Every once in awhile the synthesis of beauty, talent and craft come together for a visual feast. Such is the case in this fashion editorial for V Magazine starring a fresh-faced model, donning artisanal couture, imaginatively styled and captured by a talented photographer.
Nick Knight and Katy England V Magazine Editorial
Photographer Nick Knight, one of my absolute favorites, teamed up with stylist Katy England for a fabulous Spring Couture editorial in V Magazine starring model Sara Grace Wallerstedt clad in wild textural and colorful creations.
Model of the moment, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, is wrapped in a feast of textures by the likes of Dior, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Chanel, Gaultier, Elie Saab and Maison Margiela.
The designer pieces become wearable art when paired with the custom crochet work of Cecily Cracroft-Eley, and in once spectacular case, the tulle art of Benjamin Shine from his collaboration with John Galliano for the 2017 SS Artisanal Collection from Maison Margiela.
Dress: Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci; Hoodie: Vintage Nike, Blitz; Crochet Scarf: Cecily Cracroft-Eley
Coat: Maison Margiela Artisanal, Baclava and Flower: Cecily Cracroft-Eley; Custom Tulle art by Benjamin Shine
Dress: Valentino Haute Couture; Bonnet, shoulder piece and scarf: Cecily Cracroft-Eley
Dress: Elie Saab Haute Couture; Knitwear: Cecily Cracroft-Eley; Boa: Vintage from The Pocket Library Design Archive Limited; Ring on scarf: Rellik; Necklace: Pebble London
Skirt and bodysuit: Gaultier; Hat: Cecily Cracroft-Eley; Scarf: Beyond Retro; Belt: Rellik
Dress: Chanel Haute Couture; Hat and scarf: Cecily Cracroft-Eley; Brooch: Linda Bee at Grey’s Antiques; Boots: Angel’s Costumiers
Dress: Dior Haute Couture; Sleeves: Cecily Cracroft-Eley; Brooch: Linda Bee at Gray’s Antiques; Hat: Found & Vision; Boa: Mishka Vintage
Dress: Alexander McQueen; Jeans: Calvin Klein; Necklaces: Pebble London; Hoodie: Topshop; Snood: Cecily Cracroft-Eley
The editorial layout as it appears in V Magazine:
PHOTOGRAPHER: NICK KNIGHT
STYLIST: KATY ENGLAND
MAKEUP: LISA ELDRIDGE (STREETERS)
HAIR: MALCOLM EDWARDS (ART PARTNER)
MODEL: SARA GRACE (THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT)
MANICURE: EMMA WELSH (AUGUST MANAGEMENT)
PRODUCTION: RIANNA CASSON (SHOWSTUDIO)
CASTING: NICOLA KAST
DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: JOE COLLEY (PASSERIDAE)
DIGITAL POSTPRODUCTION: MARK BOYLE (EPILOGUE IMAGING)
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: BRITT LLOYD, ROB RUSLING, TOM ALEXANDER, JOHN HEYES
STYLIST ASSISTANTS JAMES CAMPBELL, AURORA BURN,LYDIA SIMPSON
MAKEUP ASSISTANT: JESSIE RICHARDSON
HAIR ASSISTANT: STELIOS CHONDROS
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: MICHAEL GHOSSAINY, RITA PETRONUS, MARA BRANSS, SOPHIE BRUNKER
EQUIPMENT” DIRECT PHOTOGRAPHIC
Another look at that John Galliano and Benjamin Shine collaboration for Martin Margiela as it walked down the runway:
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