Old world England meets the magic of neon

This dramatic scene created by stylist Cheryl Curtis and photographer Jake Hicks is indicative of the feel and fashion of those items seen in the times of Shakespeare, and all the elaborate and feminine costumes that came through in the era.

Curtis brings to life a long time fascination with the Shakespearean genre and all the elaborate and elegant fashion found within that time. There is a juxtaposition of modern and old-world fashion in this shoot – combining the elements of femininity, comfort and quirkiness with that of dramatic innocence. This works in perfect unison with designer Elisabeth Connor who applies a blended technique of old and new – traditional methods of dying, painting and collage that work with contemporary styling and trends of today. The Shangri-La collection by Jess Coombs is a more androgynous take on clothing and fashion, offering notions of free fitting clothing and a more militant sense of style.

old english neon by jake hicks

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Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks
Old English Neon by Jake Hicks

The setting of this fashion shoot is one of a classically old English manor, mirroring and enhancing the traditionalism of the dress, while still allowing for a contemporary feel. Note the neon colouring and spotlighting in the shoot – this brightly lit world has the beauty of presenting a modern day feel without coming across as contrived.

For more of the shoot by from Jake Hicks (www.jakehicksphotography.com) click on the gallery.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.