Head Shots

Head Shots

Mixed-media artist Lyle XOX transforms the face of Spring fashion.

Mixed-media artist Lyle XOX transforms the face of Spring fashion.

Photography: Solve Sundsbo

Photography: Lyle XOX

Styling: Gro Curtis

This article appears in the pages of V124: Welcome to Generation V. Order your copy at shop.vmagazine.com.

Lyle wears clothing Dilara Findikoglu Custom and archival headpieces (throughout) Lyle XOX

“My artistic approach is very organic in nature; there’s never a specific plan or map for a piece. Rather I’m very present throughout the creation process in order to not censor [myself] and to just trust the inspiration.” -Lyle XOX

Custom headpiece Giuseppe Zanotti

“For this story, I wanted to marry my world with that of the designer’s, using cast-off items from their ateliers to create the sculptures. Whatever resonated with me the most was worked into a patchwork of sorts.” -Lyle XOX

Clothing, accessories, custom headpiece MSGM

Clothing Erdem

“It’s important that each creation had its own unique identity. I would work on a [headpiece] and then leave it alone for days. Each time I went back, it was with fresh eyes and new energy.” -Lyle XOX

Clothing Richard Quinn

Clothing Noir Kei Ninomiya

“When I put on [a headpiece], I see ‘Lyle’ slowly drift away and ‘Lyle XOX’ emerge. [Witnessing this] feels otherworldly and imparts a high that is intoxicating for me.” -Lyle XOX

Clothing Maison Margiela Custom headpiece Avant Toi

Clothing Craig Green

Credits:

Makeup: Lyle Reimer assisted by Lesley Vye

Manicure: Robbie Tomkins (Premier Hair and Make-up)

using Bio Sculpture EVO2 Gel

Production: Sally Dawson, Paula Ekenger

Digital technician: Tony Ivanov

Photo assistants: Samuel Stephenson, Sebastian Kapfhammer

Stylist assistant: Aurelie Mason-Perez

Retouching: Digital Light Ltd.

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