Spring’s New Shapes: Dramatic, Fluid Silhouettes

Photo: Oliver Stalmas

In the Cut’s latest installment of Out of the Box, photographer Oliver Stalmans takes some of spring’s most dramatic fashions and captures their unusual textures, dramatic silhouettes, and simultaneous sense of grace and ease. Dazzling pieces, such as Prada embellished tops, sweeping Giorgio Armani capes, and sky-high ostrich headpieces, are set against the natural beauty of model Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who went without hair and makeup. His photographs are strikingly simple and poetic — and evoke the essence of Irving Penn’s iconic portraits of Lisa Fonssagrives. Click through our slideshow to see Stalmans’s graceful interpretation of the season’s runway fashions.

Sittings Editor: Veronica Misako Gledhill; Market Editors: Veronica Misako Gledhill and Rebecca Ramsey; Producer: Emily Shornick; Model: Caroline Brasch Nielsen; Casting: Juergen Schabes; Photography Assistant: Bilal Fellah; Studio: Drift Studio NYC.

*This article appeared in the May 5, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.