It’s been a while since I posted a full edit- but this one’s just too good! I’ve actually been meaning to post this for a while, but still… better late than nver!
For it’s December issue, Vogue Netherlands opted for an enchanting wonderland themed editorial starring Marte Mei van Haaster and shot by designer/artist duo Victor and Rolf. Shot to look like paper cutouts from Victorian storybooks and styled as a modern day princess, model Marte Mei twirls about in a fantastic fairy tale forest inhabited by all sorts of woodland creatures.
Done entirely of darkened silhouettes, most of the images show only the shape of the garments and figures rather than their intricate details. This fully allows each image to celebrate the significance of the garment’s structure rather than it’s finishing ornamentation. Basically highlighting the silhouette of each piece, the importance of the cut of each garment to an overall look is shown, illustrating the fact that everything else on a garment (colour, decoration, etc.) is secondary in importance to it’s construction.
The images allow viewers to see hints of ornamentation- a flash of gold embroidery, a glimmering crystal, a filmy ruffle of silk gauze- details that become more apparent the longer you look at the photograph. Every image comes across as a celebration of modern style, yet with a timelessness that’s apparent in the Victorian feel of the edit. The inventiveness of this editorial’s beautiful concept makes for a stunningly orchestrated holiday feature.
What a gorgeous and festive fantasy!
“Festive Fairytale”/”In Wonderland”- Vogue Netherlands December 2015
Model: Marte Mei van Haaster
Photographers: Viktor & Rolf
Stylist: Marije Goekoop
Hair/Make-up: Eva Copper