The Black Code: a faste of forbiddance

Complex, fusing the conservative subtext with lust and desire, but above all telling a story of rare sensibility, Nicoline Patricia Malina’s editorial for Harpers Bazaar is art and then some. Imprinted in the clothes, carried by each and one of the breathable elements building the theme, veiled in romance but still obvious, the taste of forbiddance is explored through passion and awareness.

crown braids

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Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar
Black Code by Nicoline Patricia Malina & Lisa Schuil for Harpers Bazaar

Photographed on the beautiful streets of Antwerp, the editorial plays upon history and emotions, as you can almost sense the tension and breath in the charged atmosphere. With Lisa Schuil (www.lisaschuil.com) deciding on the production and wardrobe, models Isabel Guyt and Niko Ohlsson gained a brand new identity. One that’s compelling, provocative and enigmatic enough to make a difference.

Clashing the idea of heritage with those of ethic, conviction and faith, the black and white story is perfectly complemented by the crown braids and soft make-up envisioned by Juliette den Ouden. More than a photography concept and clearly more than a fashion spread, Nicoline Patricia Malina’s (www.nicolinepatricia.com) work never fails to intrigue and excite. To view to complete “Black Code” editorial, click on the thumbnails above.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.