Monday, January 16, 2012

BLK #16: Paul Empson and Sam Ranger shoot Valerija Kelava in London

Valerija for NY Time's T Mag by Richard Burbridge
As the new year kicks in we're pleased to say our third fashion editorial for BLK #16 has been completed in London. Photographer Paul Empson and fashion editor Sam Ranger have shot one of the great rock'n'roll models of our time, Valerija Kelava. Kelava, a favourite of Paolo Roversi, David Sims and Glen Luchford among others exudes a devil-may-care androgeny that Patti Smith would be proud of. She crosses boundaries by simply being Valerija Kelava which is perhaps why Tai Missoni looks so comfortable with her (below). BLK #16 out end of April...

Tai Missoni and Valerija by Jurgen Teller for Missoni campaign 2011

Valerija by David Sims for Jil Sander Navy campaign, 2011

Valerija by Knopfel and Indelkofer for Paris Vogue, Dec 2011

Paul Smith campaign, F/W 2011