Fall / Winter 2010 —
The Fall/Winter issue of Vs. delivers on all fronts. With Naomi Campbell as one of its four covers and featured contributor, it consummately stakes out its position as a high-end fashion magazine for that all-important ‘September issue’. Naomi may have discovered that diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend, but she nonetheless remains on fashion’s ultimate A-list and, as such, is rather a coup. Inside, the fashion story featuring Naomi, shot by Miguel Reveriego and styled by Alicia Lombardini, has a very direct and pared down aesthetic. It proves the perfect vehicle for reminding us all of exactly why Ms Campbell became so big in the first place.
With a stunning fashion story featuring celebrity model du jour, Eva Mendes, shot by Ellen von Unwerth and accompanied by a suitably intimate interview, Vs. proves that it can most certainly deliver on its promise of top fashion, glamour and celebrity. Furthermore, this playing with the famous and interesting continues: Liv Tyler, Rachael Weisz and Christina Ricci, all perhaps somewhat neglected of late, are rejuvenated for a contemporary loving public through a combination of articles, interviews and consumate styling.
Also definitely worth a mention is Rie Rasmussen’s fashion story ‘Designers’ Cut’, styled by Vibe Dabelsteen that focuses on fashion’s homages to cinema. Asking a cohort of designers – such as John Galliano, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum and Valentino – to comment on the cinematic inspirations for their FW10 collections, key pieces are then re-realised as a pastiche of these particular films.