Thursday evening the annual Fashion Forward reception and runway show to benefit the Gay Men’s Health Crisis took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Over 70 models featured in the runway show that included looks from designers Chris Benz, Thom Browne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marlon Gobel, Sally LaPointe, Zang Toi, Timo Weiland, and VPL. On the night models from divisions Ford, Ford Women, Ford Men, and Ford Men Direct turned out in full force and many of them can be seen in this backstage video.
A smoldering Hitchcock-era heroine in a pitch perfect mid-century modern house? Sounds like a Vanity Fair fashion editorial, Italian style. This month’s edition features work by two Ford Artists, photographer Tony Notarberardino and hairstylist Shintaro, in a spread dedicated to Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu’s hyper feminine fit-and-flare frocks.
Linus Gustin (Ford Men) features in an exclusive editorial for The Fashionisto by photographer Alexander Dahl. Styled by Josef Forselius, the story has an early 1990s grunge feel to it that is helped in no small part by the odd flannel shirt and twentysomething angst. Linus Gustin does not speak in the story.
The yearly hard cover affair that is Antidote has finally reached Manhattan newsstands. The French annual’s publisher and creative director Yann Weber has chosen the shoe as the theme for Antidote‘s second issue and has enlisted photographer Giampaolo Sgura to realize it from cover to cover. At 358 pages the shoe issue is a nothing short of a hike, but nevertheless begins on a solid footing with Sigrid Agren (Ford) and Hanne Gaby (Ford) gracing two of the issue’s six possible covers.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games looming somewhere beyond an international sporting horizon dominated by the 14th UEFA European Football Championship in the preceding month, the British are a bit mad for anything even remotely athletic. Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane teased out various sporty threads with their Spring 2012 collections and in turn joined a growing chorus that is beckoning forth the games. i-D Magazine seizes this very Olympic torch with its Winter 2011 issue’s seven steps to warming up, none of which are likely to feature in any International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement (e.g., “Step 4: Look in the mirror and say wow”). For today’s purposes, however the issue’s final step, relaxation, is the most important as it involves Karmen Pedaru (Ford) photographed by Paola Kudacki like she’s never before been.
Last Friday fordPROJECT and BLACKLOTS celebrated their collaboration and opening of the “Name. Date. Title” group exhibition at the 57 W 57 St, 19th floor gallery. The opening was well attended by both artists Benjamin Martins, Helena Kauppila, Jason Gringler, Panni Malekzadeh, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Virginia Inés Vergara, Mahmoud Hamadani, and patrons alike.
Damaris Lewis (Ford Women) shares her five favorite things ranging from her mother to dancing — the veritable alpha and omega of life — with the occasional New York slice thrown in for good measure.
Whereas hearing “Jingle Bells” on a balmy mid November morning whilst queueing for an overpriced latté will induce all manner of nausea, staring squarely in the same moment the Michael Kors Resort 2011 campaign by Mario Testino featuring Karmen Pedaru (Ford) will bring about delight. Quibble there’s little difference, fine, but there’s no denying that Michael Kors knows the way to harry and slay especially when Karmen’s holding the reins.
Designers are taking denim this Fall beyond the basic blue jean. Isabel Marant’s luxe rework of the classic button-up jacket and Meredith Wendell’s sporty duffel bag are far cries from the 501, but they exude the same relaxed, all-American appeal. We’ve also rounded up our top wallet-friendly options, from a leather-trimmed Zara mini-backpack to Free People’s vintage patchwork skirt. Click through to piece together your own Texas tuxedo.