Karl Lagerfeld has long favored the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid for Fendi’s various advertising campaigns, yet replacing BFF’s Kendall and Gigi for Spring 2018 are models Vittoria Ceretti and Taylor Hill. The Italian fashion label’s latest proves that not even the best models can save Karl’s concepts and imagery from mediocrity (once again). It may be time to take things outdoors — or hire someone besides himself as campaign photographer — as the girls pose amongst a fairly bland studio set, doing little else.
Members of our forums weren’t feeling this season’s campaign, to say the very least. “Last season they had a very solid collection with two boring models for the campaign, now I like the model choice but not the collection. Also, the hair looks too messy and don’t suit the styling for me. The most tragic thing is Karl’s photography though, so uninspired,” slammed apple the moment the campaign struck.
“Oh God, I miss the time when Karl used to shoot his campaigns outdoors. The worst thing about those weird sets is that they don’t add anything interesting to the campaign,” Lola701 noted. (more…)
Vogue Japan sure does love a good group shot on the cover, once again turning to its winning formula for March 2018 (just as long as we don’t get a repeat of August 2017‘s crowded shot, we’re good). After a magical Gisele Bündchen cover last month, photographic duo Luigi & Iango are back with a handful of models for Japanese Vogue‘s latest cover shoot. Luna Bijl, Lexi Boling, Kiki Willems and Selena Forrest pose in various pieces from Louis Vuitton, styled by Anna Dello Russo.
For the most part, our forum members weren’t here for it. “When will VJ stop with this group cover? Seem like everyone under the sun has a Vogue Japan cover now,” commented djowodjo30.
Our forums have been all over UK ELLE ever since Anne-Marie Curtis unveiled the magazine’s bold redesign with a series of Cara Delevingne covers in September. We’ve been hooked ever since and have adored every cover — until recently. Poor Romee Strijd was flanked by obnoxious fonts last month and now the British publication fails to impress with its bland offering for February 2018, shot by photographer Liz Collins. Nevertheless, we support the diverse cast, which includes models Lorena Maraschi, Neelam Gill, Odette Pavlova, Lili Sumner and Riley Montana featured on a series of covers.
Our forum members weren’t too fond of the outcome. “Can’t stand Lili… it’s all a bit of a try-hard diversity exercise. Also in terms of composition, I dislike that they put Riley in front of a brown sweater, she feels a bit lost,” commented carbon-made.
“I always appreciate seeing models on covers, but couldn’t they cast more models relevant right now? Lili Sumner has been fading and I never got the hype about her, in fact she’s the weakest in the group shot for me,” pointed out apple. (more…)
We half-expected to see Naomi Campbell take the cover of UK Vogue‘s March issue after a tidbit in our Cover Rumor Thread (and largely because Edward Enninful promised us more diversity and Naomi’s last cover was in 2002). Instead, making a return exactly twelve months after her last appearance, Gigi Hadid is the British fashion bible’s cover girl for March 2018 and she’s joined by sister Bella on a set of dual covers. Thankfully, photographer Steven Meisel was welcomed back to capture the shoot, with the sisters each wearing the same wet hairstyle and gold mesh Versace dress on individual covers, styled by Joe McKenna. Inside the issue, the two pose together in a nude embrace (after the jump).
Our forum members weighed in on whose cover came out on top. “I can’t say I’m interested in either, but Gigi’s is definitely better for me. There’s something about the hair placement and the off-center cropping that makes Bella’s seem out for me. Either way, they’re both blah,” critiqued honeycombchild the moment the covers dropped.
“I am going to pick Gigi’s cover even though she looks nothing like herself. Bella is doing the exact same face she did for her last Max Mara campaign,” mentioned Zposen. (more…)
Every major fashion and cosmetics brand has a legion of brand ambassadors, from L’Oréal to Christian Dior to Chanel to CoverGirl. Now, Revlon has just secured a handful of diverse brand ambassadors for 2018. Scoring Achok Majak, Raquel Zimmermann, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Rina Fukushi, the New York-based cosmetic giant has put its six new faces to work immediately as they star in the new “Live Boldy” campaign for Spring 2018. Shot on location in London, the girls proudly take to the sidewalks and show off their confidence and individuality for photographer Cass Bird, while they lip sync to Dua Lipa’s Blow Your Mind for the commercial (after the jump).
Our forum members were quick to react to Revlon’s new cast. “Wonderful! Such a great and diverse cast. Love how Imaan is front and center in this shot!” praised mikel.
Timing is everything and leave it up to Carine Roitfeld to jump on the Cardi B movement before anyone else (after all, she was the first to give Paris Hilton the cover of French Vogue back in 2006). That’s right, the chart-topping rapper who stole the show at The Grammy Awards on Sunday receives Roitfeld’s seal of approval by becoming a CR Fashion Book cover girl. Serving two unique covers shot by Petra Collins, Cardi poses as you’ve never seen her before in the high-fashion portfolio —and even outshines Zendaya, photographed by Mario Sorrenti, who also covers Issue #12, entitled “Crazy Reality.”
IMAGE: COURTESY OF CR FASHION BOOK
The moment the covers dropped, debate ignited on our forums. “WOW, very pleasantly surprised by Cardi’s covers! She looks so glamorous. I remain having less than zero interest with Zendaya tho,” voiced Marc10.
“This is easily the most high-fashion Cardi has looked so far. The second cover (above right) is just beautiful! I don’t care about Zendaya’s to be honest,” echoed dodencebt. (more…)