i need to sit down.
I don’t know what it is about the new Fall/Winter 2011/2012 campaign for Hermes but I simply can’t stop stairing. The photography by the incredibly Alistar Taylor Young is beyond phenomenal and really strikes you with this sense of solemnity and beauty that is so unusual in fashion photography.
This shoot was so well stylized it feels more like stills from a film staring Tilda Swinton than an attempt to sell scarves and sweaters. I wish there was a press release with these images offering up the story and concept behind the shoot. The model – Olga Sherer looks like a scandanavian princess whose run away to start her new life, only to realize she has no idea where she is or how to get where she wants to be. Dressed fabulously from head to toe she is forced to snuggle with the wooly hill side to stay warm and pray that there’s a 5 diamond resort on the other side of that horizon – lol. Again – I’m confused/in love. I suppose that’s what good fashion/photography/art is all about. Thought you might enjoy as well.