Snapshot: For Pedro del Hierro's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Carmen March, Creative Director of the brand, was inspired by del Hierro’s earliest customers. “I was thinking of that select group of chic Spaniards that first championed Pedro’s collections in the ‘70s,” March explains. “And seeing Slim Aarons’ beautiful photos of their summers in Marbella and Sotogrande really had an impact on me.”
Aarons, a photographer whose rapport with aristocrats, movie stars and polo players allowed him to capture unguarded moments on yachts and behind villa walls, aimed to shoot “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” It was now up to fashion photographer Alasdair Mclellan to re-imagine March's inspiration for the collection's campaign imagery.
For the shoot - model Sam Rollinson was draped with dresses, asymmetrically hugging the curves of a her body as though she had recently emerged, fully dressed, from the water. Shiny emerald pantsuits, silky tanks and revealing cuts help tell the story of those classic drenched summer photos, filled with languid, and sensual poses set around sparkling pools that Aarons once captured.
Photography by Alasdair Mclellan