Spring Awakening Lensed by Solve Sundsbo

Spring Awakening Lensed by Solve Sundsbo

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Spring Awakening Lensed by Solve Sundsbo

Darkness before dawn. Is 2021 the year of fashion redemption?

Darkness before dawn. Is 2021 the year of fashion redemption?

Photography: Solve Sundsbo

Styling: Gro Curtis

After a long and dreary 2020, to open 2021, designers capture the drama, the vibrancy, and the grandiosity that defines the artistry of fashion. Lensed by the Norway-born, London-based photographer and filmmaker, Solve Sundsbo and styled by V's Fashion Director, Gro Curtis, the duo opted for a high-note in 2021. "It’s about drama and optimism of fashion, it shows how resilient designers are in these turbulent times," says Curtis. "Protection comes in many forms. It can be literally Paco Rabbane armour dress or Kenzo beekeeper-chic hat that's actually a dress."

As model, Jean Campbell dallies in the latest of Spring/Summer 2021, Curtis longs for the new year's raw potential for creative redemption. "Beauty lies in many characters woman can use to her advantage. She can be innocent but playful in Simone Rocha, strong and seductive in Giorgio Armani, etheric in Dior, romantic in Erdem, or simply strange and avant-garde in Rick Owens. They say it’s darkest just before the dawn. I do believe this issue and this story is our dawn after almost a year in the dark."

Jean wears all clothing and accessories Simone Rocha
Dress and shoes, Valentino. On hair, R+Co Bleu SMOOTH & SEAL BLOW-DRY MIST.
All clothing and accessories Kenzo
Dress Burberry Earring Simone Rocha
All clothing Prada, Veil stylist’s own. On skin, La Prairie Skin Caviar Perfect Concealer.
All clothing and accessories Erdem. On lips, Byredo Lipstick China Plum.
All clothing Fendi.
All clothing and accessories Giorgio Armani. On eyes UZ Eye Opening Eyeliner.
All clothing and accessories Paco Rabanne
All clothing Dior
All clothing and accessories Rick Owens. On eyes, Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity Luxe Quad Interstellar Icon.
All clothing and accessories Loewe

Credits:
Makeup Val Garland (Streeters) Hair Kei Terada (Julian Watson) Model Jean Campbell (DNA) Manicure Robbie Tomkins (Premier Hair and Makeup) Production Sally Dawson, Paula Ekenger Digital technician Lucie Byatt Photo assistants Samuel Stephenson, Sebastian Kapfhammer, Hristo Hristov Stylist assistant Aurelie Mason-Perez Makeup assistant Laisum Fung Hair assistants Takuya Morimoto, Christos Bairabas Retouching Digital Light Ltd

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