Anna Cleveland, Yasmin Wijnaldum & Birgit Kos by Giampaola Sgura for Vogue Germany, August 2017
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura. Model(s): Anna Cleveland, Birgit Kos, Dilone, Giulia Maenza, Grace Bol, Janiece Dilone, Valentina Sampaio, Yasmin Wijnaldum. Source: Vogue Germany. Stylist: Christiane Arp, Nicola Knels. Makeup: Jessica Nedza, Lloyd Simmons. Hair: Andrew Guida.
Posted Jul 16, 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. Neo-dimensional lines takes us to another time, as all the attitude is in your face. What this truly entails is the ability to rise above the visuals and voice. Risk taking isn’t just about the ability to wear anything you want, it’s about your right to exude any emotion you see fit. To tip but not taint, that is the goal of these design disciples. By observing excess we preserve the extreme.
Fashion and fantasy merge into one leaving cinematic styles to explode. Like a choreographed dance scene, each ensemble explodes in symphonic sound. Modern designs move to the mental music as unique elements wait for a moment to shine. Christiane Arp & Nicola Knels embrace the extreme with an eclectic array of high fashion finds. Playing like a treat for the eyes, these evoke the avant-garde rebel. Adventurous styles take us to another level, while speaking to the warrior that resides inside. Colors and craft fight to unite, coming together to form monumental designs. Anna Cleveland erupts over the page as each picture projects like pieces of a puzzle. This season brings together dynamic looks that layer, from leather, fur, silk and beyond. Layers of silk light up the scene as her blue dress erupts in a sinuous dream. Letting her body speak, her legs and arms work to expose the ethereal extensions. This layout plays up the element of fantasy while exposing modeling at its finest. Giulia Maenza provides a palate of perfection as Valentina Sampaio electrifies in editorial ensemble.
Lloyd Simmonds pull out all the stops with a carousal of circus like cosmetics. Yasmin Wijnaldum is a force to be reckoned with, as she redefines the idea of intriguing. In one of the stand-outs of the story we have her screaming in all scarlet, only to top things off with a visor to match. While, she breaks out in beauty with paint stripes mimicked over her face/neck. Birgit Kos comes on with a new version of the clown face, as yellow and blue circle the orbital area. Tribal tones are done with makeup, creating linear shapes that take over the skin. Dilone’s eyes are redefined with aggressive liner, delivering an avant-garde surprise. The idea of intriguing is re-imagined, as each face feels both chaotic and exotic. Unique ensembles blend, allowing modern beauty to be artfully explored. Jessica Nezda gives us a thrill with saturating beauty that kisses as it kills. This makeup artist uses her tremendous skills to up the fashion ante, by showcasing techniques that tantalize. Grace Bol captures the vivacious energy of this editorial with a looks that Pow-Wow. Peaking under her vibrant blue hat with a simple shot of red emanating off her lips. Powerful imagery portrays modern woman at her strongest. Here we are met with a selection of such vital female beings.
Andrew Guida is a master of millinery with wide array of captivating coiffure. His crazy neo-creations include both natural/synthetic hair, with selections of haute hats and wondrous wigs. Skipping through the scene we see a pink beauty fly by. This is a story that celebrates the art of fantasy. To be able to escape into another world is a gift of everlasting pleasure. Each image is ripe with a kind of mystery while still teaming with elegance. As each girl offers something special, allowing their image to move the story forward. Wearing a red afro, Kos is like a kitten with a whip, in head-to-toe Moschino. Sit right back as you’re sure to see a spectacle of sensation that’s a fait de compli. Taking us from the artful extreme of yesterday’s dream ~ to the tenuous tones of tomorrow’s truth. Each picture serves as a metaphor. As this story captures the straight chaos that can exist in our everyday lives. Like a scene from Pulp Fiction ~ you aren’t quite sure of the details, but you’re definitely into the story-line. Each picture portrays a sense of simile while still evoking independence. Past piling things on this is a study in the effects of upright layering. Lunacy left to blow in the wind we see our way out to get in again.