Tuesday February 9th, Spring 16 preview
LEFT: Gladys @Next Paris by Sophie Tajan, styled by Melodie Zagury
RIGHT: Isabella @Next by Niclas Heikkinen styled by Francesca Turner
Friday February 5th, Spring 16 covers Here Lies Space
LEFT: by Renate Ariadne van der Togt
RIGHT: Lea Issarni @Next Paris by Sophie Tajan, styling - Melodie Zagury
Tuesday February 2nd, Khadija and Nardos by Yana Wernicke
Foreword by Adjoa Gharban
Fashion is not only about the West. Every designer takes global inspirations from around the world. There is no doubt that Africa is influencing SS16. Far from being a flash in the pan “trend” African fashion has been an important part of style since…well forever – whether it’s safari suiting complete with waist cinching belts or the vibrant bright colours of the Masai.
For our approach, we looked to the East side of Africa and gave something traditional a real street edge. From our street cast model to the oversize tunics complete with classic stitching paired with fitted roll necks, we see Africa as bold, fresh and bursting with beauty.
Photography - Yana Wernicke
Styling - Lia Gebremariam
Models: Khadija and Nardos
Hair & make up: Francesca Vigliarolo
Friday January 29th, Stella McCartney SS16 campaign
Stella McCartney SS16 photographed by Harley Weir
Tuesday January 26th, Maddie by Sophia Aerts
Foreword by Adjoa Gharban
January is not always the best. It is difficult coming back to reality after all the glamour of December and being faced with a whole New Year - that said, you can rely on the transformational quality of clothing to lift your mood. Grit is speaking in volumes this time around thanks to the unexpected ruffles featured in our shoot by Sophia Aerts and Kyanisha Morgan. Banish your January blues completely thanks to the optimistic tone of next season’s modern femininity. We’re dreaming in blush pinks inspired by Ashish and falling in love with the idea of JW Anderson’s polka dot dress complete with tiered ruffles and pastel blue hues. Why not wear that instead of your go to shredded denim? January is the perfect time to try out something new and experiment with style. Don’t be afraid to be different. Make this Spring/Summer a time to expect the unexpected and where better to start than with a ruffled piece of fabric somewhere on your person, be it soft silk or classic cotton.
T-shirt - Margaret Howell, dress - Molly Goddard, trousers and shoes: Marco de Vincenzo
LEFT&RIGHT: T-shirt and skirt: JW Anderson, culottes: stylists own
LEFT: dress - Simone Rocha, RIGHT: t-shirt - Mint Vintage, dress - Kenzo
RIGHT: dress - Ashish
dress: Molly Goddard
Dress : Joseph
Photography - Sophia Aerts
Styling - Kyanisha Morgan
Hair - Delphine Bonnet
Make Up - Mona Leanne
Model: Maddie Rich@Select
Friday January 22nd, Paris Fashion Week highlights, to be continued
Louis Vuitton AW16
Gosha Rubchinskiy AW16
Raf Simons AW16
Tuesday January 19th, Milan Fashion Week highlights
Ermenegildo Zegna AW16
Bottega Veneta AW16
Calvin Klein AW16
Friday January 14th, Celine SS16 campaign
Celine SS16 campaign photographed by Juergen Teller
Tuesday January 12th, Franziska by Johannes Kuczera
Foreword: Adjoa Gharban
Press reset. Start again. It’s a new year.
In terms of fashion thoughts turn to a brand new season and the optimism Spring/Summer 16 is set to bring. Colour spells out newness in an instant. Grit has been experimenting with flashes of red teamed with faded blue ripped denim and crisp white cotton - effortlessly refreshing our fashion palette. Newness isn’t always about reinvention though, sometimes it’s about revisiting something that has been left behind and suddenly feels relevant once more. Think new retro style Gucci or the most recent skateboard influenced Ashish collection. Exposed shoulders and ruffles evoking that Latin vibe feels especially daring for spring. Even the peasant chic look borrowed from the mid-nineties is making fashion spines tingle – now that is a feeling worthy of the New Year.
