LOVE magazine issue 18 Autumn/Winter 2017 UP!
The LOVE magazine issue 18 Autumn/Winter 2017, is hot hot hot. Cowboy hats off to Nicole Kidman, for bring that mature women sexy back. The edition is set to the vibe of a New York hot summer night. Where you party all night and still make it to the office in the morning no matter what like a boss.
Disco Till Dawn With Nicole Kidman
The new issue of LOVE magazine is devoted to the easy hedonism of always being dressed to party whatever the hour or destination – a glamorous attitude that means you’re ready for a night out even if you’re on your way to work. The theme for the issue came to LOVE’s editor-in-chief Katie Grand when she was in the Miu Miu studio working on the autumn/winter 2017 collection and noted that everyone around her was dressed for a night out. ‘I happened to be wearing a pink sequin archive Marc Jacobs gown.
Three of the thirtysomething design team also turned up to work that day in pretty much full sparkly evening attire – but in that effortless way, like they might just have picked it up off the floor. It reminded me of being in New York in the early 2000s with Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, when after prepping shows we’d go out all night to Don Browns, Bungalow 8 and Beatrice Inn, and then go straight into work the next morning. We’d wear glamorous evening attire whatever the time of day just in case such an eventuality should present itself: work, party, work again, looking dazzling throughout.’
Grand continues: ‘I coined the phrase “disco to desk” to sum up this approach to dressing, and that was the brief that went out when commissioning stories for this issue.’ In particular, a shoot photographed by Carin Backoff and featuring models Kendall Jenner, Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia Fowler and Slick Woods recreates fond memories of the dawn walk to work along the West Side Highway after a fabulous night out.
This optimistic 24-hour party spirit is present throughout the issue. The Muppets model new-season Miu Miu specially made for LOVE with special guest star Blake Lively. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Sam Eagle, the Swedish Chef and Camilla the Chicken hang out on the streets of New York with Kendall Jenner, Adwoa Aboah, Alek Wek, Doutzen Kroes, Lexi Boling and Stella Tennant in a shoot by Alasdair McLellan styled by Katie Grand.
An epic portfolio of glamorous black-and-white studio portraits shot by Patrick Demarchelier in New York and styled by Charles Jeffrey and Matty Bovan boasts an all-star line-up of powerful and pioneering women including Susan Sarandon, Iman, Laura Dern, Sally Field, Brooke Shields, Candice Bergen, Christie Brinkley, Stephanie Seymour and Judith Bernstein. Amber Valletta,Grace Hartzel, Thom Browne, New York DJs Honey Dijon and Eli Escobar, Jamie King, Grace Van Patten and Alexa Chung are also featured, with interviews by Paul Flynn, Jack Sunnucks and Charlie Porter.
After an especially productive year, actor and producer Nicole Kidman relaxes in her native Nashville in a revealing shoot by Carin Backoff styled by Sally Lyndley. ‘That’s crazy what we did,’ says Kidman of the experience. ‘Little denim shorts, right? I thought about that afterwards. I was like, what was I doing? I lost my mind!’
Jennifer Connelly talks about how her role as muse to Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, with a shoot by Craig McDean styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé.
In Big Sur on America’s West Coast, Alice Hawkins photographs residents of the bohemian outpost against the dramatic natural landscapes.
Marni‘s new creative director Francesco Risso talks about the challenges of taking over the Italian house in the wake of its founder’s departure, with a shoot by Ethan James Green and Panos Yiapanis.
An exclusive first look at Fendi‘s resort 2018 collection by Jesse John Jenkins, styled by Katie Grand and featuring millennial models Aaliyah Hydes, Jasmine Daniels and Kim Turnbull.
Glen Luchford shoots Ava Hawk McDean, Lily Nova and Daisy as an all-girl rock band in LA, with styling by Tabitha Simmons.
Inez & Vinoodh shoot Jessica Miller to explore dark gothic fashion with styling by Panos Yiapanis.
Legendary London designers Antony Price and Rifat Ozbek discuss their reputations as icons of high-octane glamour alongside a shoot starring Kate Moss and Kesewa Aboah in pieces from their dazzling archives. ‘Their belief in the transcendence and escapism of glamour has never relented, regardless of how infatuated with down-to-earth matters fashion might become from time to time,’ comments Katie Grand, who styled the shoot. ‘As Oscar Wilde said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” We would do well to learn from their example and start looking UP.’