Kate Moss and Alek Wek among top models tapped for debut Mônot ads

New label Mônot has landed some of fashion’s most famous names for its debut campaign.Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel, Amber Valletta, and Alek Wek feature in the all-star line-up, as well as Mariacarla Boscono and Xiao Wen Ju.Lebanese desi…

New label Mônot has landed some of fashion’s most famous names for its debut campaign.

Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Candice Swanepoel, Amber Valletta, and Alek Wek feature in the all-star line-up, as well as Mariacarla Boscono and Xiao Wen Ju.

Lebanese designer Eli Mizrahi launched Mônot in September. He flew his A-list models out to the Saudi Arabian city AlUla, home to the country’s first World Heritage Site, at the start of the year to shoot the stunning photos, which were captured by photographers Luigi & Iango near the Maraya Concert Hall, the largest mirrored building in the world

“When I saw Maraya, I knew that was where I wanted to shoot my campaign,” Mizrahi said, reports WWD. “Maraya is Arabic for mirror. For me it symbolized self-reflection. And I know that right now Saudi Arabia is in the process of its own sort of self-reflection as it begins to open up towards the rest of the world and to empower its women to help shape the future of the kingdom. This is the first project of its kind that has ever taken place is AlUla and I feel extremely honored that Mônot can be a symbol of the country’s transformation.”

Posing in among the stunning Saudi sandstone cliffs, the models are all styled in the label’s signature black and white designs, resulting in a striking image against the barren backdrop.

Carine Roitfeld served as the campaign’s stylist, with the ads dropping online from 8 July. Mizrahi is also compiling a coffee table book from the images.

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Lewis Hamilton unveils latest Tommy Hilfiger line with star-studded London show

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule colle…

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule collection with musician H.E.R., at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 show held at the Tate Modern in London on Sunday night, with celebrity guests including Billy Porter, Charli XCX, and Meghan Trainor.

The show featured a diverse, age, and size-inclusive mix of models from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from ’90s British favourites Jodie Kidd, Yasmin Le Bon, and Erin O’Connor to newcomers such as Halima Aden, Alton Mason, and Jasmine Sanders. Other U.K. faces included Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, and Karen Elson, while international models included Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

The famous faces on the runway vastly outnumbered those sitting front row, with the show also featuring celebrity relatives such as Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus’ son Mingus, Kate Moss’ sister Lottie, Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Christy Turlington’s nephew James.

The genderless ‘See Now, Buy Now’ collection was the most sustainable TommyxLewis release to date, with 75 per cent of the line using more sustainable production methods, including organic cotton, recycled fabric, and low-impact denim washes.

Naomi Campbell opened the show wearing a neon yellow and beige tracksuit with chunky high-top sneakers. A number of streetwear looks followed, before the collection focused on preppy outfits heavily featuring nautical stripes and the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, with Ambrosio wearing a crisp navy blue blazer over the top of a white and blue striped shirt, worn as a dress, and a white jumper.

Hamilton linked arms with Campbell as he walked down to the catwalk with Hilfiger and H.E.R. to give the final bow.

“Thanks to @thomasjhilfiger, @hermusicofficial, all my amazing models including @naomi and of course to everyone at @tommyhilfiger,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s been such a journey to create our most sustainable collection to date, but it’s something I’m so proud that we’ve been able to achieve. Feeling very grateful for all our hard work today.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Burberry, JW Anderson, and Erdem.

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Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk star in Carine Roitfeld’s wearable calendar

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 r…

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.

For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 recycled cotton T-shirts which each feature a model striking a pose to represent their associated star sign.

Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the project features Cindy underwater for Pisces, Irina as Capricorn, Doutzen Kroes under a waterfall for Aquarius, Stella Maxwell in brown thigh-high boots as Taurus, and Candice Swanepoel in a complex yoga pose for Libra.

Carine told WWD that she wanted to create the T-shirt calendar for 2020, as opposed to a traditional paper one, in an effort to be more sustainable.