top - Christopher Shannon, trousers - Kostas Murkudis
overalls - Tibi, collar - Claudia Hill
overalls - Marta Jakubowski, shirt - Nhu Duong
LEFT: top - Ann-Sofie Back, trousers - Christopher Shannon
RIGHT: shirt - Celine, frilled top - This Is The Uniform, jeans - Nhu Duong, pants - Marlies Dekkers,
shoes - Robert Clergerie
RIGHT: top&shorts - This Is The Uniform, trousers - Nhu Duong, shoes - Robert Clergerie
trousers - Acne Studios, shirt - Solace London, vest - Maison Margiela
LEFT: top - Ann-Sofie Back, skirt - Comme des Garcons
RIGHT: top - Miu Miu, trousers - by Malene Birger
Monday January 11th, Highlights of LC:M AW16
Grace Wales Bonner AW16
Craig Green AW16
Christopher Shannon AW16
JW Anderson AW16
Friday January 8th, Gucci Spring 16 campaign
Photography - Glen Luchford, styling - Jane How
Tuesday January 5th, Grit go sees in Paris by Crezia Micallef
LEFT: top - Andrea Crews, jacket and trousers - Ly Adams RIGHT: sweatshirt and shorts - Andrea Crews
VINCENT @ BANANAS
LEFT: top - Hed Mayner, trousers - Ly Adams
RIGHT: jacket - Agnes B, top - Isabel Benenato
LEFT: sweatshirt - Andrea CrewsRIGHT: top - ITU, vest - Ly Adams
HUGUES @ M Management
LEFT: top - Dry clean only, jacket - Andrea Crews, shorts - Ainur Turisbek
RIGHT: top - Ainur Turisbek, trousers - APC
Photography: Crezia Micallef
Styling: Andrea de Saint Andreu
Friday December 18th, Happy Holidays!
"Dancing Trees" by Ellen Auerbach, 1959
We'll be back Jan 5th
Wednesday December 16th, A New Skin by Adjoa Gharban
Leather. It used to be a fabric for the brave – think bikers, hard edged rockers and such, till about ten years about when fashion turned around its fortune. A black leather legging is a staple in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, whether teamed with an oversize knit in the winter or a crisp white shirt for spring. With leather fast becoming many a millennials replacement for a distressed pair of 501 jeans, it’s almost time to move onto something new and this SS16, it’s colour.
Black leather is classic. It shocks no one and also suffers from appearing hard. By introducing colour into leather’s repertoire it becomes fun, feminine with an edge, the person wearing it turns into into a living editorial. Brightly coloured leather is irresistible this spring and it is an easy way to transform how you wear fashion’s favourite skin. Hang up that Saint Laurent black leather…the future’s bright.
by Adjoa Gharban
Tuesday December 15th, Grit go sees in Paris by Camille Mompach
Anne Louise @Silent wears a jacket by Acne
Maria @Oui wears a vest (around waist) Ly Adams, top - Tattoosweaters, trousers - Jil Sander (archived)
Gladys @Next Paris wears a leather jacket by Schott, top and trousers - Ignacia Zordan,
Maria @Oui wears a leather jacket by Schott, jumpsuit - DROMe
Gladys @Next Paris wears a leather coat by Ly Adams, overalls - Ainur Turisbek, tank top - Carven, shoes - Dockers
LEFT: Christelle @Premium wears a top by Isabel Benenato, jacket - Schott
RIGHT: Christelle @Premium wears a bra Ainur Turisbek top - Tattoo Sweaters, Anne Louise wears a jacket by Acne
Salomé wears a sweatshirt by Schott, shoes - Bally
Photography - Camille Mompach
Styling - Andrea de Saint Andreu
Make Up - Marie Charlotte Sondaz
Models - Anne Louise @Silent, Christelle @Premium, Gladys @NextParis, Maria @Oui, Salomé @Women
Tuesday December 8th, Harry Gruyaert
Harry Gruyaert, 1988
Harry Gruyaert, 1981
Harry Gruyaert, 1988
Friday December 4th, Alec Soth exhibition "Gathered Leaves" at Science Museum
Alec Soth exhibition at Science Museum until March 28, 2016.
Tuesday December 1st, Tide
briefs - Fox Haus
rucksack - Fahrenheit, oversized shirt with multiple fastening - Hunch
shirt & shorts - Fox Haus
Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Models - Alex @Traffic, Cameron@Premier
Wednesday November 25th, Velvet Heat out this week
Grit's Winter issue "Velvet Heat" is out this week.
