Monday, June 11, 2012

Night Hawking - Deluxx Digital

Speaking of crafty, Janai takes on the night, teaming up with photographer Amanda Austin and Margo Regan to create a series of conspicuous beauties for Deluxx Digital magazine. The use of textured environments and the vignette nature of car headlights brought a mysterious life to the final selects from this series. Janai took the theme ‘Clashing Prints’ (one of this seasons predicted trends) and added a fast-fashion edge by dressing it head to toe. Tailored suits, skirts and accessories take on a new appearance when constructed in such organic prints. Ranging from florals to moonscapes, the over all colour palette was a kaleidoscope of natures own tones. The strong prints came from recognisably key designers like Lisa Ho, Gucci, Zimmerman, Romance Was Born and Just Cavalli. However included some more obscure brands such as Karmatique, Steele, Kobe Husk and Ms Fitz. The overall grittiness of the final images adds to the consistent textures from apparel, to hair, to environment. Even the posing of beautiful model Katarina brought a sensual layer of ‘Tropical Heat’ grit to the shoot.