Some common threads of themes can be revisited and reinvented time and again: if done right, we’ll always be drawn to take notice. Here’s one you know: girl as boy seduces girl as girl. It’s the intrigue of a Sapphic theme magnified by the alluring confusion of androgyny. Akiss Paraskevopoulos‘ new take on the timeless plot forgoes the lingerie and lace stockings that are often the seductive styling of choice and instead decks out its leading ladies in vintage finery.

What’s left is a total contrast in silhouettes and styles: the full skirts, bustiers, heels and rolled hairdos of the feminine greatly vary from the velvet blazers, tailored pants, and slicked low chignons of the masculine.

And in case you were in any doubt of the vintage inspirations, Paraskevopoulos’ finished shots burn with a polarised sepia tone amidst antique halos of light.

akiss paraskevopoulos sapphic shoot

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Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Masculin - Feminin by Akiss Paraskevopoulos

Reflecting the themes, the shoot takes the title of Masculin – Féminin. Starring Katerina Smit & Olya Gribova, you can view the full shoot by clicking on the above thumbnails.

Check out more of Akiss’ work over at akissparaskevopoulos.com.

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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.