There is depth within the fashion we see, the stories fuelling these innovative design creations can be both insightful and appreciative. Fashion allows you to understand this meaning and search for inspiration, and therefore understand the significance within fashion and the photography shoots that can develop there from. This photographic representation of fashion and emotion, captured by Monica Antonelli, is singularly perfect in presenting an example of life stories synthesising with fashion.
For one to inspire the future one must take into account some of the significant actions of the past. Within this shoot art director, Luca Severgnini, and Antonelli create a masterful depiction of the femininity, fearlessness and religiosity that embodied Joan of Arc. To understand the different aspects that lay within this one woman Severgnini and Antonelli have reflected the life of both the heroic, battle-driven fighter and the delicate and devote young woman.
The styling by Monia Pedretti follows a distinct difference between black and white, clearly marking the two sides to this historical coin. White fabric of lace and detailed embroidery create the picture of a virginal bride; someone enamored and enrobed in the cloth religious following. In glaring contrast the model, Deborah Parcesepe, is placed within heavy black cotton, framing her in clothing that creates an armour-like structure around her delicate form. Elaborate headdresses, dresses of gold and long metallic chains signify the warrior, the woman of variance going into battle. Hair and make up, done by Federica Pisu, is indicative of the historical depiction of Joan of Arc, further allowing you to understand the inspiration behind the shoot, and the value of the fashionable depiction thereof.
Parcesepe is capricious and emotive, she acts the role and plays the perfect part in bringing this heroic and historical figure to life, paired with the notions of modernisation and taste.
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