Saturday November 21st, Alexander Calder exhibition at Tate Modern
LEFT: Red and Yellow Vane, 1934
RIGHT: Two Acrobats, 1929
Peggy in Bedroom Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Calder bed-head.
Alexander Calder exhibition at Tate Modern until April 3, 2016
Wednesday November 18th, Go Sees, photographed by Rowan Southern
Charlotte Lindvig @Elite London
Valentine Bouquet @Select
Friday November 13th, A little bit of Paris in London
Grit at Lucien Pages Press Days in London
clockwise from top right corner: top - Sacai, a detail shot of Courrèges vest, sandals - Julien David, jewellery - Charlotte Chesnais
photos by Lia Gebremariam
Tuesday November 10th, Isabel Marant AW15 shop windows by Arnold Goron
Isabel Marant Paris shop window by Arnold Goron
Friday November 5th, Making Africa in Guggenheim Bilbao
LEFT: Cyrus Kabiru C-Stunners series, 2012
RIGHT: Ikiré Jones, The Madonna, from the SS14 collection The Untold Renaissance, 2014
LEFT: Omar Victor Diop "Dom Nicolau" from the "Project Diaspora" self portrait series, 2014.
RIGHT: Omar Victor Diop "Jean-Baptiste Belley" from the "Project Diaspora" self portrait series, 2014.
LEFT: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
RIGHT: Sabelo Mlangeni, Iduku, 2011 from the series Black Men In Dress
Making Africa in Guggenheim Bilbao.
October 30-February 21, 2016
Tuesday November 3rd, Amber by Renate Ariadne van der Togt
Friday October 30th, Preview / Renate Ariadne van der Togt's Grit shoot
Renate van der Togt's and Pascal Joe's editorial up on Tuesday.
Tuesday October 27th, Gucci Cruise 16
Gucci Cruise 16, photographed by Glen Luchford
Tuesday October 20th, Davey, Freya and Kiran by Rowan Southern
LEFT: top detail - Robert Wallace
RIGHT: sheer robe - Rokit
LEFT: rollneck & top - Matthew Miller, necklace & earrings - Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques
RIGHT: Freya wears a coat - Fyodor Golan, Kiran wears a top - Mint Archives, Davey wears a rollneck - James Long, Jumper - Christopher Shannon
LEFT: blouse - Rokit
RIGHT: coat - Vivi Ralia, bracelet - Alighieri
LEFT: sheer robe - Rokit
RIGHT: Freya wears a dress - Fyodor Golan, Davey wears a coat and rollneck - Theory, t-shirt - blk dnm, Kiran wears a top - John Varvatos
LEFT: rollneck and top - Matthew Miller, necklace - Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques, skirt - Theory
RIGHT: Davey wears a ruffle used as necklace - Robert Wallace, jumper - John Varvatos, Kiran wears a dress - Aries, skirt - Robert Wallace
Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Kyanisha Morgan
Hair - Jordan Leigh
Make Up - Mona Leanne
Models - Davey@Elite, Freya @PRM, Kiran @Storm
Friday October 16th, Preview - Davey, Freya and Kiran by Rowan Southern
Davey@Elite, Freya @PRM, Kiran @Storm by Rowan Southern, styling by Kyanisha Morgan out next week.
Tuesday October 13th, Fashion Meets Sculpture by Alexa Horgan
Shirt - Rokit vintage, armbands - Martine Rose, trousers - stylist’s own, bag - Liam Hodges, shoes - Christian Lacroix
Dress - Gayeon Lee, gloves - Fyodor Golan
dress - Anders Haal, gloves - Rokit vintage, shoes - stylist’s own
jumper - Yulia Kondranina, trousers - Martine Rose, socks - Topman, shoes - Vans
shirt (worn underneath) - Martine Rose, shirt (worn on top) - Liam Hodges, trousers -Liam Hodges, shoes - Christian Lacroix
top - Martine Rose, trousers - Peter Jensen, shoes - Vans
sweatshirt - Martine Rose, jeans - stylists own
hat - stylist’s own, top - Rokit vintage, trousers - One Teaspoon, jacket - Anders Haal, shoes - Vans
Photographer : Alexa Horgan
Stylist : Grace Alexander
Make Up : Anete Salinieka using Illamasqua
Hair : Delphine Bonnet
Set Design : Jack Evans
Ashton @Elite, Omari @Premier, Kristen @Select, Najma @Milk management
With thanks to Sonia at Recession Studios.
