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Magazine: Vogue UK
Editorial: Black & White
Photographer: Nick Knight
Fashion Editor: Charlotte Stockdale
Model: Anja Rubik

Black & White - two oppositions, two antitheses, two contrasting colors ... but when it comes to fashion they can give a vibrant and extravagant performance serving the most exclusive designers ranging from  Dries Van Noten, Dior, Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood to Viktor & Rolf and many more.

The video & editorial are so powerful that you nearly feel the boost of black & white inspirations serving us the crème de la crème of high fashion styles. And that punk-ish, rebel lady taking outrageous poses to the Dust21 music, couldn't be anyone else but the top model Anja Rubik.

She jumps, dances, kicks - plays with monochromatic fashion of constructions, stripes and robs and we have to admit it, she makes it in a very glamorous and edgy way.

Such a project reveals something more - the artistry of fashion designers. Having such a simple and minimal idea consisting these two opposite colors, the result is beyond our imagination. The mixture of styles, variety of designs and creativity, show that there is a blurry line between fashion and art. The line that designers are balancing with skill and grace.

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Video Credits:

Film: Nick Knight & Ruth Hogben, Performance: Anja Rubik, Edit: Ruth Hogben, Soundtrack: Dust21, Styling: Charlotte Stockdale, Hair: Sam McKnight, Make-up: Alex Box, Nails: Marian Newman, Phoographic Assistance: Andy Vowles, Tristan Thompson, Adam Goodison and Joe Colley,
Production: Charlotte Wheeler and Andrea Gelardin, Location: Park Royal Studios, Lighting: Kenetic
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GLAM TRENDS

As we all notice leggings are having their great comeback. Plenty of them are on the runways representing styles and trends ranging from gothic to retro.

They have become versatile replacing trousers, jeans, pants and skirts. I like this versatility of leggings when I have free choice of styling. Why? Because we can match them with all kinds of top garments including suits, cardigans, tunics, dresses tops and many more.

One fashion designer introduced very smart & elegant looks in his Fall/ Winter Collection. He was known for his Midas touch that could turn fashion into wearable art. We will remember him as the sensitive, irreplaceable, innovative artist, the same were his projects. As the leggings lover, let me remind you his gorgeous designs for the ongoing Fall/Winter season. Ladies and Gentlemen:

Alexander McQueen’s Royal Leggings:
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United Nudea fashion brand describing themselves as "an iconic brand at the intersection between design and fashion is open-minded towards creative talent".

Two artists – a Dutch architect and a seventh generation shoemaker joined together with an important aim: creation of clear concept, elegance and innovation.

This fall season the time came for collaboration of the iconic brand with creative talent: Iris van Herpen –a Dutch fashion designer, very famous for her innovation and creativity in the field of avant-garde fashion and the three-dimension feel of her creations.

The fabulous result is named Iris van Herpen X United Nude: an admirable worldwide collection of 240 pairs of limited edition timeless shoes!

-168 pairs in pitch black
-72 pairs in pure ivory,

priced up to $1,295 and only available in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai, Venice’s flagship store and concept stores and of course in United Nude’s online shop! Handmade with the complex production using the highest quality of Italian kid-leather, served in black or ivory version both are varied with golden coil across the shoe.
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They had an exclusive première on Iris van Herpen’s Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection called "Synesthesia" in London’s Fashion Week. Iris van Herpen was “inspired by the cross - sensational phenomenon of feeling sound, smelling motion, and hearing color.”
Iris Van Herpen Autumn/Winter 2010 Catwalk Images via unnouveauideal

Styling: Yasuhiro Takehisa
Photography: Michel Boeter
Hair: James Brown
Makeup: Jin Lee

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Images via mariankihogo.com
Nowadays we can come across photos of celebrities wearing THE shoes!
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First was Solange Knowles appearing in the first row at the Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2011 fashion show.
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Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in Manhattan wearing them.

The same as Louise Roe:
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The latest editorial called: “Star Girls” in the British Vogue is also worth mentioning, featuring the best models wearing the shoes.

Number one in world-wide fashion modelling: Lara Stone presented the Iris van Herpen X United Nude ankle shoes in the latest editorial of Vogue UK photographed by Mario Testino.

Great success!

Magazine: Vogue UK  December 2010
Editorial: Star Girls
Photographer: Mario Testino

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Editorial: Lost Princess in Captivity
Photographer: Lukasz Pukowiec
Model: Kaja Werbanowska
Stylist: Magda Jagnicka
Hair: Maria Maciagowska
Makeup: Adrian Swiderski
Post Production: Magdalena Baran

Watch out for this girl... There is something disturbing in her eyes. Behind this seemingly innocent porcelain-like face some eerie mystery is hidden. Her enchantingly hypnotic eyes are able to captivate you. Not only an original beauty of the model, Kaja Werbanowska who looks like a "lost daughter" of actress, Tilda Swinton, but also the royal vibe makes this editorial more significant.  Let alone the fine clothes and regal hairstyle.

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Magazine: Korean Vogue
Photographer: Kim Kyung Soo

How to play between past and future and keep the balance like in a YIN & YANG sign? One of the answers can be found in the Korean Vogue's editorial. The stunning fusion of tradition and modernity is the proof that we can experiment with the past, respect folklore and depict its innovative, a bit voluminous form. The balance is hidden in subtle but still significant geometric hairstyles.

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