Entitled ‘When Life Was Exotic,’ this Vogue Japan April 2013 photo shoot is filled with a nostalgic feeling that will leave you longing for something even if you don’t know what exactly that may be.
Photographed by Camilla Åkrans and starring model Nadja Bender, the editorial is set in a dimly lit living room and the streets of Japan as the sun is getting ready to break through the buildings. Bender wears westernized versions of the traditional geisha dress, featuring extremely shortened hemlines and flowy floral patterns. Her bleach blonde hair adds to the theme of fusing east with west.
Check out the Vogue Japan April 2013 series to see how two vastly different cultures can come together through fashion.