Thursday October 8th, PFW SS16
Louis Vuitton SS16
Friday October 2nd, PFW SS16
Dries Van Noten SS16
Tuesday September 29th, MFW SS16
Tuesday September 22nd, LFW SS16
Simone Rocha SS16
JW Anderson SS16
Friday September 16th, NYFW SS16
Calvin Klein SS16
Proenza Schouler SS16
Wednesday September 16th, NYFW SS16
Narciso Rodriguez SS16
Monday September 14th, NYFW SS16
Alexander Wang SS16
Prabal Gurung SS16
Saturday September 11th, NYFW SS16
Friday September 11th, NYFW SS16
Selected looks from selected collections, will be updated throughout NYFW
Feng Chen Wang, V Files, SS16
Tuesday September 8th, Dance Till You Drop by Sophie Isogai
LEFT: vintage Mary Quant dress from Found And Vision. Tights stylist own. Vintage shoes from
Found And Vision.
RIGHT: dress - Cenci archives. Vintage Alexander McQueen neck tie from Found And Vision.
Tights and shoes as before.
Catarina(left) wears vintage English eccentrics suit from Found And Vision. Alexion
(right) wears vintage Helen Storey jacket and skirt from Found And Vision.
top - Phoebe English, dress worn as skirt - a.w.a.k.e.
LEFT: top - Phoebe English, skirt - Kenzo
RIGHT: vintage Fuzzi top and neck tie from Found And Vision. Skirt, tights and shoes as before.
Photography - Sophie Isogai
Styling - Ellie May Brown
Hair - Yuko Aoi
Make Up - Yae Pascoe
Models - Catarina @FM Models, Axelion @Next
Thursday September 3rd, Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain
Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain until October 25th.
Tuesday September 1st, Welcome September
Grit's Autumn 15 issue "All The Helens" is out. The issue is inspired by Helena Bonham Carter and modern bohos.
LEFT: Axelle @Women Paris, photography - Sophie Tajan, styling - Danielle Van Camp, make up - Caroline Fenouil
RIGHT: Naemi @Modelwerk, photography - Niclas Heikkinen, styling - Lia Gebremariam, make up&hair - Julie Skok
Wednesday August 12th, Summer holidays
Our office is closed, we'll be back in the end of August, in the meanwhile check out our Instagram for updates: grit_magazine
Hope Gangloff "The Trouble with Paradise" 2009
Friday August 7th, All The Helens
Naemi @Modelwerk, photographed by Niclas Heikkinen, styling by Lia Gebremariam, hair and make up Julie Skok
Tuesday August 4th, Shantelle and Lindsay by Agnieszka Chabros
Photography - Agnieszka Chabros
Styling - Jamie-Maree Shipton
Make Up - Lily Swan
Models - Shantelle @Pride, Lindsay@Vivien's
Shantelle wears all Erica Deluchi throughout the story
Lindsay wears all Fin Passning throughout the story.
Friday July 31st, Making art from recycled materials
The stylist Francesca Turner and Photographer Niclas Heikkinen collaborated with the Prop Stylist Miranda Latimer for the Grit Autumn 15 issue. Here's a still life shot from their upcoming editorial.
Tuesday July 28th, Rain or shine
Rain or shine, we'll be shooting. Avery Tharp @Next by Anna Alek and styled by Ron Hartleben for the upcoming Autumn 15 issue.
Friday July 24th, Marni AW15 by Jackie Nickerson
Tuesday July 20th, Q+A with Sophie Willison from Terra Firma Magazine
Congratulations on your second issue of TFM. Our readers might not know but you had a launch party at Claire de Rouen’s a couple of weeks ago. Claire’s bookshop has been one of our all time favourite book stores in London and Claire obviously is a true legend. Could you tell us what impact Claire’s legacy has on you as a young editor-in-chief?
Thank you! Yes it is one of my all time favourite book stores too!
Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting Claire as she passed away before I got into photography, Lucy is doing a great job to preserve Claire's legacy, continuing a commitment to stocking rare, and high quality photography books. It is a real privilege to be stocked in the store!
Let’s discuss more about your magazine Terra Firma. Could you tell us the story behind the name?
