Fashion photographer Bruno Bisang and illustrator Martine Brand collaborated with Michel Haddi to publish HAUTE COUTURE. This exclusive collectors bookzine takes you backstage at the fashion shows of the greatest Haute Couture designers and includes photos/illustrations of well known supermodels.
Bruno Bisang works between Milan, New York, Paris, and Zurich for a stable of high-octane clients. Martine Brand’s illustration artwork is published worldwide in prestigious magazines and commended by major brands and designers. Michel Haddi is a member of a photographing aristocracy that transforms simple fashion shots into true artistic creations, and is also editor and publisher at Michel Haddi Studios.
Our customer, Michel Haddi, wanted the extremely high-end bookazine to look “have real zest”, with imagery that jumped from the page. We were tasked to come up with a specification which stayed within the customer’s budget and which made his photographs look amazing.
The bookazine was to be launched at an exhibition in Cologne Germany, where both artists were present, so the production had to be flawless.
We produced several white paper dummies on different materials to ascertain the best stock.
There were two covers with a common text to enhance the collectability.
We recommended that using a gloss stock would enhance the photography and illustrations, and give a ‘zine’ type look to the high fashion collaboration. Using a gloss lamination on the outer cover stopped the black cover from marking.
To achieve the best colour reproduction and detail we used our dedicated plate profile and hard drying inks adapted for coated materials.
Proofs were supplied as hi-resolution Epson proofs on coated paper.
Adhering to ISO12647 colour management targets, Park accurately matched the signed-off proofs.
The job was press passed by Bruno (who flew in from Brussels) and Martine (who flew in from Amsterdam) using our overnight bedroom facilities.
Print production, folding and binding were all completed in-house.
*A visually stunning fashion photography/illustration collector’s book
*Very sharp images, with good contrast and lift throughout
*Consistent and dense blacks
*Accurate folding, stitching and trimming
*HAUTE COUTURE has now sold out
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When Bruno, Martine and Michel came to the factory they were very pleased with the final product. "Totally blown away with the Park experience!”
Bruno Bisang, Photographer