Leyla Ugarte‘s Ocean Dreams is a double tribute. On the one hand it’s a tribute to a trend of the season: fashion’s infatuation with the underwater world of mythical mermaids and oceanic life. That much is clear from Ugarte’s styling and photography, the former taking in everything from billowy kaftans to jellfish-like prints, sparkles and sequins and nautical tailoring, while the latter, her photography, used clever backdrops and effects to emulate a vision of the briny deep.

Her more personal tribute is meanwhile to Spanish designer Jesús del Pozo, who the world lost last year. Ugarte refers to him as “a pioneer in Spanish fashion, a genius and one of [her] favorite designers” and features Pozo’s pieces heavily in the shoot both as a tribute to his talent and as congratulations to his team “for the great work they are making in his absence (fantastic F/W ’12 collection) and rejoice for the great designer Josep Font taking the creative direction of the firm and the task to immortalize his legacy.”

Ocean Dreams Leyla Ugarte

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Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte
Ocean Dreams by Leyla Ugarte

With Ana Torroja’s song Como Sueñan las Sirenas (The Way Mermaids Dream) in mind helping to shape the softly colored images, Ugarte turned model Lara Colmenarejo into one of the season’s dreaming mermaids.

View the full shoot at the gallery 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.