By using a diverse cast of models all nude, clad or partially clad in Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014, stylist Katie Shillingford and photographer Matthew Stone pay homage to the collection and continue the dialogue about body diversity.
The editorial images are based on a series of nude images, Stone created in 2008. One the choice to depict the models in various states of dress and undress, Shillingford states:
“I wanted to show a lot of nudity, because for me it wasn’t just about clothes, it was about a really powerful message and putting that into print form”.
I admit I had some mixed feelings when I first saw the runway collection last fall (mostly due to the aggression that the dancers displayed), but I’m really in love with these images. They are pure fashion and really display a serenity that the runway show was lacking, they aren’t meant to shock, but to highlight beauty.