Julia Nobis in ‘Fashion Without Borders’ by Craig McDean for W Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

Julia Nobis invites us to fly high in ‘Fashion Without Borders’ shot by Craig McDean for W Magazine, F/W 2015. The past and future collide, in a country steeped in history while simmering in style. On the verge of something new we watch as Nobis is captured over Istanbul, Turkey. Architectural influence melds around the body with geometric shapes designed to devour. Stylist, Edward Enninful, fuels the fire with avant-garde fashions by Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Dior, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Salvatore Ferragamo & Yohji Yamamoto. Material makes the music of the body swoon, from a honey-comb head-rest to swaths of fabrics falling in harmony. Plucked curves capture the past as we embrace the straight version diving toward the future. Modernity takes hold as, (Makeup Artist) Peter Philips shows the wonders of the world mimicked across the features of the face. Brows beckon us forth with defiant eyes seen under a hood of darkness, as silhouettes speak with faux lines drawn straight across the temple. Nude beauty takes on new meaning with lids that bare simplicity while still evoking strength. Contrasting hues capture our imagination with combinations that go from bare to bold. Skin is cast in powdered passion with pictures that evoke an ethereal glow. Nothing about these shots speak to a natural state, yet it’s clear we are looking at a nearly naked face. Hairstylist, Eugene Souleiman, creates florets of fury with black bobby-pins blooming over the bleached dew. Embracing the beauty of the country, fluid shapes delight the senses, showing us tomorrows dreams can fly through the power of today.

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