California today, the world tomorrow. As all too much of it burns to embers, Vogue Russia takes a different tack, charting a course through the current state of haute couture in the age of sophisticated minimalism. On the evidence, couture appears to be in rude health. Guiding readers on this journey is none other than Abby Champion, who plays a leading role in a story by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu and stylist Katerina Zolototrubova. Shot in Paris at one of the greenest patches in all 20 arrondissements, Lac des Minimes, the story overflows with the tranquility of early autumn. Abby for her part goes a long way to setting the tone, what with her striking beauty and the general air of effortlessness that accompanies her every pose, her every movement. Case in point, Abby wearing a pleated silk top by Ronald Van Der Kemp (pictured). There looks to be more and more smoke and ash produced in the world today, but when and where it clears, beauty like Abby Champion’s will always shine.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Russia December 2018; Title, “Как это на вас отразится”; Photography, Cuneyt Akeroglu; Styling, Katerina Zolototrubova; Hair, Nabil Harlow; Makeup, Gregoris Pyrpylis; Manicure, Julie Villanova.

Abby Champion | Vogue Russia December 2018 (Photography: Cuneyt Akeroglu)

Abby Champion | Vogue Russia December 2018 (Photography: Cuneyt Akeroglu)