Friday, May 1, 2015

Model Renegades - Riley Montana, Annely Bouma, Issa Lish

The shock of the new and a return to beauty with true lasting effect was the order of the day at the Fall/Winter 2015 collections with a new model army staking their spot on the runways with the most influence. Document Journal and photographer Christian MacDonald showcase modelling's most in demand newcomers and reigning catwalk queens in a stunning portfolio of black & white portraits. IMA favourite (and apparently also Olivier Rousteing's) Riley Montana and a motley crew of fashion's most indecent obsessions; Catherine McNeil, Issa Lish, Annely Bouma, Amanda Wellsh, and Malaika Firth feature in the paired back studio images. MacDonald hones in on the individual defining qualities of each of his subjects from Catherine McNeil's simmering sensuality and chiselled jawline to Riley Montana's heavy-lidded feline gaze and rich chocolatey skin tone, and Bouma's unadulterated androgynous cool. Japanese Mexican model of the moment Issa Lish is the embodiment of 'Inoubliable' with her otherworldly look and Cleopatra-like eyes while Amanda Wellsh is vision of unflinching womanhood exuding confidence in spades. Rounding out the cast is Kenyan born Brit Malaika Firth who is a vision of loveliness with her doe-eyed expression and long gangly limbs. This eclectic cast of models represent a shift in the industry's beauty standard with a nod towards diversity, individuality, and full blown womanhood.

Riley Montana & Olivier Rousteing
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Issa Lish
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Catherine McNeil
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Amanda Welssh
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Annely Bouma
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Annely Bouma
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Riley Montana
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Malaika Firth
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

Malaika Firth
Document Journal - S/S 2015
Photographer - Christian MacDonald
Source - thefashionspot.com

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