21 apr 2023

Fashion series: Surreal love photographed by Cho Gi-Seok

Discover the models Shin Hyunji and Mathieu Simoneau in the series “Fatal Attraction” captured by the talented photographer Cho Gi-Seok.

photos by Cho Gi-Seok.

artistic direction by Lisa Jarvis.

Printed chiffon dress, GUCCI. Earrings, MARTINA KOCIANOVÁ

Cho Gi-Seok captures a surreal vision of love for Numéro


Born and based in Seoul, Cho Gi-Seok develops a poetic approach to photography, revealing a fabulous realm of imagination in his images. Imbued with references to the history of art and to the traditional culture of his native country, his shots unfold a narrative in which the sweetness of flowers plays an essential role, both from a narrative and aesthetic perspective. As a set designer, sculptor, graphic designer, and creative director of his own conceptual fashion label, Kusikohc, Cho Gi-Seok was one of 22 designers selected for the semi-final of the 2023 LVMH prize. For his very first collaboration with Numéro, he produced this fascinating series entitled “Fatal Attraction”, in which he had been searching for “correspondences between the positive and harmful components of passionate love, flowers, and seasons” in his own words. Along with models Shin Hyunji and Mathieu Simoneau, Cho Gi-Seok pictures the surreal fantasy of love.

Her: ZIMMERMAN linen and silk dress. Shoes and necklace, CHANEL. Him: blazer and pants in wool gabardine and shirt, LOUIS VUITTON. Earrings, MARTINA KOCIANOVÁ
Linen and silk dress ZIMMERMAN. Stretch printed top, MARINE SERRE.
Long dress in muslin embroidered with leaves, ALBERTA FERRETTI
Vest and pants in wool gabardine, ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Vest and pants in wool gabardine, ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Dress in viscose and jacquard embedded with pearls and decorated with sequins, SCHIAPARELLI
Mohair jacket and poplin shirt, PRADA. Arrows, FLÁVIO JUÁN NÚÑEZ AND LAURENT TIJOU
Wool and silk jackets, GUCCI
Silk shirt, DILARA FINDIKOGLU. Sleeveless cotton vest, mohair pants and shoes, MAISON MARGIELA. Viscose shirt, DRIES VAN NOTEN. Finger jewelry, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD.
Printed cotton pants, KUSIKOHC.
Printed cotton pants, KUSIKOHC.
Long dress in jersey and dress in tulle and lace, BURBERRY. Models: Shin Hyunji at Gost Agency. Mathieu Simoneau at Success Models. Hairstyle : Gabe Sin. Makeup : Seongseok Oh. Set design : CGS Studio. Assistant director : Vânia Monteiro. Retouching: CGS Studio. Production: A PRJECT.