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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Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington discuss their favourite models

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington have discussed their favourite young models in a candid chat.To celebrate the 34th year of her fashion career, the British supermodel invited her longtime pal Christy to have a chat with her on her No Filter with N…

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington have discussed their favourite young models in a candid chat.

To celebrate the 34th year of her fashion career, the British supermodel invited her longtime pal Christy to have a chat with her on her No Filter with Naomi show on her YouTube channel on Tuesday.

During the discussion, the pair opened up about a number of topics, including the models they believe to have similar friendships today.

“I would say Karlie Kloss is super close with her group of people. Jourdan (Dunn) is one of her closest. I think they’re friendly with Gigi (Hadid) and some of those girls too,” commented Christy, while the host added: “I’m loving Alton (Mason), and your nephew James (Turlington). There’s another Turlington in the family that’s a model that’s going to be iconic too!”

Naomi then went on to praise Adut Akech, Selena Forrest, and Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of fellow ’90s supermodel Cindy Crawford.

“I just love their whole spirit of life and the way they dress – they’re always dressed and they’re always posing – but they’re enjoying it and they’re having fun. And they’re all friends,” the 49-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the video interview, the top models also reflected on their time as roommates in New York City, with Naomi having nothing but praise for her contemporary.

“You spoke about me to (photographer) Steven Meisel, you spoke about me to (designer) Gianni Versace, you just kept on doing and giving and being so generous to me. And putting yourself on the frontline and saying to designers, ‘If you don’t use her, you don’t get us,'” recalled Naomi, while Christy, 51, stated: “You made a mark, the moment that I met you I knew you were special and so much fun.”

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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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Jourdan Dunn engaged

Jourdan Dunn is engaged to rapper and fashion designer Dion Hamilton.The British model began dating the rap star, who is also known by his stage name Sincere, last year, and revealed they were set to wed in a touching Instagram post on Sunday. The 29-y…

Jourdan Dunn is engaged to rapper and fashion designer Dion Hamilton.

The British model began dating the rap star, who is also known by his stage name Sincere, last year, and revealed they were set to wed in a touching Instagram post on Sunday.

The 29-year-old shared a sweet picture of herself in which she’s smiling and covering her eyes with one hand, while Dion is holding her left hand, showcasing the stunning oval-cut halo engagement ring.

“Jourdan Dunn Hamilton…… has a nice ring to it!” she wrote, alongside ring, bride and black heart emojis.

Famous faces including models Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham, Poppy and Cara Delevingne and Erin O’Connor congratulated Jourdan on her happy news, while designer and Project Runway co-host Brandon Maxwell wrote: “OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Omg omg!!!! Congratulations!!!! I’m so very happy for you,” Jourdan’s fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Shanina Shaik sweetly added on the Instagram post.

Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska commented, “OH MY GOODNESS DUDE!!!” and Empire actress Taraji P. Henson also shared her excitement at the news.

The star, who has modelled for brands including Prada, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, sparked speculation about an engagement when she posted a photo of herself with Dion and her son Riley, 10, on Instagram on New Year’s Day.

“2009 my son entered my life, 2019 my life partner entered my life, stepping into 2020 with both by my side is priceless,” she wrote in the caption.

The Vogue cover star shares Riley with ex Jordan Cummings, who she dated for five years from 2005.

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Jourdan Dunn considered getting calf implants because of childhood bullying

Jourdan Dunn once considered getting calf implants because she was bullied over her slim legs.The 29-year-old model, who is of Caribbean descent, felt left out as her slim frame never matched the rest of her family, who all had curves. “Being Caribbean…

Jourdan Dunn once considered getting calf implants because she was bullied over her slim legs.

The 29-year-old model, who is of Caribbean descent, felt left out as her slim frame never matched the rest of her family, who all had curves.

“Being Caribbean, everybody in my family has curves,” she told British Vogue. “My mum is curvy, my cousins.”

She went on to reveal that she was teased by other kids for having “chicken legs,” and the bullying had her contemplating plastic surgery.

“When I was younger, I was actually thinking of having calf implants,” Jourdan sadly shared.

However, while she struggled with her insecurities over her figure, her thinner frame was sought after when she became a model.

“Being a young girl, growing up in the industry and having your insecurities get you jobs – it’s highlighted,” she explained.

