Dark Romance From Aymeline Valade
by Alice Byrne
Aymeline Valade has teamed up with photographer Camilla Akrans for this romantic and stylish fashion editorial for Vogue China, titled Paris Dreaming. These images are styled by fashion editor Melaine Huynh, and I think the styling is perfect. The fashion selects in these images are great, yet they do not dominate the photographs. The tailored designs featured are from labels included Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Burberry Prorsum, which look beautiful as Aymeline takes a leisurely stroll around a gorgeous full-blossomed garden.
I think the overall look of this editorial is really strong. The colors work really well together, and give a dark romantic feel. I think the color splashes from the orange lipstick is an brave choice, but Aymeline and Camilla Akrans definitely pull it off. My favorite image is the photograph that has an all-purple overall look, where Aymeline is looking away from the camera, dressed in a textured purple Burberry Prorsum coat. In this photograph, I think the light hits Aymeline’s face beautifully, and I love how the coat and blossom almost blend together though texture and color.