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Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

The fashion industry is a mighty powerful institution and Fashion designers collect a great amount of creativity. Every year rising stars make their entrance in the international fashion scene and shooting stars just vanish in the forgotten sands of unsuccess. Behind the fancy sparkles of fashionistas, there is a tremendous industry. Sometimes it shines bright and strong, and other times, human misery and depression await you around the corner of a catwalk. The fashion industry, economicus-machina Today in the world, we count between 14’000 to 16’000 fashion designers. By 2016, expert estimations calculates the total amount of 21’000 talented people. 25% of them are and will be self-employed whereas the others will work for a fashion company as employee. Overall, the fashion industry employs more than 4 million people worldwide. In terms of sales, the world fashion industry, including clothing, textiles, footware and luxury goods represented last year over a…

Fashion Roundup: Would You Shave Your Body For Kate Upton?

Fashion Roundup: Would You Shave Your Body For Kate Upton?

Are Dr. Martens’ boots making a comeback? The punk rock shoe brand have never really disappeared, but they are certainly not as popular as they were in the ’90s. Here are 12 polished designs that will make you want to rush out and buy a new pair of the classics: from a sleek gold boot to more sophisticated designs.

The new look of Vogue Paris

The new look of Vogue Paris

I am not really used to talk about Vogue as I am not sure it is really necessary but this year the Parisian September issue attract my attention. In deed Vogue got a new look and it is something that does not happen often. Check it out. Vogue Paris is flaunting a redesign for its September edition to offer a new look-and-feel that the brand hopes will confirm its position as the leading women’s fashion magazine. As Vogue will always be over the top, they decided to launch nor one but 3 different covers for their new rebooking magazine. All photos were taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and they feature Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbow. The new design was created by Artistic Director Germain Chauveau and it is supposed to be more minimalistic, more essential. As we say, sometimes “less is more”. According to Luxury Daily, here are…

Lanvin, celebrating anonymous people.

Lanvin, celebrating anonymous people.

Lanvin is launching for its new Winter 2012 Ad campaign a video about putting on stage completely anonymous people. Exit the stars and other actors ! See the full video here: Photographer — Steven Meisel Creative Direction — House and Holme, Ronnie Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme Make-Up — Pat McGrath Hair — Guido Palau Set Design — Mary Howard You can check the brand website for more information: http://www.lanvin.com   The work of Steven Meisel is really impressive. Like it! LA   Info sourced on Vogue.com. All images are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey is a British photographer, born in 1938 and worked on the past 60 years for fashion magazines and rock stars. He influenced the British photography and he is our photographer of the month. He started his professional career in 1959 as photographic assistant at the John French studio, and in May 1960, he was a photographer for John Cole’s Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine later that year. He also undertook a large amount of freelance work. First Vogue cover by David Bailey – 1960 He was one of the artists leaders of the 1960’s Swinging London movement. According to Wikipedia, Swinging London is a term applied to the fashion and cultural scene that flourished in London, in the 1960s. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a cultural revolution. One catalyst was the recovery of the British economy after post-World…

Ali Mahdavi, when glamour becomes an art

Ali Mahdavi, when glamour becomes an art

This month at Luxury Activist we decided to talk about the international photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi. He is probably one of the most talented photographers of his generation. He rewrote the lines of glamour in photography and definitely brought back from the dust of time, a new face for glam, for luxury and for allure. He has the astonishing way to dress his subjects with light and shadow. Ali Mahdavi was born in Teheran but he currently lives and works in Paris, France. We could describe his work as obsessionally glamourous. He is passionate about women that have this exquisite blend of ultra femininity and a kind of powerful neurosis. He always succeed to catch those precious moments where things can slip into a borderline. His work is professional, clean, almost surgical by its precision and each detail counts, even the smallest. Ali Mahdavi has chosen to be on the side of desire, motivated by the desire…

Ellen Von Unwerth – a woman’s story…

Ellen Von Unwerth – a woman’s story…

If you like Helmut Newton, you will love Ellen Von Unwerth. She was considered for a longtime as Newton’s Alter Ego but Ellen von Unwerth is much more than that. She goes further in the exploration of women fantasies and phantasms.

Balmain – New artistic direction with Olivier Rousteing

Balmain – New artistic direction with Olivier Rousteing

Balmain might be one of the most elegant fashion houses of all times. Today we have the appointment of Olivier Rousteing as the new Artistic director of the Fashion House. He will supervise the design and development of the brand’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections.

Kate is like Diamonds… eternal!

Kate is like Diamonds… eternal!

Vogue Paris just released a new shooting with…. Kate Moss. It does not sound so original right? The thing is that damm, she looks great. Kate Moss started her career more than 10 years ago and she still looks IN. Some models just pass by and get outdated. Kate always looks like the “next year girl”.  She looks modern, young and definitely a great inspirations for photographers around the globe. For this edition, Vogue Paris asked 2 photographers, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to put on stage Kate M. This dutch duo have been working together for a while and their creations are well known for fashion magazines like V magazine, Vogue and even The New York Times. They photographed advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Jimmy Choo and even H&M. Here are some of my preferred pictures. Kate is eternal. One of my preferred photos…

Vogue.com in your iPhone

Vogue.com in your iPhone

You need to discover Vogue new iPhone App called VOGUE STYLIST. You can click on the icon here and get an automatic download. Create personalized fashion and beauty looks based upon the top trends identified by Vogue Editors.