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

A Sartorial Reflection on the Colour Red for A/W17

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

Lead ImageMohair 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.

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.

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