Posts for February 15th 2008
Skaparinn, one of the lines we featured in today's Coutorture photo shoot, is a name, if you can pronounce, you should remember. Dusa, the label's creator, worked under Vicktor & Rolf before launching Skaparinn shortly thereafter. The collection is mostly produced in Vienna where those infamous Viennese tailors work their magic, hand sewing the delicate pieces the line is known for. This S/S 08 features transparency in ivory, powder, and black and is tailored to convention save for special details, like an extra long sleeve blouse or ruched drawstring caplet, that give the collection an adventurous sensibility.
We've become good buddies with the talented and gracious Chris Han. We visited Han for our pre-fashion week video series, attended her Fall 08 runway show after interview her backstage (see below!), and featured some of her S/S 08 garments in today's Coutorture photo shoot. We've actually one more (well, at least for now) Chris Han trick up our sleeve, but you'll have to wait a few days before we let you in on that secret. Han's 2008 collections were inspired by the ethereal, but for this shoot we chose the black basics Han is so skilled at creating. Even though her garments suit the conservative professional doesn't mean they can't be seized for the opportunity to stir up some Friday afternoon mischief.
Jacket by Operations
Photographer Alex Norden, Art Director Julie Fredrickson, Fashion Editor Megan Zanke, Assistant Maleeha Khan, Makeup Artist Jeffrey Dwayne. Clothing From Aurelio Costarella, Operation Clothing, Chris Han, Erotokritos, Tom's Shoes, Frye Boots and Helmut Lang. Lauren Hanawalt with Elite Model Management.
Photographed by Gareth Cattermole.