Genealogy — Armenia’s Eurovision 2015 supergroup — has one of the most compelling backstories of this year’s contest. Six artists from five continents all connected by their common Armenian ancestry. Well today it’s artists — Essaï, Inga, Mary-Jean, Stephanie, Tamar and Vahe — share something else: high-fashion photos from photographer Ruben Martirosyan!
The group is building a bridge across time and connecting the Armenia of their parents and grandparents with the Armenia of today — one which is scattered around the world through its Diaspora. So Martirosyan shot the group at the Saint Gevorg Monastery of Mughni the home of the unique photo shoot. The ancient setting makes us want to go sightseeing in Armenia! His photos are shot in a way that cleverly plays on their song title “Face the Shadow.”
Stylist Armen Galyan opted for simple cuts that emphasize the shoulders. All you fashionistas will recognize that trend from the runways of New York, Paris, and Milan. “We combined Armenian and European fashion trends mixing the contemporary and the traditional,” Galyan says. “We have tried to create modern characters that are merged with Armenian roots at the same time. This topic is very popular now.”
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