A Certain Americana

photography Peppe Tortora

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin

Issue VIII

feauturing ANA BEATRIZ BARROS at NEXT, AURORA AUAYANG, CLAUDIA VITARELLI, LK CECIL at AMBITION NYC,
LOU ASARO, MARK BAKER, MORIAH BLACK, RAY ABEITA, RUBEN RIVERA, ALEXANDRA RUBIO at FORD.
hair CONRAD DORNAN and makeup JANEIRO both at ART DEPARTMENT 

A trompe l'oeil denim print adornes the JEAN PAUL GAULTIER silk ensemble composed of shirt and matching beaded long dress. The black lightweight leather shorts belong to the T by ALEXANDER WANG men's collection. Mark wears a pair of classic leather chaps from HARLEY-DAVIDSON and a cotton sweater, with braided sleeves, by AVANT TOI.

This black leather bolero is styled with low-waisted cotton pants, proposed in a warm mustard shade. Both belong to THEYSKENS' THEORY collection. The gold plated necklace by MICHEAL SPIRITO is adorned with a skull pendant, made of gunmetal and Swarovski crystals. The hand-crafted western boots by OLG GRINGO present flower embroideries on worn-out leather.

LK wears a rust oversize leather jacket by SPORTMAX, paired with bronze checked shorts from the EMPORIO ARMANI collection. The "42 Muertos" handmade boots by LIBERTY BOOTS are complicated by a skull-motif embossed on the tip. Lou wears his own clothes, styled with a classic denim vest, designed by KRIS VAN ASSCHE for Lee. They sit on Lou's custom built 2008 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CROSS BONES.

The blue denim vest is by KRIS VAN ASSCHE for LEE, the black t-shirt underneath is Lou's own.

A white-based mesh dress is printed with a watercolor-effect floral motif, and comes from the Y-3 collection. The look is accessorized with an oxidized silver necklace, made of shark tooth shaped golden pendants from TSURA.

This chocolate laser-cut leather trench coat with a floral arabesque and cinched by its matching belt. Both from the LOEWE collection. The sterling silver rings are by GOTI. Claudia stands in front of her 1973 HONDA CL350.

A mustard long-sleeved shirt in textured fabric, is paired with a cerulean silk pencil skirt, both from the MAX MARA collection. The "Juarez" belt, made of engraved and painted leather, is by HOLLYWOOD TRADING COMPANY.

Moriah wears the iconic biker jacket by BLAUER, here featured in brown. The look is paired with a denim cap from the KRIS VAN ASSCHE for LEE collection.

Ruben wears a black leather biker jacket and an off-white t-shirt, all belonging to the CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION. The black felt western hat from STETSON completes the look.

Alexandra wears a black leather jacket from the THEYSKENS' THEORY collection. The caramel-toned knit cap is from BAILEY.

A grey v-neck sweater is worn over a burgundy checked shirt and see-trough floral trousers. All by DRIES VAN NOTEN.

The shades of the desert are evoked in the print of this long-sleeved panelled dress topped by the western rubber hat, both by ACNE.

Mark wears his own clothes, styled with the iconic leather biker jacket from HARLEY-DAVIDSON, featuring the classic logo emphasized on an orange band.

Aurora wears an ivory knit cotton and linen sweater, designed by BILLY REID for his "Heirloom Collection." The "Dedale" choker by LANVIN has a metal structure, enriched by Swarovski crystals.

Ray wears his own biker outfit and accessories, posing on his customized 1964 TRIUMPH T120. Claudia wears a denim short-sleeved shirt by UKE and a red printed headscarf by FRED PERRY for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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