One of our favorite editorial spreads of 2010 is this series from (of all places) the Turkish edition of Marie Claire magazine. It’s not strictly a lingerie fashion shoot, but the entire series is so gorgeous we’ll show you the full spread.
Titled In Symi after the Greek island where it was shot, this fashion editorial is a perfect blend of setting and subject. Close your eyes and you feel the heat radiating off the bleached buildings and smell the crisp salty Aegean.
The series was shot by Cihan Alpgiray and features models Patrisha Petrova and Isabella Strandell looking lonesome and bored on a poor-rich-girls summer holiday.
Alpgiray has a knack for finding color elements in the washed-out landscape and posing his models in contrasting neutral tones for dramatic effect.
Of course, our eye was immediately drawn to the soft, airy lingerie pieces in the shoot — diaphanous playsuits, babydolls and other light undergarments perfect for an airless Mediterranean afternoon.
I dont’ know about you, but I’m putting Symi on my travel bucket list!