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I’m easing back into blogging, so I thought I’d start with something simple to get the juices flowing: an inspiring fashion editorial styled by Karl Templer and photographed by Craig McDean. Though these avant-garde pieces aren’t necessarily wearable for day-to-day life, the silhouettes and juxtaposed textures are visually-surprising and thought-provoking. Any time I see an editorial that plays with shape in such an extreme way, it makes me think about fashion in a different light. Are these ensembles “flattering,” and does it matter if they’re not? If the body is a canvas, then what are these outfits saying? What story is this editorial telling? How do these ideals of beauty and style differ from fashion norms that we see on the street? I don’t have definitive answers to any of these questions; this is just a chain of thoughts that occurs whenever I’m met with an unusual shoot that I find aesthetically pleasing in some way.

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Models — Julia Bershoeff, Manuela Frey, Alisa Ahmann, Josephine Le Tutour
Stylist — Karl Templer
Makeup — Mark Carrasquillo
Hair — Tomo Jidai
Photographer — Craig McDean

(Photos, via The Fashiongraphy)