Jourdan, who became the first black model to walk in a Prada runway show in 10 years back in 2008, has been calling for more diversity in the fashion industry since she began her career, and is frustrated that she’s still having to fight for equality.

“I did start feeling like a lone voice because I felt like, ‘I’m being vocal and my peers are being silent.’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to talk about this anymore. Why am I the only one? You’re going through the same thing. You look like me,'” she shared.

She credits social media with helping to create awareness and call for change and admires the younger generation for having a voice.

“Everybody comes together and backs each other now. It’s not just one person,” Jourdan said. “What I love about this generation is that everyone’s so fearless and everyone has a voice – people are not gonna let things slide anymore. I don’t believe that it can go backwards, because people won’t allow it.”

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Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to make real friends in fashion industry

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her. The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before …

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her.

The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before going on to walk for the likes of Burberry, Chanel, and Moschino.

Early on in her career, Cara became friends with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and Georgia May Jagger, and she was surprised due to the fact that she didn’t expect to make any true friends in the fashion industry.

“Honestly, I had low expectations for friends in this industry because: a) I didn’t think people would want to be my friend, and b) I didn’t know if making friends through this process would be fickle or seem not real. So I was pleasantly surprised!” she shared with Elle U.K. magazine.

The Suicide Squad actress explained that it took a while for her to become friends with Kendall Jenner as they didn’t speak to each other during the first few fashion shows.

“We had done a few shows together and didn’t say a word to each other. Eventually, we started talking and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re alright. We should hang out after this,” Cara continued. “She was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ It was very easy. I found that you automatically know if someone is trying to make an effort that isn’t real, and when a friendship seems contrived.”

Cara also recalled the advice Georgia, the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, gave her when she was first getting recognised by photographers.

“(She) would say to me, ‘Cara, you can’t just walk out of a nightclub with your high heels in your hands. You need to look presentable; people are going to take photos!'” she commented. “And I thought, ‘No. No one wants to take my photo, don’t be ridiculous.’ Within a year, I was being papped everywhere, still with my shoes in my hands. Georgia would say, ‘Cara, what did I tell you?'”

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Winnie Harlow first reached out to Vogue Arabia co-star over Instagram

Winnie Harlow first reached out to her fellow Vogue Arabia cover star, and vitiligo sufferer, Shahad Salman a year ago.The Canadian model, who has had the skin condition since she was a child, has been tapped by the fashion publication’s editor-in-chie…

Winnie Harlow first reached out to her fellow Vogue Arabia cover star, and vitiligo sufferer, Shahad Salman a year ago.

The Canadian model, who has had the skin condition since she was a child, has been tapped by the fashion publication’s editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut to appear alongside local rising star Shahad, who also has vitiligo, for the magazine’s June 2019 issue.

Speaking about the photoshoot, Winnie shared that she interacted with Shahad on Instagram over 12 months ago and found it amazing to be modelling next to her in Riyadh.

“Almost a year ago, Shahad made a post on Instagram with our pictures next to each other. She wrote in the caption that it was ‘weird’ how similar we looked,” she recalled in an interview for the publication. “I commented saying that it was not weird, but that she was so gorgeous.”

In addition, the photo-sharing platform was where Vogue Arabia editors spotted Shahad.

And the model couldn’t be more thrilled to have landed the gig with Winnie, especially as they are able to use the photoshoot to open up a discussion about women and positive representation.

“Before, I didn’t feel good about myself and I didn’t like the way I looked. Winnie was the person who gave me the confidence to fight. I never expected to meet her. Sharing time on the set of Vogue with her was a dream. I feel that now I, too, can inspire other girls from Arab world,” said Shahad.

Following the release of the Vogue Arabia cover, Winnie took to her Instagram to praise the team and express her excitement over landing her debut Vogue gig, with some of her celebrity followers, including Kim Kardashian, Jourdan Dunn, and Cindy Bruna, applauding her.

“After every rejection, every naysayer, every trial and tribulation. Every night travelling and living alone without my family and friends. All to be able to tell, no SHOW the world that representation matters,” the 24-year-old wrote.

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Jourdan Dunn: ‘There is no such thing as the perfect body’

Jourdan Dunn has rubbished the idea that the perfect body exists.The former Victoria’s Secret model made the remarks while discussing body positivity, ahead of the launch of her new Reebok streetwear campaign.In an interview with Footwear News, the 28-…

Jourdan Dunn has rubbished the idea that the perfect body exists.

