No sooner do I consider re-taking up fencing as a sporting pursuit that the fashion industry immediately jumps on board. Milkshake’s recent issue gave us a taste of fashionable fencing and now Elle Italia has followed suit showing Australian model Jessica Hart coming to grips with the point of the sport (terrible pun, I know) while looking every bit chic in Gucci.
Admittedly it’s not that fencing has suddenly become a sport de jour; rather fashionable sportswear is one of Spring 2010‘s leading trends and fencing’s equipment makes for iconic motifs in a photo shoot. It’s also far cheaper to shoot a pictorial around fencing than it is around the true sport de jour: polo. Given I make attempts to pursue that sport as well, I’m greatly looking forward to the pictorial which features it.
Also featuring Selita Ebanks and photographed by Marcelo Krasilcic, you can see all the pictures of Youth Games by clicking on the thumbnails below.