Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Power of Restraint - Lexi Boling

Photographer Karim Sadli takes inspiration from the title of "The Gentlewoman" in a powerfully restrained editorial for the publication's Fall/Winter 2014 issue. Model of the moment Lexi Boling is the protagonist for Sadli's refreshing take on beauty amidst the hyper-glam and overly sexualised images which dominate fashion's landscape. Photographed in an open field with a barbed wire fence and overcast sky as backdrop, Boling's strikingly angular features and defiant gaze serve as the main attraction along with sleek elegant ensembles in black and grey hues selected by fashion editor Jonathan Kaye from the collections of Céline, J.W. Anderson, Bottega Veneta, Maison Martin Margiela, and Calvin Klein. The American newcomer is unassuming as she adopts a series of natural poses with Sadli honing in on the exquisite detailing of the outfits featured whether it be decorative buttons, the frayed hemline of a jacket, or the rich texture of a mesh embroidered dress. Twenty year old Boling is one of the few newcomers in recent season's to show true long-distance grit, logging 52 show bookings at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Boling's spellbinding versatility on the runway is equally evident on film with a spate of editorial bookings for the Another Magazine, Love, CR Fashion Book, Numéro, and American, British, and French editions of Vogue not to mention four Vogue Italia cover appearances over a six month period. Fall/Winter 2014 campaign slots for Alexander Wang, Coach, and Tommy Hilfiger confirm Boling's firm footing in modelling's major league.

Lexi Boling
The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

The Gentlewoman - F/W 2014
Photographer - Karim Sadli
Source - thefashionspot.com

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