A Sartorial Reflection on the Colour Red for A/W17

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A Sartorial Reflection on the Colour Red for A/W17

We take a moment to mediate on the most provocative shade of all

Mohair Argyle dress and silk ribbed thigh-high socks by MissoniPhotography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum,” said filmmaker Derek Jarman in his 1994 book Chroma: A Book of Color. The incendiary nature of the colour red has started political revolutions, indulged in pleasures of the flesh and flirted with danger in its many forms throughout the history of cinema, art and fashion alike.

Hues of scarlet, crimson, vermilion and burgundy, incorporated into on-screen costume and propelled down the runway, act as telling flags to the nature of its wearer, not to mention the intention of a designer. Here, we present 16 red pieces of clothing for Autumn/Winter 2017, as styled and photographed by Chloe Grace Press and Tim Elkaim for AnOther Magazine: patent leather gloves, silk shoes, a bejewelled necklace, tomato-red lenses and knitted hoisery each an artful showcase of the most provocative colour of them all.

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Prince of Wales check wool scarf-coat and silk draped heels by Balenciaga. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Plexiglass necklace by Dries Van Noten. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Long-sleeved T-shirt by Falke, jeans by AG Jeans, heritage black bay watch by Tudor. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Corduroy trousers by Margaret Howell, socks by Falke, leather lace-up shoes by Camper. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Patent leather jumpsuit and cut-out bow gloves by Drome. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Calfskin Pannier bag with tortoiseshell handle by Marni. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Patent leather boots by AGL. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Sports-frame sunglasses with red lenses custom-made by Alain Mikli. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Chiffon pleated floral dress and ponyskin knee-high boots by Isabel Marant from Net-A-Porter. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Leather vertical ruched bag by Céline. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Varnished-leather flower choker and satin lace slip dress by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press
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Lurex top and leather boots by Erika Cavallini, Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

Hair: Yumi Nakada-Dingle at Home Agency using Aveda. Make-up: Fir Wang at Atomo Management using Nars. Models: Franziska Bachoven; Sofia Fanego at Silent Models; Dustin Muchuvitz; and Camille Rochand at Girl Management. Casting: TM Casting. Manicure: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris. Set design: Sophear at Swan Management. Digital tech: Florian Massal at D-Factory. Photographic assistant: Yves Mourtada. Styling assistant: Grisel Clémence. Hair assistant: Fabio Petri. Set assistant: Céline Corbineau. Production: The Collective Shift. Post-production: D-Factory. Special thanks to Upper East Studio and Codimat

These images originally appeared in Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale now.