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Mean Streets Meets Energy of a Tough Girl in "Defy" W Magazine

Mert & Marcus dare to “Defy” as they Fall into the season, for W Magazine, September Issue ’17. We bid a fashion farewell to the great, Edward Enninful, as he’s off to make his mark as the new Editor-n-Chief of British Vogue. Taking it to the streets this shows us that the future of fashion is now. Art and excess blend in ways we haven’t even begun to conceive of. 

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Across Skin Pictures Stream Like a Movie on Live Projector Screen

Katy Perry future trips from another planet in “Listen Up!” shot by Steven Klein for W Magazine, The Special Collector’s Issue, 09/17. Paris lights up the scene set inside this neon dream. The frenetic pace of this story reads like a city under siege. This editorial is less about a famous name and more about a visual escape. Klein cuts no corners as he takes on this fast-paced tale with a filmic edge. 

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Toni Garrn Meets Her Lost Lover in Cabin by Bay, Vogue Portugal

Toni Garrn waits for her lover in a cabin by the bay, in this 2-part story by An Le for Vogue Portugal, September 2017. Starting with one sophisticated lady… enter the stunning, Toni Garrn. She exudes an aire of sophistication, while simultaneously giving off a darkened edge. Teaming with mystery, each image offers up another chapter to this visual thriller. Paulo Macedo sets the stage with styles that stay on the seductive side. 

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The September Issue Lulls Us Into Bare State of Beauty

Fall never looked so fine with fiery images ignited by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Japan, September 2017. Anna Ewers, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Vittoria Ceretti & Doutzen Kroes go a ‘la natural for a high fashion line-up unlike we’ve seen. To speak one’s thoughts through the act of display with words falling off my lips like a mini Hemingway. To transfer styles to sound-waves… would allow the frequency of chic to hit the streets. 

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Ruth Bell Takes Trip to Another World "Life on Mars" for Porter

Ruth Bell brings the heat in “Life on Mars” by Camilla Akrans for Porter Magazine #22, Fall 2017. A vision of forward fusion seeps into the system, as we breath in that excess energy like an alternate life force. This editorial escapes the commonality that plagues many of today’s pictorials. Racing through the recesses of the imagination, reflecting on the realities of life… up feels down, flat feel round as our mind dances to and fro. 

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Like Pretty Pretzels ~ Bodies Bend in Fashionable Form

Lina Hoss, Harleth Kuusik, Riley Cole, Carly Moore & Andrew Sherman bring the real in “Backstage” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #185 August 2017. Not merely a look into the pageantry of modeling, this gives us a peak into the passion of their play. Skin on skin takes us in ~ to a place we’ve never known. A cross between Installation and Performance ~ this art feeds off the audience in a variety of ways. 

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"Gothic Magic from Witching Hour to Edge of Darkness"

Jessica Miller is ready to go and ready to show in “All Night” by Inez & Vinoodh for Love Magazine #18, F/W 2017-18. Often it’s seen that extreme mixtures almost cancel each other out. However here, in the midst of mayhem we stumbled across fashion magic. Panos Yiapanis delivers designs that not only speak about a style selective, they manage to mimic and transcend their own structural lines. 

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Amber Witcomb Explores the Art of Avant-Garde Excess

Amber Witcomb dreams a little dream by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro #185, 08/17. Walking along the beach one day I found myself in a frightful way, along was I on this winding road with no-one to turn to and nowhere to go. The ache felt so deep I turned inside ready to run and ready to hide, from all of life’s worry and doubt I was ready to turn myself inside/out. So I took off an ran through the hallways of my mind, seeking to escape that which lingered behind.  

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Dipped in Decadence Luma Grothe Scintillates in Silver

Luma Grothe gets her metallic grove on by Kenneth Willardt for Harper’s Bazaar US, August 2017. Decadence devours the scene as Luma transcends into a silver machine. Her love of alloy radiates throughout the page as this story ignites in a riotous rage. When we think about the edges of excess we imagine the art of the ideal. Evocative, provocative, powerful and real this explores the excess of the exquisite. 

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Explore the Dream "Fun of Fashion" Extreme ~ Fall 2017

Anna Cleveland, Birgit Kos & Yasmin Wijnaldum cover this high fashion extravaganza, by Giampaola Sgura for Vogue Germany, August 2017. All bets are off as this story captures the Chaos of Couture. This isn’t your grandma’s collective, rather, it’s a backwards view of forward fashion. Here we have it all. Provocative, powerful, artistic and real ~ we must crawl through the righteous indignation to get to defiant decadence.