When I was younger I always remember my mum being afraid of flying and saying "ah gosh, I can't wait to be back on terra firma". I certainly have a fondness for the word as it is connected with my memories of flying to Australia. Plus it has an exotic feel to it which hopefully makes it stand out a bit. I came up with it quite instinctively without too much thought, which I think is probably the best way otherwise you can really overthink.
If you had to describe the Terra Firma reader with 5 words, what would the words be?
Enthusiastic, kind, curious, social, collaborative.
I’ve been told your favourite colour is red (Terra Firma’s red font, red lipstick). Which other red objects or things do you like?
I have recently just become the delighted owner of a beautiful red COS dress, which is my new favourite item in my wardrobe. I also really love the deep red of Ayres Rock and Australian soil.
What was the first photography/design magazine you ever bought?
It was IMA magazine, I bought it in Paris, Colette 2 years ago. I bought it because it had a story about Alec Soth & Steidl and (what I thought at the time was revolutionary) a mini booklet insert inside! Since then my collection has grown enormously!
There are so many zines these days. Why do you think making a zine is so popular at the moment?
I think because it has become a lot more accessible and it is a way to cheaply express yourself and share you ideas.
Friday July 17th, TOCA ME
LEFT: HOODED JACKET & JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project
RIGHT: JUMPSUIT - Azabala
LEFT: LONG SLEEVED SHIRT - The Hunch Project
RIGHT: SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs, LINEN BOXER SHORTS - Fox Haus, JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project
LEFT: HOODED JACKET - The Hunch Project
RIGHT: JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project
SHIRT - The Hunch Project
LEFT: SLEEVELESS TOP - Colmillo De Morsa, LINEN MEN BOXER SHORTS - Fox Haus
RIGHT: SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs, DRESS - Azabala
KNITTED DRESS - Pablo Erroz, SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs
TOP - Colmillo De Morsa
LEFT: DUNGAREES - Azabala, RIGHT: SHIRT - Fox Haus, JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project
Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Hair & Make Up - Michael Jones @Kasteel
Models - Alba@Blow, Alvaro @Elite Barcelona, Jesse @Urban, Jude @View, Laia @F Unique
Friday July 10th, Louis Vuitton AW15 campaign
Tuesday July 7th, Prada Raw by Wong Ping
Friday July 3rd, Prada AW15 campaign film
Tuesday June 29th, PFW SS16 highlights
Maison Margiela SS16
Louis Vuitton SS16
Raf Simons SS16
Friday June 26th, Kenzo "Here Now" trailer
Kenzo "Here Now" trailer, directed by Gregg Araki
Wednesday June 24th, MFW SS16 highlights
Ermenegildo Zegna SS16
Friday June 19th, Gucci AW15 campaign
Gucci AW15 campaign photographed by Glen Luchford
Tuesday June 16th, "Highlights of LC:M"
JW Anderson SS16
Christopher Shannon SS16
Friday June 12th, "LC:M go sees by Rowan Southern"
LEFT: shirt and trousers - Roberto Cavalli, boxers, ring and socks - models own
RIGHT: shirt - Topman Design, trousers - stylists own, headphones and shoes - models own
jacket - Our Legacy, shirt - vintage Beyond Retro, boxers - models own, trousers - Issey Miyake,
shoes - Nike
jacket and trousers - CMMN SWDN, shirt - Nicomede Talavera, tie - Liberty x Topman, socks and shoes - models own
jacket - Our Legacy, tshirt - Soulland, shirt - vintage Beyond Retro, trousers - Agi and Sam, shoes - Soulland
shirt - Casely-Hayford, jacket - Agi & Sam
LEFT: jacket - Topman Design, vest - stylists Own, trousers - Issey Miyake
RIGHT: tshirt - Lazy Oaf, trousers - Bernhard Wilhelm
Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Grace Alexander
Models: Angus @Models1, Hector @Select, JJ @Nevs, Reuben @Elite, Mark @Bookings, Sam @AMCK
Tuesday June 9th, "Celine Pre Fall 15 campaign"
Celine Pre Fall 15 campaign photographed by Zoe Ghertner
Friday June 5th, "Valentino Pre Fall 15 campaign"
Valentino Pre-Fall 15 campaign photographed by Michal Pudelka
Friday May 29th, "Loop"
LEFT: SHORTS - Issey Miyake Men, RIGHT: SWEATER - Pic De Nore
SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT - Pic De Nore, TROUSERS - The White Briefs
LEFT: TROUSERS - Issey Miyake Men, SWEATER - Christopher Shannon
RIGHT: Pinchas wears SWEATER - Pic De Nore, BOTTOMS - Christopher Shannon, Konstantin wears trousers - The White Briefs
LEFT: SWEATER - Issey Miyake Men, SHORTS - AVOC, RIGHT: SHIRT - Cottweiler, SHORTS - Christopher Shannon
SWEATER - Pic De Nore
Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Grooming - Liv Holst
Models - Pinchas @Select, Konstantin @ FM
Photographers assistant - Bryce Torrance
Tuesday May 26th, "Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche"
The brilliant exhibition on mannequin's many lives "Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche" at Musée Bourdelle was curated by Jane Munro. Ranging from the works of Hans Bellmer to photographs of Oscar Kokoschka’s Alma Mahler doll (the doll resembles his ex wife and the story has it that Kokoschka used to bring the doll to social events etc until one night the doll irritated him so much that he chopped its head off and only few photographs remain) the exhibition run until July 12.
