surrealist artist, writer, photographer, actress, political activist and French Resistant Claude Cahun who was also openly homosexual and constantly questioned identity and gender, and the complex and ever-changing social constructs. Claude Cahun reinvented herself through photography, posing for the camera with a powerful sense of meaningful performance, whether dressed as a woman or a man, her hair long or totally shaved.

“Under this mask, another mask. I will never finish removing all these faces.” Claude Cahun (pseudonym of Lucy Schwob 1894-1954)

In his day, Monsieur Dior restored femininity to women through fashion, and today, with her Fall 2018 collection questioning identity and gender, Maria Grazia Chiuri desires women to have the necessary tools to be first and foremost vital beings and not characters in their own life.

“I wanted to take on the precision of the basics and materials that make up a man’s wardrobe. I sought to showcase the least explored part of Christian Dior’s legacy, an almost austere part, with the use of masculine fabrics and jackets, coats and shirts with rigorous lines. In the same way, I became interested in the work of Hedi Slimane with Petite Taille for Women, when he was Creative Director of Dior Homme,” says Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior Fall 2018 collection.

INDUSTREALITY |PRADA PRE-FALL 2018

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Prada unveiled their 365 Pre-fall 2018 ad campaign. Called ‘Industreality’ the images are captured by Wily Vanderperre in the fictitious factory set of the ‘Prada Warehouse’. Models Kris Grikaite, Anok Yai and Fran Summers posed with classicism against unexpected, utilitarian backdrops, to create an arresting contemporary contrast.

In the background, crates and boxes bear emblems drawn from the Prada universe – hallmarks, markers and talismans, indicating their point of origin. They, like these clothes, express the indelible and immediately-recognizable identity of Prada.

Check out the campaign images below.

Bella Hadid Shows Off Colors And Textures For Diorshow Campaign

Captured by the photographer Cass Bird, Bella Hadid shows off the new additions to the Diorshow makeup range.  Born from the energy to be found backstage and inspired by the House’s makeup artists, the Diorshow line redefines the eyes.  This season, Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara, developed to give extreme volume, comes in a waterproof version and in four new neon hues, available in limited edition. The eye range also sees the addition of two new products. In tribute to the Dior art of color, Diorshow On Stage Liner appears in fifteen vibrant shades and three effects: matte, vinyl and pearly. Lastly, Diorshow All-Day Brow Ink is an ink for brows with tattoo-effect coloration, guaranteeing a perfect line.

“Bella’s eyes are amazing, so choosing her as an eye makeup ambassador was a no-brainer. For this campaign, we designed some extremely creative looks, and I was able to play with color to showcase different possibilities, but there are so many others!” says Peter Philips. And so Diorshow On Stage Liner Noir is matched with new pop shades of Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara, and the liner’s vibrant hues combine and work together to create an assertive look in a play of bold color.

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KAIA GERBER STARS IN SAINT LAURENT’S FALL 2018 CAMPAIGN

Saint Laurent has tapped model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber to star in its fall campaign. Photographed by David Sims, the black-and-white images feature the 16-year-old model posing against the backdrop of The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs.” With styling from Stylist Alastair McKimm. Check out the campaign images and a video below.

REDValentino Spring Summer 2018 Campaign

REDValentino introduced its Spring Summer 2018 ad campaign. A multicultural spin to gentleness. Romance from an ethnic perspective. The dreamy landscapes of Dungeness enhance the beauty and energy portrayed in the campaign. Models Mariana Zaragoza, Lily Nova and Adrienne Jüliger pose for Chloe Le Drezen. Styling by Emma Wyman, hair by Teiji Utsumi and makeup by Athena Paginton.

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Anna Sui Spring 2018 Campaign

Anna Sui Japan unveiled their Spring 2018 ad campaign featuring models Lucan Gillespie and Aiden Konstalid, photographed by Laurie Bartley. With the creative direction by Jun Shiina, styling by Bill Mullen. Hair and makeup by Jordan Sparkes and Ayami Nishimura, manicurist Naomi Yasuda.

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