Current times require a tough new outlook – not least in the way one chooses to dress. Such explains the ubiquity of metal hardware on the Autumn/Winter 2018 runways – chains, zips and studs punctuated designers’ collections, suggesting protection and rebellion alike.
Here, captured by Chris Rhodes and Chloe Grace Press for AnOther Magazine A/W18, a distillation of this resilient new mood: from Balenciaga’s heavyweight chains and caribiners, like those used by rock climbers, to Christopher Kane’s subversive top-to-bottom zippers. (“I do love a zip,” the designer told AnOther, “they can be really dodgy and I like that about them”.)
Make-up: Sandra Cooke at the Wall Group using Lord & Berry. Models: Iris Dubois at Premier Models and Rue Ingram at D1 Models. Casting: Svea Greichgauer at AM Casting. Set design: Amy Stickland at Webber. Manicure: Saffron Goddard using Le Vernis and La Crème Main by Chanel. Lighting: Emma Ercolani. Photographic assistant: Fuminori Homma. Styling assistants: Charis Lorraine and Benedetta Baruffi. Set-design assistant: Nienta Nixon. Production: Webber. Post-production: D-Touch Studio.
This story originally featured in the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine which is on sale internationally now.