Umbo "Traumende", 1928-1929
Clockwise from top left:
1. Hans Bellmer "La Poupée Enceinte, 1938,
2. Detail, Pierre Imans PR photo
3. Oscar Kokoschka’s Alma Mahler doll
"Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche" exhibition at Musée Bourdelle until July 12.
Friday May 22nd, Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 lookbook"
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 lookbook photographed by Juergen Teller
Tuesday May 19th, Gregoire Dyer "It's Almost Impossible..."
The Paris based Film Director Grégoire Dyer together with the stylist Pauline Croce created this amazing film for Grit Spring 15 issue "Sweet Nothings".
Gregoire Dyer directed this film for the Grit Summer 15 issue "Sweet Nothings". Styled by Pauline Croce.
Tuesday May 12th, Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako"
Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako at Michael Hoppen Gallery from 14 May to 12 July
Friday May 8th, Venice Biennale 2015 Sarah Lucas "I Scream Daddio"
I Scream Daddio by Sarah Lucas
Tuesday May 5th, Pina
LEFT: SWEATER - Filles à Papa, SCARF - Huber Egloff
RIGHT: CHOKER - Orit Elhanati, TOP&TROUSERS - American Retro
TOP - Bimba y Lola, SKIRT - Tigersushi
RIGHT: SHOES - Cédric Charlier, TROUSERS - Carin Wester, TOP - Ellery, TSHIRT - Y/Project
LEFT: PATCHWORK DENIM BOOTS - Louis Vuitton, DRESS - Carin Wester
RIGHT: SWEATER - Filles à Papa, SCARF - Huber Egloff
LEFT: SWEATER DRESS - Vetements, BLUE SWEATER - Pinko
RIGHT: TOP - Allude, WHITE NET TOP - Ellery, SKIRT & ANKLE BRACELET - Huber Egloff
LEFT : TOP - VPS
RIGHT: DRESS - Carin Wester, SCARF - Huber Egloff, PATCHWORK DENIM BOOTS - Louis Vuitton
Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Styling - Laberiane Ponton
Make Up - Ai Cho
Hair - Liv Holst
Models - Celine @Supreme Paris, Sophie @Supreme Paris
Wednesday April 29th, Summer 15 "Sweet Nothings" covers"
LEFT: Malik Jalloh @Modelwerk by Franziska Koenig, styled by Gary David Moore. Malik wears snakeskin jacket & velvet top - Ed Lee, corduroy trousers - Ben Rice
RIGHT: Briley Jones @Next by Niclas Heikkinen, styled by Kama Krystel. Briley wears a top by Shao Yen, shorts by Issey Miyake. Hair - Tori Hutchinson, Make Up - Gillian Campbell
Friday April 24th, Sylvia by Samuel Bradley"
BLUE AND GOLD DRESS & GOLD CORSET - Emilio de la Morena, NAVY JACQUARD JACKET - Orla Kiely, NUDE TIGHTS - Fogal (worn throughout)
NAVY AND BLACK STRIPED DRESS - Lucas Nascimento, BAG - Ashley Williams, SHOES - Ashley Williams for Red or Dead
STRIPED DRESS - Giles, PALE PINK ZIP POLO NECK KNIT - Christopher Shannon, SHOES - Ashley Williams for Red or Dead, BAG - Ashley Williams
TROPICAL PRINT DRESS - Giles
MULTICOLOURED DRESS - Pleats Please by Issey Miyake
WHITE CROCHET CARDIGAN - Orla Kiely, PATTERNED CORSET - Just Cavalli, YELLOW FRILL SHORTS - Peter Jensen
SEQUIN SHIRT - Ashish, NUDE SKIRT - Antipodium
Tuesday April 21st, Gucci Pre-Fall 15 Campaign"
Photography - Glen Luchford
Styling - Joe McKenna
