Beauty is subjective, but there are elements of it that are also universal. If you were to do a psychological study of what beauty is, you’d find that the strongest types of beauty always leave a question unanswered, always have some mystery or asymmetry. To put it another way, we’re awe-inspired by things that are perfect, but mesmerised by things that aren’t.
FASHIONTREND Magazine’s 26th issue is dedicated to ‘uncommon beauty’; the things that break the cliches, that aren’t necessarily the universal definition of perfection, and that are all the more alluring as a result.
The issue’s cover story, Dark Angel, finds its uncommon beauty in Sarah Tarrant Kuang. With piercing dark eyes, skin dotted with constellations of freckles, and a daring shaved hairstyle belying a petite, feminine frame, Kuang is the ideal poster girl for the issue.
Photographed by Andrew O’Toole with styling by Connel Chiang, you can view this exclusive preview of the issue at the gallery above.
With a showcase of New Zealand Fashion Week and the Spring / Summer collections direct from Milan and New York, FASHIONTREND’s 26th issue is 150+ pages of fashion worth hunting down in print. You can find it on shelf as of Thursday 22nd December. Head to fashiontrend.com.au for more information.