‘Come As You Are’ by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine September 2013
Photographer: Mert & Marcus. Model(s): Cara Delevingne, Catherine McNeil, Guinevere van Seenus, Karen Elson, Maggie Mauer, Zlata Mangafic. Source: W Magazine. Stylist: Edward Enninful. Makeup: Yadim. Hair: Lena Ott & Malcolm Edwards.
Posted Aug 18, 2013
A cast of kindred spirits ‘Come As Your Are’ invites some of today’s most eclectic models on an editorial vision-quest (of sorts), captured by Mert & Marcus for the September 2013 issue of W Magazine. Expelling all thoughts of commercialism, this artful endeavor follows individuals as they embark on a journey of self-discovery using the untamed elements of the outdoors to inspire inner change. Pushing past the glossy veneer Yadim honors the authenticity of the setting with a stunning mix of ceremonial style makeup marked by tribal tones of interpretive face-paint. Facing their fears Cara Delevingne, Maggie Mauer, Catherine McNeil, Zlata Mangafic, Karen Elson & Guinevere van Seenus play modern day warriors as they take on the fight for their future in this poetic piece of fashion art. Transforming what could have been a rebellious retreat of edgy outsiders into something far more significant, (stylist) Edward Enninful uses an eclectic mix of modern/vintage fashions to create a captivating and cohesive storyline.