Monday, October 21, 2013

The Empress' New Clothes by Vogue Thailand

Taking a whole new fashionable spin on an age-old fairy tale, Vogue Thailand places top model Liu Wen in a range of imperial outfits fit for an empress. Unique textures clash with strong geometric shapes and rich jewel tones, in an avant garde editorial that tells the story of a warrior princess who much prefers haute couture to a suit of armor. 


Liu's fashion dynasty is governed in this exquisite look from Giambattista Valli's Fall 2013 Couture line. It features a diaphanous lavender mermaid skirt, black bodysuit and olive green cropped tunic with tiny silk fuchsia blooms sprouting out on the shoulders.

Geometric-cut shreds of fabric are zig-zagged together in this intricately crafted Chanel Couture dress that Liu wears on the cover of Vogue Thailand's October 2013 issue. Her dramatic winged eye-liner invokes a sense of power that commands this theatrical shoot.


The Chinese beauty models another Chanel Couture look in an Asian-inspired robe silhouette with broad shoulders, delicately tiled with miniature mosaics


Liu takes fight in an extravagantly feathered Jean Paul Gaultier coat, which was cleverly styled and photographed to look like actual wings.

Only Donatella Versace could take a cozy knit and turn it into something sexy. A cobalt blue fleecy high-neck dress is (barely) held together by scads of hooks and eyes. What I don't get - why this wooly dress is air-conditioned by cut-outs. Do you wear this when it's hot, or cold?


Christian Lacroix presents lavish costumery in a blast of fiery red and royal blue for Schiaparelli. A voluminous pair of embroidered harem pants and a satin cropped cape coat bring the legend of Mulan to life. 

The 25-year-old model wears a sheer and sequin paneled jumpsuit by Armani Privé.


Jean Paul Gaultier was not kidding when he made pockets to store your life in.
Exaggerated V-shaped pants are offset (and confused) by a quilted tan jacket. If we see these pants hitting the high street in the near future, call 911. Because it's a crime.

Stripes are layered in different forms by Christian Dior's Raf Simons, in a flair red and blue hooded coat with contrasting pin-striped sleeves and see-through navy blue skirt.


You just can't compare the radiant beauty of Liu to this pallid mannequin. Whereas this stunning candy-stripe gown looked lifeless at the Schiaparelli presentation, Liu injects fervent emotion and glamour into it. This monumental duchess satin rose pink and chocolate striped dress features a giant plaid bow and fanned out fabric flower on the bodice.

What are your thoughts on 'Empress Liu's New Clothes' in Vogue Thailand?


100 comments:

Kacie Cone said...

I'm not really a fan of anything expect the Armani Privé jumpsuit! Everything else is just a little too much for me!

alison*elle said...

I personally think Liu looks amazing in all of these pieces even if they are a bit avant-garde. She's so gorgeous!

xo, alison*elle

MOSAMUSE said...

beautiful!
xo
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Joyce said...

I love Liu! These pieces are so avant garde but she makes them work :)

Seepz said...

Wowza!! I am literally lost for words. This is a great spread. Liu makes most of the pieces work! Thanks a lot for sharing Sam and thank you for dropping by my blog. You are the sweetest. :)

Have a great start to the week.

xx
Seepz

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Beautiful and different model!

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Dania said...

These dresses are really impressive but also so great!
Love the blue electric one!

Have a nice week, kisses

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My Urban Market said...

These looks are so beautiful! I'm in love with the first dress. It's wonderful.
xoxo

Valeria
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Lady parisienne said...

very cool and so fashion!

Coco Colo said...

Love the first outfit :)
Really great looks... all of them

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FASHION TALES said...

Yes, everyone seems to be wrapped up in fairy tale inspiration, but I do love a great inspired fariy tale always. These are so interesting and wonderful and Liu is perfect to model them.. Happy Monday Sam xx/Madison

Birdie Liau said...

She has such an exotic look and I think their pieces all look great and pretty but it's not quite for the day to day wear type but it's a great fashion piece! x

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Jackie Harrison said...

Its so over the sophistication edge will love an event I could get away wearing these design well done doll.
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Karolina said...

These dresses are really impressive! In love with the first one!

xx Karolina
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Really impressive! The second one is my fav!
ciao

collected by Katja said...

I'm totally in love with that kind of advertorials! Although the looks are not suitable for everyday they're so amazing, outrageous and inspiring <3 ... - Kisses from Vienna,

Katja

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowwwww So elegant!!!! Very interesting post (<3 Vogue Thailand)
Kisses
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Larissa said...

Wow, some really nice and chic pieces!

xx

Carolyne O' said...

