Petit Déjeuner X Dior: Way to Blue
The latest in the DRG Petit Déjeuner film series, is a celebration of friendship and creativity.
As soon as I saw the Dior AW17 collection, I knew I wanted to shoot it. The regiment of girls all in blue, from work wear to embroidered taffeta, to a shimmering dégradé sequin gown, all topped with leather berets, was just too wonderful a vision to ignore.
While dove grey is the colour usually associated with Dior, navy blue was a lesser-known favourite of Monsieur Dior. (more…)
Editorial shoot: Wake me up when the future arrives
When I was growing up, there was nothing less appealing than the idea of suburbia, being stuck on the fringes, peering in on the action. If you lived in the suburbs of London, your main life goal was to get the hell out as soon as possible. In fact, I grew up in West London, but in a way that had its own feeling of torpid detachment. I was desperate for the
seedy exotic bright lights of Soho, at that time the epicenter of creative cool and a glowing beacon of potential. Potential of what exactly, it didn’t matter, just something more exciting than my mundane teen (non)existence. In that sense, you could even say that being a teenager, wherever you live, is like being in an alternative suburbia. So near to where you want to be – independent, in demand – yet so far.
Now, in a funny volte-face, London is turning inside out. The outskirts are becoming desirable destinations with endless construction sites and transport-links-in-progress that represent fresh, gleaming possibility. In turn, the centre of London is emptying of locals, as our beloved pubs, caffs and nightclubs are bulldozed for behemoth Shards and Gherkins. Should we stay or should we go? Or should we simply retreat into the safe suburbia of our nostalgic imaginations…?
ABOVE: Blouse and trousers, Vilshenko///triple ring, Spinelli Kilcollin
Blouse and trousers, Vilshenko///Boots: Aeyde
Face ring and oval ring, Sarah & Sebastian///Triple ring, Spinelli Kilcollin
Blouse, Vilshenko///Earrings, I am by Ileana Makri
T-shirt, Champion/// trousers, Vilshenko/// earrings, Magdalena Frackowiak//ring, Sarah & Sebastian
Triple ring, Spinelli Kilcollin///all other rings, Sarah & Sebastian///perfume, Prada
Sweatshirt, Peter Jensen
Photography: Chiara Romagnoli
Words and styling: Navaz Batliwalla
Hair: Patrick Forini using Bumble & Bumble
Make-up: Yin Lee using Ellis Faas Cosmetics
Model: Oliwka at The Squad Management
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Thanks to Champion, Vilshenko, Magdalena Frackowiak, Sarah & Sebastian, Peter Jensen, Aeyde, Spinelli Kilcollin, I am by Ileana Makri
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Petit Déjeuner – Just One
The latest in the DRG film series, Petit Déjeuner takes us to the design studio of a different kind of fashion brand…
A winter Thursday in London’s cosmopolitan Paddington finds us filming in the bijou studio of twins Mandeep and Hardeep Kaur. These charming, fine-boned twins are sharing their design process and morning rituals (more…)