Summer swim looks shot in a sculpture garden on Manhattan’s Lower East Side just as the first vibrant blooms appeared from the winter soil.
Summer swim looks shot in a sculpture garden on Manhattan’s Lower East Side just as the first vibrant blooms appeared from the winter soil. Continue reading “Summer Solare – photo editorial”
A few months ago I was in Milan and had the opportunity to shoot this fashion editorial in the Italian National Showroom of the Herman Miller furniture company. It features Herman Miller’s new Embody chair, which is the next generation of ergonomic office seating beyond their iconic Aeron. I love the spine on this thing, it’s such an interesting form. So are Jolita and Barbora in these fabulous summer looks.
photographer Charles Beckwith
models Jolita and Barbora from Models Plus Milan
A few months ago I had the opportunity to shoot this fashion editorial in the brand new Italian National Showroom of the Herman Miller furniture company. It features Herman Miller’s new Embody chair, which is the next generation of ergonomic office seating beyond their iconic Aeron. I love the spine on this thing, it’s such an interesting form. So are Jolita and Barbora in these fabulous summer looks.
Continue reading “Summer In Milano, Looks for Now”
by Charles Beckwith with photos by Freda Henry
Freda and I had the opportunity to preview the Spring 2009 Women’s Collection from Tumi.
Tumi has long been known for producing some of the best functional luggage int he world. What I found particularly interesting in this new collection was a line of locking purses, where the zipper pull locks into the side of the bag for security.
This is available on several mid-sized hand bags and on some smaller accessories in their white and salmon-pink Villa travel line. They have made the function of traveling with your belongings secure a less obnoxious and more beautiful part of the accessory.
Tumi Creative Director David Chu is known for starting Nautica. When he moved to Tumi he did a lot of masculine pieces in functional black ballistic nylon. In 2007 the women’s collection was added. These pieces are mostly in the classic Mediterranean color range.
The Voyager collection is dark blue with turquoise lining.
by Charles Beckwith
photos by Sandy Ramirez and Charles Beckwith
Fratelli Rossetti, producers of Italian leather shoes and accessories, recently premiered a new line at the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue, anticipating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of their New York Boutique, established in 1949. All their products are made in Italy, about 20 minutes drive outside Milan. Shoes and handbags of impeccable quality are produced and expected.
Although they come out with new shoes each season, their products are rarely something you would discard after one year. Their design team seems to not chase or try to make short term trends, preferring to make timeless pieces that will be as attractive this season as next, and perhaps equally 100 years from now.
“One” is the newer active womens’ collection, with comfortable yacht shoes, running shoes, and other more casual footwear.
Standing out in the main Fratelli Rossetti womens’ line was a distinct pair of masculine-form oxfords.
Look how elegant the shape of the heel is on the white shoe pictured below. These are works of art.
They are accompanied by a large number of other strong casual and formal footwear silhouettes, and a lot of fun warm colors.
Less fun was on display in the mens variants, but still shoes I think people would look forward to putting on and walking about in.
modaCYCLE senior photographer Freda Henry invited Dr. Christine Desmytter, wife of General Jean-Luc Baplue, Military Adviser at The Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations, to view the Chado Ralph Rucci show on the last day of New York Fashion Week. This Dr. Desmytter’s report:
Ralph Rucci m`était inconnu!
Le regard trop inexpérimenté que j`ai pu porter sur sa collection Printemps 2009 a été ébloui.
Il m`a envoûtée.
Une ligne classique, une géométrie surprenante dans l`ornementation m`a fascinée.
L`organza, le tulle qui donne cette transparence raffinée, féminine.
La fluidité des tissus; la soie,la laine le crêpe…que d`élégance!
Ses couleurs lui ont donne toutes mes faveurs: le noir, bien sur mais l`ivoire
l`albâtre, le fushia, le saumon, l`écru, le kaki…
Même l`argent m`a plu car il n`y avait aucune vulgarité et la forme était sans reproche.
Mon coup de coeur; “Apple Green silk faill dress“
mais aussi: “ pale pink double faced wool/silk and silk tulle suit“
Un seul mot pour traduire mon impression et terminer ce flash:
Je rechercherai désormais sa griffe.
Merci de cette bonne soiree