While Miuccia Prada is currently shaking up Prada’s various advertising campaign concepts, she’s also taking Miu Miu in a whole new direction, this time transporting us to Mississippi. British photographer Alasdair McLellan and stylist Katie Grand reunite for the Fall 2017 campaign, along with a diverse star-studded cast including Naomie Harris, Kate Moss, Jean Campbell, Jasmine Daniels, Eliza Cummings, sisters Adwoa and Kewesha Aboah, and more.
Our forum members weren’t feeling the new campaign, however. “The concept is becoming really old and tired now. Also, Miu Miu is not a British brand even though Alasdair and Katie [Grand] clearly would like it to be,” pointed out anlabe32.
“This campaign is a flop! Every single campaign since Katie and Alasdair started has been spectacular. Was the team asleep? Did they let the models play stylist and photographer? The sets look very generic and poorly lit. The styling is bad,” slammed GivenchyHomme. (more…)
Ever since Blake Lively appeared on our TV screens way back in 2007, starring in the hit show Gossip Girl, we’ve become accustomed to the actress covering just about every major fashion magazine while rarely taking a bad photograph. She’s landed issues of Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire and now, after a little over a year’s hiatus at the newsstand, Blake is back on the circuit, gracing the cover of US Glamour‘s September issue. Photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, the blonde beauty wears Saint Laurent, making for a stark contrast between last month’s edgy and unconventional Cara Delevingne cover shoot.
Our forums complained that Glamour went a little too hard on the Photoshop this month, though. “She looks airbrushed to death in order to look like a young Leonardo DiCaprio in drag. What’s happening here?” quizzed a startled mistress_f upon checking out the cover.
“The Photoshop is crazy! So are the fonts,” wrote Urban Stylin. (more…)
Vogue Italia brought some serious glamour to the cover last month, featuring a flawless Grace Elizabeth shot by Steven Meisel. The Italian fashion bible now dials back the pizazz for August 2017, unveiling a dramatically toned-down Lara Stone cover. Returning exactly one year after her last solo Italian Vogue outing, the Dutch bombshell was photographed by Harley Weir for the occasion, serving a spring-inspired close-up wearing Calvin Klein.
Unfortunately, the cover wasn’t enough to lure a vast majority of our forum members to the newsstand. “That looks unflattering. Ouch. I love Lara and I like Harley Weir. What’s up with Vogue Italia? And that hideous art direction! One word would’ve sufficed!” stated a far from impressed MON.
“I feel like this has so much potential. I’m hoping by filling other photographers, Meisel will be back for the September issue. I kind of like the styling but this needs to be zoomed out. It just doesn’t really make sense and not very summery,” wrote TaylorBinque. (more…)
Gigi Hadid is having a pretty successful Fall 2017 season so far, having added Versace, Vogue Eyewear, Stuart Weitzman and Fendi campaigns to her portfolio. Now, Gigi replaces Irina Shayk as the face of Missoni. Photographed by Harley Weir, Gigi goes solo in the Italian brand’s vibrant new campaign, captured on location at Missoni creative director Angela Missoni’s home in Brunello, Italy. Tragically not making use of the scenic location, Gigi strikes some dynamic poses against various studio backdrops while wearing the bold and eccentric fall collection and barely any makeup.
Ultimately, our forum members declared the campaign a total flop. “Her? For Missoni? WHY?? Oh… and this is butt ugly,” complained a horrified Vitamine W, after seeing the first wave of campaign images.
“I like select shots from this campaign but a different model could have pulled this off so much better than Gigi TBH,” added bluestar, questioning Gigi’s modeling ability. (more…)
Ever since Anna Ewers made her first Vogue cover appearance in 2013 on Vogue Italia, our forums have been enthralled. Now, as she adds her 17th Vogue cover to her portfolio, we’ve become slightly disappointed with her recent work. The German beauty looked unrecognizable on her native Vogue Germany‘s July cover and now, Vogue Brazil’s offering for August 2017 isn’t much better. Once again photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, Anna is all smiles in the light and airy cover image wearing Colcci, a brand for which she is the face of for Spring 2018.
Should we hold Giampaolo Sgura responsible for Anna’s latest work? “Such a beautiful and inviting smile, but the overall cover looks very pedestrian,” complained Benn98 at once.
“This girly girly doesn’t suit her,” pointed out Nymphaea. (more…)
You have to applaud the major fashion brands who take a risk on a new campaign concept from time to time. Moving on from photographer Peter Lindbergh and model Lily Aldridge, Salvatore Ferragamo just unveiled a playful new aesthetic for Fall 2017 shot by Walter Pfeiffer. The Swiss photographer captures models Xiao Wen Ju and Aymeline Valade amongst some stylish surroundings for a set of colorful images styled by former Vogue Paris fashion director Suzanne Koller.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Our forum members applauded Ferragamo’s newest campaign. “Love the casting, curious to see more,” voiced a delighted apple upon seeing the first of the campaign images.
“More please!! This is surprisingly good, not what I expected from Ferragamo. Love the composition and Pfeiffer’s play with color,” applauded Benn98. (more…)