The styling from this shoot is definitely something i will take away. The layered fabrics that almost contrast one another i think would work well in portraying an effective renaissance painting. I am also interested in the colour palette and how it responds to the backdrops.
I am mainly interested in this shoot due to how soft the colours are again. The photos have a really delicate feel to them and this is an element that i need to feed through my work.
This editorial is perfect for my initial ideas of replicating the renaissance in my styling methods, location choice or photography style. The editorial shows all three of these elements and blends traditional renaissance styling with modern day e.g leather trousers, platform heels with high neck collars, pearls and fur capes.
Gareth Pugh’s work is typically very conceptual using very eccentric sizes and shapes. His modern take on renaissance / victorian garments looks futuristic and completely puts a unique spin on typical renaissance elements; this is something i want to show. I want to include my own techniques in my styling methods but with subtle glimpses of the renaissance period.
magazine covers inspired by renaissance paintings
These garments are probably too conceptual for my styling ideas, but i thought Vivienne Westwood’s designs are a perfect reflection on renaissance art. Oversized but body shaping garments with various silk, satin and ruffles.
I think this is a good example of how the direction of the photography responds to a narrative of a renaissance painting in the way of the positioning of the models and costume-like styling. The styling still portrays d&g’s clothing effectively whilst additionally adding a deeper concept to the designs.
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Research into styling ideas based on a narrative similar to the renaissance.
Although this shoot might sway towards more of a victorian theme, it is still obvious of the renaissance. The choice of fabrics and textures is key to portraying a correct renaissance era within my styling and the specific fluent way they sit on the body. The clothing always seems to flow and become very curvaceous in a sense of their own. The colour palette still remains very neutral with earthy tones.