Words & Images: 'XXXL' by Ivanho Harlim and Shysilia Novita
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Words & Images: 'XXXL' by Ivanho Harlim and Shysilia Novita

As March comes to an end, we look back on our special project for our 10th Anniversary issue. We gave 10 photographers what every creative mind longs for – freedom of expression. Our only request: to be inspired by a word that contains the letter ‘X’
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XXXL

“Let the styling do the talking,” said Ivanho Harlim, when asked what his thought process was behind his shoot title. “XXXL is something you see everywhere in fashion right now.” Indeed, from Balenciaga to Stella McCartney, the manifestation of the mode du jour has seen the proliferation of oversized collars, large 3D design elements, blown-up shapes and loose tailoring. “XXXL resurfaced as an ‘anti-fashion’ statement, the same way it did decades ago when popularised by brands like Maison Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto” adds Ivanho. “We wanted the photographs to re ect this sentiment, an ‘as-is’ aesthetic that perhaps moves away from fashion’s usual pomp.”

  1. Wool top and skirt, Comme des Garçons.
    Linen jacket, Loewe from Net-A-Porter.
    Silver-plated metal earrings, Jennifer Fisher from Net-A-Porter.
    Calfskin Glove boots, Céline.
    Stockings, stylist’s own.
  2. Nylon mesh top, Junya Watanabe.
    Polyester pleated dress, Issey Miyake.
    Silver-plated metal earrings, Jennifer Fisher from Net-A-Porter.
    Calfskin Glove boots, Céline.

  3. Wool dress, Comme des Garçons.
    Denim high-waisted ared jeans, Ellery from Net-A-Porter. 
    Silver-plated metal earrings, Jennifer Fisher from Net-A-Porter.
    Calfskin Glove boots, Céline.

  4. Cotton shirtdress with jersey skirt and calfskin Glove boots, Céline.
    Cotton-blend sweatshirt, Vetements.
    Silver-plated metal earrings, Jennifer Fisher from Net-A-Porter.

  5. Cotton crêpe dress, Marni.
    Silver-plated metal earrings, Jennifer Fisher from Net-A-Porter.
    Calfskin Glove boots, Céline.

Styling Allysha Nila
Hair & Makeup Shysilia Novita
Photography assistant Marie Liang
Model Alexa Laszlo/Ave Management

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