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.
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.
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