Everyone is putting the snake print on a pedestal this season and, as you can see below, so do we. Literally.
While planning this shoot for my dear friend MARKOV, the idea to elevate the snake print came naturally. We wanted to glorify THE pattern of the season, because, let’s admit it, we’ve all bought, or have been thinking about buying a snake print piece these past few months!
The concept of photographing the ensemble in this perfectly adequate combination of greenery and statues was based on the pieces themselves. The sculptural qualities of the hybrid corset jacket/skirt pants, that MARKOV designed a year and a half ago, take the animal-print idea and give it a strict form, masterly mixing the natural and the structural.
“This ensemble was made a year and a half ago during my stay in the fashion capital of Italy – Milan. The look was produced for an exam, as part of a collection developed during the last term of a program I was attending at the prestigious Instituto Marangoni, a school ranked among the top ten fashion schools in the world. It consists of a hybrid short corset jacket with pronounced shoulders, and a ¾ pant with an incorporated mini skirt. The fabric, with its sophisticated snake print pattern woven in the brocade, contributes to the glamorous vibe. My collection tutor advised me not to use strong animal print, because he believed it was outdated and not current, but I trusted my instincts and used it anyway. And now, a variety of animal prints, and especially snake prints, have exploded everywhere. To add to the contemporary graphic vibe of the pieces, slim tuxedo stripes have been added along the outer side of the pants, and on the intricate details of the corset jacket, which emphasize its construction,” says MARKOV.
The price of the jacket is 400 EUR, and the price of the pants is 300 EUR. The pieces are made-to-measure and can be ordered at MAISON MARKOV.
PHOTOGRAPHY // JOVANA ZUKA
MAKEUP // MARKOV
MODEL // ANA SERAFIMOVA