Tag: italian vogue

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 » karolina kurkova for vogue italia

represented by IMG models, karolina kurkova appears more subdued for the pages of vogue italia. photographically interpreted by steven klein, the spread focuses on the bold contrast of black & white as kurkova appears decked in all black with a black lip to match. appropriately titled, “black”, i love that the spread took an unexpected direction. most times, im expecting unending forms of glamour, over the top styling & an extreme representation of beauty- so it is nice to switch things up & play things down in opposition. discovered by miuccia prada, kurkova continues to thrive in her ranks as a supermodel icon thanks to her consistent track record & non-stop bookings. a bit of 90’s grunge felt here as well.

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editorialesque » yasmin warsame for italian vogue


through the lens of miles aldridge, yasmin warsame appears for the april issue of italian vogue decked in evening wear & looking chic as ever. styled by patti wilson, color was a headlining element throughout the set as yasmine elevates the levels of sophistication felt through each image, for each look. wether drenched in blue dyed bath water in a royal blue gown or crawling in zebra print- i always feel like the fashion industry could use more of yasmin. i first discovered her in italian vogue’s black issue in 2008- im always incredibly impressed by how refined & exotic her beauty is. her career began in 2000, when she was booking gigs to do catalog work for sears, shortly after she made her runway debut during the fall of 2002, walking for balmain, ungaro & valentino. during 2008, she was requested by steven meisel & shot the black issue, which seen her appearing alongside sessilee lopez, jourdan dunn & naomi campbell. warsame has continued to work doing catalog work & has even become a judge on canada’s next top model. represented by IMG paris, yasmin has become a contracted face for l’oreal & im hoping that this will allow her to gain more visibility. as demonstrated here, yasmin posseses the photographic presence expected of top models in fashion. i love this series of images- from set to style, it’s all stunning.  

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candice swanepoel for vogue italia

it’s an attack of the angels during the first quarter of the new year as candice swanepoel of IMG lands the february issue of italian vogue. shot by steven meisel, it seems as though an intent to reintroduce the supermodel era is underway as adriana lima appears for vogue brazil, rosie huntington-whiteley appears for vogue uk & here we see candice for italia. the cover capitalizes on classically commercial beauty we seen through model forces like cindy crawford & linda evangelista while doing so beautifully. hailing from south africa, candice is a breakout star of the new crop of victoria’s secret angel. we all know that being photographed by steven meisel certifies your spot as the next big star in the world of modeling. candice got next.

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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.

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video: the power of glamour by steven meisel for italian vogue


shot by steven meisel, freja beha erichsen appears alongside model superstar in the making, arizona muse for the cover of italian vogue’s january issue. represented by IMG, freja is a regular to the italian vogue editorial circuit & arizona stand strong right by her side. beautifully styled by karl templer, the spread focuses on vintage, classical glamour by way of chanel. made to look like a fitting at a couture house, the spread adds an element of unexpected beauty. represented by next models ny, arizona muse is the talk of the town. after a monstrous runway debut, she booked the spring YSL campaign & has now appeared for this cover. in fashion, you become a star through the lens of steven meisel & arizona got next.

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