Photographer Karina Twiss’ ‘The Stepford Wives’ series for Schon magazine is a taunting display of twisted domesticity. Styled by Antony Stephinson, the shoot displays models sporting pearls and strict bow ties. Although this is fitting with the domestic theme, there is an underlying hint of something provocative and suggestive.
The Stepford Wives collection features animal print dresses, pastel blazers and conservative buttoned-up sweaters. With pieces by Alexander McQueen, Moschino and Christopher Kane, the high-fashion element of the project is unmistakable.
The 1960s wife-centric theme of Karina Twiss’ The Stepford Wives is discernibly offset by overblown curls and a topless model. These twists reverse the association often made between this domestic era and frigidity, and the result is enticing.