I don’t know why but this seems so old school and awesome. I love that the fashion industry (a moment like this at least) is almost parody of itself. So Conchita Wurst, LGBT icon and Europop sensation is the new Andre J. First she walked in and closed the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show and now Karl Lagerfeld has just shot her for CR Fashion Book.
According to CR, “Her music and “drag-to-riches” story have captured many, which is why she—along with pregnant model Ashleigh Good—were chosen to represent the emerging fashion icons of today.” According to Karl Lagerfeld, Conchita “gives new meaning to the term drag” and for his most recent couture show, Ashleigh Good walked the runway, with child, in bridal couture.
Break The Rules is an awesome taste of Charli XCX’s new album Sucker. Finally an artist getting the recognition that she deserves. It’s legitimate punk rock and everything that it should be. Rules, officially broken.
It was the first track teased from the collaboration mini album and now Röyksopp and Robyn’s Monument finally has a video. Directed by Max Vitali and produced by the Creators Project, the video sees a cyber aesthetic fused with an almost normcore sense of styling.
Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market is without doubt the tastemaker leader in curation which is why it is genuinely brilliant that Louis Vuitton’s first new collection under the creative direction of Nicholas Ghesquière has taken on an extremely refined tastemaker strategy by partnering with the retailer.
It almost feels like the birth of a new brand, and activity including the refined campaign for AW14 which featured a series of photos by Juergen Teller, Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber further cement this foray into tastemaking and influence as a priority. The campaign is called ‘Series 1’ and is a mix-up from all three photographers highlighting classic beauty meeting creative innovation and starring Freja Beha Erichsen, Liya Kebed along with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean Campbell.
Tomorrow, Louis Vuitton will open its first ephemeral store at London’s Dover Street Market. It will be on the first floor with an edit of directional pieces from Ghesquière’s AW14 WRTW collection. Vuitton will also takeover thecorner window with an exclusive creative concept designed especially for the store from 1st to 15th September, stay tuned for images.
Capturing the everyday has evolved significantly in an age where Instagram pioneers/urban Instagrammers like Naskademini, Thomas Kakareko and Mr Whisper create visual worlds using their imagination and iPhones. To maximise this and inspire the digital world, Lacoste has launched the #NEWPERSPECTIVE campaign – an opportunity to upload everyday Instagram shots that show off a unique perspective with the hashtag #NEWPERSPECTIVE and @LACOSTELIVE for a chance to win global recognition and a once in a life time trip to Barcelona, so when Lacoste asked me to support this initiative, it was a no brainer. The Lacoste L!VE competition runs until 24th August 2014. You can learn more about the campaign here.
Lacoste also sent Global Instagrammers Jared Chambers and Benjamin Heath are captured exclusively here by director Luc Janin in the city of Barcelona. A couple of my #NEWPESPECTIVE photos are under the cut.