Posts Tagged ‘Vogue’

INTRODUCING AIR WINTOUR, THE ULTIMATE FASHION SNEAKER!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

courtesy image:  Nike Air Jordan 1 High Zip AWOK

For nearly thirty years, legendary Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, has signed off on every print page with the moniker, AWOK (short for Anna Wintour Okay).  Now collaborating with Nike, Wintour serves as the inspiration for a limited-edition capsule of Air Jordans.  Launching on July 21st is the Air Jordan 1 High Zip AWOK (above), available in red or white leather with a crimson tongue.  On September 7th, the Air Jordan 3 SE (below) launch will featuring a tweed upper (channeling Wintour’s signature tweed Chanel suits) in either red or black.  Both models will feature “AWOK” on the soles, as well of a keychain reading, “Edited by Vogue.”

courtesy image:  Nike Air Jordan 3 SE

#KENZOLOVESBRITNEY!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

After several days of teasing its big announcement, French fashion label, Kenzo Paris, has confirmed that Britney Spears is its new face.  The “Queen of Pop,” 36,  was photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the brand’s new campaign, La Collection Memento No2.  Faturing the iconic Bamboo Tiger print, the collection hearkens to the 1986 runway debut of Kenzo Jeans.  Interviewed by Vogue, Spears shared, “This collection is very youthful. We had fun on set, even though it was a bit weird for me at first. I am used to shooting in a studio or a small space, and this was on the street. We were out there and I had really promiscuous clothes on, which felt odd, but, of course, on film it turned out to be really cool.”

In a press release, Creative Director, Humberto Leon, compared Spears to Michael Jackson and Madonna.  “She is a legend in her field. We will remember her for the rest of everyone’s lives as an icon … I think that in many ways, growing up she is also synonymous with denim with me. When her and Justin [Timberlake] came out in their denim outfits, that is like an iconic look.”  #KenzoLovesBritney

#METOO: VOGUE & BRANDS BAN TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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In response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment brought to light in a New York Times exposé, Condé Nast has temporarily banned top fashion photographers, Mario Testino (pictured) and Bruce Weber, from its publications.  “Abuse of power has gone on for too long in so many places—including in Washington, in Hollywood, in broadcasting, journalism, Silicon Valley, and last but not least, in fashion, where many young women and men have spoken up about manipulation and coercion on go-sees, on shoots, and in other working environments,” shared Vogue Editor-In-Chief and Condé Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour.  “I’m proud to say that Condé Nast is responding, here and internationally, with a new Code of Conduct, a set of guidelines for outside contributors which has emerged after bracingly honest discussions—with model advocates and agents, stylists, photographers, hair and makeup artists, set designers, and many of our own editors.”

The allegations have been difficult for Wintour to hear, calling both photographers “personal friends.”  While acknowledging their incredible contributions to Vogue and Condé Nast’s other publications, she shared, “I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future.”   Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, and Burberry have all publicly backed off of Testio, where as Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal have publicly distanced themselves from Weber.  According to the Times’s report, thirteen male models and assistants claim that Testino had subjected them to “sexual advances that in some cases included groping and masturbation,” while fifteen male models alleged “unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior,” in conjunction with shoots involving Weber.  Both photographers have challenged or denied the allegations.