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Bella Hadid Returns to the Cover of W Korea for January 2017

It’s safe to declare W Korea had a successful 2016, having served up some pretty fantastic covers with It girls Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid over the past twelve months. Now, in a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Korean W welcomes back Bella Hadid on its first cover of the year (exactly one month after sister Gigi gave Gisele Bündchen a run for her money). Opting to use a reprint for the January 2017 cover (usually a huge forum no-no), the Korean title ultimately makes good use of a haute couture fashion shoot from its American counterpart’s recent October issue, photographed by Venetia Scott.

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The majority of our forum members actually liked what they saw. “A good choice of a reprint if you ask me. When the editorial first appeared in American W, I wasn’t all too impressed but I admire how W Korea have made this shot of Bella work in their favor with the layout, fonts and their choice of complementing colors. Those shades of blue are perfect for an icy January cover!” complemented vogue28.

“This shot actually works as a cover for me. It’s got that effortless mood, and her face isn’t perfection, for once. Love the colors. The editor really must love these Hadids,” Benn98 pointed out. (more…)

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Stella Maxwell and Jordan Barrett Pair Up for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2017 Ad Campaign

If you haven’t already heard, Peter Dundas is out at Roberto Cavalli and his final collection for the Italian fashion house is showcased in the brand’s newly unveiled Spring 2017 advertising campaign. Shying away from the tiresome studio setting that was last season’s flop, the team decided to take things outdoors, shooting the new campaign on the sand dunes. Photographed by Luca & Alessandro Morelli, models Stella Maxwell and Jordan Barrett pair up while making us remember the good old Cavalli campaigns with Kate Moss.

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2017 : Stella Maxwell & Jordan Barrett by L. & A. Morelli

IMAGE: VISUALIZING.FASHION

“This looks like a cheap version of their early ’00s campaigns. They are trying to get back to a time when Cavalli was the hottest, sexiest brand in town. Total fail but I like the first photo. The dress looks good and the energy is quite enjoyable,” Lola701 commented.

“They definitely are trying to be the ’00s Cavalli, but they’re doing it wrong. The model choices are horrible,” replied Scotty. (more…)

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Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani Dies at 66

Fashion editor Franca Sozzani poses before the Christian Dior 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2016 in Paris

Fashion editor Franca Sozzani at the Christian Dior Spring 2017 show on September 30, 2016 in Paris; Image: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Today, the fashion industry mourns the passing of 66-year-old Franca Sozzani, long-serving editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Sozzani died in Milan after a year-long illness. A true visionary and innovator, Sozzani began her role at the Italian fashion bible in 1988 and leaves behind a legacy of powerful, revolutionary and thought-provoking content for the magazine. Having collaborated with the likes of Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh (to name only a few) throughout her 28 years at the helm, Sozzani championed numerous social causes while captivating a loyal audience.

Members of our forums shared their sincere condolences upon hearing the tragic news. “2016 sucks! All the great people passed away. RIP, Franca. You played a very big part in fashion and you’ll be missed,” wrote Koibito.

“What a shock!! She will be so missed,” added liberty33r1b.

“She was such an inspirational woman, very sad to hear this,” echoed HeatherAnne.

“I’m absolutely heartbroken, don’t even know what to say. Her Vogue Italia is one of the major reasons why I feel in love with fashion. She was truly a legend. Arivederla Franca,” said Marc10.

“Disheartening news, a significant loss of one of the most pivotal figures within fashion. She will be missed,” TheoG mourned.

“One of the last columns supporting the weight of a crumbling fashion world has fallen. Very sad and disturbing,” mentioned gazebo.

A figure of the fashion industry who will be sorely missed and never forgotten, join us in mourning and pass along your condolences here. All of theFashionSpot’s thoughts are with Sozzani’s family.

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Josephine Skriver Makes Her Debut as a Vogue Cover Girl on Vogue Spain’s January Issue

Our forums couldn’t work out how Vogue Spain and Mario Testino managed to take such a horrible photo of Penélope Cruz last month and now we can’t fathom how they’ve managed to make the January cover look so cheap. Starting the new year for Spanish Vogue is Josephine Skriver, who makes her debut as a Vogue cover girl. But even with photographer Patrick Demarchelier behind the lens, our forum members were divided over how things turned out.

Vogue España January 2017 : Josephine Skriver by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE SPAIN

“Looks dated. Pass,” declared MON the moment the cover dropped.

“I wish Vogue Spain would stop with the sports covers, they look cheap. First it was Doutzen [Kroes] in an orange anorak, looking like the world’s most beautiful football hooligan, and now it’s Skriver-on-skis,” disapproved tigerrouge. (more…)

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Irina Shayk, Transgender Model Lea T and Others Come Together for Givenchy’s Spring 2017 Campaign

Have we finally seen the last of Riccardo Tisci’s overcrowded advertising campaigns for Givenchy? It seems the designer has broken free from the theme of previous ads featuring the Givenchy #gang roaming the streets of New York with a welcome new concept for Spring 2017. Though the ads have a new look, Tisci stays true to his usual muses, including Irina Shayk, Vittoria Ceretti, Faretta and Lea T, photographed by Givenchy regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Givenchy S/S 2017 by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: WWD.COM

Members of our forums were quick to kickoff a debate. “Not liking the studio portraits but that has more to do with Irina. The whole campaign should have been the location shoot. Looks like they are on Mars and that’s not a bad thing considering where the planet is headed. Guess Givenchy is positioning itself for high fashion space travel?” zoom commented straight away.

“Once again, fashion can’t help itself and it has to have multi-concept campaigns. Stick to one idea, please. The location shots are decent enough…the men’s is particularly nice (the clothes themselves are a different story, blegh!) The studio shots are heinous and horrifyingly over-Photoshopped. Really bad,” added dior_couture1245. (more…)

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Maria Grazia Chiuri’s First Campaign for Christian Dior Looks Very High Street

We’re already starting to see a handful of Spring 2017 ad campaigns and the latest to drop is from Christian Dior. Our forums have been anticipating the debut of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first campaign for the French fashion house supporting her RTW collection shown back in September. Forum members correctly predicted that Chiuri would opt for an even more minimal aesthetic than predecessor Raf Simons. Enlisting photographer Brigitte Lacombe, twin sisters Ruth and May Bell posed together in an empty studio while showing off Dior’s new ultra-feminine aesthetic.

Christian Dior S/S 2017 : May & Ruth Bell by Brigitte Lacombe

IMAGE: FASHIONISTA.COM

Our forums were keen to share their feelings toward the campaign. “Yikes,” said Scotty the moment the campaign surfaced today.

“Seriously, Yikes. Big no to all of this. If I wanted more sad teenagers I’ll just go back and look at Hedi’s Saint Laurent campaigns,” replied a startled RedSmokeRise. (more…)

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