Photography and Text by Emily Ulrich, Copyright 2016
WHEN WE’RE HOME ALONE
While fashion is physically constructed by designers, it is the people who create trends and dictate their longevity. People take the designs on and off the runway and interpret them in their own light. By shooting in so casual of a setting, I was hoping to display fashion in a more authentic and realistic way. By having my model move throughout the house—lounge around, get ready, watch the cars passing by—I am showing the movement of high fashion from the runway to the home. And furthermore, the manifestation of high fashion trends in low fashion. A piece as simple as an oversized sweater has a history far more complex than one might think. The loose, billowing turtleneck, the shade of grey, and the levity of the material. This piece may appear to be current season, when in fact, it has been sitting in a closet for over two years, because its “trendiness” was obstructed by tighter-fit, more structured sweaters. The outfits were tied together by two pairs of heels and simple jewelry—both from this past season and belonging to the model—to string a thread of continuity between the aesthetics of the looks.
About The Author: Emily Ulrich is a senior enrolled in the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2017. To read additional articles by Emily Ulrich, go here: https://tonywardstudio.com/blog/emily-ulrich-casting/