1. SHADES OF BLUE

    With muted pastels emerging as a strong color palette for Fall/Winter 2014-15, tinted blues and pale pinks influence the minimalism trend seen in fashion, photography and design. The pale modern studio portrait becomes ethereal, feminine and moody, while emphasizing clean and tailored silhouettes.

    Clockwise from top left: Chiara Predebon, Lauretta Suter, Chiara Predebon, Romain Bernardie James, Dominik Tarabanski, Jeff Boudreau, Emma Pilkington, Jeff Boudreau, Chaira Predebon, Lauretta Suter, Chiara Predebon, Emma Pilkington, Gloria Marigo and Romain Bernardie James.

     
  2. FEELTHEFUTURE.TV

    FEELTHEFUTURE is an online multimedia platform featuring emerging talent within fashion, film and photography. Overseen by founders Renee Warne and Gibson Fox, the site features a unique clothing line, interviews and inspirational visuals.

     
  3. CARAOKE

    Cara Delevingne lip synchs LL Cool J’s “Control Myself” in a sea of pastel candies and animated figures for UK Love Magazine's latest online snippet of entertainment. Bubblegum K-Popping at its finest.

     
  4. URBAN POP

    Urban pop is a mix of 90s hip-hop, high color saturation and kitschy grunge. With the rise of powerful female talent within hip-hop and rap, the girl power trend continues to influence collections and collaborations for Opening Ceremony and Nasty Gal and the aesthetics of Katie Eary’s “street couture” and Nasir Mazhar’s street wear. The popularity of Vaporwave’s animated DIY visuals and electronic mash-ups bring a digi-tech look to typography, graphic design and fashion.

    Clockwise from top left: Byron Spencer, Katie Eary Spring Summer 2014, Fredrik Wannerstedt, Oakland rapper Gita, Nasty Gal 2014 Lookbook, Nasir Mazhar 2014-15, LA hip-hop/pop star Tinashe photographed by Brayden Olsen for Opening Ceremony, urban pop-inspired street sneakers, Gibson Fox for FEELTHEFUTURE, Cara Delevingne photographed by Jacques Dequeker for Vogue Brazil, Marc Hibbert, and Christian Ferretti. 

     
  5. #FIFAFOREVER

    Activewear becomes athleisure as the increase of designer collaborated sportswear collections, luxury logo splattered sporting goods, and sport-sock styling integrate into everyday dressing. Net-a-Porter’s newly launched Net-a-Sporter will include 11 different sporting disciplines, including tennis, yoga, dance, swim and equestrian. With sports footwear leading purchases purely for fashion purposes, consumers can choose between a sequined mesh style sneaker at Dior, classic quilting at Chanel, or nostalgic reissues with Teva x Opening Ceremony and Adidas x Topshop.

    Clockwise from top left: Nick Dorey, Han Lee de Boer, Steven Meisel, DKNY Spring Summer 2014, Jason Kibbler, adidas Originals #socksnslides lookbook photographed by Michael Mayren, adidas Originals x Topshop collaborative collection, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz, Opening Ceremony x Teva, Nick Dorey, Dior’s Fusion sneaker collection, Julia Noni, and VPL Fall Winter 2014.

     
  6. Marketing The #Selfie

    Brands are increasingly turning to the selfie as a social media marketing drive.

    As the selfie continues to blur the line between reality and a fantasy self, retailers continue to run selfie contests as a means of generating consumer interaction and organic social sharing.

     
  7. Women On Top

    The power woman continues to dominate media. New magazine Vamp, by the founders of men’s magazine Hercules, joins the ranks of female power in publishing. With a mission statement for “women who want to get ahead, stamp their foot and make a statement,” the premier issue features industry icons at the top of their game.

     
  8. The New Romantic

    A lavish, visual metaphor for the season’s dark sensuality is encapsulated by this latest crop of romantic photographers. The soft, poetic beauty of Alessandro Dal Buoni reflects his love for Renaissance music and the afterlife. Having also inspired the latter, renowned photographer Paolo Roversi spurred the career and haunting subtlety of first assistant Arno Frugier's images. The color and surreal emotion of Maurizio Bavutti's work pulls from his years working for Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

    Clockwise from top left: Alessandro Dal Buoni, Arno Frugier and Maurizio Bavutti.

     
  9. Emerging Photographers III: The Ordinary Oddity

    The anomalous comes to play in the work of these conceptual and contemporary photographers. Exploring the unexpected and abstract, the visuals represent a current fascination with non-traditional definitions of beauty and our relationship with the ordinary.

    Clockwise from top left: Maurizio Di Iorio, Mate Moro, Bea De Giacomo, Qiu Yang, Krisztian Kondor, and Philippe Jarrigeon.

     
  10. Emerging Photographers II: Modern Portrait

    Liberated minimalism remains the core aesthetic of Australian photographer Paul Jung. He has a skill of capturing movement with deliberate control and creating visual architectural sculptures. With a style that reflects her years as Dan Jackson’s photo assistant, New York-based photographer Nadya Wasylko brings beautiful lighting and emotion to her studio portraits. Inspired by friend and mentor Stefano Azario, Dario Catellani transmutes his subjects into possessed spirits of form and energy. Visual artist Jonas Lindstroem is a master of the moving image, but his conceptual portraits are unique and stylized.

    Clockwise from top left: Paul Jung; Nadya Wasylko; Dario Catellani; and Jonas Lindstroem.