With September around the corner, just about all of the major September issues have already dropped but Interview magazine's all-important issue was the only one we hadn't seen. That all changed yesterday when they unveiled the cover for the first time with Emma Stone as the star of choice.
The actress, who was shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer, sports one of the statement necklaces from Chanel's Fall 2012 collection in what is definitely her edgiest cover to date. Her most recent shoots have steered within the safe and familiar feminine kooky territory so it was nice to see the team shake things up and style her in strong, bold, masculine pieces.
While we've all probably long admired Julianne Hough for her dancing skills, it's only recently that the 'Dancing with the Stars' star has really made us take notice of her style too. It's been the promotional tour for her latest movie, 'Rock of Ages', and the events and appearances along the way, where we have seen her style really evolve.
First up was that Chinese red stretch-crepe Kaufmanfranco gown that she wore to the CFDA Awards last month and ever since, things have only got better. Interview magazine has been the first to take note of her transition and featured her in the latest issue of the magazine shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Karl Templer. Something tells me this is only the first of many big fashion spreads to come.
For years French Vogue had always been my favourite magazine in so far as their fashion editorials were concerned but with the change in direction towards a more commercial vision under Emmanuelle Alt, Interview has filled the void.
Karl Templer styled the pair to perfection in all black looks in the Mikael Jansson-lensed shoot. And despite the fact that Stewart has appeared on several covers in the past few months, this is by far the best editorial I've seen her in a long time.
Alexander Wang has teamed up with his long-time collaborators, Craig McDean, stylist Karl Templer and creative director Fabien Baron, to launch his first ever campaign.
But don't call it campaign. Wang prefers 'image piece' to calling it ad. “We restrained from using those words, because you set yourself up for doing things in a systematic way — like rolling out ads in the magazines certain times of the year,” he explained.”
This week we reported that Alexander Wang collaborated with Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karl Templer and Craig McDean on a short film which was released on his website; but that wasn't the only thing that the designer launched yesterday. Two new campaigns, one featuring Hannah Holman and the other starring Zoe Kravitz - who accompanied Wang wearing his designs to this year's Met Gala- and Max Motta.
Alexander Wang is a luck man. Okay so maybe that's a bit obvious considering that he's won countless awards and has been supported by every editor that counts but he's really luck nonetheless. When the designer chose to create a short film to show off his A/W 2010 collection, he hired top names to help with it's creation. As well as bringing creative director Fabien Baron on board, the designer also secured Abbey Lee Kershaw, stylist Karl Templer and photographer Craig McDean.
When asked about what prompted the idea Wang said, 'This is our way to sum up the season in a different light other than the show.' So despite the predominate use of pinstripes in the collection "Abbey’s not walking down Wall Street past buildings," he said. "But there’s wind and newspapers flying all over the place. It’s very moody and seductive — like looking at a perfume ad where you feel for the girl a lot more. Rather than saying, "Here’s the product," this is more about expressing ourselves.'
Make sure to watch the short film on Wang's webiste on Wednesday.
After Erin Wasson stopped styling for bestie Alexander Wang, the young designer got Alastair McKimm on board. However, Fashionologie report that Calvin Klein stylist Karl Templer is tipped to style Wang's spring/summer 2010 collection next season, replacing McKimm.
Wasson's keeping busy. Joe Zee tweeted that she is busy working on her second styling job at ELLE this week.