Anyone who doubts snakeskin as a hot-ticket fashion item has not seen the Zuzanna Bijoch July 2011 Interview Magazine editorial which features virtually every cut and color of the bold texture. The spread, entitled 'Heaven Snake,' has an overarching futuristic, sci-fi theme which is maintained by Bijoch's pronounced facial expressions and the rugged setting in addition to the out-of-this world styling.
The editorial team of photographer Craig McDean and stylist Karl Templer is a risk-taking, adventurous one as this shoot is not your everyday fashion spread. While it does feature the designs of labels like Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Prada and Gucci, the chosen costumes depart from the usual styles of these high-end designers. Despite a blending of multiple colors and over-the-top prints, the shoot is nothing but sleek and elegant as Bijoch dons each of these outfits with a fierce confidence to be admired.
This adventurous shoot is accompanied by a video which can be watched on the Interview Magazine website.
Implications - Photo shoots and editorials that showcase bold, risk-taking styles in a way that makes them accessible to the general public are a driving force behind the evolution of trendsetting fashion. In particular, apocalyptic and science fiction settings reflect a general societal malaise and fear for the future of the world.