Editorial: The Art of Waiting — Thomas Chéné

The second editorial created exclusively for our iGNANT Issue #01: ‘The Art of Waiting’ week comes from Paris-based photographer Thomas Chéné.

The following series reveals the elegance of contemplative patience.A graduate of the Louvre School, Chéné studied Art History and Film Studies before attending Gobelins Art School. Today, he is best known for his crisp documentary-style photography which focuses on vibrant portraiture, as shown by his eye-catching blog. We were lucky to have Chéné lend us his talent to interpret ‘The Art of Waiting’ in a calm, luxurious style. With art direction led in collaboration with Baptiste Viry and styling by Alix Devallois, the following series reveals the elegance of contemplative patience.

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Left: Brown velvet t-shirt dress NEHERA / Brown silk skirt NEHERA
Right: multicolor houndstooth patterned jacket: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S / turtleneck in cotton and lurex: POLDER / oversize multicolor houndstooth patterned pants: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S / multicolor houndstooth patterned jacket: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S / turtleneck in cotton and lurex: POLDER / oversize multicolor houndstooth patterned pants: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S

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Multicolor houndstooth patterned jacket: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S / Turtleneck in cotton and lurex: POLDER / Oversize multicolor houndstooth patterned pants: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S

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Black and white oversize wool crepe dress: HENRIK VIBSKOV / Earring: VINTAGE

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Left: Large jacket printed houndstooth: HOUSE OF THE VERY ISLAND’S / Turtleneck in cotton and lurex: POLDER
Right: Black and white oversize wool crepe dress: HENRIK VIBSKOV / Lana ankle bracelet in sterling silver and lapis lazuli: VIBE HARSLOEF

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Left: Lana upper arm cuff in sterling silver and lapis lazuli: VIBE HARSLOEF

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Left: Fishnet bodysuit in polyamide and elastane WOLFORD / Shell patterned wool pants: REALITY STUDIO
Right: Fishnet bodysuit in polyamide and elastane WOLFORD / Triangle padded cotton patterned pants: REALITY STUDIO

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Left: Transparent blouse: TARA JARMON / Large pants in lurex: WANDA NYLON
Right: Lana brooch in gold plated sterling and lapis lazuli: VIBE HARSLOEF

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Photographer: Thomas Chéné / Art Direction: Baptiste Viry x Thomas Chéné / Model: Katharina @ Women Paris / Stylist: Alix Devallois / Photo Assistant: Clément Brandely / Hair: Sergio Villafane / Make-up: Ophélie Secq

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