the last winner of the fashion badge was the inimitable stylist hector castro. for some reason i had to forego the fashion badge ss13; i suppose there just wasn’t enough that grabbed me or perhaps to many finalists to make an outright decision. this season however there is a remarkable editorial colab which happened as ‘arsenic blues’ in the wild magazine‘s spring issue;
starring fashion enigma codie young styled by guillaume boulez and photographed by nicolas valois.
the perfect timing and care taken to produce such a super edgy emotive spread without the help of location, graphic tidbits or last years favourite trick:’les collages’ is what makes this such a powerful story. the interpretation is multi-layered without being confusing while the deliberate historic innuendos are subtly balanced. a well awarded piece of minimalist-renaissance-nostalgia with attitude.