Tag: edward enninful

the spring i-d cover series

what yo’ name iz? amber valetta, stella tennant, kristen mcmenamy,
daphne groenveld, behati prinsloo, patrick o’donnell

as a explosion of a cover series, a couple covers a day have been circulating the fashion blogosphere this past week. shot for i-D’s latest cover series, three icons & three new faces hit the newstands through the lens of craig mcdean, paolo roversi, josh olins, daniel jackson, matt jones, alasdair mclellan the cover series exudes this feel of 90’s to me. it could be the use of color, the simplified styling or even the icons who were cast. i like that while other publications have taken it up a notch, i-D has opted to scale things back. while i usually prefer greater bouts of glamour, i appreciate the opposition this go ’round. the relaxed feel of spring is mirrored beautifully on the casual aspects seen from each cover.

imagesource | mdc

the evolution of edward enninful

though fashion is often thought to be a revolving door of an industry, there are a few players who are thought to be creative MVP’s. edward enninful is among that set of key players; his work has largely contributed to the evolution of fashion & as announced this morning, another chapter will soon unfold. in allowing fashion to transcend into larger, more strongly developed forms; edward enninful has been a force in the fashion game since 1991, at the age of 18, when he became the youngest ever fashion editor of i-D magazine. enninful’s visionary skill set is the sort of brainchild beind next level advertising seen for brands like comme des garçons, christian dior, dolce & gabbana, céline, lanvin, mulberry, giorgio armani, valentino, jil sander, calvin klein, fendi, alessandro dell’acqua, adidas, the gap, hugo boss, missoni, lancome, MAC, blumarine, anna molinari, aquascutum, diesel & H&M. with his wide ranged portfolio, enninful has styled, directed & reinvented just about every corner of fashion from commercial retail to supermodel castings & high end editorial. born in ghana & raised in the UK, edward is still an prominent editor for i-D magazine more than 17 years later. as a nearly unstoppable creative force edward has worked with just about every fashion photographer in the game including steven meisel, richard burbridge, craig mcdean, annie leibovitz, steven klein, mert + marcus, mario sorrenti, paolo roversi, inez + vinoodh, terry richardson, patrick demarchelier, emma summerton, mario testino, mikael jansson & michael thompson. edward’s styling dominance can be seen through his contributing editor roles at italian vogue, which began in 1998, leading to his contributing role at american vogue in 2005; as well as editor contributions at l’uomo vogue & vogue japan. described, by title, as a stylist; enninful has proven to be much more beyond that, possessing an indescribable talent for what defines the new, now & next phases of fashion on all levels. in this new, next phase of edward’s tremendously inspiring career, he will take on yet another publication, this time lending his vision to W magazine as their new fashion & style director, succeeding alex white. with W magazine’s transitional year of re-introduction already in the books, logo changes & all, i expect that W will readily breakthrough with the help of enninful on board. with his new role in effect as of may 1, W editor, stefano tonchi has described enninful as “incredibly joyous” & adds, “i’m thrilled that edward is joining our team, and am confident that he will bring a great deal of creativity, professionalism, and industry knowledge with him.” with his work at W on the horizon, edward will be shifting gears & ending his contributing roles at both italian & american vogue in order to fulfill his duties as fashion director. edward has already crafted an enviable career & his work with W will no doubt be some of his greatest. a proven power player & creative cornerstone of style & image- enninful is respected & admired in the world of fashion publication. on his creative approach, edward says, “i tackle each project as if it’s the last”.

editorialesque » a girl of singular beauty by paolo roversi, archived

photographers are among one of the most important elements in fashion. they create & comprehensively aide designers & models to create paths to successful & fruitful careers. the power of image is truly astounding & ultimately, the right image can either make or break you, not just in fashion, but in every industry. image is everything in today’s modern society. while fashion is an industry built on forecasting of the future; the influence of an image is powerful enough to stop time & few photographers understand the importance of capturing a piece of what could last forever. paolo roversi is one of those photographers. with images that consistently produce poetic & romantic differentiality from the rest, roversi’s extensive fashion photography portfolio & work with fashion publications, like vogue, have earned him a spot as one of the greatest living fashion photographers of this century, in my opinion. often times in fashion, we become so obsessed with progression & change- evolution; something familiar becomes that much more valuable. with a distinct style all his own, regardless of which garments are shot- roversi’s images appear unmarked by time. an archived editorial spread, originally printed for the 2004 vogue italia september supplement, is evidence of roversi’s timeless visual signature. titled, a girl of singular beauty, the spread was styled by industry heavyweight, edward enninful as we see natalia vodianova of IMG serving as the girl, with singular beauty. collectively & one by one, each shot is powerful & has an inspiring amount of intrigue. the texture, the gowns- everything is beyond chic & indescribably beautiful. i love the ability we have to look back. it’s important to understand where we’ve been, to appreciate where we are.

imagesource | tfs

video: tribute to alexander mcqueen by nick knight

editorialesque » naomi campbell for russian vogue


represented by IMG model management, legendary supermodel icon, naomi campbell was featured in russian vogue. the april issue of russian vogue was filled entirely with naomi. in the spread seen here she was shot by steven meisel, styled by edward enninful with make up done by industry hot shot, pat mcgrath. the cover of the april issue was taken from this set & naomi is transformed with colored wigs. standing the ultimate test of time, campbell’s legendary status is kept in tact- image no. 5 is fuckn fire! there is no way that anyone can contest naomi’s ‘bad bitch’ factor. the baddest of the bad & flyest of all fly, this spread & the entire issue reminds us, though i doubt any of us would ever be able to forget, naomi is that bitch & will always be.

imagesource | tfs