"She's a Gypsy" WILDFOX Spring 2015

I'm so happy and proud to announce our Spring look book!

Photos: Mark Hunter with Kimberley Gordon

Models: Jena Goldsack, Alyssah Ali, Clare Settje

Hair: Ryan Taniguchi

Makeup: Carlene K

Styling: Kimberley Gordon & Toree Arntz, jewelry by FAUXTALE

Production team: Kimberley Gordon, Toree Arntz, Stephanie lavaggi , Jessie Kybartas

Set production: Justine Mcfee and Matthew Heinrich with Catherine Macfee design

Haven't had enough? Here's more! Flip through the slideshow for lots of outtakes!!

 

 

 

 

Here is my inspiration behind it all

What is the inspiration of this new collection? 

What is the inspiration of this new collection? 

 

This past year was quite a turbulent one for me, and it seems maybe for the world also! I think I had this overall feeling of wanting to escape and live off the land, I visualized a group of girls with a whole lot of passion and fearlessness and absolutely nothing to lose. They would beg, borrow, steal their way through countries, hypnotizing boys and working odd jobs to make a little money. Their lives were only for each other and themselves, there was a freedom in the collection, a way for me to feel it along with them even though I worked harder than ever to bring it to life!

 

 

Who are your ideal muses for this collection (from any era)?

 

When I was 23 I would go to tons of festivals, really hippy ones, and I made these fleeting friendships that were fast but have been so important to me in my lifetime. These girls were so free, one was a nudist and she had beautiful long blonde hair and we did lots of body painting on people together, one was this fantastic artist who wore just thrown together scraps of printed clothing she'd collected along her life path, she had natural dreadlocks that formed under her hair and she wore them in a bun. Another was an Indian belly dancer at Burning Man, a dancer by night but an engineer by day… she was bold and beautiful without a touch of makeup, but she wore great coal liner when she danced, two opposite identities at peace with each other. 

 

What made you identify with and/or choose this concept? 

 

There is something so carefree about your early 20s, and I just missed this feeling of electricity, about being able to run off at the last minute, quit your job and not look back… or just take a risk with something big, your 30's you carry evidence of your 20s… like beautiful, luxurious baggage, I love my baggage and I wanted to give a nod to it with this collection.

 

 

If you could sum up the Spring 15 collection in one word, song, or destination what would it be?  

 

Honestly Shakira's "I'm a gypsy" while I was driving on a road trip was what sparked the whole thing, which is silly but I friggin love that song.

 

 

Provide three adjectives that best describe Spring 15: 

 

Free, spiritual, bold

 

Name three staple styles from this collection you would recommend to the Wildfox customer:  

 

I love the friendship tees (Like the eat, pray, love ones) and the mismatched prints the most! I also love the white label pieces, they are so traveling girl!

 

What is your personal favorite piece in this collection and why?  

 

The White label poncho, because I would have worn that to every festival ever. These girls are the new Coachella… the new glastonbury… this is definitely a festival collection.

This past year was quite a turbulent one for me, and it seems maybe for the world also! I think I had this overall feeling of wanting to escape and live off the land, I visualized a group of girls with a whole lot of passion and fearlessness and absolutely nothing to lose. They would beg, borrow, steal their way through countries, hypnotizing boys and working odd jobs to make a little money. Their lives were only for each other and themselves, there was a freedom in the collection, a way for me to feel it along with them even though I worked harder than ever to bring it to life!

Who are your ideal muses for this collection (from any era)?

 

When I was 23 I would go to tons of festivals, really hippy ones, and I made these fleeting friendships that were fast but have been so important to me in my lifetime. These girls were so free, one was a nudist and she had beautiful long blonde hair and we did lots of body painting on people together, one was this fantastic artist who wore just thrown together scraps of printed clothing she'd collected along her life path, she had natural dreadlocks that formed under her hair and she wore them in a bun. Another was an Indian belly dancer at Burning Man, a dancer by night but an engineer by day… she was bold and beautiful without a touch of makeup, but she wore great coal liner when she danced, two opposite identities at peace with each other. 

 

What made you identify with and/or choose this concept? 

