Marco D’Amico and Romina Toscano allowed themselves to be completely seduced by the entire notion of frontal stylized presentation of figures, a concept easily placeable in the ancient Byzantine religious paintings; so much in fact that they decided to keep the essence, switch up the setting and evoke new circumstances so that formality could lightly be reinterpreted as fashionability in their latest editorial.
And where lies challenge, the results become all the more fascinating. Case in point: the cutting-edge vision that plays upon some of the Eastern Empire’s most striking characteristics, including the use of rich color with a special emphasis on gold, and the love towards a rather sumptuous decorative style translating to luxurious looking woven, embroidered and beaded surface embellishments. Balancing the heavy styling envisioned by Marco Grisolia, Antonio Ciaramella’s icon-inspired hair and make-up felt candescent.
With an entire team of stylist’s and photographer’s assistants behind, fashion editor Romina Toscano (www.studiodmoda.it) managed the unimaginable and explored the religious consciousness with pure grace and elegance. To witness Marco D’Amico’s (www.marcodamico.net) entire shoot, click on the thumbnails above and proceed through the gallery.