“We have to change, no? We have to make surprise,” she explained. “We did two already and did so many before with Vogue Paris so we decided to do a T-shirt because, first of all, less paper, so it’s more eco-friendly.”

All of the models posed for the calendar for free and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the T-shirts will go to their chosen charities.

Roitfeld explained she was drawn to using star signs for the unique calendar because horoscopes are a big deal in the fashion industry.

“In fashion, people really ask it,” the 65-year-old shared. “Even Riccardo Tisci, one of the first things he asks someone when he meets them is ‘what is your sign.’ People are very excited to know the sign of the other one. It’s a way to break the ice.”

She also believes that working with a people who have a specific star sign is the key to success.

“Twenty-five years working with Tom Ford. He’s a Virgo. I’m a Virgo. 10 years with Karl Lagerfeld. He was a Virgo. I’m a Virgo,” she mused.

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Candice Swanepoel has met some of her ‘favourite people’ on social media

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreci…

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreciates every single one of her 14 million followers.

“Thank you for sharing in so many of my happy moments and for supporting my career and the things I care about…” the 31-year-old wrote. “We can point out many negatives on the effect social media has on society and people’s psyche, but it also allows us to connect in ways that were not available before…”

Candice went on to explain that she has met some of her “favourite people” on Instagram and thanked those who shared “so much positivity on this platform”.

“Isn’t it a beautiful thing to build each other up and support each other, life can be complicated, and we are all fighting different battles, so I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the love shared here. Kindness is free,” she touchingly concluded.

The mother-of-two was inundated with love and support from her followers on the post, which has more than 395,000 likes, and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge left a series of heart emojis in the comments, as did Amber Valletta.

“Beautiful inside and out, ily (I love you),” model Alton Mason gushed.

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Ashley Graham honoured to walk in fashion show while pregnant

Ashley Graham was honoured to walk in Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya’s New York Fashion Week show while pregnant. The model announced she was expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin back in August, and she hasn’t been letting pregnancy get in t…

Ashley Graham was honoured to walk in Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya’s New York Fashion Week show while pregnant.

The model announced she was expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin back in August, and she hasn’t been letting pregnancy get in the way of her busy schedule.

The 31-year-old made her first catwalk appearance since announcing the exciting news during the Tommy X Zendaya presentation outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Sunday night and rocked a black polka dot dress with a thigh-high slit and oversized belt, six-inch heels, houndstooth scarf, and hat.

Sharing snaps from the runway on her Instagram account, Ashley gushed over the experience.

“What a night!! This show was so memorable, exhilarating and truly inspiring @tommyhilfiger @zendaya & @luxurylaw, thank you for including me!” she wrote in the caption. “I am so grateful and proud to have been a part of such an incredible show. Thank you for honouring the importance of inclusion by representing so many different women on your runway and showing that beauty comes in many forms. I could have never imagined the feeling of walking a runway pregnant, it was truly an honour for us to be there!”

Euphoria actress Zendaya thanked Ashley for her appearance in the comments, adding, “It was an honour.” British model Adwoa Aboah posted, “HERO!!! Preggerzzzz Goals (sic)”, while Lily Aldridge wrote, “Yessssssss so major!!!”

In addition to the show, Ashley was sat front row at Christian Siriano’s spring 2020 presentation and attended a Harper’s Bazaar party.

The second and final part of designer Hilfiger’s collaboration with Zendaya was a nod to the ’70s and featured a diverse range of models including Leomie Anderson, Winnie Harlow, Soo Joo Park, Halima Aden, and Candice Swanepoel.

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Oscar de la Renta explores Latin American roots for spring 2020 collection

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New Y…

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.

The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday night, with celebrities including Lucy Hale, Karolina Kurkova, and Priyanka Chopra all perched on the front row.

