A Blowout Trip Through Spring/Summer 2018

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A Blowout Trip Through Spring/Summer 2018

Drawing on the incendiary allure of the outsider, Gareth McConnell and Agata Belcen shoot feathers, leather, rubber and lace

Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen

Miscreants, outsiders, deviants: drawing on the incendiary spirit of those who exist just outside of society’s reaches, Gareth McConnell and Agata Belcen take us on a hallucinatory trip through the Spring/Summer collections for AnOther Magazine S/S18. Taking its name from Jean Genet’s intoxicating queer novel of the 1940s, Our Lady of the Flowers, the photo story is a tribute to the strange pleasure of living life on the margins.

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Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen
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Top: Misha is wearing a tuxedo jacket and shirt with oversized collar by Vivienne Westwood. Beaded and sculpted top by Rick Owens. Frayed denim shorts by Diesel. Feather pins by House of Malakai. Silver heart cut-out necklace and face pins (worn on jacket) by Husam el Odeh. Horn necklace and silver cuff by Pebble London. Silver safety pin (worn on jacket) by Alice Waese. And spiral cuff by Slim Barrett. Above left: Celine is wearing a sleeveless sequinned dress (worn as top) by Guess. Stylist’s own fishnet sleeves. Wool trousers by Dior Homme. And feather pins (worn on trousers) by House of Malakai. Above right: Celine is wearing long wool coat by Jil Sander. Rhinestone denim jacket by Guess. Corset belt by Vera Wang. Leather lace-up briefs by Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Feather choker by Ann Demeulemeester. Metallic leather belts (worn on arm) by Birkenstock. Hand-link bracelet (worn on shoulder) by Alice Waese. Face pins (worn on jacket) by Husam el Odeh. And vintage leather combat boots from Costume Studio

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Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen
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Misha is wearing a leather biker jacket by Polo Ralph Lauren. Trench coat (worn underneath) by Aniye By. Leather lace-up briefs by Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Feather necklace by Ann Demeulemeester. And feather pendant necklace by Slim Barrett

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Above: Elfie is wearing a tuzedo jacket (worn across body) and silk and lace slip dress by Joseph. Feather pins by House of Malakai. Feather necklace by Anne Demeulemeester. Cross and horn pendant necklace from Pebble London. Silver chain by Joy BC. And leather boots by Yang Li

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Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen
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Above left: From left, Elfie is wearing a satin corset by Charlotte Knowles. High-waisted cut-out trousers by Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver. Misha is wearing a patchwork neoprene top by Craig Green. Leather trousers by Roberto Cavalli. Above right: From left, Elfie is wearing a cut-out ruched top by Y/Project. Sleeveless ribbed cotton top (worn underneath) by Diesel. Stylist’s own fishnet sleeves. Silk trousers by Sharon Wauchob. Silver chain necklace and oxidised silver bracelets by Belmacz. Silver and pearl pin by Dries Van Noten. Celine is wearing a cut-out bodysuit by Vivienne Westwood. Satin sleeve by Yang Li. And wool trousers by Vera Wang

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Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen
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Left: Adesuwa is wearing PVC cage dress by Gareth Pugh. Cotton T-shirt and sweatshirt (worn underneath) by AG Jeans. Sheer tulle dress (worn underneath) by Eckhaus Latta. Flared wool trousers by Vera Wang. And oxidised silver bracelets by Belmacz. Right: Kirin is wearing a canvas jacket by Holland & Holland. 

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Photography by Gareth McConnell, Styling by Agata Belcen
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Above: Misha is wearing layered jersey tops by Rick Owens. Silk corset with rubber cups (worn underneath) by Charlotte Knowles. And wool trousers by Chloé

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Above left: From left, Misha is wearing a faux snakeskin jacket by Halpern. Checked high-waisted shorts by Margaret Howell. Feather necklace by Ann Demeulemeester. And vintage leather combat boots from Costume Studio. Elfie is wearing a vintage vinyl print dress (worn as top) from Contemporary Wardrobe. Layered jeans by Y/Project. And feather pendant necklace and feather bracelet by Slim Barrett. Above right: Adesuwa is wearing an embroidered velvet dress and double-barrelled military leather belt by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Wool trousers by Y/Project. Feather pins by House of Malakai. Leather studded belts (worn across back) by Birkenstock. And silver chain choker (worn as bracelet) by Pebble London

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Above: From left, Adesuwa is wearing a sleeveless leather two-tone cropped jacket by Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Patchwork jacket and knitted corset by Matty Bovan. And wool trousers by Jil Sander. Kirin is wearing a vintage velvet soublet from Costume Studio. Cotton sweatshirt by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. Silk trousers by Sharon Wauchob. Feather pins by House of Malakai. And leather studded belts (worn across chest) by Birkenstock

Hair: Jonathan De Francesco at LGA Management. Make-up: Laura Dominique at Streeters using Chanel Neapolis: New City and Chanel Blue Serum Eye. Models: Adesuwa Aighewi and Celine Bouly at Storm, Kirin Dejonckheere at The Squad, Misha Hart at Viva London and Elfi e Reigate at Kate Moss Agency. Casting: Svea Greichgauer at AM Casting. Set design: Kim Harding at The Magnet Agency. Photographic assistants: Simon Wellington and Jack Symes. Film and loading assistant: Meshach Roberts. Styling assistants: Isabelle Sayer, Chloe Grace Press, Diogo Pinto and Jack Clements. Hair assistants: Alex Jottini and Nick Jones. Set-design assistants: Flaminia Veronesi and Saskia Wickins. Producer: Sophie Walsh at Industry Art. Production assistant: Jordan Groves.