Fashion industry.

Big changes are afoot at Gucci: Frida Giannini steps down

Changes are afoot at Gucci: it was announced today that Frida Giannini and chief executive officer Patrizio di Marco will be leaving the fashion house. Giannini has carved out a particular style for the brand that draws heavily from its heritage. She joined the company in 2002 as the director of handbags, and took over as creative director of the whole brand in 2006. As…

Alexander Wang sells denim with sex in controversial new ads

If there’s a reality about gratuity in advertising, it’s that it works best when it doesn’t attempt to hide what it is. So much can definitely be said about Alexander Wang‘s latest denim ads: they’re nothing if not blatantly, unabashedly sexual. Dutch beauty Anna Ewers stars in the campaign, wearing nothing but a pair of jeans (if you can class having the jeans bunched up…

Dutch babes dancing in a retro-futuristic dream

Yoko Ono’s “You and I” makes for the perfect tune to gently draw one into a universe that instantly feels like no other, a dreamy retro-futuristic world where everything gains an opaline translation. Marking a new collaboration between director and producer, Roger Spy, leading hairstylist, Johanna Cree Brown and makeup artist, Joseph Harwood, the stylized beauty piece stars Dutch beauties Valerie Van der Graaf and…

You can stop hating on Calvin Klein: they weren’t the ones calling Myla Dalbesio “plus size”

Model Myla Dalbesio is a US size 10. That’s a UK size 14 or European 42. She looks healthy and gorgeous in the new Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, but the internet is up in arms about the labelling of her as “plus size”. Comments like this have abounded on Twitter: WTF @CalvinKlein –this is your “plus-size model”? Give me a freaking break! http://t.co/Wk6MbzwY9t #calvinkleinisclueless But…

3 songs, 3 models: Anja Rubik, Rianne ten Haken, Cara Delevingne

Models are having another music video moment. There’s Anja Rubik in Black Atlass’ science fiction filmclip of morphing alienous beings, directed by Yoann Lemoin (aka Woodkid). There’s Rianne ten Haken naked and smokey eyed and darkly femme fatale in Lenny Kravitz’ The Chamber. And then there’s Cara Delevingne in Die Antwoords Ugly Boy – which one can only say is all kinds of strange. Check…

Beyoncé is starting a brand with Topshop, and it’s going to be huge

If you’ve heard whispers of Beyoncé and Topshop colluding together, don’t be mistaken: it’s not your run of the mill celebrity-high street collaboration. This is a fully blown business venture between Sir Philip Green’s giant retail company and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, with the 50-50 partnership listed as Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. The actual brand is yet to be christened with a name, but according to…

Is Interview Magazine glamorising binge drinking?

Maybe it’s a deliberate grab for attention via the thorny path of controversy. Maybe it’s a genuine attempt to call attention to an issue relevant to a generation of young readers. Or maybe Interview Magazine are just glamorising binge drinking (intentionally or not) in such a way that young girls are going to look at this shoot and think, drinking until I pass out must…

8 fun model moments from Milan

Big smiles, airborne poses, poked out tongues… and turning the tables on the photographers. Models aren’t always doing the serious blue steel faces when they pose on the street. Looking even more beautiful because they’re having fun, here are 8 happy model moments from Milan. To see all the street style coverage, follow that link.

A different kind of Moon (NSFW)

Moon Lee has a round face, round like the word moon, round like the moon itself. It’s fitting that Jean Francois Gschwindt should shoot her against blackness, from below, a shining thing in the sky of a glass tabletop. In other shots Moon sprawls, lounges, crawls, couches; or morphs into illusions of other worlds projected across her. The projection of a hotdog across her bare…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

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