The VOGUE Ukraine September Issue Uses 1800s Fashion Looks

 - Sep 4, 2013
VOGUE Ukraine uses men's fashion from the 1800s in their photographs, despite the fact that there are no men in this shoot.

There is a play between dominance and gender within the photos as the models sport men's looks and act in dominant or submissive roles. With white hair and ghostly white lighting, the photos become striking. There are some aggressive shots where one in particular is quite disturbing, focusing on one model seemingly disciplining the other while she lays on the ground. The shattered glass on the floor creates movement within the still photograph where we can imagine the fight that broke out before the photo was taken.

The dominant and submissive elements to each photo make for powerful photographs where the fashion also reflects this. VOGUE definitely wants us to take their September Issue seriously.