There’s something about being swathed in unrepentant luxury. Fur, it’s shaggy faux counterparts, deluxe shearling – anything that implores tactile interaction from the casual passer by – all fit in the same category. There’s at once the historical association with luxury and the now-cemented condition of being taboo. There’s warmth heightened by a primitive impulse, tactility that’s amplified against bare skin, opulence that’s deepened because it’s not just a pleasure but a guity one. More often than not, faux elicits the same response as does the real thing. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: It’s for these reasons that a shoot like Jonathan Agostini’s for issue XVII of Bambi Magazine will polarise. Each image is undoubtedly beautiful: windswept, sensual, wonderfully framed, shot at creative upwards angles. The styling as a form of expression is more complex, and either you’ll see it as a beautiful use of texture or as a symptom of some social woes. Either way, it gives the old adage of being all fur coats and no knickers a stunningly literal spin – and you can make your own mind up on how you feel about it at the gallery. For the full Bambi issue head to bambimagazine.com.