Miles Aldridge is a Central St. Martins graduate who spent a brief time directing pop music videos before turning to fashion photography.
He has been published in Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numero, The New York Times, The New Yorker and others. His work is bold and glamorous and he almost makes the women he features look as if they’re dolls.
However, Aldridge define the women in his photographs as “in a state of contemplation” and asks viewers to imagine their inner lives.
christopher kane, tibi, carven, oscar de la renta, alice + olivia, roland mouret, tibi, sass & bide, the row, lanvin
photo cred: caroline’s mode, street style aesthetic, easy fashion
There is a fantastic article today on online-fashion-magazine The Business of Fashion that discusses the new trend within brands to open up men’s only flagships. Large fashion houses such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s and Jimmy Choo have all hopped on the bandwagon designing experiences for men built somewhat like old-world British gentlemen’s clubs.
It’s an interesting move, however in most companies womenswear still contributes significantly more to overall profits. Whether or not companies receive a significant return on investment on these elaborate menswear stores will be something to watch in the next few seasons.
One thing from the States that is definitely missed here in Milan is being able to shop at J.Crew from their own website and not 3rd party sites like Net-A-Porter. For many speculated reasons J.Crew has yet to open up a physical store in the whole of Europe. It was rumored they were to open a boutique in London last fall, but they chose to enter the Asian market instead.
Even an online presence in Europe was lacking until now. J.Crew now allows Europeans to shop in their own currency, buy directly from the website with no extra custom charge and a standard shipping rate; and in perfect time too, there’s nothing better than some new preppy J.Crew threads for summer. Let the shopping begin!
View some of our favorite looks from the J.Crew Collection lookbook below.
men’s fashion week RTW spring’14 has now made it here to Milano.
below are some photos from the Fendi show (photo cred: WWD)
IBM’s new “smarter city campaign” takes billboards in a new direction, making them useful to those passing by. It’s a pretty cool idea and we’re wondering why it took this long for someone to utilize billboards in this way.
sometimes rustic touches to a home can add a lot of warmth – here’s some inspiration
backpacks are a trend that may not have been picked up by the masses, but we think it is definitely one that will carry into the Fall
Christopher Kane; Sophia Webster; the Row; Wendy Nichol; JAS MB
part of coca cola’s new marketing campaign “find your name”.