Photography & Styling: Ko-ta Shouji
Happy New Year!
Thank goodness for holiday breaks that not only give us an extended break from work and computer screens, but also supply us with time to do things we struggle to find time for. In my two weeks of not updating this blog (and barely leaving my couch), I took the time to do some digging into fresh media outlets, labels, stylists, and photographers I could potentially spotlight right here on The Pack. DEW magazine was one of my favourites. Aside from being an online mag with plenty of high impact fashion editorials I’d never seen before, it’s also one of the only English fashion mags run entirely by people of colour. In the case of DEW, they’re based almost entirely in southeast Asia. What this means, of course, is that the publication packs lots of photography starring and shot by Asian talent. Sign me up!
What struck me about this particular series, aside from the immediately-appealing oversized silhouettes worn by both the female and male model, is that it conveys a mood very similar to Days of Being Wild, one of Wong Kar-wai‘s earlier films. If you must know, he’s one of my most beloved filmmakers, and this isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned his name here. That’s because his screenplays, set direction, cinematography, costumes, etc. all reflect a dreamy, highly artistic quality. His stories capture ephemeral but unforgettable moments, inconsequential at their time of occurrence but remain clear in the mind for a lifetime. Days of Being Wild is a languid love story, its images and colour palette full of eroticism. I hesitate to say what it’s truly about—but what I felt watching it remains forever etched in my brain.
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