Wednesday, 5 February 2014
The subtitle of this editorial reads: "Over the horizon of spring walks a new spirit, a movement in the direction of earthiness and handworked embellishment—the craft of the Navajo, the creativity of Georgia O’Keeffe." This is more than a fashion editorial showing various pieces from the spring 2014 collections; this one has the ideal setting and story, and leaves me inspired. Fashion editor Tabitha Simmons doesn't fall into the pit of dressing model Sasha Pivovarova in tacky, wannabe bohemian style, as I refer to it. The loose silhouettes, folkloric patterns and tribal jewellery are well chosen and blend beautifully with the colours of the New Mexico landscape, lensed by Mikeal Jansson for the February issue of Vogue US. I love that Donna Karan white caftan shirt in the second image and its stone-brown background contrasting the sky. And the Rag & Bone wide-brimmed fedora too in the third. That photo alone makes me want to travel to the south-western region of the US. Preferably yesterday!
I recently shared some of Sasha's artwork on the blog. Given her artistic background, I think she was the perfect choice for this shoot. Please follow the Vogue-link at the bottom to see the rest of the shoot and details.
Mikael Jansson for Vogue US, February 2014 | Sasha Pivovarova in 'Portrait of the Artist' styled by Tabitha Simmons (first discovered via Style Court)