The former Victoria’s Secret model made the remarks while discussing body positivity, ahead of the launch of her new Reebok streetwear campaign.

In an interview with Footwear News, the 28-year-old stressed the importance of promoting body confidence among women.

“Learn to just love and accept your flaws and remember there is no such thing as the perfect body,” she said, highlighting the need for society to “progress rather than regress” in terms of opportunities.

While the Brit is renowned for her toned and slender figure, she revealed that she keeps up her exercise regime to help her maintain positive mental health too.

“For me, I just don’t exercise to keep fit,” she reflected. “Exercise is also a way for me to keep my mental and emotional well-being in check. I enjoy boxing, Pilates and barre, as I find these workouts really help keep my mind, body and soul aligned.”

For the new campaign, Dunn models a series of streetwear-style pieces that are made for strong women who aren’t afraid to show off their unique taste.

The model reflected on the way that she uses fashion to express herself, and claimed that wearing bold pieces helps her to channel her inner confidence.

“I love wearing bright colours; they make me feel ready to take on anything,” she stated. “I think that’s a really important part of the (Reebok) collection. The designs are bold and make you feel empowered no matter what you’re doing.”

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Riccardo Tisci: ‘Fashion went too far with streetwear’

Riccardo Tisci believes that the popularity of streetwear means that nobody recognises “real design” anymore.The designer succeeded Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry in March 2018, having previously worked as creative director of…

Riccardo Tisci believes that the popularity of streetwear means that nobody recognises “real design” anymore.

The designer succeeded Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry in March 2018, having previously worked as creative director of Givenchy from 2005 to 2017. Tisci presented his first collection for Burberry during London Fashion Week last September (18), recruiting models such as Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Natalia Vodianova to showcase his tailored spring/summer 2019 offerings. And the 44-year-old was keen to make an elegant debut in order to make Burberry accessible for women who feel excluded by the ever-popular streetwear trend.

“I was one of the pioneers who brought streetwear into fashion,” he proclaimed in an interview with British Vogue. “But typical of fashion, we went too far and now nobody recognises real design. You don’t only have young kids looking to buy clothes – what about ladies who want to look classic, who want to look chic?”

Tisci’s debut collection was full of pussybow blouses, crisp dresses and a range of the brand’s signature coats, and going forward, the Italian fashion mogul is determined to strike the balance between history and evolution.

“I want to sustain the Burberry heritage, but I also want to go with the times, with modernity,” he explained. “I want people to come to Burberry and buy a beautiful trench, a beautiful car coat, a beautiful suit, a beautiful evening dress, beautiful trainers. Not just one product; I want to make it more open, more democratic.”

And most importantly, he will maintain a sense of Britishness – “an attitude, a strength, a confidence and a freedom.”

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Jourdan Dunn insists ‘self-care isn’t selfish’

Jourdan Dunn is adamant that self-care is a necessary part of life.The supermodel, who has worked with top brands like Prada, Burberry and Calvin Klein, has previously spoken out about her experience of anxiety and depression away from the runway, and …

Jourdan Dunn is adamant that self-care is a necessary part of life.

The supermodel, who has worked with top brands like Prada, Burberry and Calvin Klein, has previously spoken out about her experience of anxiety and depression away from the runway, and therefore believes it’s imperative that everyone allows time to look after themselves.

“We have to realise that self-care isn’t selfish. We have to look after ourselves or we won’t be able to function,” she insisted in an interview with Elle U.K. “I have a son (nine-year-old Riley) that looks up to me and I’ve realised if I come home from work or travelling and I’m exhausted, he picks up on that energy and think that it’s because of him. I have to make sure that I take five minutes just to breathe.”

The British star admitted that she still feels like a “work-in-progress” and is adamant that taking time out of her busy schedule will benefit not just herself, but everyone else in her life too.

“I have to look after myself, because if I don’t, I find that I’m not the best mother, sister, model or friend. Those little moments of zoning out are so important for me,” the 28-year-old added.

Jourdan has made a conscious effort to be as open as possible with her personal struggles, as she is aware of her status as a role model, in addition to the popularity of social media, which often distorts reality.

“I guess people look at models on Instagram as if they’re untouchable and not human,” the fashion icon considered. “Like I said, I’m just trying to be responsible for myself but at the same time, I get it. I know that I have women and young girls that look up to me, so I want to be my best self and my true self and it’s not all day every day glam and perfect selfies.”

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