by Alice Byrne
For the November issue of W Magazine, Sharif Hamza photographs a glamourous quartet, comprising of Ajak Deng, Ming Xi, Alana Zimmer and Hanna Holman, creating this glossy and bright fashion editorial. The models are styled by Giobanna Battaglia in a combination of bold prints, bright colors and quaint designs from labels such as Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Balenciaga among many others.
Set in a suburban location, these images are a world away from the normality and reserved nature of suburban life. The girls are rocking some of the finest pieces from the resort collections, showing that things don’t have to slow down outside the big city. This all-american styled shoot is eye-catching, bold and aesthetically pleasing in terms of fashion featured, styling and location. We love the suburban nature of the shoot, and buy each image having a directed color palette, they work especially well as a series of photographs. Hair by Shay Ashual, make-up by Yadim.
Left: Chanel’s wool tweed jacket and skirt. Siman Tu hair combs; Louis Vuitton sunglasses; Irene Neuwirth 18k rose gold, opal, and rainbow moonstone earrings; Chanel Fine Jewelry 18k white gold, pearl, and diamond watch; Marc Jacobs bag; Prada shoes. Right: White + Warren’s cashmere sweater; Prada’s wool crepe top and skirt. Stylist’s own veil; Siman Tu headband; Prada scarf; Mikimoto 18k yellow and white gold and Akoya pearl necklaces; Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses; DeLaneau 18k yellow gold, pearl, and diamond watch; Shaneen Huxham gloves; Prada bag; Prada shoes.
Left: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s silk coat; Nike’s poly-blend jacket; Lisa Marie Fernandez’s neoprene bikini top; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s silk-satin shorts. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière visor; Hublot 18k white gold, ceramic, and spinel watch on rubber strap (on right wrist); CC Skye bracelet (on left wrist); Alexander Wang shoes. Right: Alexander Wang’s cotton parka; Michael Kors’s wool crepe wetsuit dress. Stylist’s own visor; 3.1 Phillip Lim tote; Links of London bracelet; CC Skye bracelet; Dezso by Sara Beltrán bracelets (on right wrist, from top); ToyWatch watches; CC Skye bracelet; Dana Rebecca Designs 14k yellow, rose, and white gold, black rhodium, and diamond bangles (on left wrist, from top); Michael Kors shoes.
Left: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s cotton top; Guess’s cotton tank top; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s viscose skirt. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci hat; Axel Russmeyer 18k yellow gold, bead, antique glass, and crystal earrings; Axel Russmeyer crystal-bead and glass necklace; Miriam Salat bangles; Chloé belt; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci clutch; Alexandre Birman shoes. Right: Céline’s leather jacket, cotton shirt, and cotton pants. Mercura sunglasses; Axel Russmeyer 18k yellow gold, glass, crystal, and resin necklace; Stella McCartney belt; Dana Rebecca Designs 14k yellow, black oxidized, and white gold and diamond bangles; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière bag; Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Left: Moschino’s cotton jacket; Yves Saint Laurent’s white shirt; Moschino’s cotton pants. Mokuba ribbon; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière belt; Prada bag; Louis Vuitton loafers. Right: Gucci’s cotton crepe jacket; Prada’s crepe de chine blouse; Gucci’s cotton crepe skirt. Louis Vuitton cap; Faraone Mennella 18k yellow gold earrings; Prada bag; stylist’s own Bulgari bracelet and Hermès bracelet; Louis Vuitton sandals.