PHOTOGRAPHY: DESERT GODDESS BY SAM BISSO, ELLE GERMANY JUNE 2012
Posted on May 23, 2012
The wandering spirit of model Ilva Hetmann roams the dessert in her finest garments for the June issue of Elle Germany.
Draped with beads, armed with metallic/wooden bangles and dressed in an array of outfits drawn from a primary colour palette, Sam Bisso’s shoot has captured the core essence of the ethnically inspired tribal trend. The idea of borrowing patterns & colours from various cultures and subtly working them through Western garments allows the crimson haired beauty to successfully play the role of the contemporary shamanic goddess haunting the wide desert, despite looking as if she has never seen a ray of sunshine before. A big kudos to stylist Ilona Ulrich.
Photography: Sam Bisso
Model: Ilva Hetmann
Styling: Ilona Ulrich