It’s the year of the snake for the Chinese Zodiac and we just started the Lunar Year this month. So for our February issue shoot for Newtide, I took inspiration from the celebratory colors of red, yellow, orange and gold–which we are lucky because maroon and oxblood are super hot colors for the season.
The photographer was Charlie Engman and we shot in New York. I was so happy to have Charlie as his photos are always brightly colored and minimalistic yet surreal (a lot of post work goes into making them look that way though!). I love the idea of a girl coming home post New Year-party and totally out of it like a zombie. We also had some major cool manipulations to make her look far more “out of this world” but we ran into cultural differences in the end. As the creative director I didn’t want to throw away my idea, but at the same time it is important to be flexible in this ever globalizing world. At least my shoot didn’t get completely thrown out like it did with Grace Coddington in “The September Issue”!
So please see the rest of the photos below, with miu miu, Prada, Jason Wu and more—!
Photographer’s assistant: David Brandon Geeting
Fashion Assistant: Lydia Shahmoon
Hair Assistant: Kikumari
Makeup Assistant: Kaori Yamamoto
Shot on location in Chelsea, New York City
Special thanks to BoyPlay Studio