26th September 2014
Location LOCATION: Australia

1. Michael Lo Sordo Silk Jacket and Trousers
2. By Johnny Dress
3.  Michael Lo Sordo Silk Dress
4. Nicola Finetti Dress
5. Bianca Spender Bralette and Skirt
6. By Johnny Neoprene Dress

As soon as we landed from Shanghai we jumped straight into shooting some new content to escape the choirs of moving house. This series of photos was in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney and Lavazza to celebrate their very first runway show being seen in just a few hours called ‘From Italy with Passion‘ – a show that brings you a little taste of Italy from the best Australian-Italian designers including Michael Lo Sordo, By Johnny, Bianca Spender and Nicola Finetti.

I shot my favourite looks from each designer underneath the shining spring sun. I wanted the landscape to be as Australian as possible, so what better place to shoot this than along the shoreline of one of the thousands of pristine and iconic beaches our country is internationally renowned for. No accessories, no shoes, no signature waved hair, and most of all no layering – I kept these photos incredibly simple to reflect Australia’s minimal aesthetic and our laid back and easy breezy lifestyle.

One thing is for sure, there’s no place like home…

Photographer: Luke Shadbolt
Stylist & Model: Nicole Warne @ IMG