Atelier Versace Autumn 2011

30/09/2011

Gianni Versace

29/09/2011

Gianni Versace / Gianni Versace biography / Gianni Versace quotes / Life of Gianni Versace / Made in Italy / Italian fashion designers / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
“Excess is entertaining, eccentricity stimulating. Only one rule applies, spontaneity.”
Gianni Versace

Stylish quote

28/09/2011

Christy Turlington photographed by Steven Meisel for Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign / Vogue Italia March 1994
"Style makes sense only if it is your own."

Gianni Versace

Photo source: Christy Turlington photographed by Steven Meisel for Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign / Vogue Italia March 1994

Versace: campaigns and stories

26/09/2011

Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
“Versace is a religion”
Santo Versace

Tell me, honestly, if you were a little bit surprised to see that this fashion week’s dedicated to Versace. Trust me, I had my reasons. The main one being my sincere wish to tell you a story about real Gianni Versace, a talented designer who made an incredible impact on the world of fashion and changed it forever. There will be no gossiping and the word “vulgar” is not going to be used. This week will be filled with passion, sensuality, beauty and art created by people who were and are truly fashioned by love.
Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
I’ll begin with a few images from  the Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign featuring Christy Turlington and Stephanie Seymour photographed by Steven Meisel and the Herb Ritts' El Mirage from 1990, both produced by Donatella Versace.

Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel)
When it came to advertising Gianni Versace was famous for his campaigns that were often made to look like editorials rather than advertising. From the very beginning he wanted the best, most creative, extravagant, sensual and fun campaigns the company could only afford. The shoots often lasted for up to 10 days and involved dozens of people.

Christy Turlington for Versace El Mirage Campaign Fall 1990 (photography: Herb Ritts)
Christy Turlington for Versace El Mirage Campaign Fall 1990 (photography: Herb Ritts)
Christy Turlington for Versace El Mirage Campaign Fall 1990 (photography: Herb Ritts)
The budget was limitless. Photographers, the best of their kind, so exclusive that many magazines couldn’t even afford them required the best set designers, make-up artists and hairdressers.

And, of course, the supermodels. Linda, Naomi, Christy, Kristen, Cindy and Helena, just to name a few were gracing the covers and pages of the top fashion publications making Versace clothes even more desirable. By mid-1990s Versace bought about 3000 pages of magazine advertising a year.

Photo source: Stephanie Seymour & Christy Turlington for Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 1994 campaign | Vogue Italia March 1994 (photography: Steven Meisel), Christy Turlington for Versace El Mirage Campaign Fall 1990 (photography: Herb Ritts)

Autumn inspirations

23/09/2011

Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone)
Whether it’s the cut, colour, shape or texture, the autumn is about beautiful comforts that feel like a warm hug and make me feel feminine. It’s just a mood board, a bit of fun, a few ideas that help me create a few new looks with clothes I’ve already got, although I’ll need to get a new lipstick and continue my search for that special dress or top in a rich shade of burgundy.

Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone)
Amelia Heinle in In Style November 1999 (photography: Matthew Rolson)
Elle Russia November 2010 (photography: Jan Welters) | burgundy | marsala
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010
Kendra Spears in Vogue UK August 2010 (photography: Ben Weller, styling: Emma Elwick-Bates & Verity Parker)
Natalia Gotsiy in Vogue Paris October 2005
Marie Claire UK September 2009 (photography: Jonty Davies, Myres Robertson, Heather Favelli, Stewart Shining, Iris Brosch & Frederic Pinet)
Photo source: Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone), Amelia Heinle in In Style November 1999 (photography: Matthew Rolson), Elle Russia November 2010 (photography: Jan Welters), Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010 via style.com, Kendra Spears in Vogue UK August 2010 (photography: Ben Weller, styling: Emma Elwick-Bates & Verity Parker), Natalia Gotsiy in Vogue Paris October 2005, Marie Claire UK September 2009 (photography: Jonty Davies, Myres Robertson, Heather Favelli, Stewart Shining, Iris Brosch & Frederic Pinet)

LFW: Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012

22/09/2011

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
“Inspired by nature, but viewed through a hyper-real lens", Mary Katrantzou’ Spring 2012 collection set in the old Eurostar terminal softened with thousands of carnations was a hypnotic blend of stunning images printed on tulle, chiffon and techno fabrics.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
From borrowed from Paradise fields of flowers, exotic birds, and coral reefs to bows of steel, car parts and tin cans inspired by the crushed-car sculpture of the American artist John Chamberlain the prints were mesmerising.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
It was a fresh, rainbow-like, summer-perfect and totally unforgettable collection that looked like a wearable work of art.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Photo sources: Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com, fashionising.com

Viktor & Rolf launch a book

Viktor & Rolf Fairy Tales Book launch / via fashioned by love
Creative people are talented in many ways. Take Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, the

Gucci love

21/09/2011

Gucci spring/summer 2012
Fell in love with this dress after watching Gucci Spring 2012 collection streamed on-line earlier today. It’s so simple, chic and sensual in a way it moves and the back view can totally catch you off guard. It would be a dream to have this piece one day.

Photo source: Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com

Stylish quote

Carolyn Murphy in Vogue US June 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel)
"Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration."

Tom Ford

Photo source: Carolyn Murphy in Vogue US June 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel)

LFW: Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012

19/09/2011

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
There are a lot of things I love about Burberry even before I get to talk about the actual clothes and accessories. I adore Christopher Bailey for being so incredibly talented and charming and actually taking his time to twit personally just about an hour before the show no matter how crazy busy it must have been for him, for making a small video for all of us anxiously waiting before our PC screens and, of course, streaming the show live later and twitting a photo of every look before it hit the runway.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Again it was the highlight of the London Fashion Week for me. The collection was perfect, yet again, from head to toe, from the stripy raffia hats to the most gorgeous sky-high booties, sandals and wedges, especially those, in delicious toffee-coloured leather, woven and decorated with wooden beads and, of course, incredible skirts, pleated dresses, trenches and parkas in between. I loved the tribal and batik prints, leather and raffia details and rich colour palette.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
With his new Spring collection Christopher Bailey gave us coquettish dresses, printed pencil skirts, sweet tops and dresses draped around the body and decorated with most adorable bow details. He also kept in mind the fact that good old British summer isn’t so much about floating around in barely there silks, but requires some wardrobe substance to protect our pale selves from the rain and temperamental weather. As a result knitwear, classic trenches and cropped parkas, from beautifully simple to most elaborate works of art completed this yet again gorgeous collection.

Photo source: Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com

La nouvelle amazon

Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
A special story from Elle France 2004 photographed by Stephane Sednaoui. It’s like a dream that lives among enchanted trees and hidden treasures just waiting to be found. A magical kingdom guarded by an amazon who has the most beautiful eyes in the world.

Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)