Lara Pallini x Intent Journal
A fashion editorial celebrating mindful design and slow execution.
Recently while visiting Melbourne I caught-up with my pal Siggi McCarthy, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Intent Journal, a digital magazine dedicated to reconnecting the designer, maker, and wearer — encouraging people to value what they buy on a deeper level.
Last year I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Intent Journal. This time we decided we would shoot a fashion editorial together. We knew that we wanted the aesthetic to be clean, simple and mainly monochromatic or tonal. We also wanted structural form or refined details. It needed to be sophisticated, but still relaxed (aka a reflection of our personal style).
Both Sig and I gravitated towards the intricate and delicate patterned pleats from the designs of Lara Pallini, a Melbourne based womenswear label (launching in June 2016). Sig also styled each look with secondhand pieces from Alexander Wang and some heels and a Yōji Yamamoto skirt from Bruce and a Sophie Buhai ring from Kinobi. My favourite shots are the close-up of the pleats in motion.
Overall, I'm pleased with the result. Especially because I find it incredibly hard to keep a straight face for the camera when Sig is around!
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Thanks to the entire editorial team for creating a beautiful result. Photography by Stuart Chen, assisted by Hamish Heath. Styling by Sigrid McCarthy. Creative Direction by Sigrid McCarthy and myself. Beauty by Maddison Kate. Special thanks to Bruce and Kinobi.
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