You know when an international phenomenon like Lady Gaga singles your designs out and asks if she can wear them on stage, you must be doing something right. Phoenix Keating is a young Australian designer already picking up that international attention – from Gaga and others – for his edgy yet utterly refined designs. This exclusive shoot brings together Keating’s trans-seasonal pieces (a mix of couture and ready-to-wear), and photographer James Broadhurst into shots that can only be described as simply stunning. To make things even better, Broadhurst nabbed winner of Poland’s Next Top Model, Olga Kaczynska, for the shoot while she was temporarily visiting Australia’s shores.
Shot in a special made studio using only daylight, with “old warehouse window draped with lace to give a nostalgic feel to the images,” Broadhurst captures some candid portraits of the designer as well as an elegantly poised Olga wearing the designs.
There’s nothing quite so fitting to Phoenix Keating’s aesthetic than a classically beautiful Olga in a headscarf and cat-eye liner, contrastingly bound by bondage ropes.
Kaori Harigae was behind the hair and beauty look.
You can view the full shoot by James Broadhurst at the gallery above.