A recently released video directed by Richard Gerst, emerging photographer based in New York City.
"Poena Luxuria"( translated as " The Punishment of Luxury", the title of the production) marks his debut as a director and a substantial part of his completion thesis of the MPS Fashion Photography program at the School of Visual Art, which he has recently attended.
Featuring American designer Marlon Gobel's Fall 2013 menswear collection under the same title "The Punishment of Luxury", inspired by Michael Carson's eponymous short novella.
Starring Bart Grzybowski & Wilhelmina Hardisty @ Ford Models NYC. Cinematography by Jendra Jarnagin. Styling by Joshua Liebman. Accesories featured include Robert Marc, Hunter, Erica M and Dsquared2.
Important to mention that the music is performed by all-boy English vocal group, Libera. The main vocalist is Liam O'Kane (really worth giving a listen to their previous discography if you're into angelic voices and ethereal sounds)
The video premiered last month at 'Le pillole di Stefano', the blog by fashion stylist Stefano Guerrini, actually a very regular face and one of my first acquaintances when I travelled to Italy for Pitti Uomo in Florence and Milan Men's Fashion Week for my photography/ backstage coverage.