Posts in the Avant-Garde Category


Hannah Bennett Faces Her Phobic Fears "Phobophobia"

Hannah Bennett faces her fears in “Phobophobia” by Dima Hohlov for King Kong Magazine, Issue #2, A/W 2016. A fusion of phobic fears and photographic fantasy, this story delves deep inside the human psyche. A compelling take on the art of the unknown. Dealing with everyday anxieties – in the form of phobias – can lead to a disorder. For many people fear can lead to resistance. The fact that you suffer from such a reality, makes it’s natural that your body would go toward the concept of concealment. 


High Art Honors Credo of Couture in "Disruption Issue"

High art honors the credo of couture in the “Disruption Issue” by Luigi & Iango for Exhibition Magazine, F/W 2016. Darkness devours the scene as this story settles someplace strange. Connecting to the momentum of fashion, Carola Bianchi creates a compelling tale of haute couture. The fluid nature of each piece projects a kind of pseudo reality, one where the fabric type is met with the magic of motion. 


Isamaya Embarks on a Journey to the Icelandic Frontier

Isamaya Ffrench embarks on journey of discovery as she travels to the Icelandic Frontier for Dazed. Captured by Josh Wilks, each image bares a reflection of human kind. Described as a ‘Semi-Feral’ Icelandic creature, this creative character is a vision of Isamaya, herself. What is so brave about this talented woman, is her ability to move beyond the limits of title description. It’s clear, she doesn’t see herself as just a makeup artist, or view herself through the limited lens that society provides. 


Face to Face is Where I Find Hope "The New Femininity"

Raquel ZimmermannEva Dolezalova aim to empower “The New Femininity” by Inez & Vinoodh for Self Service Magazine, F/W 2016. Today’s women are on the cutting edge of a revolution. A dynamic place where all things are equal. We are heading into an era where, potentially, The First Female will hold the most powerful position in the world. We must take a moment and reflect on this truth. 


Molly Bair Slips Under a Bed Hiding from the Evil Nurse for Garage

Molly Bair & Jing Wen explore the couture of crazy in “The Overlook Hotel” by Yvan Fabing for Garage Magazine, F/W 2016. Molly runs wild making her way through this manic madhouse. Aching to escape the asylum like setting, she starts with a gallop only to break into a prance like pirouette. This doesn’t revolve around the idea of good versus evil, rather, it’s a tale told about the tenants of transience.  


Lina Hoss Exhibits Strange State in "Surreal Metamorphosis"

Lina Hoss exhibits a seductive state of strange in “Surreal Metamorphosis” by Elizaveta Porodina for The scope of strange can only be outweighed by beautifully bizarre behavior. Her looks portray a perfect specimen, proving pretty can’t be predicted. Powerful pieces defy the senses with designs that reveal an underlying theme. Avant-garde excess is met through progress, as the fight for modernity marches on. 


Harley Weir Softens Abstract Tensions Toward Soulful Intent

Caitie Greene & Celine Bouly bask in the beauty of love’s burn in “Red Sensations” by Harley Weir for Vogue Japan Beauty, 10/16. The homogeneous nature of all things seem to be driving us toward a neutrality of the senses. A softening of our abstract tensions lead to a weakening of our soulful intent. This is not a simple thing. This is the reckoning of realization. Depth is founded in the fury of light – as truth is secured through the censorship of night. 


Fernanda Ly Takes a Big Bite Outta Blue Glittered Shine

Carine Roitfeld layers with flavor in “The Sorrenti Series” by Mario Sorrenti for CR Fashionbook #9, F/W 2016. A portfolio of excess is artfully exposed as Fernanda Ly, Joan Smalls, Imaan Hammam & Avery Blanchard bring forth a fusion of high fashion. Fantasy is unfiltered as each picture penetrates the page. Roitfeld leads us through lunacy as style is transformed into a surplus of strange.  


Molly Bair Fuses Fashions with Graphic Backdrop, Sarah Moon

Molly Bair lets her body speak in “Foyer Des Arts” by Sarah Moon for Vogue Germany, 10/16. This is not the projection of one image after another, rather, it’s the fluid movement of modern fashion that is artfully portrayed. Decadent draping brings forth a sculptural silhouette, as graphic backing elevates an avant-garde illusion. A cinema of shapes seize the stage ~ as dynamic designs invite a rapturous rage. 


Issa Lish & Mali Koopman are but Bewitching in "Charmed"

Issa Lish and Mali Koopman are bewitching in “Charmed” by Emma Summerton for Vogue Germany, October 2016. Honoring the spirit of the great female painter, Gertrude Abercrombie, this story echos her unique thematic range. Wonderfully wicked, Summerton takes us on an enchanting trip through the cinema of sorcery. Patti Wilson matches the sparsely furnished interiors with fashions that give magic a sense of modernity. 


Kendall Jenner is "So Schön so chic" for the New Cool Issue

Kendall Jenner is “So Schön so chic” in the New Cool issue shot by Luigi + Iango for Vogue Germany, October 2016. This “It Girl” can legitimately call this series a, Vogue Cover Run. Kendall is featured proudly this Fall, with a compilation of covers to include Germany, Japan and Australia with the crown jewel… The September IssueTom Van Dorpe brands this girl, beyond cool, in a blending of high & low that has her wearing a mix of Miu Miu, Prada and Helmut Lang


The Artistry of Noir Feeds Music of Melancholy "The New Black"

Nastya Kusakina & Ling Liu invite the night to rise in “The New Black” shot by Karolis Kaminskas for The art of noir feeds the music of melancholy as dynamic pictures exalt our inner power. Spellbinding secrets cast a spell unlocking the mysteries of the mind. Lauren Tischler finds the most fluid form of fashion in the absence of excess. Defined by darkness, the signature of stately attire is captured in the unification of all black.