Anything can happen on the streets of Paris, and it's never quite what you might expect. Why should a visit to the city of love be predictable, anyway? Rather than fall in love with each other, we're more interested in falling in love with that unspoken energy the city possesses. For our Euphoric November issue, model Kamila Sarinova accepted the challenge with no hesitation, showing us the true meaning of 'menace' energy.
Left: BALENCIAGA coat and shoes. Right: BALENCIAGA top, skirt, shoes and earring.
Left: BALENCIAGA dress and necklace. Right: BALENCIAGA jacket, skirt, pants and shoes.
Donning Balenciaga's Resort 2023 collection, which was first debuted in a setting that resembled a maze of the New York Stock Exchange, she embodies that 'Big Dystopic Energy' that the House has recently lent into. Oversized silk pussybow blouses meet tailored, sharp black coats and naturally, the House's signature black dress silhouette makes an appearance – gloves and all. Unfazed by it all, Sarinova takes complete control, the streets now her own playground like Balenciaga's Resort 2023 collection set became a space for storytelling and creating for the House.
See all the moments from the shoot, here.
BALENCIAGA dress, shoes and gloves.
Left: BALENCIAGA dress and shoes. Right: BALENCIAGA coat.
Left: BALENCIAGA top. Right: BALENCIAGA shirt, skirt, shoes and earring.
Left: BALENCIAGA coat, shirt and shoes. Right: BALENCIAGA jumper and earring; stylist’s own phone case.
To learn about our cover star, Ajak Deng, read more about this industry icon through our model profile. Experience the Euphoric issue in its entirety this November, available on newsstands from November 17 and through our online shop. Find a stockist near you.
PHOTOGRAPHY Carly Scott
FASHION Stefania Gertis
MODEL Kamila Sarinova @ MiLK Management London
HAIR Laurie Deraps
MAKEUP Louisa Trapier @ ASG Paris
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Ruby Pedder
CASTING Carly Scott
PRODUCTION Stefania Gertis