Forgive us for shoving another piece of London Collections: Men propaganda down your throats, but it’s hard not to spot the link within today’s Fashion Round Up. It’s all about the boys! Last week there was that video of those guys singing that song (a.k.a. male models dressed in Thom Browne, Michael Bastian and Duckie Brown singing ‘Get Lucky’ at the CFDA awards), and this week we have actors in Prada, a new face of the Dior Homme fragrance, and Kid Krule selling shirts.
While Hedi Slimane prefers his boys in bands, Mrs Prada’s more of an actor kinda gal. Previous campaigns have seen Michael Pitt playing the ultimate 50s hero (still has us drooling), Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell, Garrett Hedlund and Willem Dafoe in decadent attire, and Toby Maguire looking moody near a window.
For the latest installment of Prada goodness, Clash-does-Cannes cover star Ben Whishaw appears alongside Christoph Waltz and Ezra Miller in AW13. Shot by David Sims in London earlier this year, the images are a clean representation of a collection that mirrors the gingham and bright leathers of its sister line. Of the actors, the brand has said each was chosen for their ‘individual points of view and style.’ Watch a behind the scenes video here.
On Wednesday it was announced that Robert Pattinson was to be the new face of the Dior Homme fragrance. Of a similar age, in terms of the public eye at least-the fragrance was launched in 2005, the same year Pattinson first appeared in the Potter series-the pairing is a good fit and one that is sure to create waves of a kind.
Already being broadcast in the rest of Europe, the TV ad was filmed by Romain Gavras while iconic photographer, Nan Goldin is responsible for the campaign imagery. Hold tight UK fans.
To finish up, King Krule and a link on Facebook. Not one to shy from a shirt described as jazzy, King Krule’s gone and launched his own line of shirts that could well be described as snazzy. In a selection of African inspired prints with shoes and handbags, spray cans and envelopes, so far there are nine different shirts going by the name, Set Adrift.
Unbeknown to us back then, a Set Adrift collar can be seen poking out of a Raf Simons jumper in our cover shoot from Issue 81. Perhaps not an exclusive but it does explain a thing or two. Watch your backs Pretty Green.
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