The art of imagination: Artist Walter Chin for Spring 2013 Art of Fashion campaign

Artist Walter Chin is the photographer of Neiman Marcus’ The Art of Fashion campaign for Spring 2013. Other notable photographers of the Art of Fashion campaign have included Richard Avedon , Arthur Elgort , Helmut Newton , Annie Leibovitz , Lillian Bassman and Paolo Roversi.

Debuting nearly 20 years ago, The Art of Fashion was a revolutionary step for a retailer as the campaign was designed to feature cutting-edge fashion and provocative photography. Designer merchandise featured in the campaign includes: Chanel, Lanvin Paris, Alexander McQueen , Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Burberry Prorsum, Valentino, Azzedine Alaia , Oscar De La Renta , Prada, Tom Ford , Stella McCartney , Akris, Dolce & Gabbana, Haider Ackermann , Proenza Schouler, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.

The Neiman Marcus Spring 2013 Art of Fashion campaign and the March issue of the book, share the same theme – the art of imagination,” said Eddie Nunns , Vice President, Neiman Marcus Brand Creative. ” Walter Chin ‘s inimitable creativity reinforces that theme as he let his imagination loose to showcase our spring collection in a modern way.”

Walter Chin was born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto. He graduated from art school with a specialization in contemporary painting, followed by a master’s degree in photography. Today, Chin enjoys wide acclaim for a body of work that encompasses fashion photography, celebrity portraits, and advertising campaigns for, among others, Hermes, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger , Missoni and Lancome. The Spring 2013 Art of Fashion campaign offered Chin a chance to blend both sensibilities, the commercial and the personal, tapping into his own aesthetic to create images he describes as “whimsical, graphic, and simple.”