A dramatic & beautiful shoot that lingers in your mind

The thing about delicate, embellished, ethereal evening gowns is that they can lend themselves equally to visions of darkness as to those of pure prettiness or whimsy. The whimsical shots may be more likely to end up on your Pinterest wall, but it’s the dark ones that linger in your corners of your mind.

An Le is particularly equipped to produce these cinematic, emotive, fine-art inspired pieces of work (why? Just genetically predisposed to being unfairly talented, I guess.) In yet another gorgeous series of shots, Le draws inspiration from Butoh – the Japanese “dance of the shadow” – with dramatic poses and puffs of white body paint emulating the elements of the dance.

an le vogue italia dramatic fashion shoot

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An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia
An Accidental Fall by An Le for Vogue Italia

Taking a different path to the usual glossy fashion spreads, Le’s shoot appears in Vogue Italia and stars platinum blonde beauty Alyona Subbotina.

With theatrical makeup by Dominique Samue, wet look hair by Elsa, and divine styling by Phuong My, you can view the full shoot by An Le (anlestudio.com) at the gallery. There’s also an accompanying video which you can watch above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.