The Art of Fashion Spring 2015
February 12, 2015
For this season’s The Art of Fashion portfolio, photographic duo LUIGI & IANGO (aka Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi) captures the singular Scottish model Stella Tennant in spring’s boldest statement makers. One intrepid woman and 28 major looks—everything else pared down. The simplicity lets the dramatic clothes, the sinuous Tennant, and the lensmen’s superb lighting—a single giant lamp typically reserved for film sets—work their magic. “The lights are strong and continuous. Brutal,” attests Murenu, one half of the New York–based team. “But Stella is very artistic, her body expressive.” One shot emphasizes the nape of her neck, another the turn of her foot. Tulle is enlivened. Fringe is seemingly set to music. Over the three-day shoot, Murenu and Henzi switch roles organically, pivoting between art-directing compositions and stepping behind the camera. “We’re completely integrated to one idea, even if it has two voices,” Murenu explains. Switzerland-born Henzi brings the precision of fine art, while Sardinia-raised Murenu radiates the excitement of fashion. Together they create images that compel—and endure—with a streetwise elegance.
Now, take a look at exclusive behind the scenes images during the AOF photo shoot in New York City.