These Songs of Freedom

05.06.2019

photographer by KOTARO KAWASHIMA / style by LAUREN BENSKY

With voluminous fabrics pleated to resemble origami and bright Kubrick-esque colors that bleed with motion, Kotaro Kawashima channels ’90s Issey Miyake. “‘These Songs of Freedom’ is a poem in motion,” Kawashima writes. “It was an exercise in ritual and dance” 

Cotton short sleeved polo, Lacoste Denim and Tulle Dress by COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE Black leather sandals by Dr. Martens
Left: Cotton High Neck Blouse by Ellery, Wool fine natté cuffed ankle jogging pants by Gucci
Right: All-over plissé light poly Duchesse V-neck shirt, Gucci Polyester Trouser by Issey Miyake
Left: Cotton short sleeved polo, Lacoste Denim and Tulle Dress by COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE Black leather sandals by Dr. Martens
Right: Nylon Tulle Hat by Albertus Swanepoel, Cashmere Blended Hooded Sweatshirt by Nanushka, Binary Suede Half Trench byDion Lee
Left: All-over plissé light poly Duchesse V-neck shirt, Gucci Polyester Trouser by Issey Miyake
Right: Mesh Veil & Gunmetal Lurex Sweatshirt by Marc Jacobs
Left: Silk Twill Dress, Trousers, Blazer, & Quilted Parka by La Prestic Ouiston.
Right: Sheer Pleated Boning Gown, Sid Neigum Nylon Windbreaker by Lacoste, Vegan Leather Sandals by Nanushka
Left: Mesh Veil & Gunmetal Lurex Sweatshirt by Marc Jacobs, Nylon tights, Falke
Right & Center: Cotton hoodie & sweatshirt & silk slip dress, Collina Strada, Cotton socks, Collina Strada, Leather sandals by Dr. Martens
Binary Suede Half Trench, Dion Lee, Cashmere Hooded Sweater and Cashmere Pants, Nanushka, Fringed flats, Missoni
Crepe silk Dresses (2), Silk dress by The Row, (underneath) Theory, Linen hat by Clyde Nylon, socks with beading by Stephanie Frig, Leather sandals by Issey Miyake
Silk Twill Dress, Trousers, Blazer, & Quilted Parka by La Prestic Ouiston
Felt Hat, Hüte Millinery Denim Shirt by Colovos, Silk Sleeveless top by Dior Men, Plastic belt, stylist’s own, Denim Wide Leg Jeans by Judy Zhang
Cotton blouse, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Nylon Parachute Suspender Skirt by Y3, Vegan Leather Sandals by Nanushka
Left: Cotton High Neck Blouse by Ellery, Wool fine natté cuffed ankle jogging pants by Gucci
Sheer Pleated Boning Gown by Sid Neigum, Nylon Windbreaker by Lacoste, Vegan Leather Sandals by Nanushka

Photography: Kotaro Kawashima
Styling: Lauren Bensky
Hair: Adlena Dignam
Makeup: Yuko Kawashima
Photo Assistants: Jared Zagha, Fujio Emura
Casting: Tasha Tongpreccha
Model: Makenna Cart @ Muse Model Management