Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kanye West on the GQ cover

Last week Kanye West's latest GQ cover was officially revealed, where the fashion icon graces the August 2014 issue of the storied publication. This marks the second time West has covered the magazine, the first being December 2007.The cover and accompanying editorial were shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by GQ creative director Jim Moore. The resulting outfits were a collaboration between two of menswear's most prominent figures, not just West himself as erroneously reported.

"It's not about having a lot of clothes," West tells the magazine. "It's about a few favorites." Throughout the editorial, he switches up classic 6-inch wheat Timberland boots with crisp adidas sneakers like the Stan Smith and the Pure Boost, one of the best sneakers we've seen this year. Other notable pieces include the Airport Sweater and white Kanye Jeans from his latest A.P.C. collaboration, leather pants from En Noir, and the Wes Lang-customized leather jacket first seen at his nuptials with Kim Kardashian.


Embark on a journey into the wildest places in the world through these outfits inspired by aboriginal crafted outfits. Dresses that borrows elements from African garments eclectic intertwined with modern cuts Missoni and Chloe, tribal graphic prints from Dries Van Noten and Celine, multiple fringe mixed with avant-garde cuts and prints exotic Alexander McQueen-all provides a mysterious look site, bringing image temperate jungle or desert close to new urban space.

From Africa to Japan by way of Latin America, many of Spring-Summer 2014’s collections were influenced by hints of folklore. Rich embroidery, tribal jewelry, drapery and graphic prints all appeared on the runways as if directly torn from the pages of the National Geographic, the magazine beloved by Alexander McQueen who was said to often turn to the publication for inspiration. GivenchyValentino and Alexander McQueen all picked up the theme, promising plenty of globe-trotting inspiration for Spring/Summer 2014.  

Maasai-inspired and cut straight into leather at Emilio Pucci, refined and 1920's style at Roberto Cavalli and hippy-chic at Junya Watanabe: fringing has made a comeback for Spring/Summer 2014.

FASHION hits the global trail, adopting exotic embellishments and plundering ideas from the four corners of the earth, as spring/summer sways to a tribal beat.

"A veritable United Nations of textures and nomadic finds exude a global charisma," says Vogue's style editor Emma Elwick-Bates.
From glamourous gap-year inspired dressing to dresses with fringe benefits, see the trend on the catwalk

FRINGE BENEFITS: Tassels and trims swish from head to toe this season. Dangling from hats and bodices, and swinging from skirts and coats, fringing adds fluid movement to the strictest tailored cuts.

GLOBAL TRAVELLER: Gap-year dressing gets a glamorous makeover, as scarf tops, pyjama suits and sarongs take a turn on the spring/summer catwalks. Rugged bags and simple handworked accessories complete the haute-hippy look.

IN THE CITY: At the sleeker end of the trend, subtlely exotic designs give an elegant nod to their ethnic origins. Elaborate pleats and folds, native prints and a palette of dusty desert tones bring the call of the wild to city style.

Claudia Schiffer the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2014 campaign

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer comes back as a face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2014 campaign.
See Fairytale Collection in Enchanted Forest by Dolce & Gabbana feat Claudia Schiffer, Bianca Balti, Vittoria Ceretti & Nastya Sten.
How do you like Claudia Schiffer as a queen of the fairies?