OMG, I super love them! Some pieces are incredible but all are so fashionable and impressive!
Lot of kisses sweetie <333

Carolina

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Elle Sees said...

ooh those pants are horrendous! who would really wear such? Haha. I love how you put runway vs. editorial!

Daniella said...

Hey Sam, Wow what an incredibly striking editorial! Edgy and yet somehow elegant, the images are really quite powerful! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Stella said...

The vogue cover looks stunning!
x
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

The editorial is quite impressive!

Pip said...

Wow, these are so amazing Sam! I love Christian Dior's sheer paneled look so much! Thanks for your sweet comment and have a good night dear! Hugs!

xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Karla ‘‘Miss Delirium’’ said...

Thank you:*
I love the Asian Imperial feel to some of the creations, the first picture is my favorite:) xx

Yanikas said...

great looks and beautiful pictures! :)

Mira said...

Wow Liu looks super stunning and everything suits her so well. The last dress is my favorite. Just marvelous. Hope you had a great weekend Sam and I wish you a happy Monday!!

xx Mira

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The Beautiful Essence said...

Oh what a nice post. I like the way you mix editorials and fashion shows pics. Love it!
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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Hope you had a nice and restful weekend! I am a huge fun of Asian beauty, food and culture in general, so I really enjoy your today feature. Liu Wen is an amazing model, she looks so beautiful in this editorial and with all the dresses, which are even more wonderful on her than on the runway. The cover is remarkable, even though I dislike the look from Chanel, I am hypnotized by her make up, her skin is flawless! But most of all she is incredible with the last gown by Christian Lacroix, an impressive snap indeed!:) Happy Monday dear, have a lovely week ahead! Kisses! xo

kim bim said...

Wowzers!!! JeZzzzzzzzzz... Sam,Am loving these sharp looking pieces,Am loving the fact that they not girly girly pieces. Seriously smacking pieces. Love them all.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Such a beautiful editorial! And she definitely makes those Schiaparelli gowns come alive. Thank you for sharing, Sam! x

Jenniya said...

Amazing pieces! :)

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

this is the perfect combination between fashion design and architecture . Great patterns and very original!Kisses and I wish you a nice week. xoxoxo

S said...

She's gorgeous!!!!
Love both the looks by Lacroix for schiapparelli!!!
xxx

S
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Always Maylee said...

I love the first one, the lavender is gorgeous!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ChatterBlossom said...

Wow, these are so interesting in their design. I quite love the full and over dramatic shapes!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Denisa said...

Beautiful inspiration. Great day.

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Ashley Phillips said...

Thanks for stopping by. These are really unique and interesting. Great post. Hope you have a great Monday!

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x

GiuliRose said...

Beautiful dresses and beautiful model! Very interesting post! ;)
I wait you on my blog, have a nice day!
xx from Italy
Giulia
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nicole said...

WOW!!!!! Love this photo shoot! The styling is great, the model is great, the mood is great! :)

Kim Alston said...

I already adore her as a model, so when I saw this I thought it was spectacular. Gorgeous photoshoot and of course designer clothes. Have an amazing week Sam.
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Karolina Antosik said...

absolutely love this all photos of Liu, I am big fan of Vogue magazine so it will be great to have Thailand version in my collection

berry cocktail said...

Amazing photos, but in Vogue is that normal :)

Mr K. said...

Love it all! ; )

borka gamero said...

such hot styles.... trendy and extra modern!
Wish you a rocking week ahead of you,
Kisses from Miami,
Borka
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Elegantesque said...

Great post !

Kisses
Hannah
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andysparkles said...

Great post, the photo shoots are all so amazing!

xx

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is such a stunning editorial! Liu Wen is flawless as usual and so is Marcin Tyszka's photography. Have a lovely week Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love the clothes. But I think they all look better in the magazine spread than on the runway.

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Stylish ByNature said...

WOW !! Love this post every bit :)

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Josie said...

I love Liu Wen, she's the prettiest girl in the world! xxx

Toks said...

Amazing photo shoot. Not overly in love with all the clothes though.
xoxoxo

Emmylou said...

Gosh...Liu looks so stunning, doesn't she? I love how the editorial was shot, and the hair and makeup were bang on.
Have a great week ahead, Sam:)

Katherine Unique said...

Great set! In most of the same happy shows on a ball!
How do you get your inspiration for your posts! Always up to date with trends: *


Regards,
Katherine Unique


Miss Top Ten Image said...

WOOOOW!! A-MAZING!!
xoxo
Patricia

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Alejandra said...

I love the first!!!
Have a nice week dear:)
xoxo
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What is in the hat? said...

Thank you dear <3

Anngelik Martinez said...

