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June 11th     2:16 pm


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Harness, armband, zipper pants Helmut LangDress (worn as cape) vintageCustomized shirt, shorts, shoes stylist’s own
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Harness, armband, zipper pants Helmut Lang
Dress (worn as cape) vintage
Customized shirt, shorts, shoes stylist’s own

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

June 11th     2:07 pm


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Dress, shirtdress (worn underneath) leggings Hussein ChalayanShoelace-top and belt-skirt stylist’s own
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Dress, shirtdress (worn underneath) leggings Hussein Chalayan
Shoelace-top and belt-skirt stylist’s own

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

June 11th     2:01 pm


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Sleeveless suit jacket, pleated skirt, shoes Martin Margiela, Suit jacket, top (made from corduroy jeans), D-ring belt stylist’s own
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Sleeveless suit jacket, pleated skirt, shoes Martin Margiela, Suit jacket, top (made from corduroy jeans), D-ring belt stylist’s own

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 11th     9:32 am


Polly Allen Mellen, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Polly Allen Mellen, Freelance creative consultantWhat are you wearing? Helmut Lang white cotton shirt and tuxedo pants.
Portraits of women who inspire the trends. Tabitha Simmons, also one of our original “V Girls” would soon become our first fashion director.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Polly Allen Mellen, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Polly Allen Mellen, Freelance creative consultant
What are you wearing? Helmut Lang white cotton shirt and tuxedo pants.

Portraits of women who inspire the trends. Tabitha Simmons, also one of our original “V Girls” would soon become our first fashion director.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 6th     9:53 am


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Black top and skirt by Christian Dior, Skirt (made from vintage Converse) and customised denim leggings stylist’s own. Black army coat and t-shirt vintage, Black pants, red t-shirt and net top by Raf Simons. All other clothings stylist’s and model’s own.
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Black top and skirt by Christian Dior, Skirt (made from vintage Converse) and customised denim leggings stylist’s own. Black army coat and t-shirt vintage, Black pants, red t-shirt and net top by Raf Simons. All other clothings stylist’s and model’s own.

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 5th     10:09 am


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Shirt by Prada, vintage corset belt (made from vintage dyed fabrics) stylist’s own.
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Shirt by Prada, vintage corset belt (made from vintage dyed fabrics) stylist’s own.

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 5th     10:02 am


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Top and overalls (worn on one side) by Yohji Yamamoto, tulle side-skirt, lace-up leggings, zipper shoulder strap vintage.
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Top and overalls (worn on one side) by Yohji Yamamoto, tulle side-skirt, lace-up leggings, zipper shoulder strap vintage.

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 5th     9:57 am


Poison, V22Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul
Shirt and sweatshirt (worn backwards) by Véronique Branquinho, cat hairband by Fantasy Fayre, d-rings, cap and net, stylist’s own.
Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Poison, V22
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Styling Panos Yiapanis Make-up Peter Philips Hair Jimmy Paul

Shirt and sweatshirt (worn backwards) by Véronique Branquinho, cat hairband by Fantasy Fayre, d-rings, cap and net, stylist’s own.

Fashion story featuring one-of-a-kind pieces created by stylist Panos Yiapanis (that’s him hiding behind the long black hair). Couture with a rock-and-roll attitude. Through the lens of Inez and Vinoodh, V and the season started to look very heavy metal.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

September 9th     11:37 am


Akira Isogawa
Photography Jean-François Carly Make-up and Hair Peter Philips Model Zora Star

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Akira Isogawa

Photography Jean-François Carly Make-up and Hair Peter Philips Model Zora Star

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

September 5th     11:03 pm


Véronique Branquinho
Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau
The strength of her work is that it manages to succeed on both levels: it appears hip enough to appeal to those who want edge and it is exquisite enough in terms of design and textile quality to be a truly indispensable investment. Belgian fashion, according to Branquinho, is serious and introverted, and exudes a quiet intensity (“it’s not a loud fashion—it’s not screaming for attention”). With Raf Simons, Branquinho produced two collections for the Italian leather goods house of Ruffo Research. The woven leather strapless ball gowns in chocolate and black, for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, and the puffy down-filled parkas in white and red leather were acclaimed as the most chic street style ever. But now that the contract with Ruffo Research has ended voluntarily, Véronique is relieved. “I didn’t feel comfortable about it at the end. I’m not very comfortable selling my name,” she says. “I’m a person who wants to be in control of everything,” she adds, without a trace of school girl bashfulness.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Véronique Branquinho

Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau

The strength of her work is that it manages to succeed on both levels: it appears hip enough to appeal to those who want edge and it is exquisite enough in terms of design and textile quality to be a truly indispensable investment. Belgian fashion, according to Branquinho, is serious and introverted, and exudes a quiet intensity (“it’s not a loud fashion—it’s not screaming for attention”). With Raf Simons, Branquinho produced two collections for the Italian leather goods house of Ruffo Research. The woven leather strapless ball gowns in chocolate and black, for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, and the puffy down-filled parkas in white and red leather were acclaimed as the most chic street style ever. But now that the contract with Ruffo Research has ended voluntarily, Véronique is relieved. “I didn’t feel comfortable about it at the end. I’m not very comfortable selling my name,” she says. “I’m a person who wants to be in control of everything,” she adds, without a trace of school girl bashfulness.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

