While minimalism is traditionally a cold expression exuding little emotion, I've chosen to emulate a mood that serves as an incubator for warm, spring-like feelings. By representing the warm touches in sunny studios, window-pane ceilings, and feather minis, minimalism luxe reveals a story with a softly industrial approach.
I had a photographer tell me once - "you like pretty" - and I do. The floral coat above looks like pi's, which I saw a lot of throughout SS16. I can just imagine walking through a cathedral with an easel in that look. Is that overkill? Maybe she has a new assignment commissioned by the Czech parliament…
The styling in these two looks is very specific and necessary. It wouldn't be the same without the choker to the right, and the contrasting patterns and textures of the jacket and dress absolutely make that look. I love looks that layer monochromatic colors. The beauty of it is all in the details.
Taking two steps ahead while stepping over two seasons, WGSN showcases Pleunie Buyink's flexible rubber gems as an inspiration for A/W 16/17. The flexible interior gems play with incoming light, reflection, and color, adapting to its surroundings. I immediately thought of my friend Jessica Wall (see Agent Provocateur fishnet, by Jordan Doner) when I saw these images, with the gold gallery interior. I like featuring my characters in art galleries and art studios, though I've never actually gotten to formally shoot in one. I had access to the most amazing painting studio in the Barney Building in the East Village when I was in college and always dreamed of shooting there. I could have, but a formal studio always ended up working out. I could totally zone out with headphones and Know Wave and paint for hours in that studio. The lighting on it's own was epic.