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We always find fall to be the more exciting fashion season, when you get to wrap up and layer in luxury. We believe your clothes should work as hard as you do and act like sartorial armor for the busy season ahead. In our fourth issue of VAMP, we take a look at the strongest clothes of the moment and the powerful women that bring them to life.

Take, for instance, one of our season’s muses – the vivacious celebrity choreographer and Stella McCartney for Adidas ambassador Nicole Winhoffer. She is the perfect example of the energetic style we envisage for the modern woman. Or delve into the fascinating world of Kate Orne, whose world is as rich as her images of upstate New York homes and their rarefied residents. After that, explore our portfolio of forward-looking women taking the New York art scene by storm.

For our double cover, we decided to present two different faces that show the range of beauty we admire here at VAMP. First, there is the urbane musician and model Jamie Bochert, a fashion industry icon that has inspired everyone from Marc Jacobs to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. But we are equally impressed with the exotic and sensual beauty of Emily DiDonato, who has graced endless glossy covers including our very first issue of VAMP. Her sultry looks perfectly highlight the work of Jason Wu. Wu’s talent has created a namesake brand that is constantly on the rise and increasingly chic as it soars.

Another fashion star we’re looking up to is Colombian-born designer Esteban Cortazar, who is already an industry veteran at only 31 years old. But Cortazar’s latest work, with its womanly sophistication, shows that he continues to push fashion in new, exciting directions from his Parisian atelier.

And whilst looking forward to the future of fashion with the faces of the moment, we remain inspired by the past. Where else would we see and learn from true high-voltage glamour like we do from the inspirational archives of photographer Chris Von Wangenheim? His work has been recently published in a landmark volume that we sample here, an overdue tribute of this oft-overlooked innovator of fashion photography in the 1970s. Von Wanhenheim showcased feminine power with a bit of gloss, the perfect description of what makes a perfect VAMP.