There is probably no bigger testament to the transformative powers of fashion than the above editorial styled by Jacob K and shot by the extraordinary Tim Walker for W Magazine. Taking runway fashion, which to some is already beyond the point of wearability, and morphing it into the tragic tale (or should I say tail?) of a mermaid who looks simultaneously ethereal and out of her depth, with a slight glint of menace in her eye, is pure magic. All the right elements crash together like waves, out of which emerge these breathtaking photos, like a modern-day Birth of Venus.
If you think the industry of fashion exists simply to establish dos and don'ts and what-to-wear-hows, think again.