If the styling of this shoot starring Daphne Groeneveld seems a little eclectic – fantastical, even – then you need to view it in conjunction with both the shoot’s title at the issue’s theme. Curtsy while you’re thinking, it saves time paraphrases advice the Red Queen gives to Alice amidst other helpful nonsense dispensed in the Garden of Live Flowers.
The issue of i-D is The Royalty Issue and what both Sarah Richardson’s styling and Richard Bush’s photography hits on is not any literal interpretation of Lewis Carrol’s text but instead a beautifully impressionistic one. Daphne’s stern expressions, the regally androgynous ensembles executed with a colourful, modern whimsy, all point to a story that doesn’t quite come from wonderland – but could.
In her element as the stately royal, you can view all of Daphne Groeneveld‘s shoot for the spring 2012 issue of i-D at the gallery above.