Origami; a traditional art of paperfolding which has evolved from traditional roots into modern art, much like fabric becomes clothing in the hands of a talented designer.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION AND CONCEPT FOR THIS STORY?
When I had the opportunity to shoot a few pieces from Anne Sofie Madsen’
s SS14 collection, my first inclination was that I would like to include some Japanese references. Since visiting Tokyo last year, I’ve been smitten with Japanese aesthetics, and many of ASM’s designs have a very Japanese vibe. To this end, my fiancee folded some large-size origami cranes and frogs for the shoot, and by lucky chance Maria, the stylist, had brought along a black headpiece – actually a fruitbowl – with lines that corresponded beautifully to the origami. ASM’s palette is largely black and white, so the colors of the shoot come almost entirely from the colors painted on the walls of the old house we shot in. The gorgeous model, Coco, has a faintly exotic look which fit the story perfectly.
HOW DID YOU REALISE IT?
For the shoot, I wanted to evoke a slightly dream-like mood, setting the almost futuristic designs against an old and worn down location. Ann Sofie Madsen’s
designs with their blend of imagination and strenght never fail to remind me of manga, and the shoot felt somewhat like a girl from a manga had wandered into a dream of an old house, from which it was difficult to find her way back out of.
The collection is available for purchase here
Photographer: Catrine Zorn
Model: Coco / Scoop Models
Make-up artist: Jenny Beckman
Stylist: Maria Lashari / The Style Stories
Photographer’s assistant: Symeon Zorn Fournais
Boots: Stylist’s own
Black headpiece: Stylist’s own
White origami pieces hand-made for the shoot