The bold colours are back in full force for spring/ summer and I couldn’t help but celebrate them in all their glory. Whether it’s lurid neons or bold primary hues, full-colour is back in fashion. But this season there’s a twist, in that I styled this outfit in full colour-blocking hues. Get your elegance on in these full colour bold dresses in a variety of shades for a different take on spring’s usual fare.
By God was this a hard shoot to execute and finish off in post-production! Not only did I woefully mis-manage the set production, getting camera angles and body positioning right, meant that shooting this entire editorial took over 3 hours to complete! Considering I’m one girl with only 4 different outfits and 12 final images, that is a long time!
Despite all that, I love it nevertheless. This shoot taught me that I need to think more thoroughly when I build full-on sets for editorials.
So, the idea behind this shoot came from a Grazia China editorial I spotted on Fashion Gone Rogue several months ago, which also placed an emphasis on bold colours. I loved how they had gotten a range of models lounging in a space, and the idea came to me to replicate it, only the range of outfits and poses were all of me.
Because my actual set let me down quite badly, and I realised I was missing several pieces of equipment, I decided to lean heavily into post-production of the surrounding area of the image and take the backgrounds out of the images. What’s left is rather stark and empty, but seems to work in my eyes because it places even more emphasis on the actual outfits and poses.
Hopefully you guys like this shoot, because I kid you not it took approx 1 week to do post-production on in Photoshop! 🙂
Outfit 1 – Neon green
Neon green maxi dress: H&M, found here
Neon green court shoes: Topshop, found here
Outfit 2 – Pink
Neon pink tulle dress: H&M, found here
Bright pink tights: Amazon, found here
Pink flame wedge heels: Prada, found here
Outfit 3 – Blue
Satin midi dress: ASOS DESIGN, found here
Blue tights: Amazon, found here
Blue satin strappy sandals: Zara, similar ones found here
Outfit 4 – Red
Cold-shoulder dress: Giambattista Valli for H&M, found here
Red tights: Amazon, found here
Perspex fishnet heels: Public Desire, similar ones found here