karlmond tang:
symbiotic, act III

My intention when creating the Symbiotic series was to get people to think a little more about their clothing. A female model is introduced in this act; I didn’t want there to be the usual construct of menswear and womenswear within the editorial because it’s constrictive. A sweater is a sweater, after all.

The images in which the models are falling further demonstrate the clothing in action, how the pieces are meant to be worn – they have to allow for movement. It’s just about showing life in the clothing, which is why more colour is introduced in this act. The garments are literally having colour breathed into them as they are brought to life.

– Karlmond Tang

Creative Direction and Styling: Karlmond Tang

Photographer: Paul Phung
Video: Kyle Kobel
Florals: Jack Sheldon at Grace & Thorn
Make-Up: Riona O'Sullivan
Models: Kennedy Muntanga, Oscar Li, Emily Fiander

With thanks to Vasily Agrenenko, Megan Harrison and Thomas Harvey.

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