New York City-based photographer Hyuna Shin's recent series 'In Gilded Captivity' is an exploration of the stranger and darker side of fashion and fashion photography.
Each frame depicts models wearing eccentric clothing that ranges from something one might actually see someone wear in a hip part of town to outfits that are usually relegated to sci-fi films.
The lead image of the series shows a model wearing an outfit made from black metal bars that wrap their way around her body to form a sort of cage. In another frame, the model peaks out at the viewer from behind a metal-studded leather mask. She is also wearing a leather jacket that is edgy but this not really the center of the piece; instead the viewer is left to focus on the model's legs, which are adorned in strange, swirling patterns reminiscent of tribal tattoos.
This Hyuna Shin Series is Eccentric and Elegant
1. Eccentric Fashion Photography - There is an opportunity for disruptive innovation in creating fashion photography that explores the stranger, darker side of fashion that goes beyond traditional styles and concepts.
2. Unconventional Clothing - The trend towards unconventional clothing is an opportunity for designers to create pieces that blend sci-fi elements with everyday wear, creating unique and striking fashion statements.
3. Textured Legwear - Texture-focused legwear is a trend that has the potential to redefine fashion that goes beyond just clothing and draw attention to this statement style piece.
1. Fashion Photography - The fashion photography industry has an opportunity to embrace the growing trend towards eccentric and unconventional styles, creating a new and non-traditional niche within the industry.
2. Fashion Design - There is an opportunity for fashion designers to experiment with unconventional outfits and fabrics, exploring ways to incorporate unconventional elements beyond traditional clothing items.
3. Legwear and Hosiery - The legwear and hosiery industry can capitalize on the trend towards textured legwear and experiment with unique patterns and designs to make a bold statement and redefine standard legwear expectations.