When most people think of spring styles, they’re probably imagining airy aesthetics and floral patterns galore, and color schemes so pastel that they’d make an Easter egg jealous. In other words, what they almost certainly wouldn’t picture are punky jackets, oiled up choppy haircuts and dark metallic fabrics, so leave it to Vogue Russia to pull out the unexpected and oh-so-wonderfully-edgy.

Model Leona Binx Walton (represented by Next and a unanimously praised standout star of NYFW 2014, having walked the runways for Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more) rocked the tough, boyish vibe of the shoot, slouching in sleeveless leather coats and studded unzipped booties. In true springtime fashion, florals were represented, but in creatively unconventional ways. Flower-shaped cutouts adorned a pair of translucent black tights, while a smattering of little black and white blossoms peeped out from under the cuffs of a mod jacket.

It seems as if stylist Karen Langley avoided every major cliché of spring fashion shoots, yet along with photographer Terry Tsiolis, still managed to create a set of images that fit right into the pages of a March issue magazine. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani added just a touch of cheery color around Walton’s dark eyes, with pinks and yellows that leaned slightly more fluorescent than typical pastel to keep up with the edgy theme. Styles by Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga ruled the majority of the pics, and seemed like perfect designer choices to punk up springtime just a bit.

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Which is your favorite shot from this shoot for Vogue Russia?

 


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