Photographer Kyle Tunney and stylist Mairead Vickers take us behind the scenes of the latest editorial, exclusive for See.7, Future Proof.
The concept behind this shoot was imagined at an earlier stage between myself and Kyle. We wanted to create a set of captivating images based around well-known streets in Dublin, but with a difference. Kyle had a vision of empty streets at sunrise using a solitary figure as the subject. The idea of ‘futurism’ which had been on my mind for a while was immediately confirmed when I met Trudy Feighery and viewed her collection. Her use of unusual materials and inspired accessories complimented our vision perfectly, and her unique designs inspired me to embrace the idea of an alternative culture within this frame. The idea of ‘moto-street-couture’ was born and, with an eye toward Spring 2012 trends, I chose 3 of her strongest and most visually impacting pieces. When choosing garments, I went for a classic, mono-chromatic palette with a focus on metallics and texture. Accessories were kept cold, solid and chunky for an androgynous feel. The use of unfamiliar materials and textures such as Perspex spikes, chain mail, and laser cut rubber added a certain intrigue, and from a styling point of view was extremely challenging. The outcome strikes a balance between originality and eccentric wearability. (Mairead Vickers)