Rising jewelry designer Chris Habana is releasing his campaign for Winter 2014/2015, and it’s a hyper gothic-inspired amalgamation of three collections, in one epic photo series starring some of New York City’s most iconoclastic creatives. Habana’s jewels adorn the variety of characters in portrait-like images, and the statement pieces range from earring spikes to elaborate chokers to talon headpieces. You’d think the bold jewelry would speak for itself, but the dramatic images act as a dark fable. It’s no surprise that Habana was chosen as one of the emerging designers for Vogue Talent’s 2013, or that Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz are big fans. As Habana himself says, the campaign is like a “sci-fi take on a Caravaggio painting” and so grand as to emote “characters of a futuristic tarot card.” Judge for yourself.
Photography: Dom Smith, Creative Direction: Love Bailey, Makeup: Scott Andrew (first shoot), Hair: Bastian Russ (first shoot), Gonn Kinoshita (second shoot), Models: Dia Dear, Desi Santiago, Domonique Echeverria, Kaimin, Love Bailey, and Ladyfag, Assistance: Edmond Asante, Special Thanks: Purevile.