Animal, houndstooth, interlocking blocks — these are but a few patterns that come to mind when thinking about repetitive sequences in textiles. Animal skins once used as clothing most certainly provided our early ancestors with naturally occurring patterns, which millennia later were adapted in the production of fabrics. These patterns and more are celebrated in the June 2015 issue of Vogue in story photographed by David Sims featuring Grace Hartzel. “Untamed Elegance” as this Camilla Nickerson-styled story is called celebrates animal prints and more from leading collections for Spring 2015. Grace bounds onto the page (pictured) wearing a Miu Miu car coat with jade leopard spots over a houndstooth skirt paired with python shoes, also both by Miu Miu. Further patterns follow suit in the story, all with an intriguing sequential regularity, the sort of which ought to have folk eschewing solids for generations to come.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue June 2015; Title, “Untamed Elegance”; Photography, David Sims; Styling, Camilla Nickerson; Hair, Paul Hanlon; Makeup, Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue June 2015 (Photography: David Sims)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue June 2015 (Photography: David Sims)