The story of duality and transformation is the inspiration behind Ryan McGinley's photographs for the F/W12 campaign, an evolution of his stunning Beautiful Rebels debut for S/S12.
Birds of Prey
The campaign references McGinley's The Animals series, which captures moments of spontaneous interaction between animals and people in a studio setting.
There is a playful duality between the cast and the birds – a barn owl, an eagle owl, a spectacled owl, a scoop owl and a peregrine falcon. The plumage of the birds accentuates jungle-inspired prints on dresses or the weave of faire isle knitwear.
Cast in a warm yellow light, calling to mind the African sun, five birds – global symbols of wisdom and knowledge, all indigenous to Africa – swoop across the images.