‘Living Doll' in UK Elle

 - Apr 13, 2009   Updated: Apr 4 2011
References: fashionising
The fashion industry’s fascination with dolls and mannequins seems unstoppable. It’s one of the most popular themes we’re seeing in fashion campaigns and editorials.

The latest is this editorial ‘Living Doll’ in the new May 2009 issue of UK Elle.

Model Valeria Dmitrienko is photographed by Lee Broomfield in rigid poses as a doll coming to life.

Implications - The influence of machinery and robots is observed in almost all facets of design, from film to fashion. This editorial from UK Elle is an example, and may be due to the modern female's boredom with feminine, frilly looks. Robots represent a power and immortality that most consumers are fascinated with, serving as a perfect inspiration for all initiatives.