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Photography by Robi Rodriguez, Styling by Ellie Grace Cumming

Two Serious Ladies: Channelling the Heady Feminine Spirit of S/S18

An ambiguous tryst sets Robi Rodriguez and Ellie Grace Cumming’s exploration of the season’s collections in motion

A clandestine meeting, a lover’s tryst – the ambiguous relationship between two women becomes the nexus of Robi Rodriguez and Ellie Grace Cumming’s exploration of the season’s collections, taken from AnOther Magazine S/S18. Heady tones of pink, blush, crimson and rose meet a discomforting opposition of textures – raw tulle sits next to duchesse satins, patent plastic with silk – to channel an inner punk spirit, and a very modern love affair. 

Top, from left: Manu is wearing a leather blazer and cotton-lace dress by Ermanno Scervino. Vintage lace blouse from Lucinda Portobello. Crystal drop earrings from Pebble London. Ivory beaded necklace by Jacki Holland. Lurex socks by Tabio. And leather shoes with crystal detail by Feben Vemmenby. Natie is wearing a transparent nylon trench coat and body (worn underneath) by Maison Margiela. Cotton-lace skirt by Ermanno Scervino. Gold twin-hoop earrings by Delfina Delettrez. Crystal necklace by Simone Rocha. Socks by Wafuku. And patent-leather mules by AGL. Above left, from left: Natie is wearing a silk-voile and velvet gown by Dilara Findikoglu. Crystal drop earrings from Pebble London. Manu is wearing a silk organza dress with velvet rose flocking by Valentino. Crystal earrings and necklace by Slim Barrett. Above right, from left: Natie is wearing a leather jacket and transparent PVC hood by Chanel. Silk and tulle bloomers from National Theatre Costume Hire. Nylon illustrated tights by Claire Barrow for Matchesfashion.com. And patent-leather shoes by Blue Roses by Edward Meadham. Manu is wearing a plastic dress by MSGM. Chiffon ruffled top (worn underneath) from National Theatre Costume Hire. Porcelain earrings by Claire Barrow for Matchesfashion.com. Transparent PVC gloves and knee-high boots by Chanel. Lace gloves (worn underneath) from Contemporary Wardrobe. And lurex thigh-high socks by Blue Roses by Edward Meadham.

Above, from left: Natie is wearing a hand-knitted wool scarf by Rodarte. Gold twin-hoop earrings by Delfina Delettrez. Manu is wearing a leather trench coat by Givenchy. Vintage silk kimono from Lucinda Portobello. Crystal drop earrings from Pebble London. And ivory beaded necklace by Jacki Holland. 

Above, left and right: Manu is wearing a silk-satin cut-off gown by Yang Li. Crystal drop earrings from Pebble London. Natie is wearing a ruffled chiffon dress from National Theatre Costume Hire. Cotton socks from Wafuku. And leather mules by Vic Matié.

Above, from left: Natie is wearing a silk slip dress from Mairead Lewin Vintage. Silk-crepe shirt by Gucci. Crystal necklace by Simone Rocha. And beaded necklace from Pebble London. Manu is wearing a quilted coat by Lanvin. Tulle dress (worn underneath) by Phoebe English. Tulle trousers by Feben Vemmenby. And crystal drop earrings and cotton ruff led arm cuffs from Pebble London.

Above left: Natie is wearing an embellished silk slip dress by Coach 1941. Silk top from Mairead Lewin Vintage. Vintage lurex roll-neck top from Cassie Mercantile. And floral lace gloves by Ryan Lo. Above right, from from left: Natie is wearing a padded silk coat by Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver. Tabi socks and geta shoes from Wafuku. Manu is wearing a denim collage-print dress by Prada. Ivory beaded necklace by Jacki Holland. And cotton socks and geta shoes from Wasoukan.

Above: Manu is wearing a ruched organza top by Molly Goddard. Bubble-wrap hood by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.

Above left, from left: Manu is wearing a silk corset dress and antique gold and crystal jewellery by Alexander McQueen. Cotton Tabi socks from Wafuku. And geta shoes from Wasoukan. Natie is wearing a knitted ruffled dress by Alexander McQueen. Crochet bra from Lucinda Portobello. And cotton Tabi socks and geta shoes from Wafuku. Jack and Andree are wearing clothing from The Vintage Showroom. Above right: Manu is wearing a silk and lace ruffled dress by Proenza Schouler. Cotton blazer (worn underneath) by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. Silk gloves from Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques . Socks from Wafuku. And leather shoes with crystal detail by Feben Vemmenby.

Above, from left: Natie is wearing a ruffled tulle catsuit by Pam Hogg. Manu is wearing a mirrored mosaic body by Dior. Embroidered tulle skirt by Simone Rocha. And silk fingerless gloves from Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques. 

Above: Manu is wearing a silk shirt-dress by Forte Forte. Tulle dress by Feben Vemmenby. Silk trousers by Yang Li. Lurex gloves by Kevin Germanier. Rope belt from Wasoukan. Lurex socks from Tabio. And embellished satin platform shoes by Simone Rocha. 

Hair: Gary Gill at Streeters using Eimi by Wella Professionals. Make-up: Mathias Van Hooff at Management Artists using MAC. Models: Natie Nowak at IMG, Manu Miloqui at Next Models, Jack Diamond at Brown and Mills and Andree Mehew at Ugly Models. Casting: Jess Hallett at Streeters. Photographic assistants: Tom Ayerst, Florence Otomoyo and Juanjo Lorenzo. Styling assistants: Jordan Duddy and Jess Sharp. Hair assistant: Kristine Engell. Make-up assistant: Porsche Poon. Casting assistant: Caitlin Prosser. Film processing: Chan Photographic Imaging. Production: 360PM.

This story originally featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale now.