Famed British physicist Stephen Hawking published the popular science bestseller A Brief History of Time in 1988, which has sold over 10 million copies and long cemented its place in the collective imagination. History is not all hard science, however it is no less elegant as evidenced in a story of the same name featuring Anastasia Kolganova photographed by Kai Z Feng in the September 2015 issue of ELLE UK. This story is less about black holes and space-time singularities than it is about the mixing and matching of retro prints with tweed and worn-in silk. Anastasia (pictured) cuts to the chase in this story perhaps most effectively wearing an all-green ensemble including a Lurex top and cotton trousers, both by J.W. Anderson. Anastasia’s hair is combed out straight and long, giving this and the rest of the story a decidedly artistic, even Bohemian look and feel. The story and Anastasia in particular possess all the right elements to make it memorable this month, the next, and throughout the history of time.

Credits include: Publication, ELLE UK September 2015; Title, “A Brief History of Time”; Photography, Kai Z Feng; Fashion, Anne-Marie Curtis; Hair, Nao Kawakami at Saint Luke using Aveda; Makeup, Naoko Cintu at Saint Luke using Chanel A/W 2015 and Chanel Body Excellence; Manicure, Adam Slee at Streeters using Rimmel London.

Anastasia Kolganova | ELLE UK September 2015 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

Anastasia Kolganova | ELLE UK September 2015 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)