Explore, investigate, and question the conception of identity in contemporary Western culture in this Schön! editorial. For photographer Stefano Giuliano, it is meant to move away from gender binaries; embracing the idea of a post-gender and post-human reality according to the feminist current of Butler and Haraway. The fashion in these photos, which is by Jorge Antonio Sprangers, along with the images themselves, forms the identity of the people portrayed. By enhancing the idea of the artifice of what gender is rather, we reject the notion that it is the body that informs a person’s being.
Instead, we glorify the idea that the information of who we are comes from the individual himself, accepting it and playing with the very artifice that are the constructs that lead us to create the concept of masculine and feminine. Even in post-production, the artifice is not hidden but used; not only to reconsider the role between identity and fashion but the body itself, the way we perceive it so that we have new perspectives in rethinking the body and what to celebrate about it.
This Schön! editorial has been produced by
photography, art direction + retouch. Stefano Giuliano
movement direction + fashion. Jorge Antonio Sprangers
models. Florence B. @ Linden Staub Talent Agency, Nan M., Niamh W. + Osh K. @ Zebedee Talent Agency
make up. Laetitia Iurilli + Jo Merola using MAC, Mehron, Fenty Beauty + Kryolan
prosthetics. Laetitia Iurilli
photography assistant. Kolbrun Yr Sturludottir
fashion assistant. Rafael Rodriges
location. London College of Fashion, Lime Groove, London