That jumpsuit is gorgeous and I love the combination on the first outfit. That skirt and the top are gorgeous.

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Corina Nika said...

LOVE LOVE the second one!

Londyn said...

Wow... I am in awe, these looks are so stunning. I kept loving each one more than the next! What inspiring style choice - so bold, fierce, and sexy. Love love.

Francy -Stef said...

Amazing fashion show!!!
Kisses
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getcarriedaway said...

beautiful sweety, love the first one with the fuchsia blooms on the shoulders!
have a great week!

<3
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

This model lovely presented those extraordinary pieces of clothes...pure art! ANd this last LAcroix dress is just soooooo amazing that it just left me speachless. And that is virtualy impossible! ;) Ilina

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

beautiful my dear!
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Maddie said...

Whoa I love that Giambattista Valli gown! The color combination is so fresh and unique and that flower detailing on the shoulders is amazing! So much beautiful work and effort!
I really loved seeing the garments on giveaway and seeing the editorial shots!

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Grate look!
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Paola Lauretano said...

OMG... the first dress of Giambattista Valli is to die for and the last of Christian Lacroix is very elegant!!!!! Btw, amazing editorial!!!!Have a lovely week my dera Sam!

Jennifer James said...

Wow such beautiful looks!!! I LOVE these.

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stylishvue said...

I love the first dress, all this is beautiful. Fashion as art.
Laura. xx

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Ru B said...

Hi Sam, hope you're doing good.
Oh my god, this is perfect!
Christian Dior!! <33

Ru|Glitter & Blush

Wendy said...

WOW! Love this post! Beautiful looks!

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Diva Desle said...

Super gorgeous!! Thailand Vogue has stunning editorial fashion. Love this post. Too beautiful:-)

Kashaya said...

Love the editorial, so beautiful!

Viktoriya Sener said...

Very edgy and unique clothes! Thanks for amazing post, Sam!
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Coco said...

The first dress from GV is my absolute favorite!
Love
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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Super edgy! I like!

Evi said...

WOW gorgeous clothes! Thank you for stopping by!

Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

Evi xoxo

Chadlen said...

Great post again Sam...This blue knit from Versace is amazing...unbelievably sexy...And of course I love the dress Lacroix designed for Schiaparelli...The revival of this house is so touching....

Have a nice week dear...Thank you for your always sweet comments...

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Sorana Nistor said...

amazing collection dear !!!
xoxo

Sandra Leiva said...

Wow! Amazing!


xx


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Caro * said...

Fabulous purple skirt ! :)

LoveT. said...

Wow! The first is my favorite one <3

kisses

María G said...

Wuoh! Great post.
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Federica Di Nardo said...

Che meraviglia per gli occhi!

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dk said...

my gosh, these clothes are A-MA-ZING !!! especially the first two dresses/combinations. so fab ... i need those clothes haha

would you like to follow each other? check out my blog, i will be so glad if you like it! :)

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Ileana said...

I really love the first and the last one ^^

xoxo

Novelstyle

Lenusik Velvetrose said...

It's very beautiful! I like this photo shoot

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

cool pieces ! love it !

Rahul Bhatia said...

Pretty outfits Sam:)

Nora Armani said...

Very nice vogue photo shoot! Thanks for sharing dear! I want to thank you for all your sweet comments. You are the best. Have a great day!

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Linda B said...

I'd definitely prefer this couture over armor...haha

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Lubka Christova said...

WOW! Amazing looks! I'm in love with the blue dress ❤

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Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful editorial!

Have a lovely day dearest :)

Elle said...

Sam,
What a gorgoeus . professional spread! I love Liu Wen and find her absolutely stunning in Giambattista Valli, Armani Prive, and Christian LaCroix, but am also poised to dial 911 re: the Gaultier.... LOVE this!
XX, Elle
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Johnny said...

the first dress is great!
xxxx

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I love it. Amazing editorial.
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(Anna) la mode said...

She's gorgeous! She has amazing cheek bone structure. These are great editorials. I love how you also found the original design from the runway. My favorites are the first and last one. Gorgeous designs!

xox,
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Peet said...

Liu's just killer!!! I love her in the cover shot. And the pose is so sexy in that air-conditioned Versace dress. But you're right, when do you wear that?? I'm guessing during winter and then you sweat like a pig in a club after 2 hours.:D

Manhattan Image and Style said...

I am in love with the dress on the last picture it's so feminine and sophisticated!
You have a beautiful blog! Let me know if you would like to follow each other to keep in touch! <3

Diana
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Carmen said...

From those I really like the last dress! I looks really elegant and the black and pink stripes look perfect together!
xx