 

There is something so carefree about your early 20s, and I just missed this feeling of electricity, about being able to run off at the last minute, quit your job and not look back… or just take a risk with something big, your 30's you carry evidence of your 20s… like beautiful, luxurious baggage, I love my baggage and I wanted to give a nod to it with this collection.

If you could sum up the Spring 15 collection in one word, song, or destination what would it be?  

 

Honestly Shakira's "I'm a gypsy" while I was driving on a road trip was what sparked the whole thing, which is silly but I friggin love that song.

 

Provide three adjectives that best describe Spring 15: 

 

Free, spiritual, bold

 

Name three staple styles from this collection you would recommend to the Wildfox customer:  

 

I love the friendship tees (Like the eat, pray, love ones) and the mismatched prints the most! I also love the white label pieces, they are so traveling girl!

 

What is your personal favorite piece in this collection and why?  

 

The White label poncho, because I would have worn that to every festival ever. These girls are the new Coachella… the new glastonbury… this is definitely a festival collection.

 

Dear Ajak, I love you

Ajak Deng is so beautiful, I die, and her story is very touching! Ajak is definitely joining my model muses, obsession!

 

"From the gunfire and violence of war-torn Sudan to the bright lights of New York, emerging Australian model Ajak Deng is taking her modelling career to the world catwalks, writes CHARMAINE CAMILLERI.

The bright lights of New York are a world away from the dusty, violent villages of war-torn Sudan.

Sudanese refugee turned international model Melbourne’s Ajak Deng remembers not daring to dream, as children escaped violence and were forced to build huts to sleep in at night.

"There were some days that were rough. You would just have to run and hide, you couldn't stay in your village,'' the 19-year-old Melton schoolgirl recalled, of the military invasions."

"I remember running. We had to carry food, blankets to sleep on ... I used to sit down and cry."

"If you had access to school, you could dream if you really wanted to be someone but there was not much room for dreams. ''

At age 12, Ajak fled her troubled African homeland with her mother, four brothers and three sisters to a refugee camp in Kenya, where her mother died of malaria.

"We had to make our own brick hut to live in,'' Ajak said. "I had to take care of my sister; she was only six months old when my mum died. I would wake up at night to feed her. I thought, "This is just not fair"… [and] it was so hard in the community to trust a young girl."

"When I found out I was coming her to Australia, I thought, ‘I'm finally escaping this country!’''

Ajak and her family, with her father and stepmother, moved to Australia in 2005.

Young, brave Ajak was determined to follow her dreams and make the most of her better life.

She made her catwalk debut at New Zealand Fashion Week in March last year, modelling for the likes of fashion designer Kirrily Johnston, and has been hot property ever since. All while juggling with VCE studies - her second aspiration is to study law.

"This is freedom for me. I've got to do what I've always wanted to do and I thank God for that,'' Ajak said.

Ajak's folio has included work at world-renowned L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

With the support of her agent, the Kurunjang Secondary College student has been placed with IMG modelling agency, which backs some of the world's hottest international models such as Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Alek Wek.

"I'm so excited because it's what I've been looking for. It's always been my dream to go to New York. I'm ready for it.''

Ajak – who ironically admires fellow Sudanese refugee turned international supermodel Wek – aims to one day grace the catwalks of fashion capital's Paris and London.

FRM Model Management director Stephen Bucknall, who spotted Ajak at the Miss South Sudan Australia competition a year ago, said the young star has what it takes to go a long way in the fashion world.

"Her look is very unique,'' he said. ''There are a lot of Sudanese girls that are tall and striking, but she has the uniqueness and an ability in front of camera which is above and beyond many of the Sudanese girls now entering the modelling arena.''

Inspired by her own journey of self-sacrifice and bravery, Ajak said her beloved mother would be amazed.

"Wherever she is, she is looking down on me proud.''

http://frm.cinder.ddsn.net/press-archive.asp

 

Summer in the south of France

If these Mango campaign ads don't make you want to pack a chic suitcase and drive through the South of France, I don't know what will. Stunning Anna makes you want to shop, for sure, and the stylist has done amazing simplicity. The only ONE problem is that I doubt any of this stuff would look good on me... seems like if it is ill fitting at all it will be a disaster. Maybe I will have to put it to the test!