Monday, 23 September 2013

Classic Editorials: Karlie Kloss by Mariano Vivanco for MUSE Magazine #33

If I were to look at all of the fashion editorials from the last 5 years this would be by far one of my favourites and the reason why is because it sits right on the border between fashion and art. Reminiscent of the industrial landscapes and raw beauty seen in photographs by modernists Edward Weston, Paul Strand and Max Dupain, this editorial matches its subject, aesthetics and style perfectly.

The intensity and bold lines made by Karlie Kloss are strong, elegant, simple and convey a multifacted, independent and yet vulnerable modern woman. And in a day and age where its "colour everything", who knew black and white could look so right? Light and shade, stark contrasts, asymmetry juxtaposed with straight lines - this is a memorable and rare editorial that will not date. Equal praise to Karlie, Mariano, stylist Beth Fenton and other heroes behind the scenes.