This is LOVE

A few weeks ago, I was the only dork on set pinching myself to be working with some of our most celebrated artists, and a fresh new face from IMG by the name of Erin who is set to impress Riccardo Tisci, because if you’re not getting Givenchy vibes from this bone structure, you’re on the wrong planet.

Riccardo, take note.

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Alors, something I’ve wanted to share since we shot it! The more I work locally, the more I come to realise that Australia is such a breeding ground for some of the industry’s greatest talents. It’s something in the water – or something in the light, perhaps. Maybe early swims in the ocean build our creative brains. Who the hell knows. I just know I like it.

A few weeks ago, I was the only dork on set pinching myself to be working with some of our most celebrated artists, and a fresh new face from IMG by the name of Erin who is set to impress Riccardo Tisci, because if you’re not getting Givenchy vibes from this bone structure, you’re on the wrong planet. Riccardo, take note.

I’m going to be honest – I’m not one of those straight-faced, blasé people who sails around without idols. For that reason, I probably won’t be the best barrister in the book – I’m far too emotional (emotive is likely a better word) for that. Indeed, the first time I shot with Pierre, I had nothing short of a fan-girl moment. The first time Renya, I think I nearly cried. And the first time I worked with Allison, she had to leave before we could finish both shoots, and I wanted to tell her after every frame how great the make-up looked. So, Voilà – hope you love this editorial as much as we loved making it.

PHOTOGRAPHY Pierre Toussaint

HAIR Renya Xydis @ VALONZ

MAKE-UP Allison Boyle @ The Artist Group

STYLING Margaret Zhang

MODEL Erin Shea @ IMG Models

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Look 1: Black Blessed Cocoon Coat

Look 2: Christopher Esber Top Dion Lee Jacket Josh Goot Skirt

Look 3: LOVER Blazer

Look 4: Friend of Mine Mechanic Suit

Look 5: Lack of Color Hat – Custom Leather JacketAlexander Wang Camisole

Look 6: Friend of Mine Mechanic SuitDion Lee Skirt Phoenix Keating Skirt

Look 7: Eska Alikai Leather DressTOPSHOP BlazerTibi Trousers

About

Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese filmmaker, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Zhang has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney. Zhang’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NOWNESS, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for four consecutive years. CNN has identified Zhang as a leading fashion photographer in Asia and ELLE named her the region’s most influential digital voice. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim. In 2018, co-curated the first annual FOREFRONT Summit focused on inter-industry problem-solving at all scales of business. From this king summit, Zhang developed FOREFRONT+ – a round table series of candid conversations covering subject matters of universal concern. In 2019, THE FACE Magazine engaged Zhang as Creative-Director-at-Large for Asia for its relaunch. Zhang is currently working on her first feature film.

 

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