Let’s talk about the Indian fashion & advertising photographer Tejal Patni. As a master photographer, this artist creates drama, theater and beauty with every click – as clearly showcased with his award-winning Splash calendars that was hailed as among the best in the world.
His pictures are staged worlds full of humor and fancy imagination, stylized, colorful, other worldly, based on comics and science fiction, styled professional, fascinating and young. And they are connected with fashion and marketing, and so this photographer can make a living where other artists stay probable poor since their art is not feeding them.
Tejal Patni is a fortune for our insatiable, image-hungry eyes.
PRADA is the big one; the show that will define the season for months to come. There are “good Pradas” and “better Pradas” and this one was a hit. And now the much awaited campaign for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection is here.
The Italian luxury brand showcases an array of chic and colorful ensembles and accessories, shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Meisel.
For the first time, the campaign includes, not one, but two black models (Cindy Bruna and the returning Malaika Firth). By Prada standards, and despite the lack of a single Asian model, this is one of the most diverse casts yet.
Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL – Paris Dallas 2013/2014 Métiers d’Art. The location was meant to honor the brand’s long-standing relationship with America.
Welcome to the Wild, Wild West — by way of Chanel! When Karl Lagerfeld dropped the fashion community into Dallas, TX, for the annual Métiers d’Art show, the expectation was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. On that promise, Karl delivered with a prairie-inspired collection influenced by Americana. With rich tweeds transitioning into Southwestern tapestries and worn-in denim, looks were accompanied by suede boots, lariats, cowboy hats, feathers, and fringe as far as the eye could see. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get bigger than Karl’s take on the Lone Star State.
All fashionistas and photographers know the name of Patrick Demarchelier (born 21 August 1943 in Paris), one of the best French fashion photographers. He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.
In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine
He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
Kristian Schuller is a Paris-based photographer. He is the son of theater dramaturg and director Frieder Schuller. As a child, Kristian emigrated with his parents and his brother to Germany, he grew up in Bonn and Dusseldorf. He studied fashion design with Vivienne Westwood and photography with F.C. Gundlach at the University of Fine Arts Berlin.
After his initial introduction by Isabella Blow to Condé Nast Publications in London, Kristian has continued working internationally with various fashion magazines and commercial clients.
He has worked together with artists/models like Penélope Cruz, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Duran Duran, etc. His work featuring top models in original and creative settings has been published in international magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and many more.
Zachary E. “Zac” Posen (/zæk ˈpoʊzən/; born October 24, 1980) is an American internationally acclaimed fashion designer to the stars.
Zac was raised in SoHo in a Jewish family. His passion for fashion began at an extremely young age. As a child, he would steal yarmulkes from his grandparents’ synagogue to make ball gowns for dolls. At 16, he entered the pre-college program at Parsons The New School for Design, and interned with established designers. Zac made his big break in 2000 when a dress he designed for Naomi Campbell was well received in the fashion community. Zac is said to have a unique ‘feminine esthetic’ and is a favorite to dozens of celebrities including Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Kate Winslet, and Beyonce.
Let’s have a look on his fashion collection for 2014
Julia Nobis is one of the most in-demand catwalkers of the season. Reason enough to take a closer look on her.
Model Julia Nobis is the very image of sleek elegance for the September cover story of W Korea.
Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel)
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand . She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine ‘s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret , Chanel what credited with liberating women from the constraints of the ” corseted silhouette ” and popularizing the acceptance of a sporty , casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era . A prolific creator fashion , Chanel ‘s influence extended beyond couture clothing . Her design aesthetic which realized in jewelry, handbags , and fragrance . Her signature scent , Chanel No. . 5, has become iconic of product .
What Chanel known for her lifelong determination , ambition , and energy Which she applied to her professional and social life . She Achieved success both as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work . These included many artists and craft people-to splat she Became a patron . HOWEVER , Chanel ‘s highly competitive , opportunistic personality led her to make questionable life choices Which have generated controversy around her reputation , particularly her behavior during the German occupation of France in World War II.
Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli 1932
Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli’s designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Alberto Giacometti. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.
With a pronounced taste for happenstance, a sense of humor that morphs into a style, culture presented as luxury, Elsa Schiaparelli draws her inspiration from art for her clothing, working with many talented artists of her era.
Victoria Silvstedt is well known model, actress and TV-host. Lately she launched her ‘Very Victoria Silvstedt’ lingerie line at Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street. The new Autumn / Winter 2013 lingerie collections at the Brown Thomas Lingerie Rooms capture the hottest trends of the season with vibrant pops of color, seductive lace detailing and prints ensuring every woman can feel empowered and beautiful beneath her Autumn / Winter 2013 wardrobe, also including “Very Victoria Silvstedt”.
Iain Crawford, Photographer, London
Iain grew up in Africa and Malaysia and developed a passion for photography at an early age. On moving to London, he worked as an account handler for Saatchi & Saatchi but left to pursue his photographic caree. After spending several years living and working in New York, he is now based back in London but continues to work internationally.
Iain loves to capture images that have a strong graphic and textural quality, often searching out the graphical symmetry in chaos, while still maintaining the personality and emotion of the subject. His career has lead him to shoot campaigns for many of the world’s top brands and receive commissions from a host of top international magazines.