Trousers by Base Range and Top by Sophie Cull Candy.
Left: Knickers by Sabinna, Jumper by Minki Cheng and Dress by Toga Pulla. Right: Shirt stylist's own.
Left: Trousers by Steven Tai, Shirt by Ann Sofie Back, Belt by Comme des Garçon, Gloves and Boots by Micol Ragni. Right: Overalls stylist's own and Dress by Ghost.
Left: Trousers and Boots by Toga Pulla. Right: Knickers by Base Range and Dress worn as veil by Cecilie Bahnsen.
A roaring attempt to break free from centuries-old appropriations of the female body, The Skin I Live In proposes a refusal of the various forms of corporeal normativity, and calls for a reimagining of embodied femininity.
Photographer Olesya Asanova and stylist Neesha Champaneria employ the element of the second skin, a concept that helps explore the oddity of simultaneously covering up and showing off. Up-close shots of bare skin, uncomfortable poses, and a slightly humorous use of garments set the tone of a new way of seeing, stripping off shame and stigma, and returning the body to its natural, unbound self.