Porter Magazine – powered by net-a-porter.com – has recently released their third issue, 'Summer Escape 2014'. The bi-monthly publication features Malaika Firth in this editorial titled 'Days of Heaven'.
With an atmospheric setting of rustic architecture complimented by an abundance of green fields and trees, the images tell a story of a young woman who finds a sense of serenity in isolation with nature.
The styling of the shoot ties in well with the estate getaway setting, contrasting smooth silk fabrics with dry textured knits and it is this contrast that holds the visual integrity of this editorial. Let us explain… The relationship between setting and fashion is distinctive – the model is styled in more refined pieces when she is amongst structural elements and more naturalistic materials (knits) when she is surrounded by greenery.
The image in which Malaika is wearing a silk orange ensemble seems to be the pivotal turn point amongst the series, as Malaika appears as if she has walked away from the house and into nature, slowly breaking away from structure and escaping into a relaxing world of trees and horses.
Malaika appears natural amongst the fields, finding her home away from home.