Monday, February 24, 2014

Art Imitates Life - Suvi Koponen & Joan Smalls

Picking up on Prada's muralist themed Spring/Summer 2014 show, American Vogue takes to the graffitied New York City streets for an editorial bearing the title "Sports Psychology" in its March 2014 issue. Top models Suvi Koponen and Joan Smalls pose for photographer Craig McDean with stunning street murals as their backdrop while decked out in bold patterned athletic inspired designs from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Prada, Céline, Givenchy, and Versace styled by Camilla Nickerson. The contrasting beauty of Koponen and Smalls is given a modern spin courtesy of bobbed flyaway wigs, bold accented brows, and neon eye make-up courtesy of Anthony Turner and Peter Philips. Following a singular November 2007 American Vogue editorial appearance lensed by Raymond Meier, Finnish veteran Koponen has come full circle returning to favour with multiple editorial appearances in the fashion bible's January and March 2014 issues. American Vogue continues to show allegiance to Puerto Rican supernova Joan Smalls, in spite of the fashion industry's revolving doors policy towards ethnic models. Smalls appears alongside industry veteran Jourdan Dunn and newcomers Imaan Hammam, Grace Mahary, Cindy Bruna, Fei Fei Sun, and Xiao Wen Ju in the magazine's current edition. Kudos to American Vogue's new booking editor Helena Suric, a former DNA model manager, for taking a united stance in showcasing the stunning depth of field of today's ethnic modelling talent.

Joan Smalls
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Suvi Koponen
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Suvi Koponen
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Suvi Koponen
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Suvi Koponen
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Suvi Koponen
US Vogue - March 2014
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

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