INSIGNIA

It seems that we live in troubled times, a world of extraordinary and tragic events. With many political powers at breaking point, the entangled conflict in Eastern and Arabic cultures is critical, the struggle for control ongoing. The documentary ‘Hypernormalization’ by Adam Curtis suggests this struggle has been manipulated by key political figures, our society’s banks, and of course military figures.

Undressing the uniform from its figurative power, ‘Insignia’ is an exploration of motifs of peace and society. Hoping to highlight adaptations of these powers, this story juxtaposes militant and combative imagery to symbols of peace and pop culture, generating social commentary of current affairs at the same time.

Jacket, shirt & trousers – ALEXANDER MCQUEEN | hat – LAROSE
(left) red sweater – AGI & SAM | chain – KTZ | hat – LAROSE | (right) shirt – DSQUARED2 | sweatshirt – DRIES VAN NOTEN

(left) tank top – vintage customized | trousers – ROKIT vintage | (right) tank top – vintage customized | trousers – AMI | boots – UNDERGROUND LONDON
(left) jacket – vintage | patch – stylist’s own | (right) tank top – vintage customized | trousers – QASIMI | boots – KENZO
jacket – vintage | bag – VALENTINO
(left) coat – AGI & SAM | shirt – OAMC | trousers – CASELY-HAYFORD
(middle) shirt – CHRISTIAN DADA | trousers – LOUIS VUITTON
(right) coat – E. TAUTZ | shirt – LOUIS VUITTON | trousers – DIESEL BLACK GOLD
(right image) jacket – TAKAHIRO THE SOLOIST | hat – LAROSE | belt – KTZ | chain – LOUIS VUITTON | gloves – TIGER OF SWEDEN
(left) jacket – WOOYOUNGMI | trousers – DRIES VAN NOTEN | boots – ADIEU | (right) jacket DIESEL BLACK GOLD | necklace – model’s own
(left) bomber jacket – MARCELO BURLON COUNTY OF MILAN | top & trousers – EXEMPLAIRE | (right) coat – TIGER OF SWEDEN | jacket – QASIMI | jumper – KENZO
(left) bomber jacket- MARCELO BURLON COUNTY OF MILAN | leather top & trousers – EXEMPLAIRE | hat – vintage | (right) coat – MIHARAYASUHIRO | shirt – LOUIS VUITTON | trousers – CASELY HAYFORD | boots – UNDERGROUND LONDON
(left) jacket & trousers – SANKUANZ | shirt – QASIMI | boots – UNDERGROUND LONDON | (right) coat – QASIMI | shirt – vintage | trousers – WOOYOUNGMI
(left) jumpsuit – vintage | backpack – SANKUANZ | (right) t-shirt – SUNSPEL | coat and trousers – COTTWEILER | boots – UNDERGROUND LONDON

photographs
JACK BUSTER
styling
MARGHERITA ALAIMO
make up
MATTIE WHITE using MACcosmeticsuk
hair
PIERA BERDICCHIA
set design
TERRY PALAMARA
models
FELIX | STORM MODELS
ALFIE | MODELS1
PACE CHEN | NAMED 
RAINER | BROTHER MODELS 
MARK
ANDREI
LLOYD
assistants
 SARAH AL SLAITY | photography
RUDOLF PACKEVICS | styling
EVIE BLYTHE | make up