Ever since Nicolas Ghesquiere imparted ideas of “taking a weird trip” and the infinite possibilities of what lies ahead, “the beyond” as a concept has occupied a certain spot in fashion’s collective consciousness.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was very into that Christopher Kane solar system collection from resort 2011, but my tastes quickly soured as members of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd showed up wearing the look stretched over their cellulite-ridden asses all over the meatpacking district. From then on I tried to avoid anything too cosmic from integrating into my closet. (Yet another trend taken from me by the bottle wielding club girls of Avenue and 1Oak… RIP high-low hems, flower crowns, and a personal favorite: underwear as pants. Shame. Shame.)
In the age of Miley-bots roaming the streets in crop tops and knickers, it’s an almost provocative notion to want to keep things under-wrap. Luxury, ultimately about quality and consistency, is often forgone for the admittedly cheaper but shorter reaching options offered by fast fashion.
Working on this editorial, which we shot over the summer for Marie Claire’s September issue, was effectively a compelling argument for the renaissance of outer space influences in their newest incarnation. Ironically the clothes helped me realize how modern and of-the-moment the futuristic is right now. A well-constructed jacket from Celine or a great pair of tailored pants from Bottega Veneta may be an investment, but the pay off is ultimately greater as it can both literally and figuratively, stand the test of time.
photographer: Erik Madigan Heck
stylist: Lester Garcia
model: Zen Sevastyanova
hair: Owen Gould
make-up: Ralph Siciliano
nails: Kiyo Okada