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.
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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.
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NOE Undergarments designs with courage, unwavering conviction and dedication to create simplistic yet progressive undergarments. Twin sisters, Bonnie Rae and Shelah Jean, hailing from the island of Kauai have channeled their passion for design, into creating lust-worthy undergarments that aren’t meant to be confined quite so ‘under’ #innerwearexposed. The AW collection contains a sophisticated, yet undeniably provoking array of body suits and garter belts to high rise briefs for any undergarment need. The collection doesn’t stop at simply fulfilling needs with beautifully orchestrated sheets of Nano Lycra and mesh, NOE fulfills some of our deeper desires.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is turning to social media to find fresh faces for its Spring 2015 campaign after successfully casting its Fall 2014 campaign on Instagram and Twitter. The Fall 2014 campaign featured an eclectic group of young men and women sporting geek-chic glasses and rainbow colored hair in teal and cotton candy pink. Aspiring models have until September 26 to submit their selfies via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #castmemarc. The lucky winners will score a trip to New York City to shoot with British fashion photographer David Sims.
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Coach released its second fall campaign, entitled “Coach Dreamers,” featuring four rising talents: Lolawolf frontwoman and Divergent star Zoë Kravitz, indie songstress and NYFW favorite BANKS, The Giver actress Odeya Rush and Christopher Abbott, who is best known for his role as Charlie on HBO’s Girls. Both BANKS and Kravitz showed off their musical talent at this month’s Coach Backstage party during New York Fashion Week.
Mikael Jansson shot the black-and-white images, which capture the four young stars in a scenic forest outside of New York City. Coach creative director Stuart Vevers shared the inspiration behind the campaign with Women’s Wear Daily, stating that “The starting point was the idea of ‘of the moment,’ with a photograph that your best friend or boyfriend could have taken.”
The campaign will makes its debut in November print publications, and replace the first fall campaign in Coach stores starting November 1.
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Jennifer Lawrence is sleek and sophisticated in the Fall 2014 Miss Dior campaign, which marks the Oscar winner’s fourth consecutive campaign for the brand. Lawrence is fresh-faced in minimal makeup as she sports slicked back hair and sexy pantsuits designed by Raf Simons. The ads feature the new “Be Dior” satchel in powder blue, pastel pink and a luxe crocodile version in canary yellow.
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Boho chic label Free People ditched its supermodel-heavy catalog in favor of an Instagram campaign featuring 27 models, bloggers, and Instafamers with significant Instagram followings. This is in keeping with the recent social media campaign trends from fashion brands including Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone, and Equipment. Free People’s fall collection is shot in scenic desert and forest settings, perfectly capturing the boho spirit of the brand. According to Fashionista, the campaign was shot over a period of 14 days in New York, Paris, London and L.A. Be on the lookout for the brand’s full lookbook in their September print catalog.
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Marshall has been an iconic name in rock ‘n’ roll amongst musicians and fans alike since the creation of its first amp during the ’60s. The Marshall Headphones Autumn 2014 campaign, entitled Exile, was inspired by the moment when bands feel the urge to seek refuge – be it from others, monotony, or from themselves. A place to rejuvenate without restriction, alter perspectives, and where an atmosphere of abandon, debauchery, and excess prevail.
The campaign was shot over a period of five days at a castle in Valence, France, where lifestyle photographer Jason Lee Parry stayed with models, as well as musicians from the bands Graveyard, Arrows of Love and The Family Rain. This uninhibited environment gave Parry an all-access pass to shoot candidly at any time during the day or night, and the raw material he captured fully embodies the authentic spirit of this unique campaign.
The Major over-hear headphones featured in the campaign retail for $120, while The Minor in-ear buds retail for $60. There’s no need to worry about the headphones clashing with your outfit, as they’re available in universally flattering color ways including black, brown and white.
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Supermodel turned action star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been named the first celebrity face of Moroccanoil, creator of luxury hair and bodycare products. Rosie shows off her luscious long locks in the ad, providing us with major hairspiration, and the urge to buy a bottle of the cult fave haircare staple Moroccanoil Treatment ASAP.
In addition to the print campaign, the model stars in a video campaign directed by Twilight actress Bryce Dallas Howard, which will launch on September 17. The video series features Huntington-Whiteley and five other influential women discussing the women who inspire them, along with their beauty influences. According to WWD, the model names her sister, mother, Rihanna and Stevie Nicks as her biggest influences.
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