Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thinking outside of the (Bento) Box

Here we are in studio helping to create the lookbook and campaign imagery for Australian luxury (and ethical) label Bento's Autumn Winter 2012 collection. Inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly's East meets West atmosphere; designer Samantha Hardman has balanced ultra-feminine kimono hues with military styling.

Now on her third lookbook shoot for Bento, Samantha has some advice for designers when it comes to photographic shoots and putting together the right team; "I don't think designers should be that involved".

"My philosophy is that a designer is like a farmer, stylists and photographers are like the chefs - I want to see how they interpret my work."

Cue our "chefs" for the day, stylist Jordan Moore and photographer Christian Blanchard (checking out the couture below). Samantha said she chose the duo based on loving "previous work they have done together".

Model Anna gets ready for her close-up.

Jordan & designer Samantha applying a few touch-ups to look 1

Look 2 (apparently also time for a little game of 'Simon Says'...or 'Christian Says' rather).

Keep an eye out for the finished results in coming months. I'll keep you updated, but you should also check out the Bento blog for another behind the scenes look at the fashion industry.

Photography - Christian Blanchard
Styling - Jordan Moore
Model - Anna Furze
Hair & Make-up - Kate Blainey


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