Ecological succession is a process perhaps most easily understood through the fire cycle of a forest — trees and undergrowth burn, plants grow from ashes, forest eventually returns, stability is achieved. Ecological succession also can be observed in an urban environment that succumbs to massive disturbance that leads to plants aggressively overtaking buildings. This dramatic phenomenon serves as the backdrop in this month’s Marie Claire Brasil featuring Dani Witt photographed by Eduardo Rezende. Titled “Cashmere e Algo Mais,” or literally cashmere and something else, this Fabio Ishimoto-styled story does what it says on the tin, namely pairing cashmere with, well, the rest. The fine soft wool known for its delicateness provides a fitting counterpoint to the otherwise ruinous environment. If succession is about one species overcoming another, then Dani Witt is surely a winner.
Credits include: Publication, Marie Claire Brasil May 2014; Title, “Cashmere e Algo Mais”; Photography, Eduardo Rezende; Styling, Fabio Ishimoto at Juice Partner; Beauty, Helder Rodrigues at Capa using Givenchy and L’Oreal Professionnel; Fashion production, Kaio Assunção; Photography assistance, Denny Sach, Naelson de Castro; Fashion production assistance, Carol Santoro; Beauty assistance, Michelle Pavão.