LIVING ART

 

 

Do you think of fashion as an art?

Shot in a location as grand as the Palais de Rumine in Lausanne, discover a new editorial by Henri Balit for INFASHIONITY online magazine where the model is used like the subject of a painting, or a living sculpture.

Dear readers,

I’m very excited to present this new editorial spread.

As you know, my inspiration always comes primarily from the garments I find and style together. And in this case the whole vision came from stumbling upon a shirt at my local Zara store.

It wasn’t even displayed very visibly, I kinda had to look for it in a corner, but that’s usually how I find the best pieces.

A printed oversized viscose – but looks like silk – which print imitated a piece of marble. 

It also looked like it had been painted on, which is why my mind immediately went to a musuem, a palace, a grand location where you would find columns, high ceilings and… marble.

I was lucky to find such a location in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Palais de Rumine is a stunning building built at the beginning of the 20th century and is currently home of several museums as well as a library.

Outfit, location. Next: model.

I thought this printed shirt would look amazing on a dark complexion, and thanks to Square Models Agency I found Rabbi.

With his intense stare, symetrical face, and elegant movements, he was perfect for the pictures I had in mind.

I was quite influenced by the visual for the song Ape**** by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, which was shot at none other than the Louvre in Paris, and is a great fusion of classic works of art and contemporary urban dance and clothing.

Here is the moodboard I put together ahead of our shoot:

moodboard infashionity photshoot

And here is the result!

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infashionity men's fashion magazie editorial black model zara marble shirt palais rumine

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Thanks again to Palais de Rumine for letting us shoot there.

I hope you enjoyed this new story!

 

InfasHionably yours,

H

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