Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

Featured Article: Biyan Spring Summer 2015


In Asia, Seruni (in Bahasa Indonesia) or Chrysanthemum is often believed as the symbol of life and immortality. Based on that spirit, prominent Indonesian fashion designer Biyan Wanaatmadja presented his latest collection on Tuesday evening, June 17th 2014 at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta which was inspired from the fusion of Japanese art and culture and the tribal nuance of Sumba-Indonesia.

On the first sequence, silk flowing dresses in soft muted colors like cloudy blue, blush pink and mint green with chrysanthemum and paintings-like prints were dominating the runway. The serene feeling was completed with the occasional crane and floral appliqué. We love how Biyan perceives his women as feminine, pure/innocent, stylish and at the same time they are also strong, cool, open minded and both equally balance and beautiful.

Darker colour palette like black, midnight blue and aubergine purple took over the second sequence, where you can drooling over those heavily embellished top and jacket/coat with droopy shoulder. The intricately authentic Indonesian traditional Sumba figurative inspired ikat were seen in this sequence. Tribal essence on some of the beading details gave a nice surprise in the collection. The trapeze and A-line silhouettes made recurring appearances with various placements of ruffles (hemline, neckline and sleeve).

Other than the crane appliqué and floral print, the Japanese inspirations were elaborated even more in the form of loose shapes, kimono collar, and Samurai-inspired pants. Not to mention the post-runway-show-selfie-backdrop-ready bamboo forest where the models came out to strutting down the runway. We were excited when we see his favourite models such as Hege Wollan (the show opener), Paula Verhoeven, Izabel Jahja, Laura Basuki and Nayla Alatas walked the runway in sky-high wedges on wooden floor with sleek Samurai chignon. White highlights adorned models’ eyelids and some of them wearing beautiful handmade Japanese-inspired necklaces made out of horns, feathers, shells, cowries, crystals and semi-precious stones.

Gorgeous sheer evening dresses with divine details closed the final sequence of the evening. If you look closely, you will appreciate the hard-work and craftsmanship from those who created the beautiful dresses. The magnificent embroideries and embellishments were superb! The juxtaposition of bright-light and dark-intense, pure and strong, feminine and masculine in Seruni collection were a total feast to the eye.

Read our review of his last year’s collection “The Radiance Postcard” and 2013 “Foliage” collection by clicking the links. Visit our Facebook page to view MORE runway images of “Seruni“.

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All images are courtesy of art8amby.











Prabal Gurung Resort 2015 Ad Campaign


The models are Ophélie Guillermand, Nastya Sten, Tilda Lindstam and one other girl who is still unidentified yet. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Prabal Gurung: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012 (for iCB), and Spring Summer 2012.


Akris Pre Fall 2014 Ad Campaign


Lachlan Bailey photographed French girl Manon Leloup for the Pre Fall campaign of Akris. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Akris: Spring Summer 2014, Cruise 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Pre Fall 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.




Helmut Lang Spring Summer 2014 Ad Campaign


Sam Rollinson is photographed by Daniel Jackson for the latest campaign images of Helmut Lang. The minimalist campaign was styled by Alastair McKimm. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Helmut Lang: Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Pre Fall 2012 and Spring Summer 2012.




Steffen Schraut Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign


The campaign with former Prada campaign girl Kelly Mittendorf is photographed by Alexx & Anton. (source)


Victoria Beckham for Elle Singapore July 2014


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Avon AeroVolume Mascara 2014 Ad Campaign


Irina Shayk does look like Adriana Lima at first glance, no? (source)


Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign


UPDATED JUNE 24TH 2014: Added the campaign video. (source)


UPDATED JUNE 19TH 2014: Added new campaign images with actress Isabelle Huppert.

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott photographed Stephanie Seymour‘s socialite son Peter Brant, Kim Kardashian‘s half sister Kendall Jenner, Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 runway show opener Veroniek Gielkens, top models Jamie Bochert and Julia Nobis and male model Alessio Pozzi for the latest campaign of Givenchy. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Givenchy: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010 and Spring Summer 2010.




Prada Menswear Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign




X-Men: Days of Future Past leading actor James McAvoy is fronting the black and white campaign of Prada Menswear for Fall Winter 2014 season that was captured by Annie Leibovitz.

The second collaboration campaign of Mrs. Leibovitz and Prada was shot in England on May 2014. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Prada Menswear: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.






Valentino Menswear Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign


This is the best male model cast of the season! Love the models featured here George Barnett, Janis Ancens and Tommaso de Benedictis. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Valentino Menswear: Spring Summer 2014, Fall Winter 2013, and Spring Summer 2013.




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