Colour and texture are our world, and they shape what we are and what we wear. Much of what we wrap ourselves in during winter is a reflection of the cloudy skies and flowerless trees; translated to dark colours and equally flowerless prints. Spring 2012’s fashions are shaped by a want for optimism, reflections of blue skies and bluer waters and the magic of creatures that frolic there – if only in our imaginations.
Sequins and pailettes aren’t just decoration for party dresses, they’re the scales of mermaids. Metallic snakeskin goes beyond what occurs in nature. A shimmy of fringing is the plumage of an exotic bird. That much stylist Rita Lazzarotti and photographer Manuel Nogueira know – and perfectly capture with their matching of colourful, textured outfits with highly saturated imagery.
Martha Streck’s shoot is from the January 2012 issue of Elle Brazil. You can view it all at the thumbnails above.