Model Selena Forrest is styled by Marie Chaix in ‘The Botany of Desire’, lensed by Zoe Ghertner for W Magazine #5 2019./ Hair by Tamara McNaughton; makeup by Fara Homidi
Sarah Mower is the first person voice behind Vogue’s August 2019 in-depth ‘The Present Is Female: The Designers Behind a Fashion Revolution.’
A FEMALE CULTURE runs far and wide across the landscape of 21st-century fashion. It’s there at the top of the canopy, in major Parisian houses; it pervades the uprising of young, self-made independents and generations of established entrepreneurs: a multifaceted critical mass of women steadily working to change an industry for the better. What’s remarkable is the way they talk about feeling, their agile ability to intuit the time we live in, and their quiet but steady turning of the fashion world toward the overthrow of bad and old institutional behaviors.
Finnish model Suvi Koponen highlights Dior’s pre-fall 2019 collection, styled by Elin Svahn in muted earth colors in fluid fabrics. Photographer Zoe Ghertner captures Suvi for Dior Magazine Issue #27.
Rising model Ugbad Abdi is styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois in ‘A New Face, A New Story, A New Era’. Zoë Ghertner is in the studio, captuing casual, minimal sophistication with modern head gear as ‘A New Face, A New Story, A New Era’ for i-D Magazine #356 Summer 2019./ Makeup by Fara Homidi; set design by Spencer Vrooman
Rising Somali model Ugbad Abdi is considered to be Fall 2019’s breakout star. She credits fellow-Muslim refugee model, Minneapolis-based Halima Aden as her inspo. “Before Halima, I just assumed there was no place for the hijab in the fashion industry,” Ugbad told i-D. “I have now realised that Muslim women can be anything we want to be.”
Model Julia Nobis is styled by Suzanne Koller in lean, architectural looks in neutral colors for ‘Minimalisme, Nouvel Épisode’, lensed by Zoë Ghertner for M Le Magazine du Monde’s March 2019 issue./ Hair by Rudi Lewis; makeup by Thomas De Kluyver
Who better than fashion icon and supermodel Amber Valletta to front Porenza Schouler's FW 2018 campaign as it explores "the heritage of American craft through the lens of a voyager." Valletta is increasingly associated as a leaders among models of the American craft movement.
Shot by photographer Zoe Ghertner, the Proenza Schouler images captures "a surrealist American landscape, embracing the macramé, artisanal tie-dyed, and patchwork pieces of the collection and embodies the spirit of the outdoor freedom and wide open spaces."