Models - Sabina Lobova, Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov & Jack Chambers
Friday April 17th, Alexander Barna by Anna Alek"
RIGHT: NUDE TANK - stylists own, UNDERWEAR - Hanes, JEANS - Levis
LEFT: LEATHER LACE UP CORSET - vintage, UNDERWEAR - Hanes
RIGHT: T-SHIRT - Calvin Klein
RIGHT: CORSET - Undercover, TROUSERS - Giorgio Armani, NECKLACE - stylists own
LEFT: EARRINGS - Dolce & Gabbana
RIGHT: DRESS - Alexander Wang
LEFT: LEATHER SKIRT - Balmain
WHITE SILK BLOUSE - Dolce & Gabbana, JEANS - Levis
PHOTOGRAPHY : Anna Alek
STYLIST: Lexy Rose Boiardo
Model - Alex B @Request
Tuesday April 15th, Valentino SS15 campaign film"
Valentino SS15 campaign film by Michal Pudelka
Friday April 10th, Jackson, Serge, Xavier, Gaby, Tschan & Nick"
Nick K wears JACKET - Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT - Acne Studios, TROUSERS - Ed Lee, RING - Models own
Tschan wears T-SHIRT - Maison Margiela, Gaby wears SWEATSHIRT - Moschino
LEFT: Jackson wears KNITTED VEST - Charles Jeffrey, TROUSERS - Ed Lee, SHOES - Reebok,
RIGHT: Xavier wears JACKET - Liam Hodges, STRING VEST - Maximilian Riedlberger, TROUSERS - Meadham Kirchhoff, Gaby SHIRT - Raf Simons, TROUSERS - Liam Hodges
LEFT: Jackson SWEATSHIRT - stylist's own, JEANS & BELT - Charles Jeffrey
RIGHT: Xavier JACKET - Liam Hodges, STRING VEST - Maximilian Riedlberger, TROUSERS - Meadham Kirchhoff, Gaby SHIRT - Raf Simons, TROUSERS - Liam Hodges
LEFT: Jackson BEADED VEST - Raf Simons, NECK TIE - Lanvin
RIGHT: Gaby SWEATSHIRT - Moschino, SWEATPANTS - Vetements
LEFT: Gaby SHIRT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS – Vetements, BOOTS – Christopher Shannon,
Nick K JACKET: Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT: Acne Studios, TROUSERS: Ed Lee,
Xavier VEST – Astrid Andersen, TROUSERS – Erik Litzen, SANDALS - Prada
RIGHT: Serge VESTS – Cerruti 1881, TROUSERS – Kris Van Assche, SOCKS – Palace Skateboards, SHOES - Loewe, Nick K SWEATPANTS – Raf Simons, SHOES – Charles Jeffrey
LEFT: Xavier - SWEATSHIRT - Maison Margiela, TROUSERS – Matthew Miller, BELT – Charles Jeffrey, SHOES – Stylists Own, Gaby JACKET – Alexander McQueen, SHIRT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS– Kris Van Assche, SHOES – Maximilian Riedlberger, Serge VESTS – Cerruti 1881,
TROUSERS – Kris Van Assche, SOCKS – Palace Skateboards, SHOES - Loewe
RIGHT: Gaby VEST – Lanvin, COAT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS – Erik Litzen, SHOES - Maximilian Riedlberger
LEFT: Xavier VEST – Astrid Andersen, Serge JACKET – Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT – Cerruti 1881, SHORTS – Agi + Sam, SHOES – Maximilian Riedlberger,
Nick K JACKET: Christopher Shannon, TROUSERS: Ed Lee
RIGHT: Gaby TOP - Vetements
LEFT: Nick K COAT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TOP– Matthew Miller, JEANS – Dior Homme, SNEAKERS – Dior Homme
RIGHT: Jackson TOP - Vetements, TROUSERS - Raf Simons
Tuesday April 7th, Behind the scenes of Franziska Koenig's shoot for Grit"
Behind the scenes of Franziska Koenig's and Gary David Moore's Grit shoot.
