This photo series featured in Numero No. 144 proves that chicness can exist in the wild wild west. Sporting femininely styled denim and rustically bold accessories, these models portray beauty that is both rugged and dainty. Fashion is often mistaken for high-end couture, but stylist Charles Varenne made sure to dress these beauties in contrasting attires like dirt-stained clothes and trucker hats. The resulting effect is striking and unusually chic.
Fashion models Ashleigh Good, Louise Parker, Katlin Aas, Kremi Otashliyska, Elisabeth Erm, Kel Markey and Soo Joo are turned into cowgirls. But even with grease stains and unkempt hair, the models’ form-fitting attires make them femininely pretty. The photos were taken by New York-based photographer Billy Kidd and were featured in the June/July 2013 edition of Numero Magazine.
The Numero No. 144 Issue Features Daintily Rugged Country Girls
1. Rustic Chic Fashion - There is an opportunity for designers to create clothing that combines rugged and dainty elements, resulting in a striking and unusually chic style.
2. Gender-bending Fashion - By dressing traditionally feminine models in attires typically associated with cowboys, there is a disruptive innovation opportunity to challenge traditional gender roles in fashion.
3. Wild West-inspired Editorials - The wild wild west theme in fashion editorials can be explored further, offering a unique aesthetic that merges the ruggedness of the west with contemporary fashion.
1. Fashion Design - Fashion designers can tap into the trend of rustic chic fashion and explore new design possibilities that fuse rugged and dainty elements.
2. Fashion Photography - Photographers can embrace gender-bending fashion and create visually captivating images that challenge traditional notions of gender in the fashion industry.
3. Magazine Publishing - Magazine publishers can curate more wild west-inspired editorials, offering readers a distinctive and visually appealing aesthetic that stands out from traditional fashion spreads.