Eight themes for spring 2012, eight miniature styling lessons. But this shoot for W Magazine doesn’t base its class curriculum around the most casual of clothing. Instead it’s steeped in femininity, the kinds of styling ideas you’d take with you after nightfall or to any occasion where the most ladylike of attire will elevate your mood.
Edward Enninful’s styling takes us through frilled romance and sweet sorbets, structured skirt suits and flowing frocks. When it hits a 1920s note it does so with “bias-cut slip dresses and ostrich plumes”, precisely the kind of understated Jazz Age glamour that’s ripe for this year.
Lily Donaldson, Nyasha Matonhodze, Jourdan Dunn, and Cara Delevingne star in the shoot, which was opulently photographed by Emma Summerton.