Workers for Freedom


photography by DAYMION MARDEL / styling and editing by JOHN SLATTERY

This story celebrates three disparate cultural archetypes: The American working class hero; the anti-conformist denizen of underground music; and the bohemian desert dweller. Each figure stands as an expression of a certain kind of isolation. Isolation: the undercurrent of American life.

Left Page: Victoria – Tan bomber by Gap, white hooded sweatshirt by H&M, grey fleece shorts by Gap, french terry sweatpants by Nanamica, Sahasika Indian Shirt Jacket by 18 East, Talton Eyelet boots by Belstaff. Right Page: Violet – Heathbrook jacket by Belstaff.
Left Page: Nikita – Laminated Cotton Check Trench Coat by Bally, CPO cotton indigo shirt, wrapped around the waist by Nanamica, W’ Pierce Pant Straight, Off-White Paint Splatter by Carhartt Work in Progress

Right Page: Violet – Camp Shirt Lightweight Sand Twill by 18 East, Asymmetrical cut shirt by Kyle/LYK, Espresso Khadi Namdak Work Pant by 18 East
Victoria: Blue Light Stone Washed W’ Trucker Jacket by Carhartt Work in Progress, Ash Heather W’ Knowledge sweat dress by Carhartt Work in Progress, Khaki cotton fatigue pant by Nicholas K.

Left Page – Nikita – Laminated cotton check trench coat by Bally, Off-white paint splatter, W’ Pierce pant straight by Carhartt Work in Progress. Right Page: Violet- Shandon patch sweater by Belstaff, Sonnet L/S shirt in linen by Linder, Black and white khadi cotton tweed trouser by 18 East.
Pema – Navy white pinstripe t-shirt by Kyle/LYK, black & white Denma Sweater by Nicholas K – $580.00, cotton-gabardine high waisted trousers by Bally, plaid trench coat worn as a cape by Linder.
Far Left – Nikita – Odette oversized blazer in golden plaid by Linder, Cream Francesca Bib Tier Dress by Apiece Apart. 2nd from left-Victoria – Blush lime medina soft sweater by Apiece Apart, camouflage short-sleeved cropped hoodie by Herno. Center: Pema – Khaki lounge sweat 3/4 length hoody by Nicholas K, Golden plaid L/S Flex Shirt in by Linder, Far Right: Violet- Sahasika, Black & white Khadi cotton tweed Indian Shirt Jacket by 18 East, Mahal band cotton shirt by 18 East, grey sweatshirt by Gap.
Nikita- 100% cotton jackets with a polyurethane coating, by Herno, W’ Great Detroit Jacket, Off-white paint splattered by Carhartt Work in Progress, jeans by Calvin Klein, boots by Sillvetto Sasseti.  Right Page: Pema- Tweed coat stylists own, denim jacket by Gap, green cotton overalls by Engineered Garments, black short-sleeve shirt by CK By Calvin Klein, natural v-neck tank top by Kes.
Pema – Khaki 3/4 length lounge sweat hoody by Nicholas K, Black linen combat trousers by Nicholas K, Bellamy wrap skirt in washed denim with leather trim by Linder, Golden plaid sofia L/S Flex shirt by Linder.
Left side – Pema – Merci silk jumpsuit by Kes, black tank top by Kes
Far right – Victoria – Organza cropped hoodie by Kes, elongated tank top by Kes
Left Page: Nikita – Odette – Golden plaid oversized blazer by Linder, Cream Francesca bib tier dress by Apiece Apart, black cotton bra tank by Carhartt Work in Progress, Smyth pant by Nicholas K, Finley boots by Belstaff. Right Page: Violet – Black & white Khadi cotton tweed Sahasika Indian shirt jacket by 18 East, Mahal band cotton shirt by 18 East, grey vintage soft raglan pullover sweatshirt by Gap, vortex cruiser jacket worn as a skirt by Nanamica.
Nikita- Cotton jacket with a polyurethane coating by Herno, Off-white paint splattered W’ Great Detroit jacket by Carhartt Work in Progress, jeans by Calvin Klein,boots by Sillvetto Sasseti
Victoria: Blush lime Medina sweater by Apiece Apart, camouflage short-sleeved cropped hoodie by Herno

Photographer: Daymion Mardel
Fashion Editor: John Slattery
Hair: Rolando Beauchamp using Bumble and Bumble
Make Up: Asami Taguchi for MAC Cosmetics at Frank Reps
Casting Directors: Michelle Pelletier & Treanna Lawrence at Cast Partner

Nikita @Ford
Victoria @Silent Models NY
Violet @ 1models
Pema @ d1models

Photo Assistants: Ricky Tompkins, Ari Sadok
Fashion Assistant: Nina Benfredj
Make Up Assistant: Yui Ishibashi

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