H&M has released additional images from its Fall 2012 ad campaign, featuring Lana Del Rey photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The brand released two teaser images of the singer wearing a pink sweater in mid July, and the new ads see Del Rey attired in more of the brand's seasonal offerings.
The ads will be accompanied by a music video for Del Rey's cover of "Blue Velvet," directed by Johan Renck, which will debut on Sept. 19. Edited versions of the music video will be used as television commercials.
"Lana is totally unique, and we wanted to create a print and film campaign that's just as special," said H&M creative director Donald Schneider. "The mood is very LA noir and is inspired by our Fall collection, which also fits with Lana's own personal style."
Del Rey will also appear in a second set of ads shot by Solve Sundsbo that will feature H&M's Winter clothing. Those ads are expected to be released later in the year. For now, a glimpse of H&M's Fall campaign in the gallery.
>> The single-model issue concept is picking up steam, and it's only logical that Naomi Campbell, newly a Russian resident, should have an entire issue of Vogue Russia. Editor Aliona Doletskaya says of the April 2010 issue, which is dedicated to Naomi and which the model helped edit [Editor's note: loosely translated from Russian]: "I wanted to debunk a few myths surrounding Naomi. When I suggested the concept, she immediately came and for an hour and a half laid out stories, photography, interviews and other sections. Clearly, quickly, and in a businesslike manner."
In the issue, out March 25, Christian Louboutin, Chanel Iman, Claudia Schiffer, Mario Testino, and more were prompted to ask Naomi what they have previously hesistated to ask her. Steven Meisel, Tom Munro, Matt Irwin, and Solve Sundsbo photographed the model's editorials.
Gallery is NSFW.
We showed you the first Terry Richardson images of Crystal Renn along side Jacquelyn Jablonski in "One Size Fits All' for V magazine's much talked about size issue, and now photos of a second editorial, "Curves Ahead" are being released. Photographed by Solve Sundsbo, the feature includes images of models Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Michelle Olson, Tara Lynn, and Kasia P. wearing Gucci swimwear, Guess jeans, or nothing at all.
The issue (#63) will be on newsstands January 14.
Source: V magazine/Solve Sundsbo
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>> Vivid, graphic images are taking over: Christopher Kane searched the UK Ministry of Defense's website for the nuclear test images that showed up on his Resort 2010 dresses, and now Paris-based creative studio and clothing label Surface to Air has paired with photographer Solve Sundsbo to translate three of his works onto a limited-edition set of a printed silk dress, printed silk top, and printed bag ($200) for each. “We were looking for images that could create surprising pieces,” Aldric Speer, Surface to Air’s brand designer, told the New York Times. The collection will be available next month from Art + Commerce, Surface to Air, and Barneys New York.
>> September 2009 Cover Watch: Kate Moss's Third for the Month —Solve Sundsbo photographed Kate Moss for her third major September 2009 cover: this time for Vogue Russia. Inside, she wears a Balmain dress — the same which she wore to an event back in April and subsequently ripped — wonder if it was a take-home from this shoot? PRODn Blog]
Just when I'd finally come down from my Matthew Williamson for H&M Spring high . . . talk of the Summer collection swarms. Daria serves as the muse again, and this time she's shot by Sølve Sundsbø on the beach in full Williamson flavor. This second installment hits stores May 14 — check to see if it's coming to your local H&M. This collection will have wider distribution and a bigger stock. You know what that means: more MW for H&M in more closets! A men's component is being delivered too, so stay tuned for a sneak peek of that . . .
Prepare yourself for colored denim, printed swimwear, bold tunics, exotic dresses, embroidered peasant tops, and much, much more. I even envy Daria's invisible ribbon sandals and her ribboned braid. It's all too Fab, I can't take it, your turn . . .
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