The LUMIN Autumn/Winter 2015 collection was inspired by an Eastern adage of less is more. The aim was to capture the feel of sophistication and beauty created by less revealing clothing. Designers Amy and James translated this somewhat monastic undertone into the collection, combining it with ideas of uniformity and a strong sense of structure and community as embodied by their patterns and cuts.
Photographer Jake Singer had the vision to create something spontaneous and visually ambiguous. The style is actually derived from some of Wassily Kandinsky’s compositions, which complements LUMIN’s post-Bauhaus/post-Le Corbusier inspired minimalism. Stylist Mira Leibowitz selected key pieces that embodied the collection to create an extraordinary set of campaign images.
We asked the designers when the idea of the incredible backdrop came from. “The textured background came, serendipitously, because there wasn’t enough dropsheet in the studio and so Jake came up with a solution that actually happened to work better.” The voluminous piles of paper create an incredible, almost 3D, feel.
We have a feeling we can expect to see amazing future collaborations from this tremendous team.
Photography & art direction: Jake Singer
Styling: Mira Leibowitz
Make up artist: Danit Gordon
Model: Anthony Olu / Ice Models