A future world but also our own, the backdrops in Wong Sim’s editorial Perplexed Mind could be an urban landscape from any time. But with Chrisna Sujatmiko’s styling of metallic jackets, holographic pants, sporty leather sandals and asymmetric cuts, the mood becomes one of futurism, real or imagined.
Model Fabio Toledo is the central character who suffers the ‘perplexed mind’, the streets offering no comfort to one who feels lost and lacking direction. While once he thought the future would answer all his questions, it arrived bringing nothing but silence. The empty urban settings seem not so much a cause but a reflection of his loneliness.
Pensive it may be but Sim’s editorial is also strong, visually and thematically. Aided by Sujatmiko’s grooming, giving eyebrows that slight futuristic twist, we’re left feeling like Toledo is a man not quite of this world.
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