Xiao Wen Ju & Yue Ning in ‘Be a Chameleon’ by Sølve Sundsbø for i-D Summer 2013
Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø. Model(s): Xiao Wen Ju, Yue Ning. Source: i-D Magazine. Stylist: Charlotte Stockdale. Makeup: Petros Petrohilos / Syd Hayes.
Posted Jun 16, 2013
Xiao Wen Ju & Yue Ning are in on the secret in ‘Be a Chameleon Fit in Anywhere Be a Rockstar Stand out Everywhere’ by Sølve Sundsbø for i-D Magazine. Espousing what could be seen as the antithetical anthem for the truly avant-garde, through the inspired use of Reverse Expressionism, this innovative editorial actually succeeds at singing the praises of individuality. Drinking in the night under the neon sky at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it’s clear to see why these fashion forward girls were chosen to cover The Time is Now issue. Through the cinematic styling of (Fashion Director) Charlotte Stockdale, what is unveiled is a story of perseverance and possibility. Artfully aware of who they are, Sundsbø & Stockdale, harness the youthful exuberance of an entire generation and pour it into one perfect, piece of fashion poetry. Wistfully frenetic, the beauty of this series is in the message it portrays. Choosing to be a “Chameleon” might allow you to blend in with the crowd, but the price you’ll pay is your artistic freedom. The originality of our choices and the connections we make because of them is what makes us unique – the act of staying true to who you are is what will give you wings to fly. Utterly uplifting, hidden in these stylish pictures are profound lessons on the Art of Life.