Wednesday, 30 March 2011

RODARTE: States of Matter

Rodarte: States of Matter from MOCA on Vimeo.

The Rodarte sisters, Kate & Laura Mulleavy are presenting their first West Coast exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles that features pieces from all their collections and projects.

The design duo who literally burst onto the fashion scene with their crochetted dresses, have managed to achieve so much in these past few years including doing the costumes for the OSCAR nominated film 'Black Swan'.

Here, in a video made to promote their exhibition the girls talk about everything from inspiration, to personal stories about their collections and the physical processes their creations go through until they achieve the desirable finish.

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Anna Dello Russo was almost denied a dress?

At the latest Chanel show for autumn/winter 2011, the always over the top Vogue Nippon editor, Anna Dello Russo, attended wearing a dress from designer of the moment, Mary Katrantzou. We guess that sounds pretty normal right? Dello Russo loves extravagant dresses and Katrantzou is known for her embellished graphic prints so it sounds like the perfect fit!

Well the designer that was recently in a BFC showcase in New York presenting her latest collection, wasn't so sure that she should lend the Vogue editor the dress. Not because Anna Dello Russo couldn't do the dress any justice- on the contrary- but because Katrantzou was worrying whether the editor would be able to sit down comfortably and watch the shows as the dress was made with delicate crystal flowers.

Anna quickly reassured her 'Mary I'm a pro', the designer told the New York times and the dress was returned in perfect condition."Maybe she has amazing leg muscles and just pretended to sit through the entire show," said the Greek designer, completely amazed.

Well if anyone could do it, Anna can!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Monday, 28 March 2011

Is this the new advert for Marc Jacobs 'Oh Lola' perfume?

Blogs and sites on the internet have been buzzing all morning wondering whether these images that have just surfaced are really the real images for the new Marc Jacobs perfume ad.The alleged images only appeared on a specific tumblr account but from the looks of it they definitely have the Juergen Teller-esque touch both in attitude & aesthetic.

Dakota Fanning acts as the face of the perfume ad; The former child star is featured for a second time in a Marc Jacobs ad- the first time was almost 4 years ago in Spring 2007 when she sparked controversy posing for the house at the tender age of 13.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2007

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Arizona Muse in YSL video campaign for S/S'11

For our first post on Seventh Woman we decided to present the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign of a fashion house that is as iconic as we aspire to become.

Yves Saint Laurent presents model Arizona Muse in one of the most aethereal video campaigns that we have laid eyes on for a while. The video that was filmed in the gardens of the ’30s Villa Bled Roknine in Marrakech’s Palmeraie is also the same place that the print advert was shot and creative director Stefano Pilati had a very specific reason for doing so.

Being a designer who respects the importance of history & looking back through the archives of the magnificent fashion house for inspiration, he acknowledged Yves Saint Laurent's love for Marocco. The late designer along with his partner Pierre Barge fell head over heels with Marocco and even acquired the famous Majorelle botanical gardens in Marrakech in the '80s.

Stefano Pilati acted as creative director of the film campaign that was shot by world renowned fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh.

Music is 'Mushrooms & Roses' by Janelle Monae!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

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