It’s only mid-January and 2015 has already given us more diverse magazine covers and fashion campaigns than 2014. We had Jourdan Dunn being the first black model to get a solo British Vogue cover in 12(!) years, 80-year-old Joan Didion staring in Céline‘s new ads, and now digital magazine Love Inc. is breaking gender barriers. The newest issue features androgynous model Dylan Stephens modeling men’s and women’s wedding fashions. Not only does it shatter gender norms, it is a gorgeous shoot that celebrates love and individuality.
The shoot was photographed by Ryan Carville and styled by Love Inc.’s Fashion Editor Krista Roser. Dylan poses in a wide variety of looks including a dapper tuxedo, an embellished wedding dress with a tulle skirt, a red velvet dinner jacket and a bridal pantsuit. Dylan also appears on the cover of the third issue, looking flawless in dress and gauzy veil.
Editor-in-Chief Brittny Drye, who was also responsible for the art direction on the photo shoot, started Love Inc. to cater to both straight and same-sex couples planning their weddings, and this shoot is a perfect example of their inclusive attitude. Other magazines should take note.
Luckily a few others already have the same ideas as Love Inc. Tiffany recently unveiled their new ad campaign which features a same-sex couple promoting their engagement rings for the first time. Let’s keep up this positive, inclusive attitude, because these are the kind of shoots we should be seeing all of the time.
(Photos: Ryan Carville/Love Inc)