That Morfium Couture can continue to create such complete fantasy worlds from their collections should come as no surprise by now – and yet, with each one, we get drawn in anew. This time photographer Dusan Jaukovic and stylist Jelena Malesevic (Morfium’s designer) challenged themselves to connect mysticism and fashion in a series of images starring Jefimija Jokic.

Like the ancient Gods were keepers over more than one domain, Jokic’s role can’t be summed up in a single word. She’s an angel in black, a protector; an embodiment of pure emotion, a prayer in physical form. As Jaukovic tells it, a prayer “for others: for mankind past, present and future.”

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Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic
Jefimija Jokic in 'Mantra' by Dusan Jaukovic

In this world it’s not hard to imagine Jokic as a modern day – or futuristic – deity; or an oracle soaking up humankind’s multiple woes and joys and praying for the kindness of the gods. Jokic doesn’t overplay the role: the emotes it with a subdued kind of grace and beauty.

Morfium’s clothes work perfectly here, the metallic sequins and cutaway panels and sheers all making them well-equipped to serve the modern day girl, yet the overall styling – hairstyles by Bojan Nastasic that could be straight out of Game Of Thrones, complimented by romantic makeup – plays deeply to the clash of fantasy, past and future.

Featuring pieces from Morfium Couture’s (www.morfium.net) fall 2013 collection, you can see the full shoot at the gallery.

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