You could try and prise apart Gothicism and Romance, but the reality is the two will always be closely intertwined. While some elements of fashion have entered eternally into being a vision of the Gothic – chunky crucifixes, black lace, veils, hard-edged accessories – it’s a theme that doesn’t have to be styled with hardness. White lace, flower garlands, innocent eyes framed by long straight hair: it’s an alternate vision that works equally well.
In Sanctuary Angela Sterchele styles looks that run willingly, arms wide open, towards that hybrid of dark and light. Model Catherine has the ideal look for Kirra Jayde’s romantically photographed concept, which was shot on location at Luther College Chapel.
View the full shoot by Kirra Jayde at the gallery above.