Ford Models Fashion teams up with lensman Craig Arend, whose blog, Altamira, is the definitive source of off-duty model style. Arend has a particular talent for capturing models as themselves, highlighting the unique personal styles of the women who are paid to dress up as others most of the time. His photos are a natural fit for our site, of course, and we’re pleased to present his images as part of our continuing Fashion Week coverage. Here, a first look from the European shows.
It’s a drizzly Tuesday morning in Manhattan two days before New York Fashion Week. I am set to meet Brenda Kranz, a new face model from Düsseldorf, Germany who joined Paul Rowland‘s board in the summer.
This just in…The Guardian reports that yesterday afternoon the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 show was also an event on Twitter. Now if only they explained what this Twitter is…. [Guardian]
Jonathan Saunders’ Spring collection was a festival of brights, featuring dots, paisleys, and kaleidoscopic prints in vivid hues like acid green, lemon yellow, and watermelon. On the runway were Ford Women’s Lara Mullen and Ford’s Ruby Jean Wilson, Erjona Ala, Janice Alida, Daiane Conterato, Karolina Waz, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Hanne Gaby, Julia Nobis, Valerija Kelava, and Alice Cornish.
London Fashion Week—Ford’s Michael Bruno was backstage at Giles Deacon today, where no fewer than 10 of our fine lasses walked the runway. Here’s a preview of Deacon’s makeup—a romantic look with rosy cheeks and groomed brows—and runway shots. Stay tuned for more from London Fashion Week.
Burberry Prorsum will live stream its Spring 2012 collection show from Hyde Park. Bonus points go to those of you who can spot Erjona Ala, Alana Zimmer, Valerija Kelava, Ruby Jean Wilson, Julia Nobis, and Kate King. [Burberry]
Girls Will Be Boys
Androgyny essentials: faded denim, a white T-shirt, and a boyfriend blazer. Sigrid Agren gender-bends without losing an ounce of sex appeal—even mid hair prep. Lean jeans balance out the oversize proportions up top, while rolled sleeves and an artfully untucked tee keep it flirty. Positively girly? The capacious, cool take-it-all-with-you black tote.
Ford Models started strong out of the gate at London Fashion Week, dominating the runways at several shows. At Topshop Unique on Sunday, Antonia Wesseloh, Kate King, Valerija Kelava, Daiane Conterato, Erjona Ala, Hanne Gaby, Ruby Jean Wilson, Julia Nobis, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Alice Cornish, Karolina Wąż, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, and Ford Women’s Lara Mullen walked. Erjona Ala closed the Egyptian-themed collection in a turquoise and gold dress, accessorized Cleopatra-like, with gilded hair, nails, and bracelets.
Although New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 is done and dusted, traces of the eight-day jamboree persist. My half-dead BlackBerry has enough life, however, to recall 20 photos taken backstage with it over the course of the week. When I wasn’t busy shooting video on the sly, then I was doing my best to take full advantage of the smartphone’s camera without any of those daft retro-come-lately camera apps. There is an undeniable honesty and immediacy to these mobile-phone images, which in another 15 years will no doubt be nostalgically aped by whatever technologies we will use to capture pictures. Until then, click through the below slide show to see Hanne Gaby get her nails did at Rag & Bone, Julia Nobis lose her tattoos at Calvin Klein, or read exactly what that sign said about Brangelina backstage at Michael Kors.