Viviane Sassen’s latest work in the July issue of Dazed & Confused really caught my eye. The photographs are so surreal and colorful, with vivid floral backdrops and gorgeously, psychedelically layered ensembles styled by Katie Shillingford. Model Lisanne de Jong’s dynamic movements are captivating as well.
This series of photos by Erik Madigan Heck for Nomenus Quarterly beautifully showcases designer Mary Katrantzou’s fall 2011 collection. Heck is the founder of Nomenus Quarterly, a limited-edition arts and fashion publication that at one point cost $6,500 an issue (very possibly still costs that much).
This Numero editorial completely blew me away. Shot by Sebastian Kim and styled by Charles Varenne, Double Jeu features Constance Jablonski in some of the most striking fashion photography I’ve seen in a while. The images are visually bold, with strong graphic shapes, and yet there’s a mysterious, hazy, spookiness to them as well. Gorgeous.
I want to talk about “Gangs of New York,” an editorial showcasing the work of several prominent New York designers. It’s from the February issue of American Vogue, and was styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Mario Testino. For each photo, a group of models styled to look alike wears pieces from a designer’s latest collection. There’s a blonde punky group, a brunette waspy group, a pale wispy romantic group…and an Asian “hip creative” group and a black “tribal” group (my descriptions, not the magazine’s).