Digital shoe designers @happy99.online have released an animated runway, featuring Sims-esque characters who traipse through a baron city-scape, rather than a conventional catwalk. We spoke to Happy99 on the future of runway presentations and digital rendering. “As digital mediums rise in popularity, digital fashion shows will surely become more of a thing. VR/AR technology is interactive and fun but it is limiting in it's current state, at least compared to the quality you can achieve with high budget 3D animated movies. We're excited to see how technology develops to deliver next generations of all shows, not limited to just fashion shows.” Read the full interview on thelovemagazine.co.uk now.
@alessandro_michele poses questions about what fashion can and can’t fulfil, with the @gucci release reading, “can it offer itself as an instrument of resistance? Can it suggest experimental freedom, ability to transgress and disobey, emancipation and self-determination?” See more of the show through the eyes of Gucci beauty campaign star @alienzarereal in our stories.
Autumn/Winter 15 was @alessandro_michele’s first season as @gucci’s creative director, a mere four weeks after being promoted from head of accessories at the brand. In the lead up to the show he let acclaimed photographer, #nigelshafran behind the scenes, see more on thelovemagazine.co.uk.
We spoke to choreographer @mr_stephengalloway who encouraged models to toy with convention at both @marcjacobs and @tomford’s shows during #NYFW. “I would let them know that there’s an audience out there who’s ready for them. It’s live theatre and it’s live direction. For Marc Jacobs I wanted Kaia to be extremely grand, as if she was walking around her garden with an authority of camp ensibility.” Read the full interview live on thelovemagazine.co.uk. RG @marcjacobs
Taking queues from his formal training in History of Art at university, @itsjeremyscott put on a proto-cubist show which looked to Picasso’s work as both a sculptor and painter, describing his models as “the ultimate Picasso women.” Watch more of our backstage film on YouTube.com/thelovemagazine. Film by @hunterabrams
We spoke to @heidibivens, Hollywood’s most sought after costume designer responsible for the sensational looks in The Beach Bum, Spring Breakers, and most recently the binge worthy HBO teen drama, @euphoria. Swipe up in our stories to read the full interview with Bivens where she explains exactly why so many people have resonated with the show, and how she built the characters through costume for the cast which includes @zendaya, @hunterschafer and @alexademie RG @maudeapatow
This time last year @asliceofbambi visited Brazil and contracted “tropical fever”, with all the symptoms manifesting themselves in @marni’s Spring/Summer collection. @juliendys was behind the clay clad hair, using exotic flowers from Africa and beyond to create the sculptural up do’s. Read our interview with Risso and d’Ys coming soon to thelovemagazine.co.uk.
With Daniel Lee about to present his second collection for @bottegaveneta, we look to his interview in #LOVE22 where he talks taking on the challenge of determining Bottega’s new creative direction. “I design looking forward – it’s a new era. We are always pushing for what’s next. But we dress in the present, so I want to fuse elements of tradition and technology, craftsmanship and contemporary and mix things up.” Read the full interview now live on thelovemagazine.co.uk. Photography @carinbackoffphoto
“We’re excited to see new faces, learn about them and hear their stories.” @themarcjacobs is looking for you to star in his next fragrance campaign! You can apply now using the hashtag, #whatisperfect.
Yesterday, @lissandrablanco took a break from her normal routine of playing basketball with her friends, and walked her first ever fashion show - for @prada, nonetheless. “The biggest surprise for me was after the show was over. When I left the venue, going out and seeing so many people waiting to see the models leave was crazy. I was also surprised by the amount of paparazzi that surrounded me to take pictures... that was incredible.” Keep checking our Instagram stories to meet 3 more models who has their fashion week debut at @prada, sharing the ins-and-outs of what it’s like walking in a show and a screenshot of them breaking the news to a family member/friend. 📸 @shotbylacruz
Yesterday, at the Fondazione Prada, the Italian fashion house presented its SS20 collection. Geometric tiles served as the catwalk, whilst seashell necklaces and straw bags made their way down the @prada runway. Browse through all the backstage images by @shotbylacruz on thelovemagazine.co.uk now.
Buried beneath one of Camden’s grimiest pubs, @christopherkane encouraged us to explore eco sexuality at his Spring/Summer 20 show, models walked to thumping music under gigantic projections of clouded skies wearing slogan tee’s which read “make love to the wind.” Image @actuallynicholas
@richardquinn created a “fashion sanctuary” for his Spring/Summer 20 show. Held in an ornately decorated east london sports hall, models walked the catwalk with tightly curled and cropped hair by @jamespecis and blown out powder blue eyes by @mirandajoyce. The show closed with all the models congregating around the Philharmonia Orchestra. See more of @actuallynicholas’s photos live now on thelovemagazine.co.uk.
We spoke to @stephenjonesmillinery about his new collection, “123” which saw remakes of greatest hits to date. Read the full interview where he talks collaboration, inspiration and excitations live now on thelovemagazine.co.uk.
@zendaya showed her final collection for @tommyhilfiger, in New York City last week, staging the show at The Apollo theatre in Harlem, the young actor said of the venue, “I think there’s so much cultural relevancy to the Apollo, and there history of that theatre. I hope we’re able to do that legacy justice.” One of the models from the show, @candicehuffine took to the set to star in our #TommyXZendaya film, directed by @lilmami_lani. You can watch the full film live now on thelovemagazine.co.uk. All clothing TommyXZendaya Director @lilmami_lani Make up @sirjohnofficial Hair @eugenesouleiman
“This season I wanted to bring back the gowns. The bubble dresses are pretty insane, given the silhouette and sheer weight of them. We’ve also done this crazily intricate cut out dress.” @halpernstudio on his Spring/Summer 20 show. Watch the full film by @hunterabrams live now on thelovemagazine.co.uk.
@ccwadeprod (Paraic and Michael Morrissey) are the film making duo behind @fat_white_family and @edgar_the_breathtaker’s music videos. @hannahtw spoke to Paraic about being making films in their dads bedroom and the process of creating Fat White Family’s, “Feet” video. “I think as long as you have a camera and an idea you can do it. I think with a lower budget it's best to just fuck around until something works. Whereas, if you do have a budget, then you have to plan things out more. It's just a completely different discipline.” Photography @voteforpatmore @lousmithphoto
@dilarafindikoglu responded to a world in political and environmental chaos at her show yesterday afternoon. Splitting her collection into four chapters, earth, wind, fire and water, Findikoglu placed an emphasis on working sustainably and echoed Vivienne Westwood’s sentiment to “buy less”, with the slogan painted on one models chest. Watch the full film by @actuallynicholas on YouTube.com/thelovemagazine.
Photographer, @olivertruelove discusses his personal series of photographs that developed into a Balenciaga campaign, “For a while I had looked into my local South London community, taking walks around, chatting to a few locals and documenting what I thought was interesting. A project from a tutor at the time, suggested creating some work around Balenciaga. From a lot of positive feedback from friends and tutors, I began contacting every @balenciaga.com email I could find on the net, with the hopes the PDF would get forwarded upwards.” The photo above is exclusive preview from Truelove’s 'Neighbours in Fashion' series that will be debuted at 'COMING OUT THE GROVE' at the Four Corners Gallery in London, from the 19th-21st of September.
“They’re tired of the climate change, they’re dry, there’s not enough water in the world.” @dilarafindikoglu said of her models, with make up artist, #kanakotakase describing the beauty look in one word ‘tired’. The show was split up into the four elements- water, air, fire and earth. Beaten by the elements, Findikoglu’s models walked the catwalk surrounded by wicker ritualistic crucifixes. See more in our stories.