Filed under: Editorials, News | Tags: christian mcculloch, dazed & confused, hyoni kang, joanna schlenzka, ming xi, rod stanley, shin arima, will davidson
Dozens and dozens of magazines cross my desk at the Ford Models Blog each month — many still never even leave it. Few magazines, however hold a place in my black heart like Dazed & Confused does. Editor Rod Stanely‘s London-published monthly has a signature editorial style that can be identified squinting at fifty paces, which is no mean feat given the preponderance of periodicals in the johnny-come-lately world of fashion publishing. So any opportunity our talent provides me to write about Dazed is a pleasure most savored. This month it is down to Ford’s Ming Xi and Hyoni Kang for providing me the first opportunity to write about Dazed for their feature in an editorial by photographer Will Davidson and contributing fashion editor Joanna Schlenzka. Titled “I Was Born, But…” the story pictures Ming and Hyoni in a nondescript dimly-lit space wearing a variety of floral printed garments from amongst others Kenzo, Dries Van Noten, and Thakoon. The movement, shadowy lighting, and in certain instances defocused edges imbue this story with an intimacy perhaps best illustrated in the fourth shot below wherein Ming wraps her arms across the shoulders of Hyoni. Now that is a portrait! Vulnerable, sensual, arresting, and just another reason why I love it when our models feature in Dazed & Confused.
Credits include: Publication, Dazed & Confused Vol II/94 February 2011; Title, “I Was Born, But…”; Photography, Will Davidson; Fashion editor, Joanna Schlenzka; Hair, Shin Arima at Frank Reps; Makeup, Christian McCulloch at Tim Howard; Photography assistant, Sam Crawford; Styling assistant, Paul Wagenblast; Digital operator, Jonathan Pilkington; Image source, MDC.
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