For some time we wanted to photograph in Shakespeare's Globe and we are very happy to have made it work this season. Around COP26, Vivienne performed her speech for Letters to the Earth there - a global campaign in response to planetary crisis.
The theatre is a very important, free space which needs to be protected because this is where ideas can and should be represented uncensored. There is something very playful about the pictures and it is shown through the characters photographed. It is always with Shakespear and acting in mind. As today, there is a crossover of genders which was very common in Shakespeare's time. Everybody is who they want to be.
The collection shows the impact of time in tapestry fabrics which are cut and frayed, knitwear and poplin that is daubed with pigment, classical prints and distressed leather.
Pablo Picasso's designs for the 1920 ballet Le Tricorne inspire cartoon spots and zig zag stripes. Denim, tailoring, knitwear and accessories are deliberately washed and worn.
Hollywood 1920s costume designs and the confidence of 1980s power dressing are combined with a modern approach to sportswear. Business shirts are blown-up, exaggerated, and twisted, worn with acid green madras tartan, which drips down bags.
A painterly mood is seen in sky blue jacquards, inthe kiss of Hercules and Omphale, 1932 (Francois Boucher, 1703-70) and folkloric painted flowers.
Returning to the central tenet of Sonnet 18 - everlasting love, a memory that lives on and inspires the future.
Photographer: Pablo Colaiocco
Art Direction & Stylist: Sabina Schreder
Makeup Artist: Porsche Poon at Artlist Paris New York
Hair Stylist: Blake Henderson at CLM Agency
Nail Artist: Nadia Blanco
Casting Director: Isabel Bush at Concrete Limited
Video Director: Holly Blakey at Box Artist Management
DOP: Ailsa Aikoa
Editor: Selasi Ayettey
Models: Miguel Adrover
Lux Gillespie at Kate Moss Agency
Vincent Rockins at Kate Moss Agency
Sonya at Storm Models
Kasper Kapica at Storm Models
Tabitha at Anti Agency
Ajak at Premier Models
Laura at Elite Models
Milla at Anti Agency
Lu Yan at Mandp Models
Zane at Present Model Management
Aaliyah at IMM Models
Rentaro at W Model Mgmt
Locations: Shakespeare's Globe, Alva Coachworks
Art on Display in Shakespeare's Globe: Pete Le May