Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Featured Article: FOLIAGE by Biyan

One of Indonesia’s established fashion designers, Biyan Wanaatmadja, presented his 2012/2013 womenswear collection for his mainline, Biyan, earlier this month at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, on Wednesday, June 06th 2012.

The 58 year old was longing for the luxury of enjoying the beauty of lush green leaves and a field filled with wildflowers. That’s what inspired him for the ninety gorgeous looks entitled FOLIAGE. He translated his imagination on the forms of comfortable, easy to wear, easy to mixed and match, yet powerful, stylish and elegant collection.

Before entering the venue that accommodates more than 1000 guests, he teased us with the gorgeous greeneries installation at the foyer that suits perfectly with the lovely Victorian conservatory house-themed runway backdrop. Kinda reminds us about that 1998 movie adapted from Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.

Other than black and gold, the color composition (tones of green leafs, celadon, sky blue, grey and geranium orange) reminds us about the green conservatorium/green house and floral scenery that is subtly nostalgic. We are loving the mix and match concept that harmonized and accentuate the femininity and subtle hint of masculine side of a woman such as shown in boxy jacket with wide skirt or palazzo pants and boxy blouson with svelte skirt.

This time, the designer who’s consistently held his annual fashion show every single year since 2002, goes different direction with loose relaxed fit, folkloric shirt dress, innocent peplum and dropped waist that’s combined with intricate details such as gorgeous floral beadworks, eyelet embroideries, exquisite Swarovski appliqués and ferns and leafs prints.

Biyan used various materials such as delicate french lace, tulle, silks, dots tulle, satin organza, woven raffia, crisp lurex taffeta, heavy crisp silk shantung, viscose gabardine and light cotton and combined it with wearable and covetable accessories: chunky necklace, beaded pouch and platform pump shoes (some of the shoes were decorated with beautiful crystals!).

Overall, those ninety looks from the designer whose his collection sold at Joyce (Hong Kong), Bergdorf Goodman (New York), Club 21 (Bangkok), Maria Luisa (Qatar) and Blake (Chicago) are very wearable yet delicately beautiful. It’s about time to see those dresses in real life worn by famous celebrities and featured in magazines (fashion editorials and socialites page) in the upcoming months.

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Kate Upton for GQ US July 2012

Oh lord.

Click here to view last year July cover featuring Chris Evans, here for 2010 cover with Taylor Lautner and here for 2009 cover with Brüno.

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Anne Hathaway for Allure US July 2012

UPDATED JUNE 23rd 2012: The cover was photographed by Tom Munro.

She’s sooo lovely!

Click here to view last year July cover featuring Fergie, here for 2010 cover with Diane Kruger and here for 2009 cover with Fergie.

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Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Korea July 2012

The cover photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin is a reprint from Vogue Paris June/July 2012 editorial styled by Emanuelle Alt.

Click here to view last year July cover featuring Isabeli Fontana, here for 2010 cover with Natasha Poly and here for 2009 cover with Sasha Pivovarova.

Image via TFS.

Two Covers of Intermission DK First Issue Spring Summer 2012

Two striking newcomers, Katryn Kruger (the Spring Summer 2012 campaign face of Prada) and Marie Piovesan (the Fall Winter 2012 campaign girl of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs) are fronting the first issue covers of Intermission Danish photographed by John Scarisbrick with the styling works by Daniel Magnussen and Vanessa Traina.

Images via Models.com

Sophie Marceau for Elle France #3468 June 15th 2012

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Kim Kardashian for L’Uomo Vogue July/August 2012

The black and white cover was photographed by Franca Sozzani’s son, Francesco Carozzini and styled by Rushka Bergman.

Click here to view last year July/August covers featuring Beyoncé and Novak Djokovic. Click here to view 2010 covers featuring Elio Germano and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Viktoriya Sasonkina for Marie Claire Italia July 2012

Ukrainian model Viktoriya Sasonkina and her signature killer stare are featured for the July cover of Marie Claire Italia photographed by Jacques Olivar.

Click here to view last year July cover featuring Elena Melnik, here for 2010 cover with Denisa Dvorakova and here for 2009 cover with Regina Feoktistova.

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Elsa Hosk for Elle Italia July 2012

Click here to view last year July cover featuring Tori Praver, here for 2010 cover with Alyssa Miller and here for 2009 cover with Eva Herzigova.

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Akris Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign

UPDATED JULY 16th 2012: The campaign was photographed by Karim Sadli and styled Spela Lenarcic.

Karim Sadli photographed Latvian girl, Karlina Caune as the new face of Akris replacing Polish born model, Daga Ziober.

Click the links to view past campaign images of Akris: Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.

Images via TFS.

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