September 5th     10:57 pm


Véronique Branquinho
Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau
"I don’t think it’s bad to be classical," she says. "I really appreciate things that are a little timeless." In her case, this means long pleated skirts that swish elegantly behind their wearer, high-collared blouses in silk and poplin, and Shetland wool knits in a rainbow of unusual hues (pistachio, berry, sky blue). The silhouette is always long and severe, and on occasion, layered: for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, the long, sombre skirts were lifted with an internal belt strap to reveal unfrilly petticoats, and knitted leg warmers were pulled up over narrow trousers or under knee-length skirts. The pieces in this collection are those that Branquinho imagines parents buying for their school-going daughters. The way she styles the garments in her very goth and groovy show is meant to reveal how girls adapt classic clothing to fit their own generationally specific or personal requirements.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Véronique Branquinho

Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau

"I don’t think it’s bad to be classical," she says. "I really appreciate things that are a little timeless." In her case, this means long pleated skirts that swish elegantly behind their wearer, high-collared blouses in silk and poplin, and Shetland wool knits in a rainbow of unusual hues (pistachio, berry, sky blue). The silhouette is always long and severe, and on occasion, layered: for Fall–Winter 1999–2000, the long, sombre skirts were lifted with an internal belt strap to reveal unfrilly petticoats, and knitted leg warmers were pulled up over narrow trousers or under knee-length skirts. The pieces in this collection are those that Branquinho imagines parents buying for their school-going daughters. The way she styles the garments in her very goth and groovy show is meant to reveal how girls adapt classic clothing to fit their own generationally specific or personal requirements.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

September 5th     10:38 pm


Véronique Branquinho
Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau
"I am intrigued by schoolgirls," explains Véronique Branquinho, "because they are adolescents, and that is the time of life where everything changes, when one has all those complex, confused feelings." Branquinho’s fascination with schoolgirls and her ability to transform the components of their uniforms into things of peculiar downbeat grace and beauty, have made the young Belgian designer one of the most sought-after new faces in the fashion world. Branquinho’s work is romantic, gothic, and—oddly, for a graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts—traditional.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Véronique Branquinho

Photography Raf Coolen Make-up Peter Philips Hair Guido Palau

"I am intrigued by schoolgirls," explains Véronique Branquinho, "because they are adolescents, and that is the time of life where everything changes, when one has all those complex, confused feelings." Branquinho’s fascination with schoolgirls and her ability to transform the components of their uniforms into things of peculiar downbeat grace and beauty, have made the young Belgian designer one of the most sought-after new faces in the fashion world. Branquinho’s work is romantic, gothic, and—oddly, for a graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts—traditional.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

August 29th     4:37 am


Akira Isogawa
Photography Jean-François Carly Make-up and Hair Peter Philips Model Zora Star
For Fall–Winter 1999, Akira Isogawa fashioned layerable separates which reversed from rough-hewn wools and muslins to scrumptious velvet dévorés in shimmery reds and blacks. “I thought about travelling to some cold country and having clothes which could cover all aspects of the adventures that could occur,” he explained. This need for all-purpose, all-climate gear is one that Isogawa well understands, for he increasingly finds himself en route to Europe and America. Although he presents his collection during Australian fashion week, he meets international retailers and editors during the Paris prêt-à-porter. “The clientele in Australia is small, so I must seek new markets abroad.” He has no plans, though, to depart permanently from the antipodes. “Australia provides an endless source of natural stimulation. There is so much nature and space to inspire one. My role as a designer living here is to express the uniqueness of my country.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

Akira Isogawa

Photography Jean-François Carly Make-up and Hair Peter Philips Model Zora Star

For Fall–Winter 1999, Akira Isogawa fashioned layerable separates which reversed from rough-hewn wools and muslins to scrumptious velvet dévorés in shimmery reds and blacks. “I thought about travelling to some cold country and having clothes which could cover all aspects of the adventures that could occur,” he explained. This need for all-purpose, all-climate gear is one that Isogawa well understands, for he increasingly finds himself en route to Europe and America. Although he presents his collection during Australian fashion week, he meets international retailers and editors during the Paris prêt-à-porter. “The clientele in Australia is small, so I must seek new markets abroad.” He has no plans, though, to depart permanently from the antipodes. “Australia provides an endless source of natural stimulation. There is so much nature and space to inspire one. My role as a designer living here is to express the uniqueness of my country.

Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan

October 18th     10:58 am


Summer 2001, Véronique Branquinho

Young Belgian Fashion Design, Veerle WindelsPublished by Ludion Ghent

Summer 2001, Véronique Branquinho

Young Belgian Fashion Design, Veerle Windels
Published by Ludion Ghent

September 10th     9:53 am


Summer 2001, Véronique Branquinho

Young Belgian Fashion Design, Veerle WindelsPublished by Ludion Ghent

Summer 2001, Véronique Branquinho

Young Belgian Fashion Design, Veerle Windels
Published by Ludion Ghent

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