It's no secret that I prefer all things Winter, starting from the weather and all the festivities that come with that time of the year, and finishing off with winter clothes, shoes and accessories. You can therefore imagine how excited I was when Miista's A/W 2013 lookbook was finally released, even more so since I love this label. Titled 'Midnight Waters', this lookbook was shot by renowned fashion photographer Philip Meech, who captured the dark and haunting yet beautiful quality of the looks.
The inspiration plunges into the depths of dark waters and resurfaces to a wintry landscape of melancholy beauty. Beams of moonlight bounce across the water as eyes adjust to the surrounding deep brilliance of colour. Steps here cause fleets of emerald beetles to flee, scampering atop the long forgotten vegetables of seasons past. The pale Winter is upon us: translucent skin, drying flower petals, the soft light of magic hour, the inevitable darkness. A quiet wild garden where the world shifts from abundance to a time of silent death and decay. Flowers wilt, vegetables plump up with past ripe volume; as if underwater, this progression is infinitesimally slow and filled with rich blended colour.
Navy, black, oxblood, dark brown, bottle green and deep oranges together with some rich purples woven into the colour-scape populate the palette. Silk, velvet and wet look leathers are the building blocks of this collection, which are then accented with subtle metal detailing and colour gradients. Materials are both matte and metallic, and they even included the lucite detail from last season.
Modelled by the flawless Max and Skye, this season's collection looks amazingly alluring. The luxurious clothing carefully curated by Marie-Louise Von Haselberg together with the gorgeous real flower headpieces created by Lara Jensen perfectly compliment the shoes by adding a touch of femininity to the bold looks.
I was super ecstatic to see the Zoe design in some other A/W prints. Yes, Zoe is my all-time favourite Miista shoes. I am also very excited about the release of Pandora and Maia - THEY WILL BE MINE. These A/W 2013 styles (and the entire collection) will be hitting the stores at the end of August, so make sure you regularly check out Miista's website.
What do you think of this lookbook? Which style is your favourite?