Anna Ewers has been the face of Isabel Marant for the past three seasons and, ever since her debut, our forum members haven’t exactly been supportive of the pairing. After last season‘s boring campaign, the French label has ditched long-serving photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin (who have captured umpteen campaigns for Isabel Marant) and hired Juergen Teller to shoot the Spring 2018 campaign. This time around, Anna is captured in full color and is all smiles while wearing Marant’s latest collection.
Time for change? Our forum members sure think so. “There’s a Terry Richardson vibe which puts me off. And it’s about time fashion should cast Anna Ewers in a proper campaign where she does actual modeling,” complained Benn98 at once.
“It’s a little Terry Richardson x Alexander Wang. This could be so much better,” wrote mathiaskatz. (more…)
Is Vogue Spain’s editor-in-chief finally hitting her stride? Eugenia de la Torriente tapped Victoria Beckham last month for an unconventional, dynamic cover and this month, the magazine is in our good graces once again. Making a comeback as the title’s cover girl is Cameron Russell, who poses pregnant on the studio floor for March 2018’s soft, demure cover photo. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, the model-turned-activist wears a black Saint Laurent blouse styled by Alex White.
The cover practically received a standing ovation from our forum members. “I love the cover. It looks very Italian. It’s chic and glamorous,” enthused GivenchyHomme.
It was only a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld bestowed an advertising campaign on supermodel progeny Kaia Gerber, whether for his namesake label, Fendi or Chanel (not to mention collaborating on an upcoming capsule collection, Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia). She opened Chanel’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear show in Paris last season, made her couture debut in July and ventured to Hamburg to walk the Pre-Fall 2018 show, so we aren’t at all surprised to see the 16-year-old rising star front Chanel’s latest handbag campaign for Spring 2018. Photographed by Karl and styled by Carine Roitfeld, Kaia was photographed at Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment in Paris and we can’t think of a more quintessential representation of the brand.
Our forum members were here for Chanel’s latest signing. “I like it! It’s very elegant and young. I like how she looks very chic and fashionable without looking like a walking billboard for a brand,” said GivenchyHomme the moment the campaign struck.
“This is actually gorgeous. Again, she doesn’t look like she is playing dress-up; she sells the ‘rich girl raised in Chanel’ look to me,” added dodencebt.
“Wow, sold. Obsessed with the first photo (above),” approved Conbothsides.
In agreement over how wonderful the images and partnership turned out was zoom. “This really works well on a number of levels. It manages to feel young and luxe at the same time, Kaia is perfect here. The best photos I’ve seen from Karl in a minute,” he voiced.
“Was wondering where Kaia would show up for one of Karl’s campaigns and this is pretty good!” admitted mathiaskatz.
“It’s very nice. I think all Chanel ads should be black & white,” forum member gazebo expressed.
Bluebanter felt the same way, writing, “I love every short here. Very beautiful!”
“I like Kaia, the set and that they’re not closeup shots,” kokobombon appreciated.
Are you here for Kaia becoming the face of Chanel? Voice your opinion with us here.
It feels like just yesterday that we were praising Vogue Arabia’s debut cover starring Gigi Hadid and now it’s celebrating its one-year anniversary with the new March 2018 issue. As expected, the magazine has gone all-out to impress with a series of covers starring modeling legend Iman and current It model Imaan Hammam (her second cover for the publication). The pair poses together and separately for three striking covers shot by photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
The issue can’t hit newsstands quick enough. “Great casting! Imaan Hammam is really one of the great beauties of this generation! I don’t even think it’s just to put her next to Iman, who is on a different level modeling wise. The cover looks simple, yet so chic. Love the monochrome styling and headgear!” Benn98 approved at once.
“Fabulous! Exuberance, beauty and Saint Laurent used right,” cheered dodencebt. (more…)
We all know Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the cover of Vogue (or any magazine cover for that matter) and her latest surprise appearance is on Vogue India (because anything sister Kendall Jenner can do…). The social media sensation who breaks the internet every time she posts a new selfie or switches up her hair serves up two covers for the March 2018 issue, marking her seventh Vogue cover. Photographed by Greg Swales, Kim works a red Jean Paul Gaultier creation in cover one (below) and poses against a wall of flowers wearing Philipp Plein for cover two (after the jump).
Forum members couldn’t knock Kim K this time. “It pains me immensely that I actually like these covers. UGH,” confessed happycanadian.
Despite his inability to take inspiring photographs, Karl Lagerfeld is always on his A-game when it comes to model casting and themes for Chanel’s elaborate fashion shows. The Kaiser won our forums over last season with a gorgeous Chanel eyewear campaign featuring forum favorite Luna Bijl and now, for Spring 2018, model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah snatches up the coveted campaign. Following in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne, Lottie Moss and Willow Smith, Aboah channels her inner Gabrielle Chanel, evoking the iconic photo of Coco and Serge Lifar from 1937, complete with turban and pearls.
Ultimately, the black and white campaign images divided our forums. “I wish her eyes looked at the camera,” said forum member apple upon checking out the campaign.
“Don’t like it, it’s one of her worst campaigns. There’s no energy or life in these images. The only way to make her seem vaguely interesting is to spice things up on all fronts. Styling, setting, etc. Because without the frills she’s bland. As it is, I’m perplexed how she came this far with her looks,” ranted Benn98. (more…)