Left: Tights by Falke from www.uktights.com, Shirt by Burberry, Coat by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Corset from Costume Studio.
Left: Jacket by Lanvin. Right: Bodystocking by Tiffany Quinn from www.uktights.com, Dress by Mulberry, Corset from Costume Studio and Belt by Saint Laurent from Found and Vision.
Left: Boots by Marc Jacobs. Right: Top worn underneath by Ganni, lace Top by Lanvin and Jacket by Saint Laurent.
Left: Shorts by Alexander McQueen, Shirt by Ashley Williams, Corset from Found and Vision and Coat by Burberry. Right: Dress by Marc Jacobs, Jacket worn underneath by Vionnet, Blazer Vintage from Arabella Bianco and Corset from Costume Studio.
Left: Trousers stylist's own, Shirt by Mulberry, Bralet by Mimi Holliday, and Belt from Costume Studio. Right: Trousers by Lanvin, Top by Cecilie Bahnsen, Jacket by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Belt by Saint Laurent from Found and Vision and Choker by Cornelia Webb.
In The Ingénue, photographer Simone Steenberg and stylist Elisa Silvestri analyse the conceptual pair body – body image, seeking to trace the complicated process of assigning meaning to representations of female corporeality.
In this, they employ a visual dialogue between the organicity, rawness of the bare body and the structure of clothing, emphasising various tensions arising at their meeting point: resistance, refusal, or alignment. The embodied awareness of the shape and weight of garments leads to the body positioning itself towards the world, in a manner that preserves intimacy, while striving for exposure.