While this editorial was not shot 20, 000 leagues under the sea, or underwater in any way, I sought to create an enchanting aura of being lost and stranded in a mythical seascape.
While this editorial was not shot 20, 000 leagues under the sea, or underwater in any way, I sought to create an enchanting aura of being lost and stranded in a mythical seascape. Having had the opportunity to style a few Au Revoir Les Filles pieces, a line which maintains a special fusion of ice, water and ethereal strength in most of their jewelry, I knew I wanted to create something raw and simple, with elegant clothing and minimal make up, combining water and nature as a strong focal point. It almost seemed as if the Sabrina Goh dress that came into my life a year ago was made for just this moment, with its flowing polyester being so breathable and organic it moulded itself perfectly to my skin.
Being inspired by the constant creativity of high fashion shows and their out-of-the-box concepts (no matter how cliche some can be) in recent times has made me realize just how much life, narration, and emotion art direction and styling can give to a shoot, as opposed to a simple, albeit well-angled photographic shot. Photography and fashion editorials are best when they are meaningful and even better if they make observers feel. By creating a shoot that truly inspired me, as well as brought out the strong emotions I aimed to portray, this was a small start towards a bigger goal. There is so much worth in sparking the imaginations of others, and creating with all our souls the surreal fantasy we all have in our minds with what we possess on this earth.