Inspired by emerald green, textured jade and high shine, Karolina Pran undertook putting together a creative team to bring her edgy vision to life. Angie Di Battista created makeup looks that mimicked the glossy texture and rich velvet tones on Karolina’s moodboard, embracing glowing, natural skin texture. Ashley Readings was the hair stylist for the shoot, building on inspiration from Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2019 runway show hair, as well as unique waved, threaded and braided shapes. Fine jewellery provided by Royal de Versailles was another focus, incorporating current jewellery trends of mixing various metals and layering multiple pieces. Luxurious, minimal styling was chosen for this shoot, so as to let the jewellery hair and makeup stand alone. Ultimately, what came together was a highly-polished, nine-image editorial that showcases the talent & expertise of all contributors.
The entire shoot came together surrounding Karolina’s rich green moodboard. Various textures of high shine and luxurious fur, mixed metals and precious stones were key items to be included. Styling inspiration came in the form of masculine-meets-feminine tailoring and sumptuous details from Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2019 runway collection. This collection additionally inspired the hair looks, which ranged from abstract waves to sleek and intricate braids. The edgy-meets-finesse ideas came together in an utterly striking shoot.