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Lorna wears REPLAY hooded weather jacketPhotography Bex Day

Capturing youth against the fleeting colours of autumn

With ruffled silk and black denim from Replay, Dazed gathers two new faces for a romantic yet real photoshoot

TextJake HallPhotographyBex DayStylingTara Greville

Capturing the spirit of youth against the backdrop of nature is something that comes easily to photographer Bex Day. Known for her norm-defying work as photo editor at PYLOT, a publication renowned for its stance against Photoshop, Day has established herself by capturing youth culture and unconventional beauty in its rawest form. 

For this shoot, she teams up with flame-haired beauty Lorna Foran and male model Jon Cooper, who stormed the runway this season for houses such as Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. The images are romantic yet realist, a mood encapsulated in the styling of Replay’s AW15 collection which centers around juxtaposition: the apparent femininity of a ruffled silk dress is diminished when teamed with black denim and hammered leather; a blur of the sartorial lines that divide formal and casual. 

The collection itself stays predominantly within a monochrome colour palette, instead relying on textural choices to make a statement. Shaggy faux fur appears on everything from hooded weather jackets (perfect for Britons too chic for an umbrella) to slouchy fur jumpers. Leather is another key textile; a classic biker is completed with contrast pockets and asymmetric zips whereas biker trousers feature black-and-white panelling, resulting in one of the collection’s most distinctive pieces.

Hair Shiori Takahash, make-up Amy Brandon, photographic assistant Jackson Bowley.

Follow Bex Day on Instagram here @bex_day and Tara Greville here @taraegreville.