Scanlan and Theodore is one of the great Australia designers. I don’t know many women who wouldn’t want a wardrobe full of these lavish garments. The ranges are full of elegant pieces that are at once casually feminine and comfortably stylish, worn day or night.
They’ve been around for years (23 in fact), doing what they do, always impressing us with their new collections of beautifully chic women’s wear, but it’s not often that they make a splash, lash out, shoot a big campaign (though they have shot with Bill Henson before).
This year Scanlan and Theodore launched a massive campaign featuring supermodel Erin Wasson shot by renowned New York photographer Nan Goldin, in a dilapidated mansion in Upstate New York.
It’s a simple campaign, but it's very striking, much like the clothes, which seem to stand out against the grimy, peeling walls of the location. This, coupled with Wasson’s charmingly natural look gives a very raw feeling to the images - typical of Goldin’s artistic style - and has produced a creative collaboration that is really rather beautiful.
Nan Goldin currently has some images showing at the Carol Jerrems exhibition Up Close at Heide.