THE HIDDEN WORLD OF Ilja Visser
Ilja Visser is a Dutch fashion designer who founded both a couture line called 'Ilja' and a commercial label, Ready to fish_. Her studio, showroom and brand store are based in the city centre of Amsterdam. She studied Fashion Design at the Arts Academy in Arnhem (NL). The fine skills were learned during her apprenticeships with Donna Karan in New York and Maria Cornejo.More
How we created this look....
We always decide the look of the models for the shoot together with our hair & make-up artists, Hester & Flavio. For the campaign shoot of Hyperborea we wanted to transform the model in a strong, sophisticated woman with a northern, pale look; extraordinary tall with deep black hair.
First Flavio starts with all his gear, instruments and machinery… quite a machine that airbrush! Flavio makes Pearl’s face more pale and whitens her eyebrows and eyelashes. With shades he works on the cheek bones to give her that strong & fierce look.
If he’s done, he finally can take his morning coffee and Hester & Jan start working on Pearl's hair. Hyperborea is a land hidden behind the cold walls of the arctic circle. So lots of icy wind…. Hester & Jan put some black extensions to darken her hair and folded her natural big curly hair to a sleek and wet kind of look with locks of hair glued to her face. As if Pearl was striding through the land for some time already; in the rain and wind.
Yes, it’s all in the details, but looks gorgeous doesn’t it?? Oh yeah, since the women from Hyperborea are really tall we designed a pair of shoes for the shoot to heighten Pearl a bit. Check out the heels!
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