W MAGAZINE: The New Royals by Mario Sorrenti

W MAGAZINE The New Royals by Mario Sorrenti. George Cortina, October 2017, www.imageamplified.com, Image Amplified1

Ma: W, October 2017

Mo: Winona Ryder, Hailee Steinfeld, Tracee Ellis Ross, Saoirse Ronan, Chris Hemsworth, Pharrell Williams, Robert Pattinson, James Corden, Jared Leto, Tilda Swinton, Shirley Maclaine, Faye Wattleton, Amandla Stenberg, Lauren Bush Lauren, Adwoa Aboah, Lauren Hutton, Thomas Middleditch, Corey Hawkins, Ray Romano, Marc Jacobs, Jack Mccollough And Lazaro Hernandez, Lucas Hedges & Andrea Riseborough

St: George Cortina

Ph: Mario Sorrenti

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FASHION FILM: Marc Jacobs, “Big Spender”

Marc Jacobs “Big Spender” Fashion Film, Remake

Marc Jacobs “Big Spender” fashion film featuring Marc Jacobs Resort ’17 starring Detox, Candis Cayne, Milk, Manila Luzon, Michel’le, Drew Droege, Alyssa Edwards & Bianca Del Rio.

Creative Directors: Char DeFrancesco, Jason Marks & Michael Silas

Videography: Martin Briseno

 

From Harpers Bazaar

MARC JACOBS RECREATED THE ‘BIG SPENDER’ VIDEO AND IT WAS HILARIOUS!

You can always count on good ol’ Marc Jacobs to put an irreverent twist on fashion, no matter the season. To celebrate the holidays, the designer rounded up his favourite grad queens and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Detox, Candis Cayne, Milk, Manila Luzon, Michel’le, Drew Droege, Alyssa Edwards & Bianca Del Rio for a recreation of Dame Shirley Bassey‘s iconic song, Big Spender. Jacobs, of course, is cast in the titular role, draped in his one of his signature fur coats, and camps it up for the camera, while his fabulous crew is dressed to the nines in his label’s Resort 2017 collection. Watch the full music video above.

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VOGUE MAGAZINE: Home of the Brave by Inez & Vinoodh

VOGUE MAGAZINE Home of the Brave by Inez & Vinoodh. Camilla Nickerson, January 2017, www.imageamplified.com, Image Amplified5

Ma: Vogue

Mo: Nza-Ari Khepra, Karina Vargas, Julianne Moore, Shailene Woodley, Bobbi Jean Three Legs, Alek Wek, Angok Mayen, Ajak Deng, Grace Bol, Achok Majak, Deray McKesson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tory Burch, Allison de Vane, Ericka Lassair, Emellie O’Brien, Heron Preston, Shakeisha Bishop, Tony Camacho, Marc Jacobs & Hari Nef

St: Camilla Nickerson

Ph: Inez & Vinoodh

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THAT CLOSER LOOK: Manus X Machina at the Met by Troy Wise

THAT CLOSER LOOK Manus X Machina at the Met by Troy Wise. Spring 2016, www.imageamplified.com, Image Amplified (2)

We’re  fascinated  by  technology’s  influence  on  fashion.  Technology  has  impacted  how  fashion communicates,  how  it  spreads,  and  how  it  connects.  However,  Andrew  Bolton’s  Manus  X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibit gives us a compelling look into how technology shapes how fashion is designed and produced.  We were eager to see Manus X Machina during our recent trip to New York.

The exhibit pointedly overturns the familiar hand vs. machine dichotomy, usually associated with the haute couture vs. prêt-à-porter categories of fashion. Handmade usually signifies exclusivity and individuality. The machine-made is generally regarded as inferior and appropriate only for the masses.  However,  Manus  x  Machina  reveals  that  when  it  comes  to  fashion,  the  handmade  and  the machine-made  aren’t  always  so  separate.  Haute  couture  and prêt-à-porter  have  frequently borrowed production processes from each other.

True, the first couture house used sewing machines for its seam work. However, fashion’s recent use of 3-D printing and materials like rubber, metal powders, magnets, and neoprene give us glimpses into fashion’s future.

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The view is distinctive, imaginative, and optimistic.  Technology is increasingly leading production innovation. As Bolton points out, “…the hand and the  machine  are  equal  and  mutual  protagonists  in  solving  design  problems,  enhancing  design practices, and ultimately, advancing the future of fashion.”

For example, Karl Lagerfeld’s bridal gown stands at the center of the show. As Lagerfeld points out, the use of moldable scuba neoprene material offers couture without the couture. Its train is 20 feet long, has been digitally pixelated, hand painted, and embroidered.  Lagerfeld’s gown is a continual intertwining of that made by hand, and that made by machine.  Gareth Pugh’s work seems like a natural fit for such an exhibit. There are also pieces from Prada, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

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Some of our favorites are from Iris van Herpen. Having created her first 3-D printed dresses in 2009, she has created truly remarkable silhouettes, and is at the forefront of embracing the fashion opportunities afforded by emerging technology.  The Manus x Machina exhibit examines fashion’s place in the “Age of Technology.” It also imbues us with a sense of the new, offering us a glimpse of the future that is just starting to unfold.  Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 5 – August 14, 2016.

Ph: Troy Wise

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UPDATES: David Bowie Renaissance, Veronica Mars Movie Momentum, Depeche Mode Stream Delta Machine, 2013 CFDA Nominations

UPDATES: David Bowie Renaissance, Veronica Mars Movie Momentum, Depeche Mode Stream Delta Machine, 2013 CFDA Nominations. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
  • It’s a Bowie renaissance, with The Next Day reaching No. 1 in the UK and his style exhibit at Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Veronica Mars’ movie momentum continues…
  • Depeche Mode are streaming their 13th album, Delta Machine
  • Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta are among the 2013 CFDA nominees

 

UPDATES/FRONT ROW: Miu Miu Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear

UPDATES/FRONT ROW: Miu Miu Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear. January Jones, Renee Zellweger, Marc Jacobs, Olivier Theyskens. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com

January Jones

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Renée Zellweger

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Zoe Saldana

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Marc Jacobs and Olivier Theyskens

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Alice Englert

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Du Juan

Miu Miu Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear