Balenciaga Fall 2013 Campaign

6a00e54ef9645388340192ac4ee565970d-700wiReleased in drips and drabs for god knows what reason, Alexander Wang‘s “cinematic” campaign for Balenciaga starring Kristen McMenamy is as haunting as it is beautiful. Emotion filled, Wang attempted to somewhat “contrast..the austerity bestowed in the show.”

Photographed by Steven Klein, the largely monochromatic images draw a focus on the shape of the garments and their relationship with a woman’s body.

Alexander and Kristen are a match made in fashion heaven. 

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with love.

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Vanessa Axente for Calvin Klein

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 In their simplicity, Calvin Klein Campaign’s are virtually timeless and their latest one is no exception. Photographed by the dynamic dup of Mert & MarcusVanessa Axente (we first noticed her walking for Alexander Wang last season) looks beautiful, modern and elegant. Featuring looks made up with dark leathers and shot in black and white, the Campaign is rather dark and ever so captivating.

Vanessa has something a little Christy Thurlington about her, no?

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with love.

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BLK DNM x Gisele Bundchen

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BLK DNM? We only first uncovered this brand when Australian boutique Green With Envy began stocking them earlier this year. With fab leather jackets, sheer black t-shirt style tops, classic jeans and cotton t-shirts; Think Alexander Wang meets ACNE and you’re on the right track.

Well you have good reason not to have actually heard of them, because this marks the “cult sub-Fourteenth Street” (Style File) denim label’s first campaign. Or moreover, their first form of actual advertising ever, which was launched in New York City yesterday. So fittingly, they decided that Gisele’s superstar ass should be featured front and centre . Captured by the brand’s creative director Johan Lindeberg himself, “[they] drove together in that car to Brooklyn for the shoot” (Lindeberg) in an “’85 Mercedes”.

Gisele is photographed in a raw manner which is quite representative of the nature of both leather and denim as materials. The Campaign image itself is quite muted in its tones and almost grainy. It also reminds us somewhat of Rag & Bone’s candid campaign’s.

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 (These are some other photographs which are the products of a collaboration between the designer and Gisele, showcased at a private viewing at BLK DNM).

with love.