W Magazine – “East of Eden”
This season is filled with Asian-inspired designs that it’s only a matter of time when magazines would put up Japanese themed editorials. A number have already done it actually so if there’s a contest for the best Japanese themed editorial then this one from W Magazine is a contender. The editorial, titled “East of Eden”, features models Ondria Hardin, Saskia de Brauw, Xiao Wen Ju and Yumi Lambert who look like geishas and butoh performers in pieces styled by W’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful. The pieces Edward selected for the shoot are from Emilio Pucci, Rick Owens, Prada and many others and the images are lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine’s March 2013 issue.