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Cut And Paste: Balenciaga, Prada, Gucci & More Meet The Art Of Photomontage

Before there was photoshop, there was photomontage — the art of manually collaging pictures together to create a new, often surreal image — a practice that dates back to the early 20th century. Homegrown photographer/graphic artist Stuart Chen combines both for a hypnotic first look at the S/S ’19 collections.

 

Tulle dress with detachable sequinned and beaded hood, and metal diadem with crystals, Gucci

(Clockwise from top left) Sidonie leather shoulder bag. Cotton poplin and chiffon shift dress with metal studs, and matching satin headband. Leather pinafore dress, cashmere sweater, cotton poplin shirt, satin headband, leather necklace, Sidonie leather shoulder bag, nylon stockings, and leather Mary Janes. Satin wedge sandals. All Prada

(From left) Cotton tweed shift dress, straw and leather cap, metal and lambskin drop earring, Fantasy tweed and lambskin gloves, lambskin cross-body side packs, and PVC and lambskin slides (slung on bag). Cashmere cardigan, denim pants, jersey swimsuit, straw and leather cap, metal drop earrings, and calfskin belt bag. All Chanel

(From left) Cotton shirt, acetate spectacles, and metal earrings. Neoprene peep-toe sandals. Leather cross-body bag. All Fendi

(Main picture) Cotton gaberdine trenchcoat, viscose blouson, cotton toile pants, metal chandelier earrings and calfskin pumps. (B&W inset) Metal sunglasses with crystals. (Top right corner) Cotton shirt and Whip lambskin shoulder bag. All Givenchy

(From top) Velvet coat. PU clutch and metal ring. Velvet coat. All Balenciaga

(From left) Leather bucket bag with metal studs. Wool jacket, cotton shirt, tulle bra, snakeskin pencil skirt, acrylic sunglasses, leather belt, cotton stockings, croco shoulder bag, and leather T-bar sandals with crystals. Denim sleeveless top, silk sheath dress with sequins, and leather necklace with crystals. All Miu Miu

(From left) Brass headband with sequins, and silk dress. Metal mesh cape, denim jeans, wool pork pie hat, leather belt, and python skin sandals. All Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Saint Laurent

(Clockwise from top left) Joanne lizard skin flap bag. Karung leather trench coat, cotton poplin shirt, acetate sunglasses, and leather boots. Wool and mohair jacket, cotton T-shirt, and acetate sunglasses. All Salvatore Ferragamo

Collages Stuart Chen 

This story first appeared in Female’s January 2019 issue.