A Modern Sunset w| Devon Baldwin, photographed by Mat Abad.
After a rapturous summer of music, live shows romance, and adventure, artist babe Devon Baldwin makes her way into the sunset at The Parisian LA with photographer Mat Abad. Donning threads kut from the likes of Made by Pearl, Vanessa Mooney, Acama LA, Elodie K., Alice McCall, Stone Cold Fox, Pacific & Driftwood carefully curated to the stroke of Fashion Editor, Alexus Shefts. Beauty by Tori McConkey, Film by Drew Kirsch.
M Dot Design has furthered their fashionable onslaught on the world of sustainable fashion with a spankin’ new ready to wear collection that’s delightfully familiar and unfamiliar all in one accord: M Dot Design x Charlotte Taschen x The Springs LA.
Designer Michelle Aquino’s thing was to take inspiration from the vibrant color palette that The Springs LA confidently boasts and extrapolate it in ways that are accessible, relatable and desirable. Staying near the brands aesthetic in offering a range of fabric choices including organic linen, bamboo, cotton and modal. Handmade in the M Dot’s design studio, the designer also created a rich burnout print that landed on a bamboo wrap and dress, very familiar in the MDDS zone. While MDDS has shown similar pieces such as the wrap in the past this collection stands to be a perfect marriage between the three that truly just works, vibrant and fresh easily come to mind. Although this collection is exclusively available at The Springs LA, the experience doesn’t stop there. The brand offers personalized pieces with four easy steps; Select your favorite silhouette, choose your fabric, collect measurements, review consultation, receive your custom piece in two weeks! If that’s not service we don’t know what is.
Sunkissed since 2009, We Are Handsome is the creative expression of husband and wife pair Jeremy and Katinka Somers focusing on re-imagining the norms of swimwear design to construct pieces that capture the spirit and emotion of summer and now athletic wear. The Australian brand is the embodiment of a love for the beautiful things in life, the wonder of travel and the endless and abundant magic of the inspiring world in which we live. Each piece offers a slice of summer wrapped in luxury and sophistication that transcends the seasons.
Annex Magazine: Tell us about We Are Handsome and your recent growth from swimwear to athletic wear.
We Are Handsome: It was very much a natural progression. We’ve always designed and produced the things that fit into our lives, and those that befit an active, summer filled and outdoor lifestyle. We’re big into exercise, swimming, hiking and everything in between, and the progression to activewear was really organic.
AM: What summer adventure inspired Heat One?
Los Angeles based swimwear label, Minimale Animale is all about minimal coverage – the more skin the better! Animale’s most recent SS15 lookbook, The Wild Ones, stays true to their signature minimalism as pieces included harnesses, leather, and mesh materials for badass girls on Harley’s. To top it off is our favorite piece: a to-die-for leather jacket for the purpose of providing versatile separates that doubles as a swimsuit and creating an outfit.
See the full collection: Minimale Animale SS15 Lookbook
Isabel Marant’s newest spring campaign turns Natasha Poly into a fun female tribal warrior for the spring, lensed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The French label takes on the brand’s more bold side and plays around with modern tribal looks in trade for Marant’s signature boho chic aesthetics. The campaign features an knit-rope dress, oversized belt jacket, printed mini skirt, and #musthave Spartan leather sandals.
“The inspiration for the spring-summer show was something tribal, but not in the literal sense. And so for the campaign, we wanted to show a very modern and urban girl, but also to get across her savage attitude,” Isabel Marant told WWD.
Images via Fashionista.com
Kim Kardashian West (or as Vogue Australia calls her, KKW) has landed her very first solo cover for Vogue Australia’s February 2015 issue!
The ethereal beachside shots have Kim treading barefoot through the clear waters in minimal layers and running slo-mo down the white sand in a jet black Barbara Bui swimsuit and Bassike for Vogue Australia T-shirt. Styled by fashion director, Christine Centenera and lensed by Gilles Bensimon, the Baywatch-esque shoot was a stark contrast from her recently pre-released Love Magazine cover featuring bold bleached eyebrows and artful Prada furs.