It may (or may not) come as a surprise that I didn't become all that interested in fashion until a few years ago. So, nowadays, one of my favourite things to do is to try to learn more about the history of different fashion houses, and look at old collections and campaigns. (Mind you, I don't spend nearly as much time doing that as I would like.)
Anyways, here is one of my favourite Valentino ad campaigns. I love the bird's eye perspective (carried over from the S/S 1998 campaign also shot by Michael Thompson). It's one small shift that has such a major impact.
Valentino F/W 1998 RTW Ad Campaign
Photographer: Michael Thompson
Models: Kirsty Hume, Angela Lindvall
Images were found via FashionAdExplorer
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Sunday, 13 January 2013
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Ji Hye Park started her international runway debut last season as a semi-exclusive for Alexander Wang. She then went on to walk for a number of other brands in New York including DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. She skipped over London Fashion Week but got right back into action in Milan, walking for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Marni.
But, it was in Paris where her momentum really picked up and she walked for more shows there than she did in New York and Milan combined. Her Paris showlist ended up to be fairly stellar, including major fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, and Céline. In total, she walked 28 shows.
And how has she been doing off the runways since? Well, she was featured in the Louis Vuitton S/S 2013 ad campaign, which is probably the major highlight of her career so far. In terms of editorial work, she is on Vogue Korea's January 2013 cover (and also has an editorial in the issue). She is also featured in the January 2013 issues of Harper's Bazaar Korea, Vogue China, and Vogue Italia.
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If you can't tell, I'm absolutely captivated by her. And, for some reason, she reminds me a lot of Karlie Kloss (who I also love!) especially from certain angles. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she'll be able to match the calibre of shows she did last season in the coming fashion weeks. And in the long run, I'd love for her print work to pick up.
Showlist S/S 2013
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Blumarine (2 looks)
Dolce & Gabbana
Dries Van Noten (2 looks)
Victor & Rolf
Elie Saab (2 looks)
Images 1, 6, 18 are from Monica Feudi, Feudiguaineri.Com via style.com
Images 2, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19 are from Yannis Vlamos, GoRunway.Com via style.com
Images 3,7, 9, 10, 16, 20 are from Marcus Tondo, GoRunway.Com via style.com
Image 4 is from Gianni Pucci, GoRunway.Com via style.com
Image 5 is from Alessandro Viero, GoRunway.Com via style.com
Images 8, 14, 15 are from Filippo Fior,Gorunway.Com via style.com