Danilo Hess Flashes Roller Disco Girls Aleyna, Isabella & Natalie For Vogue Taiwan August 2018

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Models Aleyna Fitzgerald, Isabella Ridolfi and Natalie Ludwig are styled by Stacey Cunningham in roller disco images by Danilo Hess for Vogue Taiwan August 2018./ Hair by Hikaru Hirano; makeup by Julianna Grogan

Images via See Management for Stacey Cunningham.

Olivier Rousteing's Balmain Army Marches Into Pre-Fall 2018 With Great Words For New Owners

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Balmain's Creative Director Olivier Rousteing introduced the luxury brand's Pre-Fall 2018 Collection. Digital artist and retoucher Pascal Dangin eyes the go-forward, strong-woman members of Rousteing's Balmain Army: Katrin Zakharova, Yvonne, Valery Kaufman, Aleyna FitzGerald and Katrin Thormann. /Makeup by Phophie Mathias; hair by Yoann Fernandez

“It’s hard for a designer after seven years to feel like there can be a new chapter,” admitted Rousteing, ever youthful (and talking about his new owners Mayhoola for Investments, and new CEO, Massimo Piombini) . “They’re making me feel that there’s a new story to tell.” But all this internal reinforcement wasn’t the only story behind such a dazzlingly Parisian collection. With his take on the French tricolor—that is, blue, silver, and red—the designer was seizing on the positive energy so palpable in the French capital right now. He electrified the motif as zigzag and chevron patterns so that the results registered equal parts patriotic and Ziggy Stardust. Dialed up, this David Bowie via Pierre Balmain vibe played out as fresh velvet versions of his maximalist rock star jackets, which he paired with embellished concert tees, and strass-studded velvet leggings, masculine trousers, or patent jeans. Dialed down, it was present in comparatively wearable Prince of Wales suiting and herringbone cotton tweeds. The heritage aspect was most apparent in the liberal use of a medallion referring to the maison crest created roughly a half-century ago. Consider the emblem an updated way for his Balmain army to signal their continued allegiance. via Vogue

Lara Stone & Natasha Poly Headline BALMAIN ARMY By Olivier Rousteing Fall/Winter 2017.18 Campaign

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Lara Stone & Natasha Poly Headline BALMAIN ARMY By Olivier Rousteing Fall/Winter 2017.18 Campaign

Supermodels Lara Stone and Natasha Poly headline Balmain's Fall/Winter 2017.18 , captured by Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing. Male models showing off the menswear are Jon Kortajarena, Marlon Teixeira, Ton Heukels and Presley Gerber. The less sizzling girl gaggle shots include Grace Boll, Aleyna Fitzgerald, Alexina Graham, and Valerie Kaufman. 

I wanted to photograph this campaign to have the images directly reflect my vision of Balmain’s latest creations, as well as my love for the singular beauty of the city I call home. I hope you are as happy with the results as I am.” – Olivier Rousteing