‘Cirque’ is loosely based on the ringleaders and performers Travis Bandiera used to see in circus as a child. He was an avid ‘carnie kid’ and would regularly attend circuses with his mom. Travis wanted to create his own circus, with all the characters in the collection playing a specific role and having a specific personality.
“I wanted the styling to be very new age, incorporating ‘hero’ pieces that stand out but complement the hair. It was imperative that most of the pieces have a strong structure to bounce off the hard lines as seen in some hairstyles and also subtly complement the circus theme. It was also important to incorporate textures through the clothing, such as leather, velour and latex as they stand out and create a bold and futuristic statement, off-setting the desaturation from the makeup and photography,” says Travis.
Overall the styling needed to have a hint of ‘theatre’ to them with abstract features and oversized proportions.
- Photo: Daniel Knott
Makeup: Karina Marchetta
Stylist: Angela Liang
Hair: Travis Bandiera @ Royals Hair