Yes clothes are all good and fine, but nothing makes clothing more desirable than an on-point editorial. My favorite editorial is one that entertains as well as draws your eyes to the clothing. One editorial that jumps to my mind and probably has jumped to yours is the 2009 Tim Burton inspired editorial shot by Tim Walker for Harper’s Bazaar.
But there are other interesting editorials to be seen other than the ones inspired by the night-master. Such as “Identity” by Blanq for WestEast Magazine photographed by Liang Su. ” This is a chronicle progression of a woman. A woman who morphs from innocence to struggles, and back to innocence. From a state of purity, when there is no good and bad, to sophistication, which comes with seduction, greed, debauchery amongst all other evils that dominate the world. On the verge of decadence she struggles, for individuality, for virtue, for her soul. In the end amidst all chaos, she unites with peace of mind, living with a sober fact that she is just one of them, and she can’t hide. That is her IDENTITY, whether she likes it or not.” – (Quote from trendland.net)
I have found that the most impressionable editorials do hint along the “dark side”. My thought is that airing on the side of darkness gives editorials that slight edge it needs to go from cute to daring. Because lets face it, everyone likes a good action movie…right? Vogue Italia knows this, and in 2006 shot an editorial called “State of Emergency” photographed by Steven Meisel. Not what you would call “subtle.”
But perhaps these editorials are too dark for your taste there is another kind of editorial that never fails to catch my eye, the “fantastical editorial”. These editorials never are around quite enough for me. The photographs are stunning and the concepts of each picture sends my imagination reeling. One I love in particular is “Alice Under Waterland” photographed by Elena Kalis. Guess which picture is my favorite…
…if you guessed the photo above, you would be correct!
Magnificent. I would totally but that Alice dress now, though it probably would be way too small on me. On another note, the blog will go on a little vacation until September 9th, as the entire operation will be on vacation. We hope that this will not disappoint you, rather encourage you to go find some inspiration in these last precious days of summer. But when we come back we will be in full force, for we have Fashion’s Night Out and our Opening Party happening in September. A really exciting month, and we hope you will be able to join us. Till then, Happy Vacation.