In one of the more refreshing new ad campaigns, the venerable British fashion label Aquascutum have teamed with Tim Walker for their spring/summer '09 campaign. I wrote about Walker earlier on the occasion of his show and book release, but it's nice to see someone find the right outlet for his whimsicality.
In the meantime, I'm away with my family this week (kids' spring break), but that doesn't mean there's any break from blogdom. My daughter was flipping through her favorite magazine, Teen VOGUE, on the plane when I glanced over and saw this spread of photos by Juergen Teller for Marc Jacob. I'm a huge fan of the Juergen/Jacobs collaboration, but even I thought this might be going a bit far for Teen VOGUE. And my daughter (13), who's a huge fan of "Gossip Girl" (which is pretty out there), agreed.
Lastly, Tommy Ton of the blog Jak & Jil just shot his first ad campaign for Chinese luxury retailer Lane Crawford. It's very Sart meets Martin Parr, but I have to hand it to the guy, he's got an eye!
That Aquascutum ad campaign just makes me smile. what a funny/ fun idea
yeah - i like to think of myself as a very liberal kinda gal but that ad in teen vogue? i'm not buying what they're selling.
and good on ya tommy ton!
Great pics, Tim Walker is a class act. Love this work. Carla
As with everything Walker does, this campaign is fantastic! The colors and the composition are wonderful.
I try to be pretty open-minded, but I agree that this Marc Jacobs ad does go a bit too far. If you can see that Lowe has a tattoo "down there", you're a bit too close!
Working backward: It would be more accurate to identify Lane Crawford with Hong Kong. The MARC JACOBS ad I like; it's perfectly tame in comparison to the overt (hetero)sexuality of the Aquascutum campaign, which is otherwise perfect.
great posts as usual....
as for the marc jacobs ad.... the problem is not with the ad but rather the placement in teen vogue. i am in total agreement with you on this one especially since the girls who are reading this mag are 11-14. the older ones are reading vogue, not teen vogue.
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