Skin

Photography by Sergey Rogov.

Plain, polished, and frozen fashion photography is a thing of the past. Pristine skin marred with scars and imperfect features have become signs of distinction; the beauty standards that once were are being demolished. Society craves underground edge and new alternative norms. Saint Laurent’s runway is laden with tattooed figures, Alice Dellal claims her role in Chanel’s latest campaign, and Rick Genest, otherwise known as “Zombie Boy”, stuns as the newest muse of Thierry Mugler. Their poses – which at times may appear less than elegant, much like those of the dancers in Degas’ paintings – shock, attract and amaze. As a sculptor, Sergey plays with flesh as if it were wax. As a painter, he highlights the use of contrasts and chiaroscuro. As a director, he depicts the story of a fashion thriller played by glamourous models. The century of pinup girls, Barbies and other unrealistically formed dolls is over. Out of his cocoon made from cotton candy-colored feathers, Sergey depicts the world of today through his choice of models. He sees a world of aggression, cosmopolitan, and violence; a world of contrasts where anything is possible.

Written by: Maria Shakhnova


Artist at home

Photography by Fernanda Vallois.

Photo and creative direction by Fernanda Vallois

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Model: Manuela Machado


Fernanda Vallois

Soft and intimate photographs from Brazil.

Photo and creative direction by Fernanda Vallois

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Model: Manuela Machado
Art Direction: Fernanda Vallois and Thaisa Mezzavilla
Swimsuits: Baderna


Francesca

Photography by Adolfo Valente.

Photographer: Adolfo Valente


Full of stories

Photography by Alla Chiara Luzzitelli.

Alla Chiara is Russian-born photographer who lives in Turin. She grew up in an orphanage in Lipetsk, an industrial city 400 km from Moscow.

Now she is studying and developing photography. Taking self-portraits for her is like a way of growing and understanding herself, that’s why it is so important in her photography.

“My mind is full of stories, full of memories, full of lovers. I’ll look over my story to let people to tell their stories.”

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Perfect not perfect

Photography by Luisa Terminiello.

“My work is often based on the search of the single (perfect but not perfect) picture. There are photographs to imagine, they are pills for sick of imagination. They will never be perfect as well as every medicine has its contraindications”.