photographer Jeff Bark, models Joanna Tatarka, Kayley Chabot and Manuela Frey, stylist Katie Shillingford, hair and make-up Rick Gradone, manicure Mar Y Soul for Fall and Winter 2013 source.
Just like it says in A Gothic Tour of Italy,"VISITORS to Italy tend to seek its sunny, Dionysian side — vino, pasta, opera, cinquecento art, George Clooney on a Vespa. But, like a chilly draft on a hot day, Italy’s gothic angle offers intimations of darkness that make a moment on the piazza even more delicious. Consciously or not, anyone sipping prosecco at sunset in Rome or Naples savors an extra spoon of dolce in their vita thanks to the contrast between the beauty of the present and the proximity of catacombs, ruins and sites of ancient suffering." This editorial catches the other side of a jovial culture. It brings the cemetery scene from The Omen (1976) vividly to mind, along with eerie atonal music like Ligeti's Atmosphères.
You get extra points if you spot the cupcakes.
Unlike most editorials, this one come with a fascinating interview that you can read here, I just love it when thought goes into these things. It is inspired by the the Dutch Masters and presumably, death.
Here are the same monastic dresses and the same inspiration in a different fall 2013 campaign; photography Inez Von Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Models Maud Welzen, Kati Nescher, Magdalena Jasek, Irina Kravchenko, Sam Rollinson, Erika Labanauskaite, Tamara Weijenberg, Laura Kampman, Nouk Torsing and Sasha Luss. Which do you like best?