The retelling of Roxelana

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.

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Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010
Maryna Linchuk: Vogue Turkey December 2010

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.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is Fashionising.com’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of Fashionising.com’s co-founders.

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