Emma Breschi recalls the beauty of someone you may remember from a trip to the movies.

She plays the muse of the fashion lens, and you can trust she knows the ropes — Breschi is first and foremost a photographer herself. Her roles in films like Dredd from a few years back were crucial in launching her into a field of communicating with silhouettes both in rest, and in motion. She’s also the author of a poignant short film about individuality titled NOTHING BUT HER. And therein lies the perfect embodiment of the artist: A story told via dress, setting, scene — all without an acted script.

Shot for Hungertv by Vicky Lawton

“A lot of my work is about finding the true meaning of what it is to be a woman to me and to other women… I think colour plays a lot in that.”

Breschi redefines modern fashion with her body. Sometimes criticized by even her close friends, Breschi splays her Instagram with images of what inspires her, including her own nudity. Other shots include her dog, beaches, and fantastically tuned-down women she photographs in laid back poses.

Starting her adolescence in Thailand, Breschi, 24, now lives in the United Kingdom where she grooms her much needed voice into pop culture and fashion arts. Even in luxury design advertising Breschi lays out her image of complete confidence (we love Vivienne Westwood’s ethos of self-reliance).

Andreas Kronthaler shot Vivienne Westwood’s campaign with the designer and Emma Breschi, A/W ’17

“…If you’re posing in the nude for that quick fix or attention then you’ve got it all wrong.”

What defines Breschi as a human of the times is her skill in adapting the practices of modern art, such as photography, videography and fashion modelling, to the viewpoint of a woman. Her role in playing the fountain of the gaze as well as nailing the source of the gaze makes her the epitome of today’s ideal citizen, one that can adapt confidence across a field of techniques. Breschi pokes fun at what we think about women, too.

One recent Insta post is a grayscale photo of the model under moody lighting and overlaid with fuzzy colours, as if she might be waiting for us to push a pair of 3-D glasses to our eyes. The caption, “I’m your worst nightmare 🔮 Witch or B!tch … you decide” alludes to the sexist history of the term (dating to the Middle Ages), where women were instantaneously named “witches” if they refused to contort themselves according to social norms and codes.

Nadine Ijewere, “Emma & Elena”, 2017.

We applaud the hard work put in by Breschi and strive to show her off as a role model of creative direction. We hope to see her as a pin point for creative minds to make it the norm in art and fashion to pursue beauty, not for the sake of recognition, money or a title, but for the sake of a better attitude.

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