きつね: Kitsune

きつね: Kitsune

hat and necklaces PRADA earrings EPICENE knit dress EMRE PAKEL top and pants GUNTAS bag DIOR heels MARGIELA

Kistune, the Japanese word for fox, lies at the heart of Ali Yavuz Ata’s eccentric photo series. The photographer explores the Japanese folklore belief that these red majestic creatures have the ability to shape shift into men and women. Stories depict them as intelligent beings, possessing paranormal abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. This is portrayed in the wacky styling of fox tails with high end designer clothing and furry ears offset by layers of western belts. In one photo, the model crawls on the floor in a Prada bucket hat and fishnet gloves with a fox tail peeping out the back of open-zipped red trousers as if the quasi mythical creature was in the middle of metamorphizing from woman to fox. Foxes are particularly renowned for impersonating beautiful women; and Ata’s highly stylized creatures are no different.

earrings EPICENE top EMRE PAKEL bra GUNTAS belt MANC fur and pants FENDI heels MARGIELA

hat PRADA belts MANC pants GUNTAS heels MARGIELA

wolf hat STYLIST’S OWN look GUNTAS belts MANC chain GIVENCHY heels MARGIELA

left ears STYLIST’S OWN earrings EPICENE chooker and belts MANC necklaces PRADA sparkly top GUCCI look GUNTAS

ear STYLIST’S OWN earrings EPICENE fur HAKAAN YILDIRIM belt MANC

wolf hat STYLIST’S OWN fur GUCCI belts MANC socks VERSACE bag DIOR

 

photography ALI YAVUZ ATA 
styling EMRECAN SANDAL
hair BURHAN ÇILGIN 
set designer ZEYNEP SATIK
stylist assistant NAZ KORAL , ÇIÇEK VARUY 
photography assistant UMUR OZCAN 
set design assistant SIMAY DAYIOGLU
model MARIANNA GRABOWSKA @ NEW MODELS

 
 

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