The past few weeks, in the wake of a stubbornly damp winter, spring has swept through our bones like a crescendoing symphony. A crisp breeze cuts through the velvety sunshine, the air is laced with charcoal and honeysuckle, and huge swaths of California erupted seemingly overnight, drenched in vivid orange poppies, buttery yellow primrose, and rich purple verbena, the superbloom blanketing hillsides in a lush, living tapestry of surreal and shimmering color.
Every year, spring brings an audible shift, a lightness, a tenderness, a hazy hopefulness unfurling like flower petals. We shrug off our layers, we stretch our bones and settle into our skin. We soak up stillness and sunlight and grow towards the light until our minds loosen their clutching grip on our bodies, even just for a brief moment. Spring is for feeling, not for thinking.
This simple yet striking editorial is an electric combination of the powerhouse creative energy of photographer Emily Knecht, model Emily Labowe, and stylist Neelo Noory. An ode to laidback sensuality that feels equal parts elevated, edgy, and effortlessly natural, it playfully captures the colorful curiosity of the shifting season in a way that seduces your senses. It feels almost as rejuvenating as spring itself.
Spring is for vivid color and visceral texture, for flashes of sheer fabric that cling to your curves and pops of neon that remind you not to take it all so seriously. Spring is for ease and leisure, for bending the rules and giving into your whims as freely as the coastline gives into the wildflowers. Spring is for bright yellow faux fur and cherry red latex and chartreuse bike shorts and wearing whatever feels good against your skin, whatever makes you feel like you’re blooming, whatever brings you back to life.