Fashion Shoots: Architectural Muse

Brutalist Fashion Set Against a Serene Backdrop

Photographer: Tony Powell |

Assisted By: Stephen Ken

Styling: Brian Robinson | T.H.E. Artist Agency

Makeup: Michanna Murphy | Glamsquad

Hair: Angela French | Glamsquad

Model: Courtney Walker | T.H.E. Artist Agency

Editorial Intern: Aaron Royce

Editorial Direction: Catherine Trifiletti

Photographed on the grounds of the Japanese Embassy.

The property’s Ippakutei tea house was built in 1960 to commemorate the diplomatic mission to ratify the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Amity and Commerce. It was donated by the Japan-America Trade Committee, which decided on the name Ippakutei, meaning both virtue and hundredth anniversary.


SUKEINA ‘Pagoda’ Jacket, ($1,670); ZARA soft feel sweater ($36), ZARA pleated mini skirt ($50), ZARA high heeled sling-back ankle boots ($100) ZARA teardrop pendant earrings ($20), Zara, 1025 F Street NW, Washington, 20004,

SUKEINA ‘Chandelier’ dress ($2,775),; ZARA high heeled vinyl mules ($60), ZARA textured translucent earrings ($20), Zara, 1025 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004,

SUKEINA ‘Cookie’ coat – short version ($2,800),; ZARA texture earrings ($20), Zara, 1025 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004,

HAUS OF FALENCI’AGO silk waxed wrap pants ($320), HAUS OF FALENCI’AGO ‘Eliana’ appliqué bodysuit ($400),

SUKEINA ‘Cookie’ dress, merlot ($2,945),; ZARA tricolor earrings ($20), heeled leather pumps ($60), Zara, 1025 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004,

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