I have always loved Alexander McQueen for his deep sense of art, extraordinary designs and skills to empower women with his creations. After I watched the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show from Paris Fashion Week today, I can say that all the reasons about my admirations for McQueen apply to Sarah Burton as well. I was amazed by the new collection of the English fashion designer and creative director of the brand.
Watching the breathtaking show and hearing the magical melody as a background made me feel like I am in a white fairy tale, surrounded by the beautiful models of McQueen. The first familiar face that we spotted on the catwalk was of the Dutch beauty Maartje Verhoef from Micha Models, presenting the 3rd look of the new collection. Vera van Erp from Code Management, Essie Gassman from Elite Amsterdam and Noa Vermeer from Tjarda Model Management walked the show as well.
After bringing up names as Lara Stone in our spotlight and talking about ”forever muses”, here is the next one! Daphne Groeneveld from Bloom Management (Amsterdam) is gracing a cover again! Ranked as one of the Top 50 Models by models.com and represented by Women Management (New York, Paris and Milan), Select Model Management (London), Scoop Models (Copenhagen), Place Models (Hamburg) and Photogenics LA (Los Angeles) this season the Dutch top model gives us countless reasons to talk about her! We will tell you about all of them, starting with her work for Glass Magazine! First, let us tell you more about the concept of the magazine.
GLASS magazine exists at the increasingly collaborative intersection of art, fashion, music and design. GLASS aligns itself with the sophisticated consumer who is aware of the need for a more sustainable approach to comfortable living. Instead of being aspirational, GLASS seeks to be inspirational: believing that in these turbulent times, ‘luxury’ is governed by the intelligent, discerning choices we take to meet our needs, without compromising future generations. To this end, GLASS aims to transcend form, type or genre within its artistic endeavors to provide and promote timeless works of clarity, integrity and beauty. Invited contributors are encouraged to challenge popular thought and push artistic boundaries in style, art, writing and design, guided by key issues of sustainability. Previously unsung or future heroes are given the platform they deserve for being at the vanguard of their craft, and their work is discussed in the light of their impact on social change.
DAPHNE IN GLASS
”Too much is never enough.” Same matters when it comes to Daphne. Her extraordinary beauty can make us stare at her as a painting for hours. This month Daphne is not only a cover star of GLASS, but also the spotted model from the editorial called ” In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” The classic quote of Chanel that fits perfectly for our spotted model.
Super babe Lara Stone! Don’t know about you but we cannot get enough of the IMG worldwide represented Dutch model! Here is our latest update about the spotted muse and her newest RUSSH cover! RUSSH Magazine is an independent fashion magazine showcasing innovators in fashion, art, music and film through originally produced editorial and photography. RUSSH reflects the way intelligent women approach fashion and beauty to create their own distinctive style. RUSSH is Australian at heart and international in mindset.
The top model Lara worked on The Joy Ride editorial together with the photographer Emma Tempest, fashion editor and stylist Verity Parker, casting director Juergen Schabes, Syd Hayes hair stylist and Samantha Brennan- producer. The editor-in-chief Jess Blanch calls the 66th issue ”The art of fun”.
In the editor’s letter Jess said:
We let go of safe and practical and indulged in only the trivial, playful and spontaneous and relished in what must be the ultimate pleasure: having lots to do and not doing it. Did it bring out our inner lunatic? Well yes, and no.
Fun is not the same as fulfilment, not even close, and it has nothing to do with lasting happiness. Nevertheless it’s the joy rides – however small and unplanned – we take in our everyday, entirely for our own amusement, that help us to laugh longer and live a little louder. Fun is whatever we want it to be.
The faces of Marte Mei van Haaster from Paparazzi Model Management and Imaan Hammam from Code Management were spotted in Rika Magazine. The magazine is another project dear to the label. Created by Lundgren and New-York based design director Jacob Wildschiodtz, the independent, bi-annual publication acts as a manifesto of Rika’s philosophy: each issue features women in the arts, whose personality and vision are inspiring to readers worldwide. Rika looks at women as muses, creators, fighters and lovers in the fields. Each issue picks a theme, which is freely reinterpreted by an array of established and up-and-coming contributors. Blessed with editorial contributions ranging among others Helena Christiansen, Anton Corbijn, Caroline de Maigret and Horst Diekgerdes. Rika embodies the philosophy that “a magazine should be a meeting point for a creative community, and a source of inspiration to each and everyone’s daily life.”
Late in September Vogue Nederland extended its family and got one new member- the man’s issue of the fashion bible that will keep the male audience posted about all happenings in the Netherlands from the fashion scene and more. The first face to be spotted is the Dutch model Bram Valbracht from Republic Amsterdam (mother agency). The cover boy is also represented by Wilhelmina New York, Premium Models Paris, Supa Model Management London, Nest Model Management (Berlin). On the cover of the first Vogue Man Nederland Bram is dressed in custom Ronald van der Kemp demi couture. The young Mr Valbracht is also the spotted face from the Hilfiger Denim Fall/Winter 2015 campaign, photographed by Josh Olins. He walked shows for DSquared2 S/S 16, Berluti S/S 16, Versace S/S 16, Ermenegildo Zegna S/S 16, Tom Ford S/S 16, Cerruti F/W 15, Roberto Cavalli F/W 15, Gucci F/W 15, Prada F/W 15 and more leading fashion houses.
With the birth of Vogue Man Nederland, new male models came in our spotlight. Sven de Vries and Simon Paul from Republic (Amsterdam), Daan van der Deen from IAmELK ( Amsterdam), Erik van Gils from Request Model Management (New York) and Danny Boom are the next spotted boys. All of them were in the editorial styled by Jos van Heel and photographed by Philippe Vogelenzang. The location of the shooting was Bijlmer, a neighborhood in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
After sharing with all of us what her Casting Days look like, Dutchie Anke Baas from Margreet Model Management is back in our spotlight with a short cute video from her first days of Milan Fashion Week! In the Italian fashion capital she walked shows for Stella Jean, Luisa Beccaria and did a presentation for Co|te. Watch part 1 and stay tuned for the next one! Coming soon on Spotted Style!