The Zebra Roams All Night
It is uncertain whether you are dreaming when viewing Natalia Alaverdian’s All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm, or A.W.A.K.E. Zebra Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Alaverdian is the designer, stylist as well as photographer of this innovative clothing line, and she shot them in a vast grassy plain while the models looked straight into the camera with their feet shoulder-width apart.
The models seem at one with nature as they emulate the bold designs and fierce patterns of every outfit. But a few of the outfits stood salient, since the skyline is darker and more menacing than the others, which were shot on a cloudy day. Musty oranges tinged the deep black background, and a spotlight helped highlight the models even more.
The gradation of pictures from daytime to nighttime and to daytime again gives the collection an omnipresent feeling; it shows how the Zebra stands strong at all hours of the day and night. Some even loosely hold a brown or white purse, which adds to the balance and spirit of the photographs.
These aesthetic choices stem from Alaverdian’s variegated background in telling stories through styling, art direction and photography. She incorporates many layers in her designs, and animals such as the Zebra of Spring/Summer often inspire her designs that keep fashion connoisseurs A.W.A.K.E..