The world is awash with information, which makes those who can make sense of it, or better yet,  those who can make it look extraordinary on a magazine page important members of society. Enter photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who along with stylist Edward Enninful have created a Fall 2016 preview story starring amongst others Tamy Glauser (pictured) and Lineisy Montero in the August 2016 issue of W. Preview stories of this magnitude are always challenging, not least for the amount of collections that require a presentation worthy of the legacies of the people on the call sheet. The controlling theme of this story more than does the trick as it pulls from the pantheon of cults. Jim Jones, Charles Manson Family, Aum Shinrikyo, echoes of all and more are present throughout the story and speak to the primal need to make sense of the modern world. Joining a cult is unlikely to end well for anyone involved, but laying it out on the page like it is done here makes for a veritable cult classic.

Also featured in this story are Odette Pavlova and Leila Goldkuhl.

Please visit wmagazine.com to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, W August 2016; Title, “Cult Classics”; Photography, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styling, Edward Enninful; Hair, Shay Ashual at Art Partner; Makeup, Isamaya Ffrench for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at Streeters; Manicure, Naomi Yasuda for Dior at Streeters. Set design, Andrea Stanley at Streeters; Production, Red Hook Labs; Executive production, Simon Malivindi; Line production, Sara Mouzayanni; Production coordination, Peter Schwab, Dion Olivier. Digital, Niccolo Pacilli, Jeronimo De Moraes; Photography assistance, Sinclair Jaspard Mandy, Pawel Woznicki, Kevin Jude, Michael Didyoung; Fashion Assistance, Ryann Foulke, Dena Giannini, Sam Walker, Anita Lau, Nataleigh Lalonde, Lauren Bensky, Ava Ravich, Alyssa Pena, Paige Viti; Hair assistance, Taichi Saito, Sean Mikael, Shu Yamaga, Rebekah Calo, Adlena Dignam, Taylor Bond, Levi Monarch; Makeup assistance, Laura Stiassni, Kate Romanoff, Kumi Hosoda, Andrew Colvin, Miriam Robstad, Marie Schumacher, Ryo Kuramoto, Satsuki Soma; Manicure assistance, Tracy Kawaii, Naoko Saita; Production assistance, Ted Gusek, Kevin Doherty, Miles Soboleski, Kevin Warner, Greg De Seve, Michael Follen, Kyle Brown, Jacob Lavin, Phoebe Chung.

Tamy Glauser | W August 2016 (Photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

Tamy Glauser | W August 2016 (Photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)