Photography Mario Sorrenti

From the archives: Mario Sorrenti captures Yuka Mannami

We're throwing back to 2016, when the acclaimed photographer captured the Japanese model on the verge of stardom.

by i-D Staff
08 May 2020, 3:11am

Photography Mario Sorrenti

For the launch of i-D Asia we’re diving into the archives of i-D Japan, one of our first outposts in the region. Here, we flashback to the 2016 cover story of i-D Japan No. 2 The Heart-to-Heart Issue shot by Mario Sorrenti.

When this story was shot in New York for the cover of i-D Japan in 2016, the world looked a lot different. Trump hadn't yet won the White House, Raf Simons had just joined Calvin Klein, and Japanese model Yuka Mannami was only a year into her career. Always one to catch a model at the right moment, Mario Sorrenti photographed Yuka right as her star began its stratospheric rise. And the rest, as they say, was history.



Photography Mario Sorrenti
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm
Hair Ward at The Wall Group
Make-up Diane Kendal at Julian Watson Agency
Manicurist Honey at Exposure
Photography assistance Felix Kim
Styling assistance, Lauren Davis, Sydney Rose Thomas
Hair assistance Billy Schaedler
Make-up assistance Caoilfhionn Gifford
Lighting technician Lars Beaulieu
Digital technician Johnny Vicari
Production Katie Fash, Christopher Cassetti, Richie Fraschilla
Casting Director Angus Munro at AM Casting
Model Yuka Mannami at Society

This article was originally published on i-D Japan and has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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