Sometimes wearing a single item of clothing that’s perfectly elegant and understated, one that skims the body rather than clings to it, is almost akin to nakedness. Not in the sense of being revealing; in the sense that it’s not the person wearing the clothing, or the clothing wearing the person, but the two being one. This shoot by Camilla Akrans may be themed around ‘Eden’ – the perfect motive for featuring more skin (or fig leaves) than clothing – but Akrans chooses to buck the nudity trend and avoid that cliche. Instead Aline Weber is styled in those effortless, skin-skimming pieces that are naked in their approach to design.
None more so than this draped one-shoulder piece. Bar for the subtle theological symbolism to tie it back to the Eden theme, there’s nothing else needed but a bright red lip to turn a gown like this into a stunning nighttime look.
For Aline Weber‘s full shoot from the November 2011 issue of Numero magazine, click on the gallery above.