The 'Can’t Showcase Russian Alphabet' Editorial by GQ Russia i

 - Aug 4, 2012
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Toying with androgyny and florals, the 'Can’t Showcase Russian Alphabet' editorial by GQ Russia is a stunning juxtaposition.

Inspired by the novel 'In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower,' written by Marcel Proust, the editorial delves into the realm of the paradoxical state of adolescence. Playing with the title of the book, the fashion interpretation boasts floral garments with a commentary on the duality of gender.

Captured by photographer Michele Laurita, the set is fantastically moody with tints of a brooding palette. Laurita's technical ability shines in the double exposure visions of the final glossy pages. The tension evoked by the colors is enhanced with the poetic styling of Ekaterina Melnikova.

The development of teenage years is given the fashion treatment by models Niclas Gillis and Jennifer McMannis, who perfectly embody these inspired visuals.