Cosas Oscuras Editorial

Fashion Forward

CONTRA co-founders Joseph Gordon Cleveland and Brigid Nastasia bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the makings of  their  Fall '11 editorial shoot, Cosas Oscuras. We also catch up with photographer Conor Doherty, hairstylist AJ Maude and makeup artist Vlad Benedetti,  and get an up-close-and-personal look at the models in action.

Inspired by Pablo Neruda's dark, dreamy love poems, Cosas Oscuras is a decidedly different take on the season's lighthearted arc of classic sportswear. The focus? Streamlined silhouettes that are monochromatic, modern and effortlessly wearable. From Christian Siriano's diaphanous cocktail dress to the striking, sculpted leather bodice of Comme des Garçons' capelet, these are investment pieces with both statement and staying power.

Curious about the final results? You can see Cosas OscurasHERE.

CREDITS & SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
PHOTOGRAPHS // Conor Doherty // conordoherty.com
ART DIRECTION & STYLING // Brigid Nastasia + Joseph Gordon Cleveland, CONTRA // agencycontra.com
STYLISTS' ASSISTANTS // Christina Kim and Kaitlin Courtney Quinn, CONTRA // agencycontra.com
HAIR // AJ Maude, Mizu // mizuforhair.com
MAKEUP // Vlad Benedetti
MODELS // Charlotte, Claire, Dana, Meghan, all Maggie Inc.
STUDIO COURTESY of ELEVIN STUDIOS // elevinstudios.com

ACCESSORIES/APPAREL/JEWELRY/SHOES via 20th Century Limited, Louis, Neiman Marcus, Riccardi, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Succarra. Complete merchandise credits available HERE.

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