Harper's Bazaar UK's 'Beauty Queens' editorial features top models Gigi Hadid, Anne Cleveland and Laura James among other famous faces who poses in a range of braided hairstyles. This image series is captured by photographer Brigitte Niedermair's lens and celebrates futuristic beauty looks.
Its braided hairstyles subtly reference Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala character in the Star Wars film franchise and marry together vintage and modern inspirations. Gracing the May 2015 edition of Harper's Bazaar UK, 'Beauty Queens' boasts wardrobe styling by CR Fashion Book founder Carine Roitfeld and features hair styling by Akki Shirakawa.
The shoot's beauty looks are the work of makeup artist Kabuki who experiments with Geisha-themed cosmetics and artistic eyeliner applications. Its artistic inspiration illustrates a new direction for the fashion and beauty industry.