In the show notes, the designers explained that they were inspired by late brand founder de la Renta’s Dominican heritage, as well as Garcia’s childhood, as he grew up in the same nation, as well as in northern Spain.

With a backdrop featuring colourful arched walls, potted palm trees, and baskets filled with fruit, the presentation opened with a model walking the white runway in a draped pink and peach dress matched with a pale pink blazer, with the ensemble topped off with strappy white stilettos.

A series of dresses made of floaty fabrics in yellow and floral print followed, with Garcia and Kim also introducing knitted tops and pleated skirts, kaftan-style dresses, striped asymmetrical gowns with frayed edging, as well as strapless gowns with woven patterning.

Featuring a palette of sunset hues, including lemon yellows, orange, and blush pink, the line was interspersed with touches of sky blue, olive green, and coral.

The show wrapped up with a parade of models showing off glamorous evening gowns made of taffeta or tiered tulle, with Candice Swanepoel rocking a strapless nude number with a corset-like bodice, and Irina Shayk closing the spectacle in a gorgeous black gown with halterneck and high-low skirt.

New York Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Michael Kors and Dennis Basso.

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Joan Smalls: ‘Social media gives models power’

Joan Smalls is adamant social media platforms offer models the power to express themselves.The Puerto Rican supermodel regularly shares pictures of her everyday life with her 3.1 million followers on her Instagram account, including sweet snaps of her …

Joan Smalls is adamant social media platforms offer models the power to express themselves.

The Puerto Rican supermodel regularly shares pictures of her everyday life with her 3.1 million followers on her Instagram account, including sweet snaps of her rottweiler Karma, behind-the-scenes photos from runway shows, and candid images of her with model friends Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel.

And in a new interview with Porter magazine, Joan explained that she loves being able to control her own content.

“People get to see your sense of humour, what you stand for, and you can be more vocal. That’s the beauty of social media,” she told the publication. “You don’t have to relay the message through a PR company or through an agency. That’s very empowering, to have your own voice. Especially as a model, when you’re kind of trained to be seen and not heard.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Victoria’s Secret Angel – who got her big break 10 years ago walking the Givenchy couture show in Paris – recalled her early modelling days when she was cast simply to fill a quota.

“The fashion industry has become more open to inclusivity – and to not having just one girl of colour or a minority on the runway,” the 31-year-old explained. “I remember when I started out, I was (often) the only one that fitted that quota, or there’d be two, or none. Now the industry’s more accepting.”

And Smalls, who has fronted campaigns for Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci, hopes the increasing diversity in the fashion industry isn’t temporary.

“I want to see a continuation of it and for it not to be just a phase, like, ‘It’s all about inclusivity, the world wants to be better represented so let’s be on the bandwagon,’ you know? I want it to be because it’s the right thing to do,” she insisted.

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Fendi pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld with couture show in Rome

Fendi has honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld with its fall/winter 2019-2020 couture show.The German couturier, who had served as the Italian label’s creative director of fur and women’s ready-to-wear since 1965, died at the age of 85 in February. Accordi…

Fendi has honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld with its fall/winter 2019-2020 couture show.

The German couturier, who had served as the Italian label’s creative director of fur and women’s ready-to-wear since 1965, died at the age of 85 in February.

Accordingly, menswear and accessories designer Silvia Venturini Fendi took the opportunity to honour the godfather of fashion at the latest high-end presentation, which was held at the Palatine Hill and overlooked the Colosseum in Rome on Thursday night.

Titled The Dawn of Romanity, and with the likes of Susan Sarandon, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoey Deutch, and Kiernan Shipka, in attendance, Fendi told editors at Vogue.com that the range celebrates the relationship between Fendi and the capital city, as well as Lagerfeld’s groundbreaking vision and techniques.

“(His legacy includes) his attitude to break rules and push boundaries,” said Silvia, adding that for Lagerfeld, “Nothing was ever impossible, and that’s what we all tried for.”

