The exotic is always such a large part of fashion and not just for the sartorial options it offers up but more so for the way it spurs our imagination. As you’ll often here me say that fashion is a projection of who we want to be; exotic fashion takes that fact further, working in layers of fantasy and taking the projection to a whole new level. It’s such appeal that is captured in Vogue Turkey’s Hurrem Sultan 2010 pictorial.
From their December 2010 edition, the pictorial sees the story of the Ukrainian born slave then wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska (later in life known as Hurrem Sultan), retold with model Maryna Linchuk captured by the lens of Ellen von Unwerth.
You can see the pictorial by clicking on the thumbnails below.