a celebration of big fashion
Shot on rising fashion stars Anok Yai, Adut Akech and Eniola Abioro, these are a few of our favourite looks from autumn/winter 18.
This article originally appeared in i-D's The Earthwise Issue, no. 353, Fall 2018.
“The idea was to provide an alphabet of behaviour and comportment for different characters… mixing races and personalities.” Miuccia Prada, Miu Miu
“Identity is a social and cultural construction, a never ending process... The consciousness of how everything is socially built, even who we are, opens a field of liberty and responsibility in which anybody can become who he/she really wants to be…" Alessandro Michele, Gucci
“My excuse for the collection was the freedom of a woman in the night, super-sexy without being bothered. Powerful and feminine.” Miuccia Prada, Prada
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
"The show began with dark silhouettes, a sharp, mysterious elegance, that turns into a colourful, opulent atmosphere, a bright spirit. I really like woman’s duality, very Saint Laurent.” Anthony Vaccarello, Saint Laurent
“A romantic uniform and femininity for the strong and powerful women of today.” Silvia Fendi, Fendi
“I’ve spent the last two years exploring what the legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga means today. How I could, as a designer, translate that legacy for now and for tomorrow." Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga
“I had this image of the Givenchy man and woman as film noir outlaws with an element of sleaze. A tension between the bourgeois and the dangerous." Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy
“Fashion today is similar to the 60s. Everything is changing. We have to listen to women, to hear what the point of view of women is now, of the new generation.” Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior
“Chanel, it is life itself, clothes that have a possibility of life.” Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Photography Ethan James Green
Fashion director Alastair McKimm
Hair Cyndia Harvey at Streeters. Make-up Kanako Takase at Streeters. Nail Technician Alicia Torello at The Wall Group using Essie. Digital Operator Nick Rapaz. Photography assistance Darren Hall and Chris Callaway. Styling assistance Madison Matusich, Maggie Holladay and Ava Langham. Hair assistance Erica Long. Make-up assistance Megumi Onishi. Production Audrey Cotton. Casting Director Samuel Ellis Scheinman at DM Casting. Models Adut Akech at The Society. Anok Yai and Eniola Abioro at Next.