my work storyline.”
- Hervé Leroux, AKA Monsieur Hervé Léger
For his first campaign, for the Fall/Winter 2013-14, Hervé Leroux chose to collaborate with The Stimuleye for creative direction: photographer René Habermacher in tandem with stylist and fashion muse Suzanne von Aichinger, bringing forward the modernity in Hervé’s timeless designs.
Gwen Loos and Anna Martynova intertwined in slate and black draped front dresses by Hervé Leroux FW2013.
Photography by René Habermacher
Monsieur Hervé worked as a hairstylist and a milliner before Karl
Lagerfeld offered him a collaboration with Fendi, and then Chanel, as a
senior assistant. Soon after opening its doors in 1985, Maison Hervé
Léger became internationally famous for pioneering the bandage dresses
that were about techniques of reforming the body, focusing on the three
key words for femininity: curves, waist and form. The “recipe for the
90’s”, as Suzy Menkes once wrote in the Herald Tribune, was about
curve-cleaving elastic bandages and a high-octane technique that defied
tradition, an effect which Hervé achieved by molding his fabric to the
female form instead of draping and cutting it.
Above Gwen wearing a ruby deep double V-neck viscose dress recalling Hervé's iconic bandage dresses. Bottom: criss cross draped black silk jersey pieces. Photos by René Habermacher
After separating from the company which bears his name and adopting
the name Hervé Leroux, as suggested by Karl Lagerfeld, Monsieur Hervé
recalibrated his vision of glamour, towards a modern sensuality crafted
by the hands of a real artisan. Every piece of both the Ready-To-Wear
and the Haute Couture collections is created by Hervé’s own hands in his
new atelier on 32 rue Jacob.
The Hervé Leroux Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Ready-To-Wear collection is
about sober, soaring elegance, reflected on 50 hand-made pieces. For
Monsieur Hervé, it is crucial that each piece be as specific and precise
as a painting by Pierre Soulages, an important influence on the
“It’s in doing that I can find
what I am looking for.” - Pierre Soulages
The cut is soft, sensually embracing the female curves, revealing the
secrets of the master for both of his obsessions. The fabric is draped
only to create luxurious body landscapes on his monochrome canvases,
paying homage to the morphology of the body.
Hervé creates a collection that can be referred to as a “second skin”
– a fluid, easy-to-move silhouette, which slides on the body, becoming
at once feminine and powerful.
Gwen sports a Pumpkin viscose aerodynamic dress. Photo by René Habermacher
Creative Direction – The Stimuleye
Photography – René Habermacher
Styling – Suzanne von Aichinger
Jewelry – Fabien Ifires
Hair – Panagiotis Papandrianos
Make-up – Yannis Siskos
Manucure – Yumi Toyama
Models – Anna Martynova & Gwen Loos – NEXT
Styling Assistant – Chafik Cheriet
First Assistant Light – Laurent Pascot
Capture Assistant – Franck Aubert
Retouching – The Stimuleye
Text – Filep Motwary
Art Direction – Antoine Asseraf
The collections of Emiliano Rinaldi are
inspired from life experiences and emotions. For the Spring/Summer 2014
season, the designer takes inspiration from a journey from Tuscany,
across Asia, made by one of his dearest friends.
''He loves to rise from his bed and wander
into in the streets in a classic pyjama jacket made from grey silk, so
fine it is almost a mesh, maybe still wearing the grey cool wool evening
pants from the night before.''
EMiLiANO RiNALDi spring summer 2014 photos ( PH credits : KRISTINN KIS )
It's the Milanese menswear collections week and the city is packed with beautiful boys. I saw these two friends in the park, while I was enjoying a lemon juice with my friend Marino Bombini, known for his amazing collection of bow-ties (more on that later).
They both wore identical tank-tops in orange fluo, a souvenir from Ibiza as they later explained to me.
Designers Viktor&Rolf announce the opening of a flagship store in Paris at the prestigious address of 370 Rue Saint-Honoré, in partnership with Staff International (group OTB). The new store, of approximately 500 square meters on two floors, will house the collections ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, accessories, eyewear and fragrances for men and women. The official opening of the store is scheduled for Autumn, 2013.
Obsession of night and day and a growing garden
seen from a young woman’s eyes, Swedish heritage of naturalism and functionality,
create the framework of the Acne Studios Resort 2014 Serbian Nataša Vojnović rules on every picture!
After its first successful tribute to moving image ZOOTROPE returns in June 2013 in CAMP.
Contemporary Greek and foreign artists and creative groups will be at CAMP, from Junet 17 until June
24 to present their works of art related to oving image and to its production stages.
Among the topics that will be included in this year's event is the competition dedicated to young
artists entitled Zootrope Calling «Young minds in action - Rebuilding the future», the tribute to
Blacklist, the international production company based in New York, and the exhibition entitled THE
A character based project in which the participants have been invited to create
works inspired by the classic work of Franz Kafka, the emblematic novel of the early 20th century and
based on the concept of metamorphosis literally and metaphorically speaking: the transformation as part
of human evolution and history, as part of nature and as a benchmark in the art, cinema, literature and in
comics and animation.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of parallel events such as the sonic performance of
Afroditi Psarra (performer: Kelly Filiou) entitled Idoru on Tuesday, June 18 at 21:00 and the screenings
program Art21 - 100 Artists in collaboration with Art21 and with the kind support of the U.S. Embassy
in Athens, on Wednesday, 19th and Friday, June 21st at 21:00.