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high fashion brands that do it differently

Be it Dolce and Gabbana embracing older women in their marketing collateral or Rick Owen allowing penises some face-time on the runway, the face of fashion is ever changing.  Here is a sneak-peek into how some powerhouses are shaking up the status quo.



Sited at 23 – 25 rue du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Céline is a brand best known for inventing trends, spontaneity and femininity. Not to mention that it’s been topping every critic’s favourites chart. The brand could’ve stuck to the primeval attitude and picked a 20 year old airbrushed face, but they chose smartly. They stirred the industry with their latest campaign. Take a moment to marvel at creative director Pheobe Philo’s vision for Céline: Joan Didion. Joan, the 80-year old author looks brilliant. Styled in a bob with her enormous black sunglasses, she’s everything we wish we could look like!

While Freya Lawrence and Daria could have easily been their campaign’s face, Joan’s selling this look better than any supermodel could. We’ll have whatever she’s wearing.



“Pretty woman I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth. No one could look as good as you.”

Creative director Riccardo Tisci loves giving us something different every year from Givenchy.  And this time around, he did it again. Given Julia’s little hiatus from the paparazzi recently, he must’ve been as thrilled as us to hear her “Yes!”.

The black-and-white masculine tuxedo images are off-track from Roberts’ usual femininity. Her trademark megawatt smile is also absent from all campaign shots. Her look much like the brand invokes power and beauty. There’s no escaping her commanding presence for the brand. We, for one, are obviously swooning.



We LOVE Moschino. Jeremy Scott is no less than a God to us! When Barbie is no longer the doll you play with, he’s made her relevant again. He’s sucked out the colours from her for-children-only imagery. Not exactly the 50 shades of grey, but you get the point.

Barbie goes bold in Moschino’s latest campaign. Though the brand didn’t burst the teeny-troop bubble by eliminating pop colours from all of its spring/summer collection, it certainly showed a darker and alluring side of Barbie’s world. While one of the images from the ad campaign has been brewing mixed reviews ever since its Photoshop mishap, we’re still pining for the look. 

What’s your verdict? Yay or Nay?

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