Ellen von Unwerth captures the Elisabetta Franchi spring ad campaign for the second season in a row. American talent Devon Windsor fronts the images, which bring the model through a trip in a Western American ranch in the late 1800s. The brand’s signature romantic gowns enriched by transparencies, embroideries and frills are exalted by the sun-drenched lightening. Windsor strolls around the countryside, posing in front of a country-style house or riding a horse, while holding a black bandanna scarf, as she awaits her beloved one to come back home. Von Unwerth also directed a short video called “Tender Tension” which accompanies the images and further depicts the story behind the ad campaign. While the latter is already online on the brand’s YouTube channel, the pictures are slated to appear in international publications in February. — MARTINO CARRERA
Harvey Keitel is the latest acclaimed actor to front Brioni’s advertising campaign. Photographed in New York for the spring 2018 season by Gregory Harris, Keitel follows Anthony Hopkins and Samuel L. Jackson in the “Tailoring Legends” campaign. Keitel, shot in black-and-white images, is known for his roles in “Taxi Driver,” “The Piano,” “Reservoir Dogs” and “Youth” among others.
Natacha Ramsay-LeviÕs tapped Steven Meisel for her debut Chlo collectionÕs spring 2018 campaign. The Meisel-directed short film includes, Òseven scenes in 16mm, seven reels [and] seven chaptersÓ with imagery resulted as freeze-frame moments taken from the film. The photographs recall fleeting connections through the girlsÕ unscripted moments in Ramsay-LeviÕs flowy dresses, fanciful frocks and python-skin boots as stars Sophie Koella, Rianne van Rompaey, Radhika Nair, Eliza Cummings, Hayett McCarthy, Line Kjaergaard, Makala Johnson and Charlene Hogger stroll about city steps. Ñ Emily Mercer
Photographers can’t get enough of the models on the Moschino runway, seen leaning in on the catwalk and snapping away frenziedly in the brand’s ad campaign for spring 2018. Photographed by Steven Meisel, models include Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Adut Akech Bior, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Aube Jolicoeur. Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott tapped Guido Palau for hair and Pat McGrath for makeup.
Stuart Weitzman has tapped Gigi Hadid and Kate Moss for its spring 2018 campaign, in which the two supers model together for the very first time.
Giorgio Armani opted for street casting for the spring 2018 Emporio Armani advertising campaign. The images by young photographers Ben Weller, Mark Peckmezian and Pawel Pysz, comprise a gallery of people of different ages, with different jobs and from different parts of the world in candid poses and captured in Milan. The fil rouge throughout the campaign is the slogan “Everyone has a different story…and everyone wears Emporio Armani.”
Stella McCartney chose the crystal-clear beaches of Sardinia as the backdrop of her spring 2018 campaign, a series of playful images featuring models Karly Loyce, Sophie Hemmet and Sophie Rask, all of whom appeared in the summer runway show. They’re shown posing in the water and dressed in romantic cotton sun dresses or covering themselves in sand and showing off the brand’s latest eyewear styles. The campaign was shot by the British photographer Johnny Dufort, who said he wanted to communicate a “sense of escape and freedom” through the images. McCartney added that her choice of location was meant to highlight the ongoing conversation around the future of the ocean. Ñ Natalie Theodosi
As Kate Spade New York turns 25 this year, the brand has turned to Margaret Qualley to be the face of the brand for 2018. Qualley, 23, is an American actress and model best known for playing Jill Garvey on the HBO series “The Leftovers.” Styled by Alex White and photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the spring images pay tribute to the brand’s past and future. The optimistic and colorful ads are meant to portray modern femininity while inspiring women to lead a more joyful life. “This year in honor of our 25th anniversary, we are exploring celebrations and finding joy in milestones, both big and small. This campaign is about the moment of arrival and the ensuing delight of a surprise birthday party,” said Kristen Naiman, senior vice president, brand creative at Kate Spade. The images focus on an array of the season’s handbags and accessories, including the handbag that started it all in 1993, “Sam,” reimagined in a variety of forms that represent the brand over the past quarter century. The campaign, which breaks in March magazines, features print images shot in New York and video content for web and social media. The digital initiatives break around Feb. 15. — Lisa Lockwood
The first advertising campaign developed under the creative direction of Paul Surridge combines the collection’s urban sharpness and key abstract zebra print with the rawness of natural elements, such as dry grass and wood. “We opted for an outdoor set and natural light to capture an unfiltered, spontaneous, unpredictable moment infused with powerful energy,” said Surridge, who tapped American photographer Zoe Ghertner to lens model Birgit Kos. “I wanted to work with an all-female team, which could better interpret the fiercely independent attitude of the Roberto Cavalli woman,” explained the designer. Shot in California’s Simi Valley, Kos is portrayed alone, laid down on dry grass or standing against white walls. Images starring male talent Tyler Riggs and close-ups of the brand’s accessories complete the campaign, which will make its debut in the March issue of international fashion publications.
