NEW YORK -- Jessica Miller is getting a lot of face time this fall at Calvin Klein Inc. Multipage portfolios, shot for the second season by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, feature Miller in Collection, CK Jeans, Eyewear and...
NEW YORK--Jessica Miller is getting a lot of face time this fall at Calvin Klein Inc. Multipage portfolios, shot for the second season by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, feature Miller in Collection, CK Jeans, Eyewear and Accessories."When you look at Jessica, she can be very glamorous and sophisticated and can look young, modern and playful," said Kim Vernon, who recently was named senior vice president of global advertising and communications at Calvin Klein Inc. "She has great potential because of her versatility, how flexible she is [physically and mentally] and how she participates in the creative. She really takes pleasure in the shoot."The 18-year-old Miller, who hails from Las Vegas, is currently under an exclusive contract to Klein. She also happens to be featured on the cover of the June/July French Vogue, with a fashion story shot by van Lamsweerde and Matadin.Klein's Collection ads for apparel, accessories and eyewear were shot on location in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The jeans campaign was shot in a New York studio. The male models are newcomer Raphi Kammer for Collection, and Travis, who recently made a name for himself as Klein's Underwear model, for jeans.One jeans spread, for example, features a sexy Miller in a short denim skirt and black long-sleeved shirt and black lace-up boots, next to an image of the model on the shoulders of a bare-chested Travis.One of the Collection ads shows Miller's more sophisticated side, with longer hair, black pants and a sexy sheer blouse, holding a Calvin Klein handbag, or wearing Calvin Klein Eyewear."We continued with a playful logo," said Vernon, describing the white brush strokes in the Collection logo. Before it was an etched design, she said. The jeans logo remains red, white and blue, but it's also brush-stroked.Collection ads were shot in color, and jeans remain black and white. The ads also have cutouts, which is a continuation from spring. The ads were art-directed by M/M, a Paris-based design agency, in conjunction with CRK Inc., Klein's in-house agency.A front gatefold will break in the August W, featuring Collection, CK Jeans and Calvin Klein Eyewear. In September, Vanity Fair will run a gatefold and spread (eight pages in all) featuring the women's and men's Collections, CK Jeans, Calvin Klein Eyewear and Accessories.Collection and/or CK Jeans ads will also appear in such magazines as V, Travel & Leisure, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, Elle, Details, Interview, Vogue, US Weekly, Blender, GQ, the New Yorker, CosmoGIRL! and Seventeen.While Vernon would not divulge the company's fall budget, she said it was flat to a year ago. For the second half of 2001, Calvin Klein spent about $7.6 million on U.S. media for women's and men's Collection, CK Jeans, Eyewear, Swimwear, Coats and Hosiery, according to CMR, a Taylor Nelson Sofres Co.Vernon said the company plans to run in excess of 3,000 ad pages globally in 2002. The ads will appear in 25 four- to 10-page portfolios in nine countries worldwide.Klein will also run his watch campaign, shot by van Lamsweerde and Matadin, in European magazines, featuring Miller and Travis with their hair messed up and wearing the watches. The imagesalso will be used for retail displays in U.S. stores.Outdoor advertising will be used in key markets for jeans, women's underwear and Klein's newest men's fragrance, Crave, said Vernon. Jeans ads will appear on a wall on the corner of Broadway and Houston in SoHo here; Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and newsstand kiosks in San Francisco. Outdoor advertising, including subway pillars and billboards, also will appear in such cities as Paris, Hamburg, Milan, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Mexico City."
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
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“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.