H&M’s sister brand, & Other Stories, is living up to its name with a new fashion campaign featuring trans models and a transgender creative team.
Models Hari Nef and Valentijn De Hingh appear in the ads, which were photographed by Amos Mac, with styling by Love Bailey and makeup by Nina Poon.
The athletic-inspired capsule collection looks great, but De Hingh was most excited about working with an all-trans crew.
“That’s something I haven’t experienced with other shoots, per se, where I’ve worked with other teams, other models, multiple girl stories. You work with each other professionally and you like each other and have good conversation, but it’s not the same thing as working with an all-trans team.”
A modeling agency specializing in trans models recently opened up shop in the U.S., but & Other Stories thought it was important to consider who was behind the camera, as well.
“We couldn’t help to ask ourselves how the traditional fashion gaze can change if we keep the same normative crew behind the camera,” said & Other Stories Creative Director Sara Hildén Bengtson. “So we invited five amazing creatives, all transgender, to make our latest story.”
The collection hits & Other Stories—which has locations in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels and beyond—on August 20.
h/t: The Fashion Spot