Steven Meisel’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Prada reflects the fierce and independent spirit of the collection. Teams of models hold us in their collective gaze, looking forward in a united vision.
Glowing with independent truth, a youthful idealism and aggressive optimism unites this modern feminine troupe.
Models: Julia Bergshoeff, Dorota Kullova, Ashleigh Good, Gracie Van Gastel, Amanda Murphy, Viktor Van Pelt, Maggie Jablonski, Lieke Van Houten, Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Sabrina Ioffreda, Magdalena Jasek, Nastya Sten, Cindy Bruna, Anna Ewers, Ophelie Guillermand, Malaike Firth, Lexi Bolling
Iconic artist Prince is coming out with a new album from 3RDEYEGIRL tentatively titled “Plectrum Electrum,” in the early part of the year.
Last week he performed three consecutive house packed shows for fans at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Prince, backed by members of both NEW POWER GENERATION and his new rock group 3RDEYEGIRL, ended 2013 with a bang that is still echoing through media and fan responses. 2014 is anticipated to be a big year for Prince.
Check out live performance clips from Sunday here:
It’s a new year, and why not start it with a visit to Tate Modern? Twin recommends the Paul Klee exhibition, which is on display until March 9.
Paul Klee is a giant of twentieth-century art and one of the great creative innovators of the time. At Tate Modern you can rediscover Klee’s extraordinary body of work and see it in a new light. Paintings, drawings and watercolours from collections around the world are reunited and displayed alongside each other as the artist originally intended.
British designer Phoebe Philo has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List for her services to fashion. She is one of just three people to be honoured on the annual register. She is joined by make-up artist Pat McGrath and Central Saint Martins tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom recieve an MBE.
Oscar winning actress Joan Fontaine died in California a week ago aged 96. The star of several thrillers produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and the sister of fellow Oscar winner Olivia De Havilland, she also had major parts in The Constant Nymph, Jane Eyre and Letter from an Unknown Woman.
She played the lead role opposite Laurence Olivier in Hitchcock’s first Hollywood work, Rebecca. Her and her sister had a notoriously difficult relationship, with Fontaine saying to a reporter in 1978, “I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it.” The pair remain the only siblings to have both won Academy Awards for acting.
Created in January 2012 with Jefferson Hack, the No_Code collection aims to combine the brand’s technical expertise with Hack’s creativity. Each student offered their own interpretation of Tod’s No_Code in the form of videos, illustrations or photographs, which were then judged by a board of the university’s professors.
January 2014 sees the return of the innovative show – Men In Motion, the brainchild of former Royal Ballet Principal, Ivan Putrov. The show will return for two nights only at the London Coliseum.
Men In Motion boasts a star studded new cast featuring Ivan Putrov, Edward Watson and Vadim Muntagirov who will be joined by a cast of leading international names. Men in Motion showcases and highlights the range, virtuosity and splendour of the male dancer.
Ivan was born in Kyiv, Ukraine to a ballet family, where he trained at The Kyiv State Choreographic Institute and at The Royal Ballet School. He has had a fantastic career and Ivan has performed at special events and charities in front of world leaders and royalties at various occasions and places including Buckingham Palace. 101st birthday of Queen
Pet Shop Boys have written The Most Incredible Thing for Ivan. This ballet was first performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2011 and has been filmed by the BBC.
In 2012 Ivan conceived and produced ‘Men in Motion’ at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. The show looks in to a century of development of the male dancer in ballet theatre. The show had two successful runs in London, has been shown in Moscow and Italy in 2013.
Don’t mis out on this magical show, which runs from January 30 – 31, and book your tickets here: www.eno.org
Bella Freud is the much loved, London based knitwear designer. It’s definitely the time for a jumper and we love her range, especially the Psychoanalysis merino wool sweater, in homage to her great grandfather, Sigmund Freud.
This winter, The Berkeley Hotel has once again transformed its roof-top terrace that overlooks Hyde Park, into the most beautiful pine-filled forest cinema. Hotel guests and Londoners are treated to winter classics on the big screen, in their very own individual handmade cabin huts draped in fur, and perfect for two people.
To keep cosy there are warm down feather Moncler blankets, hot water bottles and home-made hot chocolate. Berkeley mince pies are also on offer for a very festive atmosphere.
Screenings at The Berkeley’s Winter Cinema will be running until January 31 2014, and winter classics include ‘Miracle on 34th before Christmas”.
The fifth solo studio album from Beyoncé is now available worldwide, exclusively on the iTunes Store. The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album.
BEYONCÉ is infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album’s release.
“I see music,” says Beyoncé about her decision to create a visual album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, creative directors of KENZO recently announced another partnership with TOILETPAPER Magazine for the KENZO Spring-Summer 2014 campaigns for men, women accessories and kids.
Much in the vein of the KENZO Autumn-Winter 2013 campaign, the collaboration leans playfully towards the surreal and paints another picture of the KENZO universe.
Inspired by the primary KENZO Spring Summer themes for men and women, we are plunged into a fantasy world of giant fish, waves and mesmerising marine elements. Expressing KENZO’s love for art and culture, travel and the colourful, model and actress Devon Aoki features alongside Paul Bosche in the series of thought provoking images.
Last week you’d have been hard pushed to miss the countless shared photos of Kate Moss’ 60th Anniversary Playboy cover. So perhaps it’s understandable that this Playboy announcement has gone slightly under the radar.
Creative director of Diesel Nicola Formichetti has teamed up with the notorious gentleman’s publication to produce a 2014 calendar. Featuring his protege, stripper-slash-rapper-slash- activist Brooke Candy (who Twin featured in Issue VII, shown below) and shot by Terry Richardson, it seems Formichetti is keen to work his magic on the Diesel brand.
Meadham Kirchhoff presented a retrospective catwalk last week in London with the V&A’s Fashion in Motion initiative. The four catwalk shows featured highlights of the brand’s womenswear collections to date.
Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff said; ‘We were very pleased to be involved with the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series. When approaching every collection or garment we secretly hope to make something worthy of being seen in a museum, so for us it is an honour to present a show comprised of hand-picked pieces from our favourite collections.’
The perfect Christmas gift is here – Acne Studio’s limited collection of individually, unique and irregular vases. The collection hit the stores this Monday – but only in a few selected ones (congrats to you guys in Stockholm, Paris and New York!).
The vases have been seen as part of the interior of the Acne Studios showrooms and offices.
The 50 limited-edition irregular vases will be available for $460 at selected Acne Studios stores.
Simplicity defined, the Chain Metal series from British/Swedish contemporary watch label Larsson & Jennings features a super-light stainless steel strap with clasp fastening. The newly launched series is available in three colour ways: black, gold and silver, coming urban style with a polished edge.
Converse Skate Ambassador Pontus Alv had the idea to make a little film about cruising around Paris with a jump ramp and a couple of plates, inspired by 1989 and the Converse CONS CTAS Pro Skate sneakers.
“Back when I was a kid, we all had a jump ramp outside our house. We painted that and our grip tape and expressed ourselves in so many ways. I miss those days and I miss those details,” says Pontus Alv.
Alongside the film is a special edition newspaper also titled, Trocadéro Days. It features photography by Nils Svensson, illustrations by Pontus Alv and interviews with the other Converse Skate Ambassadors that were part of this project. Look out for it in all good Skate stores across Europe.