Handcrafted Textiles, vivid colors, Inca ruins, magical mountains, and sacred Valleys…Peru is more than just a county, it’s mystical land. It’s a place like no other with a unique indigenous heart that comes to life though colorful expressions that fuel its culture. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Peru you’ll immediately understand why it’s a fountain for Fashion Inspiration. From small fashion social enterprise brands working with Peruvian local artisans to high end couture collections, Peru inspiration is a Fashion that transcends seasons.
VOGUE MAGAZINE’S AFFAIR WITH PERU
From Asia to the US, the culture, colors and mystical charm of Peru have inspired some beautiful Vogue editorials throughout the years. It’s fashion photographer’s like Mario Testino, alongside Vogue, who have inspired and elevated the essence of Peru to become an geographic and cultural muse to the Fashion world. This Fashion inspiration affair has resulted in beautiful and colorful editorials which border the lines between Fashion photography and Art. Today we want to take you on a voyage though the Cultural Mixology between the world’s most iconic fashion magazine and the traditional land of the Incas. Here’s are our curation of our favorite VOGUE MAGAZINE’S PERU FASHION EDITORIALS:
Below is a more detailed journey of each editorial:
PERU FASHION in VOGUE PARIS
First we had to begin with the Fashion capital of the world! Not only did the April 2013 Vogue Paris have one of the most chic Peruvian spreads, but the whole issue was a special edition dedicated to Peru. The great photographer Mario Testino shot the pictures in mount Huascarán and the magnificent church of San Pedro Apostol de Cuzco. We are sure you’ll love to see Peru with a Parisian Flair! Here’s are some of our favorites:
Featured in this same special edition we could’t leave out in our curation the beautiful Peru inspired shots of iconic model Kate Moss:
PERU FASHION in VOGUE RUSSIA
Vogue Russia’s Peru inspired editorial has our favorite name, “The Heart of the Mountains”. This colorful fashion spread by photographer Mariano Vivanco captures the beautiful Australian Catherine McNeil in the mountains of Peru. We loved that this spread really captures the essence of the Inca trail and the heartbeat of the Peruvian mountains. Here’s our Top pics:
FASHION in VOGUE UK
Bristish Vogue showcased the talent of photographer Mario Testino in their March 2008 issue’s “Trail Blazers” spread. The beautiful editorial shot in Cusco features models Lily Donaldson and Daria Werbowy intertwined among the colors of Cusco. Here’s a look at some of our favorites:
PERU FASHION in VOGUE KOREA
Korea meets Peru! Can it get more exotic or CULMIXing than that!? We love this editorial’s Asian Peruvian fusion titled “La Señorita Bello” which captures the spirit of Cusco blended with the beauty of model Han Hye. Here are some of our favorites:
PERU FASHION in VOGUE LATIN AMERICA
The Mexican and Latin America version of Vogue couldn’t leave out one of it’s own. We love this August 2011 spread of Vogue Latin America titled “Princess Inca”. We know you’ll love the prints, textures and colors around the gorgeous model Tiiu Kiuk shot by photographer Micheal Finolow. Here are some of the must see pics:
PERU FASHION in VOGUE US
Legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino once again showcases the beauty of his native Peru in this September 2012 editorial titled “El Dorado”. We love uniqueness of this spread where the bold urban look of model Stella Tennant contrasts the traditional Peruvian surroundings. Here are some of our Favorites:
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Here are the behind the scenes videos from three of the shoots:
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