Figaro Japan's 'Once Over Lightly' Photoshoot Displays Gymnastics

 - Nov 29, 2012
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Figaro Japan's 'Once Over Lightly' editorial places model Daniela Kocianova in mid-air. Photographer Akinori Ito captured her every movement as she assumed a series of acrobatic positions above the camera.

Stylist Tamao Lida made sure that Kocianova maintained a chic fashion sense, even as she assumed the complex stances of an advanced gymnast. Color-blocking remained central to Lida's vision for Once Over Lightly, apparent in her match of bright yellows with reds and navy tones with deep greens.

Ito's artistic capacities are remarkable. His images freeze Kocianova in time despite her consistent shift in positioning throughout the set. The light cloud backdrop added a dramatic twist as it made the entire performance appear as if it was carried out in the sky.