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THE TRANSITION ISSUE: CAIA + NOVA EDITORIAL

The New Generation XYZ, we’re all kinda besties

Words by CAIA HAGEL

I can’t imagine having stayed up all night watching and rewatching Beyoncé’s Lemonade with my mom and my gran when I was 16 but that’s what we did the night it went viral and we’re still talking about #BlackLivesMatter, the pros and cons of monogamy and how much we wish we could dance the Beat and twerk.

In a world where IRL and URL are growing seamless and swirling identity into flux, where teens are coming-of-age as tweens while lobbying social change and big business with their smartphones, and 40 is the new 28, Generations X, Y and Z are able to do what’s never been done before: intermingle and co-create like one big generation. We unite by wielding our android technologies like weapons. We share many of the same icons. We are immersed in the same pop culture and love a lot of the same music. We watch related indie films and wear comparable designer-meets-secondhand fashion pieces. We like the same kinds of friends and have similar goals, from sculpted abs while baking with butter to sustainable ecology, girl-lead activism, open-minded politics and social diversity. Maybe the internet has democratized age and let us share with each other and learn together in ways that have never been possible before across generational boundaries. As we move deeper into the 21st century, we’re all kinda besties…

 

Starring CAIA HAGEL and NOVA ORCHID (Dulcedo Models)

Photography FATINE-VIOLETTE SABIRI

Creative direction and stylist BIANCA DI BLASIO (Dulcedo Artists)

Production ESTELLE GERVAIS

Hair and make-up artists ALPER SISTERS (Dulcedo Artists)

Stylist assistants MIKAEL BRASSARD and HARRY CORRIGAN

Special thanks to MAURICIO ORTIZ

Caia Dress PLEATS PLEASE BY ISSEY MIYAKE (Cahier d’Exercices).

Nova Dress PLEATS PLEASE BY ISSEY MIYAKE (Cahier d’Exercices).

Caia Coat CÉLINE (Cahier D’exercices), Shirt STYLIST’S OWN, Shoes STUART WEITZMAN (Browns), Stockings CALVIN KLEIN, Earrings ZARA.

Nova Dress CÉLINE (Cahier D’exercices), Shirt SELF-PORTRAIT (TNT The New Trend), Shoes STUART WEITZMAN (Browns), Stockings PHILIPPE MATIGNON, Earrings ZARA.

Caia Dress VÊTEMENTS (Cahier D’exercices), Latex gloves POLYMORPHE, Rings (Left to right) STYLIST’S OWN, DYRBERG/KERN (PRFKT by Europa), BELLE NOEL (PRFKT by Europa).

Nova Skirt (worn as dress) MARIE SAINT PIERRE (PRFKT by Europa), Stockings FILODORO, Gloves POLYMORPHE, Necklace ACNE STUDIOS.

Caia Shirt ELLERY (TNT The New Trend), Shoes STUART WEITZMAN (Browns), Stockings HUE, Earrings GAS (Bleu comme le ciel), 

Nova Shirt DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY (TNT The New Trend), Stockings HUE, Shoes STUART WEITZMAN (Browns).

Caia Dress JEN’S PIRATE BOOTY (TNT The New Trend).

Nova Dress MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, Necklace DEAN DAVIDSON (PRFKT by Europa).