Riley Montana in ‘Afrikart’ by Luigi + Iango for Vogue Germany, December 2015
Photographer: Luigi + Iango. Model(s): Amilna EstevAo, Francine James, Grace Bol, Lineisy Montero, Nykhor Paul, Riley Montana. Source: Vogue Germany. Stylist: Patti Wilson. Makeup: Virginia Young. Hair: Luigi Murenu.
Posted Nov 13, 2015
Riley Montana leads the artistic movement in ‘Afrikart’ captured by Luigi + Iango for Vogue Germany, 12/15. An ode to the women of Burma. The virtuosity of modern craftsmanship for-tells a story as the texture of tenacity casts a spell. An avant-garde interpretation inspired by Africa’s rich, authentic garb. Fashion’s history is told in one of the most exciting editorials of the season. Youth delivers a dynamic take on the art of African dressing with Ajek Dung, Grace Bol, Achok Majak, Mari Agory, Nykhor Paul, Lineisy Montero, Amilna Estevão & Francine James. Stylist, Patti Wilson, has a reckoning of hope as the fundamentals of fabric are found in the creative confines of couture. Clothing mimics the mastery of method with Proenza Schouler, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Maison Margiela & Gareth Pugh. The structure of clothing sweeps us up, as Riley wears a graphic dress with a leather fastener and a caged vest. Brass rings stack up the neck with matching bangles that twist in a torrent around the wrists. As bracelets race up the arms reaching toward fingers filled with real gold. A black coat slides down the shoulders, as a nude silhouette beckons us forth with a long, wool vest sliding over the skin. Modernity falls around the body, as each outfit finds a way to stand out. Treating each feature like precious jewels, (Makeup Artist) Virginia Young invites us to revel in liquid red. Seductive eyes speak with sensuality as a tint of purple haze lays over the lids. Full brows provide a line of power while defining shapes seize control. Beguiling light emanates off the skin as the face is touched with a gorgeous glow. Rich lips radiate in kind, as dynamic colors devour. Passion passes over the mouth from hints of violet to tints of blackberry. Luigi Murenu temps us with taste by shorning dews defined by luxury. This editorial invites such a unifying force, each individual brings a uniqueness so complete, the result is captivating. Awe-struck by this film I find myself lost in the power of its potential. The poetry of pictures is captured by the click of a camera. To be entranced by the scene is to be lost in a wealth of wonder.