Selena Gomez rests on a window ledge in a loft with a quintessential prewar fire escape and the iconic Empire State Building in the background. It’s magic hour and the images capture the endless possibility of the night ahead in the city that never sleeps. “Creative Director Stuart Vevers makes New York feel like a town, a real community,” says Gomez. “It just feels like this is where the brand really lives.” Gomez carries key bags from the Spring 2018 collection, including the Parker, an all-new silhouette with handles that convert to a shoulder strap. The lightweight style is crafted in quilted nappa leather with bold colorblocking and rivets for a graphic touch. The Parker bag launches in February. A version in Coach’s Signature Canvas and smooth leather with a Tea Rose turnlock closure will launch later in the season. “The Coach girl is real—she’s riding the subway or, this season, hanging out in her cool NYC apartment,” said Vevers. “Steven Meisel’s photography brings a layer of magic to those seemingly everyday situations. Whilst Selena has a warmth that’s special—there is also an authenticity and realness to her that brings the campaign to life.” To achieve this vision of the campaign, Coach brought together its long-time team of collaborators: photographer Steven Meisel, stylist Karl Templer, creative director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau. — Jean E. Palmieri
Dior’s spring campaign features Sasha Pivovarova, the model and artist who opened Maria Grazia Chiuri’s spring runway show wearing a T-shirt printed with the title of Linda Nochlin’s essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Patrick Demarchelier shot Pivovarova amongst women’s portraits she drew. The photographs are meant to evoke a Sixties spirit, in particular Niki de Saint Phalle, one of Chiuri’s main inspirations for the collection. — Jessica Iredale
Photographed in Los Angeles by Willy Vanderperre and featuring models Gisèle Fox, Kris Grikaite, Imari Karanja, Line Kjaergaard, Fran Summers, Anok Yai and Alyssa Traoré, the images tribute the brand’s iconic nylon fabric. Each image combines a black-and-white shot with a colored one, portraying models from different angles while they sport Prada garments and accessories realized in black nylon, including trench coats, studded bags, backpacks and hats. Settings range from white and grayish backdrops to industrial locations. — Sandra Salibian
Giuseppe Zanotti continues its collaboration with Bella Hadid, who appears in the brand’s spring 2018 advertising campaign, the first shot by photographer duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Lensed in front of a grayish backdrop, Hadid, who wears a sensual black bodysuit, sports a range of Giuseppe Zanotti’s spring styles including a moto-inspired cut-out black bootie, a slingback sandal covered with pearls and a black sandal embellished with a serpent-shaped anklet. Carine Roitfeld’s streamlined styling enhances the minimalistic attitude of the Nineties-inspired pictures, where Hadid lays on the ground or sits on a chair embodying ‘the authentic energy of the brand Ñ modern, sensual, powerful, with her rock-and-roll attitude thatÕs also playful and seductive,Ó said Giuseppe Zanotti. The campaign will debut in international magazines starting from Jan. 5
Kaia Gerber, 16, and Presley Gerber, 18, children of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, are featured in the spring Calvin Klein Jeans campaign. In September, Kaia Gerber made her runway debut for Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein Collection, then walked for fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Coach, Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Moschino and Versace during the 2018 spring fashion week. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, this is the latest iteration in the #MyCalvins call to action: Our Family: #MyCalvins. The campaign has family at its center and shows the unity between strong individuals, emphasized by the symbolism of the traditional American quilt. It is meant to capture these bonds and brings to life different ways families — born and made — connect with one another. A digital-first, socially powered campaign, it has dedicated digital support in 12 countries and high-impact outdoor in several key markets. The Gerber campaign breaks Jan. 4. Our Family #MyCalvins runs through the spring season. — Lisa Lockwood
Anja Rubik and Clément Chabernaud will appear in Jimmy Choo’s spring advertising campaign. Photographed by British lensman Craig McDean, Rubik and Chabernaud are pictured in a glamorous New York apartment. Rubik is wearing pointy-toe ankle-strap sandals in one shot and cork sandals with a bejeweled gold buckle in another one. Chabernaud is pictured wearing a shiny Sixties Mod loafer style. The campaign, styled by Sarah Richardson, will debut on the brand’s website and social media on Friday. “Anja encapsulates the confident style and spirit of the Jimmy Choo woman in her urban habitat,” said Sandra Choi, Choo’s creative director. “She’s playfully provocative and comfortable in her own skin captured by Craig McDean and in natural moments of cat and mouse with Clément.”
