New York Fashion Week: Men’s is fast approaching and Wilhelmina just put together an epic package to showcase its male models for the event’s inaugural season. Getting inspired by the hauntingly sexy themes behind Teen Wolf and Twilight, Wilhelmina gets its “Wolf Pack” of men’s talent together under a blacklight as the shirtless brood flexes their muscles and smears themselves with glow-in-the-dark paint.
Marco Torres and Julian R R directed the sexy short, which features the neon artwork of Eddy Bogaert. Whilhelmina models Chris Bunn, Chris Moore, Eli Hall, Francisco Peralta, William Moncada and Liam Vandiar all fit the part of sexy werewolves, with their gazes piercing through the blacklight. “The Wilhelmina Wolf Pack has been our signature for the image division in New York City for two seasons now,” men’s board director Taylor Hendrich said. “It represents our ferocious and truly incredible talent roster who we proudly represent. With New York’s first ever Men’s Fashion Week upon us, we wanted to make a statement that we are here.”
The video is enough to make you want to brave a werewolf bite. Watch the fellas in action above and get excited to see them on the runway during Men’s Fashion Week.
A lot of brands have welcomed back the same old faces for the Fall 2015 campaigns, so we have to hand it to Salvatore Ferragamo for switching things up this season by replacing Daria Werbowy with Julia Bergshoeff and Vanessa Moody. Shot amongst vibrant and luxurious surroundings to contrast with the collection, the girls laze around showcasing Ferragamo’s latest wares. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were retained to lens the images, but even with a change in concept, the campaign has failed to make a dramatic impact in our forums.
“No Daria!! My God, the girls look so stunning here. The mise-en-scène elements in the first two shots especially are very easy on the eye. There’s that whole Architectural Digest/lifestyle vibe in this campaign again, but for once I find it less overwhelming,” Benn98 shared right away.
“They might as well have cast Daria again. Julia looks so much like her here and Vanessa is doing nothing,” explained orchidee.
Also not a fan of Vanessa’s presence was thatsfierce, who asked, “Am I the only one who thinks Miss Moody is SO boring?”
“I don’t like the atmosphere, very amateurish,” GIVENCHYlover replied.
In agreement over how rubbish the campaign is was kasper!: “So dull…and lifeless, no emotion between the models…”
Forum member anlabe32 was left feeling uncertain about the campaign, too. “Isn’t Julia one of the most striking models ever. That said, the campaign is boring. I don’t like the colours but I do love a modern house as a setting. Just not with those curtains,” she said.
“Boring aside, I do like the set, especially the red curtains. Are they Ferragamo?” asked Street_a_Licious.
We consider it a bad job when curtains outshine the models and clothes in a fashion campaign. Join the conversation here.
Jason Wu and Julianne Moore are teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to peddle fashion for a good cause. The foursome is getting together to support the EIF’s Stand Up to Cancer project, with a Wu-designed T-shirt.
For this project, Wu created a $35 dollar T-shirt printed with an abstract image of a key against a background of clouds and artful scribbles.”There are so many graphic Ts already out there. We felt it was really important to create one that was refined,” Wu said. “And it’s very loud and clear that it is for Key to the Cure. We also really wanted to create something that was elevated, sophisticated and feminine that reflected the essence of the brand.” Proceeds from the top will naturally benefit the charity.
The shirt goes on sale this fall at Saks stores and on the website, as well as at the Saks off Fifth e-store. All proceeds from the collection will benefit Stand Up to Cancer, so you can go to bed at night knowing your shopping addiction has actually helped someone. What a sweet feeling it is.
Naturally, forum members flocked to the thread. “What a triumphant return of Meisel to Vogue Italia!” shouted miguelalmeida to kick things off.
“I have to admit that I was actually more curious to see if Meisel would be back rather than anticipate the issue itself and I have to say that this is quite a fresh sight in my eyes after enduring the dull and the red background covers these past few months,” shared simon.
TeeVanity felt the same way, adding, “The long wait was worth it, happy it’s Steven Meisel and I really like the cast.”
Forum member mikel suggested we all “pretend that June didn’t happen.”
“Steven Meisel showing everyone how it’s done! This is what effortless means! The cover looks like a table from a casting agency. Each and every portrait is beautiful. As cluttered as it may seem, this makes the June issue forgettable,” echoed MON.
“Franca [Sozzani] knew Vogue Italia would not be the same without Meisel. So glad he’s back!” rejoiced lanvinray.
Check out the fabulous content and see the fold-out cover in all its glory here.
Calvin Klein Underwear wants to remind you that they are the purveyors of sexy, and they’re doing it with their latest campaign, aptly called “the original sexy.” The lingerie arm of the fashion brand has tapped Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Isabeli Fontana and Edita Vilkeviciute for the campaign, which showcases lacy bras and panties, as well as more basic options, uplifted by mesh or simple lace trim.
The label tapped Mikael Jansson to shoot the girls in Calvin Klein’s trademark black and white. “Calvin Klein originated sexy and we’re going to reclaim, re-imagine and re-image it,” Calvin Klein Chief Marketing Officer Melisa Goldie said in a statement. “We’re bringing together a powerful mix of women from all over the world to celebrate our heritage as a leader in the intimates category.”
Kendall Jenner chatted with WWD about the shoot, which she called “super fun.” Though the reality star had little else of substance to say about shooting other than how pleased she was to be able to hang out with her model friends, it’s clear that she’s excited about her second go-round with the label.
Check out the campaign images in the gallery below. (more…)
Karl Lagerfeld is all set to stage his haute fourrure show for Fendi, which will no doubt be dazzling. Though Lagerfeld’s forthcoming display might have animal rights activists foaming at the mouth, the designer is pressing on, noting that the fur industry today isn’t what it was before, due to the scarcity of fine furs. “They’re rarer and rarer,” he explained to WWD. “That means the activists don’t have to be too angry because there is less and less and it becomes more and more expensive. The sable coat today is expensive, like people pay less for a house than for a sable coat. It’s unbelievable!”
Lagerfeld also dished on the Fendi Karlito bag bug, those pricey charms for your carryall made in Lagerfeld’s likeness. The designer says it was a no-brainer creating the furry embellishment, as he is very aware of how distinct his image is. “I’m a cartoon, my dear. I’m easy, everybody can recognize me, and it’s fine,” he quipped. “I can’t even cross the street anymore, anywhere, for all the tourists, all the selfies. It’s unbelievable, I don’t know how it happened — it’s so strange, this fame thing. But as my fortune-teller told me when I was young, she said: ‘For you, it will really start when it’s finished for the others.’ It’s quite true.”
Seems like that fortune teller knew what she was talking about!