I first came across Auckland-based label, Eugenie last year and was immediately drawn to it’s innovativeness, It’s a brand that’s courageous enough to transcend trends, which is something I admire. For her latest collection, ‘Collection 4’ designer Elizabeth Eugenie Wilson sought inspiration from the women she admires.
“With this range I looked to the women who have always inspired me and I tried to make a collection that would appeal to their character and convey some of their creativity and grit. Strong women like Louise Bourgeois, Paloma Picasso, Lee Miller and Isabella Rossellini are always on my mood boards. There was also a heavy musical influence this time around – PJ Harvey and bands like “The Slits” and “Delta 5” inspired me in particular, all women with a marked rawness and creative courage. “
The range was shot by Karen Inderbitzen-Waller and is worn by her wife Delphine Avril Planqueel, who normally works behind the scenes as a retoucher, lighting technician and director. After much convincing Delphine was convinced to momentarily step back to her Parisienne catwalk roots and spend some time in front of the lens.
Lighting/retouching: Delphine Avril Planqueel
Model: Delphine Avril Planqueel
Art Direction: Simon Oosterdijk
Hair: Tommy Stayton at Stephen Marr
Makeup: Danielle Xi at MAC
Jewellery: Zora Bell Boyd