A tale of far away worlds

Ray Bradbury once said that “science fiction pretends to look into the future but it’s really looking at a reflection of what is already in front of us“.

I had no idea where to begin when describing this shoot by Marjolein Audrey Banis, so I suppose that’s a good a place as any. It’s the magic of science fiction; of alien beauty that’s one with the swirling cosmos. But it’s also a reflection of where fashion is right now. The shoot plays on historical visions of the future – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Frank Herbert’s Dune – as much as on current trends. And in fact with the decades of the 1920s and the 1960s being two big trend drivers right now, it’s rather a neat stellar alignment.

sci fi shoot elke van eyck

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis
Elke van Eyck by Marjolein Audrey Banis

Banis explains:

The conceptword for our shoot was biomechanical. The team was complete very quickly and we found Elke – a new face – to match what we were looking for… Fashiondesigner Maartje Mol made outfits especially for the theme and moodboards were developing and taking shape. Besides heavy hairwork by talented Mariska van Staalduinen owner of Haarenzo Makeup artist Elin Bennaars did the alienesque makeup, with heavy lines and shapes.

That alienesque makeup, the exotically regal hair, the breathtaking garments that mirror the stars and accessories that drawn on mechanical forms, and the photography that overlays galaxies into haunting portraits – together they make something of a visual big bang.

View the full shoot by Marjolein Audrey Banis at the thumbnails above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.