Style Scoop: Brian Atwood’s Sexy Stems, Quirky Kenzo Nabs No. 1 Ad, Ralph Lauren Restores Paris

By  July 23, 2013

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The Fall 2013 campaign front is far from over. Stepping up to the plate in signature, sexy style is Brian Atwood. The shoe brand recruited longtime collaborators Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to shoot Julia Stegner and Emily DiDonato for the leggy effort that promotes high-intensity color for the coming season’s dreary weather. [ELLE]

Whimsical, quaint, and even weird come to mind when describing Kenzo’s Fall 2013 campaign starring Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi and male model Sean O’Pry. Still, that eccentric ad earned the number one spot on Business of Fashion‘s “Top 10 Campaigns of the Season” list. It’s followed by Calvin Klein‘s minimal, monochromatic captures and Dior’s highly-anticipated Secret Garden 2. [Business of Fashion]

Ralph Lauren is bringing its shabby chic sensibilities, equestrian elegance, and signature polo tees to grand Paris. The American classic will host its first European fashion show for Fall 2013 on October 8 at the City of Lights’ École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. The exhibition is part of RL’s pledge to help restore the historic art institution over the next two years. [Vogue UK]

Fashion and film, unite! This September, DailyCandy is teaming up with TriBeCa and Instagram for a multi-platform experience that will debut two films (one narrated, one documentary), and celebrate emerging talents in style. The event will be complemented with a social media contest where fans will be able to upload a 15-second video on Instagram that profiles their fashion inspiration. A complete schedule will be available on DailyCandy.com soon. [GLAM Inbox]

Remember when Karlie Kloss and Daft Punk got lucky with Vogue? The glossy is opening up its diary with a glance at what went on during the shoot and how photographer Craig McDean brought his vision to life. [Vogue]

Speaking of chic collaborations being caught on film, Bottega Veneta gave a (very) short glimpse of photographer Richard Gibson shooting Fall 2013 in The Art of Collaboration. “I’ve admired Ralph’s minimal yet formal aesthetic for some time, especially the way he looks beyond reproducing reality,” said creative director Tomas Maier, who considered Gibson a “natural choice” for the shoot. “His ability to follow his instincts and respond spontaneously creates a new form of expression which is exactly what was required to evoke the emotion we wanted the campaign to relay.” [Bottega Veneta]

Customizing C. Wonder is just a click away. The Chris Burch label revamped its dotcom to include a Monogram Shop that will allow customers to personalize nearly 60 products. The move is part of an overhaul of C. Wonder’s entire online identity, a space that Burch would love to dominate. “If I could have 75 percent of the business online, I’d be happy, but that won’t happen,” he told Women’s Wear Daily. Good… because we adore his Spring Street shop. [WWD]

Get ready for a fashion face-off of epic proportions. Christopher Kane will be contending for the Fashion Group International’s fashion prize against Alexander Wang and Angela Missoni. Fellow designer Marc Jacobs and his company’s president, Robert Duffy, will be honored with the Superstar award. [Vogue UK]

Maxine Hargreaves-Adams is Nicole Farhi’s saving grace. Just three weeks after the luxury label went into administration, the retail boss swooped in to buy the company. [Grazia Daily]