To open the presentation, a model walked the runway in a white suit with blouse-like sleeves, a gauzy shirt, and carried a fur-look handbag. A retro theme was immediately apparent in the ensembles that followed, with Silvia opting for a palette of brown, tan, white, and light blue, as well as a mix of textures, such as dresses matched with furry coats. Sam McKnight was in charge of the hair, with each model sporting a round bob wig dyed to match their outfit, with the colours inspired by the pinks, greys, and apricots of Roman marbles.

Highlights of the collection included a dress with striped panels made from black velvet which was modelled by Candice Swanepoel, a black gown with ruffled skirt featuring deep-V neckline, a black dress with geometric panels worn by Liu Wen, as well as a long silky dress with ’60s-style marble print as modelled by Kaia Gerber.

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Prabal Gurung details Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel’s stunning 2019 Met Gala looks

Prabal Gurung had a busy Met Gala night, making dresses for a range of stars, including models Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel.With numerous of his creations taking centre stage at the annual style extravaganza in New York on Monday, Gurung was happy…

Prabal Gurung had a busy Met Gala night, making dresses for a range of stars, including models Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel.

With numerous of his creations taking centre stage at the annual style extravaganza in New York on Monday, Gurung was happy to update his Instagram followers with all the details of the looks.

Uploading multiple photos of models Smalls and Swanepoel, the designer explained how he came up with their individual ensembles.

Next to a photo of Smalls, wearing an Atelier Prabal Gurung dress, made up of tulle long sleeve column gown with engineered hand embroidered Tharu tattoo motifs and peacock feather fringe detail, Gurung revealed the inspiration was Tharu women – from the tribe of people nestled in the foothills of his native Nepal.

“(They) provide a new idea on what it means to be a feminist,” he wrote. “Tattooing their bodies as a form of resistance and armour, the Tharu’s exert their strength in an unexpected yet strikingly visual manner that offers a new perspective on empowered dressing.

“The inspiration for @joansmalls Atelier Prabal Gurung gown continues with archival nods to female heroines who possess a special power over their persona – Cher and Josephine Baker- while breaking barriers in performance and in activism.”

For Swanepoel, who embodied the Camp: Notes on Fashion theme in a light blue strapless column gown adorned with 220,000 Swarovski crystals and featuring a celeste silk taffeta tiered bouillon Watteau train, Gurung was inspired by the blonde star’s own personality.

“Candice’s Atelier Prabal Gurung gown is a couture labour of love, a celebration of glamour and a representation of Candice’s bright spirit,” he said.

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Adriana Lima honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at…

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at a presentation held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, with Love magazine editor Katie Grand bestowing her with the prize.

“Thank you @kegrand for presenting my fashion icon award tonight. Love you,” the 37-year-old captioned a snap of her posing with Katie on her Instagram page.

In addition, Slick Woods collected the Model of the Year prize, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta and Monse were named Designers of the Year.

Other models to attend the event included Stella Maxwell, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Jasmine Sanders, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Kate Hudson was awarded the Fashion Entrepreneur award for her ventures with athleisure brand Fabletics and clothing company New York & Company, while Lady Gaga was on hand to present her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras with the Hairstylist of the Year award.

“On my way to present hair stylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @federicaspiras,” Gaga wrote on her Instagram Stories prior to the event.

Fashion stars including Christian Siriano and Jennifer Meyer also stepped out for the bash, as did celebrities including Alicia Silverstone, James Marsden, Jaime King, and Busy Philipps, with comedy star Celeste Barber hosting.

“We are thrilled with this year’s honorees representing both established stars such as Adriana Lima and rising stars such as Slick Woods. We’re also delighted to bring Celeste Barber, the hilarious and brilliant Australian comedian, to the FLA stage for the first time. Finally, the fashion world has the comic it so richly deserves,” commented Brandusa Niro, The Daily Front Row’s editor-in-chief, before the ceremony.

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