King of Spades
A belated pinch, punch and all of that for November has begun. The clocks have changed, we're officially flying through Autumn, and I am slowly getting tired of the Autumn/Winter collections and subsequent editorials, foolishly looking instead towards Spring/Summer 2010 for inspiration despite the biting cold. Thank you then The Amuser, and the 'King of Spades' editorial.
Shot by Dinah Hayt and styled by Matthieu Pabiot, both bring an urgent vitality to Autumn/Winter pieces. Standouts from McQueen, Rick Owens and Dior Homme are transformed by styling and composition as Kris Van Assche's leather strand necklaces are given both a sinister and regal edge, whilst bare legs and balaclavas bring a sparse, almost awkward minimalism befitting pieces by Jil Sander and Raf Simons.
Add a simple white shirt, transformed when buttoned wrongly and a flourish of tulle, and you've got an editorial which sends me happily back to Autumn/Winter and most importantly to the notion of playing with what I've got in the wardrobe. I probably won't be hopping on the tube with a crown of tulle, but I might well do a touch of mis-buttoning.
Posted by Luke Raymond