To introduce its new eyewear collection, Rag & Bone has turned to Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish to photograph its latest campaign. The company gave the actress and her filmmaker husband complete creative control to shoot each other in Rag & Bone’s new eyewear looks. They embraced the challenge, photographing each other over a two-week period on a variety of cameras, provided by Leica. The photographs were taken over the span of two weeks, both at their home as well as on California highways and the northern coast of California where the couple first met. “We have tremendous respect for Kate and Michael’s work in film and their eye for photography,” said Marcus Wainwright, chief executive officer, founder and creative director of Rag & Bone. “Their input on the project created something timeless, but personal.” Exploring different perspectives as the subject and as the photographer, Kate and Michael’s images express an intimate and spontaneous mood. The new eyewear line is being launched this month and encompasses a total of 31 styles — including eight women’s and nine men’s sunglasses, as well as seven optical frames for each gender. Prices range from $185-295. — Jean E. Palmieri
Escada tapped Amber Valletta for its color-charged spring 2018 campaign, pointing to the iconic model’s “strength, authenticity and humor.” Lensed by Horst Diekgerdes against a textured floral backdrop designed by Philipp Haemmerle, Valletta nonchalantly wears Escada’s signature power tailoring and vividly hued dresses. “Our brand is all about color and the empowering effect it can have,” Escada chief executive officer Iris Epple-Righi commented, “so we wanted to create images that were striking for their use of bright energizing tones.” The campaign also marks “a stronger embrace of our heritage,” she continued. “The business was founded by a woman for women, and it began in the Seventies, a time when women in business were especially rare. This spirit of female strength balanced with playfulness is in our DNA,” she stated. — Melissa Drier
From Boy George last summer, it’s over to fellow Eighties icons the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe for Dior Homme’s summer 2018 campaign, marking the 10th anniversary collection under artistic director Kris Van Assche. Reflecting a collection showcasing the craftsmanship of the house’s atelier fused with varsity elements meant to symbolize the frontier of youth and early manhood, Tennant sports a suit, while Lowe is captured in a bomber jacket and baseball cap. Completing the cast — captured through the lens of David Sims, with styling by Mauricio Nardi — are young American actor Charlie Plummer, and new faces Andreas Wolf, Henry Rausch and Anton Jaeger. Lending a romantic streak is an evolving floral motif of Dior roses popping against the black-and-white portraits. Plummer wears a grain de poudre bar-jacket suit paired with trainers, with the rest in silhouettes pairing wide pants, tailored shorts and sleeveless shirts, with prints based on the oil paintings by François Bard surfacing on garments and accessories throughout. The accompanying campaign video is set to the Pet Shop Boys’ 1988 hit “Heart.” — Katya Foreman
L.K. Bennett tapped longtime collaborator and Tank magazine fashion director Caroline Issa to style its latest campaign, which showcases its feminine collection of handkerchief dresses, printed midi skirts and bright-colored pumps against the sleek, contemporary design of the Pear Tree House in Dulwich, London. “Pear Tree House, designed by architect Jake Edgley, is crafted around a 100-year-old pear tree, resulting in a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. More than just a location, the house embodies L.K. Bennett’s approach to great design,” said Masoud Golsorkhi, creative director at Tank, who produced the campaign alongside Issa. — Natalie Theodosi