Elena Melnik in ‘Butoh’ by Ishi for Vogue Netherlands, May 2015
Posted May 12, 2015
Elena Melnik is an ethereal angel in ‘Butoh’ by Ishi for Vogue Netherlands, May 2015. Dancing with delight, pale fabrics fly free as each image embraces life. A Japanese piece that features powerful performers in white body paint. Long gowns catch the air as each shot invites a wistful sense of wonder. Elena explores another world where hope floats & time has no meaning. Wrapped in avant-garde excess. Stylist, Marije Goekoop, opts for all white designs, save for one billowing black number. The art of elegance seen in mid-flight the body tells a story of delight. To emote in movement is to embrace the spirit of strength. Masked in a ghostly pallor, (Makeup Artist) Tatsu Yamanaka invites an illusory essence with images that cast a spell. Other-worldly beauty explodes with silkened powder emanating off the skin. While a cloud of chaos erupts, leaving bronzed eyes and matching cheeks. Choreography comes to blows in this dueling world of dark/light. Hairstylist, Maxime Mace, creates cropped coiffure with aerodynamic edges cut into a bleached neo-pixi dew. Apparitions are unleashed in this celestial story of ethereal aspirations.