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Silhouetted Models

Lily Donaldson in Vogue Nippon December 2008

— November 19, 2008 — Marketing
Photographer Alasdair McLellan took some very striking black and white photos of UK model Lily Donaldson for Vogue Nippon’s December 2008 issue.  However, what stands out as unique and fresh are images of Donaldson replaced by a silhouetted version of herself.

As far as fashion trends go, it appears that with Vogue Nippon, anything goes. Donaldson looks smashing in the Japanese magazine with her Robert Plant video vixen hairstyle worn with couture ranging from modern to Arabic, and even 70’s to 80’s.

Black and white photo shoots in magazines appear to be all the rage this year so Vogue Nippon hasn’t really done something new.  What sets Vogue Nippon’s December 2008 issue apart from other magazines is their silhouetted images of Lily Donaldson—which I think, is pretty cool. 
Trend Themes
1. Black and White Photo Shoots - Opportunity for fashion magazines to explore new ways of using black and white photography in their editorials, such as incorporating silhouetted images.
2. Alternative Hairstyles - Potential for hairstylists and fashion brands to experiment with unique and unconventional hairstyles, inspired by music videos and different eras.
3. Cultural Fusion Fashion - Possibility for fashion designers to blend different cultural influences and eras in their collections, creating a fresh and eclectic style.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Magazines - Fashion magazines can embrace the trend of black and white photography and incorporate innovative techniques like silhouetted images to captivate their readers.
2. Hairstyling - Hairstylists can take inspiration from iconic music videos and past eras to create alternative hairstyles that push boundaries and attract fashion-forward clients.
3. Fashion Design - Fashion designers have the opportunity to mix cultural influences and different time periods to create unique and eclectic collections that appeal to a diverse consumer base.
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