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Nostalgia for a place you can’t return to. Evocative of the past and aspirational towards the future: A spotlight on Corban Harper’s intimate craftsmanship photographed by Marco Giuliano and styled by Anca Macavei.

Nostalgia for a place you can’t return to. Evocative of the past and aspirational towards the future: A spotlight on Corban Harper’s intimate craftsmanship photographed by Marco Giuliano and styled by Anca Macavei.

Corban Harper is a conscious approach to fashion where craftsmanship and intimacy are pillars. Using multiple forms of adornment the garments are counter balanced by a modern sense of style and proportion where beauty is never literal but profound none the less. Evocative of the past and aspirational towards the future the brand offers a poet’s view of the world: romantic, subversive and hazy.

Share with us some insights into Corban Harper’s brand identity.
The brand is a romantic and modern womenswear brand, with an obsession in technique, craft and process. It’s a poetic and emotional view of fashion with a conscious method of producing and an intimate way of consuming. It is both aspirational and evolutionary.

I find your aesthetic to be poetic and your approach to fashion fairly artistic, are there any important figures that shaped you so far?
There isn’t anyone in particular that has shaped me. I am inspired by one’s process so anyone who’s feel singular or distinct is exciting to me. Many of things have shaped my approach to fashion would be fine art or film – but also the craft, lore and process of fashion itself. I find process endlessly inspiring, I’m moved by the introspective and cerebral nature of fashion; both the methodical and tedious.

Tell us more about your creative process, how do you start working on your collections?
My process typically starts with technique and emotion. From there it is about finding a way to marry the techniques with silhouette and proportions – It feels like a puzzle most of the time. My work is very instinctual, I don’t like anything to feel forced. I also enjoy exploring new ways of working to see how that informs the shape of the collection.

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Credits:

Photography: Marco Giuliano / @marcogiulianoph
Styling: Anca Macavei / @ancamacavei
Creative direction: Inga Lavarini / @ilavarini
Assistant: Isabel Evangelisti / @isabelevangelisti
Models:
Tomy at Independent Management
Tracy at Boom Models
Diarra at Whynot Models

All clothes by Corban Harper / @corbanharper

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