Kasia Struss by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper’s Bazaar UK, February 2016
Posted Jan 03, 2016
Kasia Struss explores the artistry of transformation by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper’s Bazaar UK, February 2016. Ethereal fantasy forms a new line of thought, with wares that invite us to ride out the Winter in style. Fluidity takes hold as (Stylist) Leith Clark flies through the sky on a true fashion high. Light materials catch the wind letting each piece speak to a changing of seasons. The choreography of couture is seen as the creativity of craft is captured. Dynamic shades insight us into a frenzy, from pink & yellow stripes to a stringy jacket extravaganza. Wigged-out and wonderful, Kasia delves into the depths of dressing up, by becoming 10 separate she’s. The Separate She is a unique concept I created in order to maintain the idea of independence. We all stay tied together while simultaneously seeking to stretch our imagination. The art of masquerade is designed to devote our efforts to hiding in plain site. Simple on the surface, but as you get to look 10 you begin to accept the distinct difference. The variance of shades make us take notice, from white to red, a ‘la Raggedy Anne to Blondie. As we honor this long-held tradition of beauty we begin to see the fairness of the hair. Not often the primary focus, wigs are an accessory often thought of as an extra. Tomi Kono smashes that concept whereby introducing us to the captivating focus of multi-colored coiffure. Makeup matches these tectonic tones, from neo-naked to a just bitten glow art is in the beauty of the bow. The lips are the thing, as crimson defines the outside line racing over the mouth with a perfect pout. Eyes are covered in a variety of ways, proving that dynamic faces don’t need to be seen to make sense. Power is found in a ferocious stare leaving geometric lines to bare the glare. As black flies out the sides, letting this concept give us quite a ride. The skin is touched with pearly, white powder giving the illusion of all nude. Dizzy with decadence and ripe with refinement this story celebrates a new day.