Last week during the runway lineup backstage at the Hugo Boss Fall 2014 ready-to-wear show in New York Suvi Koponen was poised to walk. “Ready to go,” she said with a smile before the camera. A full five seconds later she cheekily rejoined, “…back to L.A.” The Angeleno gets her wish in the March issue of Vogue in a sporty look at Spring 2014 collections by Craig McDean. Taking the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles as its backdrop, this Camilla Nickerson-styled story opens with Suvi wearing an all-Prada look comprised of an embellished silk dress, ribbed knit top, those leg warmers, sandals, and holding a crocodile bag. The colorful looks against the Rusto-covered bricks add a dynamism to the portraits, but it is Suvi’s command of the page makes this endeavor truly sporting.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue March 2014; Title, “Sport Psychology”; Photography, Craig McDean; Styling, Camilla Nickerson; Hair, Anthony Turner; Makeup, Peter Philips; Manicure, April Foreman; Production, North Six; Production design, Piers Hanmer; Murals courtesy of Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.

Suvi Koponen | Vogue March 2014 (Photography: Craig McDean)