Friendship

LOVE + CONNECTION vol. 02

May 18, 2020 | author: The September Issues
magazine: Issue #4: Futurism | categories: Identity  

a portfolio 

photographed by LAURA BAILEY

fashion director  CATHY KASTERINE

featuring

trinity     isobel dodd

amber anderson    charli howard

phoebe merryweather

ella merryweather

cora corre        ella richards

laura kidd      bella broekman

liss    liselotte

In my dreams I am always saying goodbye and riding away,

trinity/  bra LES GIRLS LES BOYS | dress BOTTEGA VENETA | shoes ADIDAS    isobel/  dress PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI  |  shoes REPETTO

When I first thought about what Futurism meant to me, I could only imagine the ideas of love and connection being reliable concepts that I wanted to project as my idea of the future.  And so I planned my shoots with the ideas of friendship (Laura Bailey portraits of friends), romantic love (Ari Ashley’s wonderful images of her daughter Lily and her boyfriend Hugo) and sensual intimacy (Indigo Lewin’s brilliant pictures of touch and the body). I felt that, within the uncertain times that we found ourselves in, that these projects tapped into the energies in life that were really important – love and connection – the energy that sustained us and made our hearts full and our lives inspired.

Since then we have been plunged into more uncertainty with the Corona virus and all the ensuing fear and restrictions that it has brought with it.  I am writing this in week 6 of lockdown from my garden. More than ever the forces of love and connection are what we need, and yet they have been so compromised for so many in self-isolation.  I look back at these shoots and marvel at the joy and freedom that we luxuriated in when making them.
I feel a huge gratitude for the collective coming together of the teams that made the shoots happen, something that is now not possible.

We have all slowed down, edited and refined our existences and rely on much less to give us that sense of connection.  Maybe we have found it within ourselves, connecting with the glorious light of early summer on our daily walks, or the joy of being with family without any distractions.  The collective sense of surrender to what is happening has taken away the impulse to be busy and we have found
a new way to be that reveals our capacity to love and care for family and for those in need.

I hope we are able to retain some of this empathy and joy in others as we go back into life in its new form – and not to lose this connection and to trust that love is a powerful force that will see us through.   -Cathy

photography

fashion director
CATHY KASTERINE

make up
GEORGINA GRAHAM

fashion assistant
BENJAMIN CANARES

dress PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI
shoes REPETTO

laura/  dress PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI | shoes BIRKENSTOCKS
amber/  full look LOUIS VUITTON  |  shoes CONVERSE

Whither and why I know not nor do I care.  And the parting is sweet and the parting over is sweeter,

dress MOLLY GODDARD  |  shoes ADIDAS

denim jumpsuit AGOLDE | shoes PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI

 

jumper GANNI  |  jeans AGOLDE  |  shoes NIKE AIR MAX

full look GUCCI

And sweetest of all is the night and the rushing air.

dress ROKIT ORIGINALS | shoes REPETTO

In my dreams they are always waving their hands and saying goodbye,

full look CHLOE

And they give me the stirrup cup and I smile as I drink,

cora/ jacket CHANEL   bella/  dress CHANEL | shoes REPETTO

I am glad the journey is set, I am glad I am going,

I am glad, I am glad, that my friends don’t know what I think.

 

In My Dreams

by STEVIE SMITH

liss / vest CENCI VINTAGE | top skirt GUCCI

liselotte / vest CENCI VINTAGE | skirt SIMONE ROCHA

SPECIAL THANKS :   TESS management  |  IMG models  |  PREMIER model management  |  KATE MOSS agency  |  FIRST models  |   photography assistants JOE SMART, DANIEL GURTON  |  post production MARK ARRIGO  |  hair assistant HARRIET BEIDLEMAN  |  makeup assistant DANIEL DELGADO |  fashion assistants YURIKO TAKIGUCHI , CHRISTELYN BATALLA

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