Jim Morrison gave voice to an awful lot of pronouncements throughout his relatively brief lifetime, but perhaps his aside from “The End” that indeed “the West is the best” is yet one of his most resonant. Fact is the spirit of the American West continues to manifest across myriad fields in the arts and fashion is no exception. The current issue of Interview features a neo-Western story with Ola Rudnicka photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer. Titled “New West,” the story hits the trail with a multitude of layers, suede, and plenty of fringe. If the West is the end in Morrison’s oedipal anthem, then surely Ola is the beautiful friend.

Credits include: Publication, Interview December 2013 / January 2014; Title, “New Test”; Photography, Craig McDean; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Tomo Jidai at Streeters; Makeup, Mark Carrasquillo at Art Partner; Manicure, Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan.

Ola Rudnicka | Interview December 2013 / January 2014 (Photography: Craig McDean)