Saturday April 4th, Happy Easter"
Lucio Fontana, La Fine di Dio, 1963
Tuesday March 31st, Sylvia"
Preview of a shoot by Samuel Bradley and Francesca Turner for Grit bloggg with Sylvia @M&P Models.
Tuesday March 24th, Yves Saint Laurent 1971 - La Collection du Scandale"
Yves Saint Laurent 1971 - La Collection du Scandale collection at Fondation Pierre Bergé until July 19
Friday March 21st, Proenza Schouler "Legs Are Not Doors"
Directed by Harley Weir
Tuesday March 17th, Marlene Dumas "The Image as Burden" at Tate Modern
LEFT: Evil is Banal, 1984
RIGHT: Rejects (detail), 1994 -
Marlene Dumas "The Image as Burden" exhibition at Tate Modern until 10 May.
Friday March 13th, Adesuwa and Bertie by Rowan Southern
Adesuwa: dress - Louise Alsop, tights - Falke
Bertie: jacket - Christopher Raeburn, jeans - vintage from Rokit
LEFT:leather top - Martina Spetlova, skirt - BACK
RIGHT: all Moschino
LEFT: jumper - Christopher Raeburn, trousers - Issey Miyake Men
RIGHT: Adesuwa: shirt - BACK, Bertie: top - Cottweiler, trousers - The White Briefs
LEFT: Adesuwa: dress - Louise Alsop, tights - Falke, Bertie: jacket - Christopher Raeburn, jeans - vintage from Rokit
RIGHT: dress - Claire Barrow
Jumpsuit - Moschino
Adesuwa: dress - APUJAN, Bertie: top - APUJAN, trousers - Martina Spetlova
Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Lee Trigg
Make Up - Daisy Harris-d'Andel
Hair - Rebekah Calo
Models - Adesuwa @M&P, Bertie @Elite
Tuesday March 10th, Paris Fashion Week, part II
Friday March 6th, Paris Fashion Week, part I
Tuesday March 3rd, WELL PRESENTED by Adjoa Gharban
London Fashion Week this season was slicker than ever. The city once renowned for creating catwalk shows on a shoestring had Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell sitting front row at Burberry and the holy trinity of innovative designers in the shape of Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha attracting international press and buyers alike. The huge catwalk shows will always be the headline snatchers, but there’s competition on the horizon – the unassuming presentation.
There were more than a few standout presentations this season. Orla Kiely, once a tent regular, scaled back for AW15. Her presentation was in a fantasy library with every model walking between shelves of books. Dressed in classic Kiely geometric prints there were voluminous culottes and 60s shapes aplenty, but the best thing about the collection was the beautiful leather bags that could be seen in all their colourful glory.
Orla Kiely AW15
Rejina Pyo launched her label in 2013, her AW15 presentation staged in an empty library consisted of contemporary suiting in amazing colour and eveningwear that defined modern sexiness. Velvet was intertwined with sheer fabric and moved effortlessly on the models. The detail was something to be relished.
Rejina Pyo AW15
There were some impressive editors rushing to Danielle Romeril’s presentation at the BFC space and it was clear why. The models walked mere centimetres from the audience and every detail of the futuristic-dystopian themed collection was worth watching. Even the earrings, which looked like ribbon belts, added an exciting edge to the already high energy show. The fabrication was opposites attract as lace dresses were trimmed with elaborate quilted material. Everything felt earthy, yet ahead of its time. The dropped hem detailing on some of the skirts will surely be a street style favourite come next season.
Danielle Romeril AW15
The power of the presentation lies in its simplicity. The long queues and waits are over. The scramble to get a good seat, also over, but the best thing about this year’s presentations was the detail that you can see in the looks: accessories, beauty and designs. You don’t miss a thing.
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Friday February 27th, Highlights from MFW shows part I