Dina Calabro Strikes a Balance for Reflex Homme
Striking a balance between perfection and accessibility is a challenging exercise but one that pulls the audience in. It creates a framework of aspiration around reality making us feel that there’s an offer of something amazing we can get our hands on. Dina Calabro’s latest work for Reflex Homme plays with that balance in an editorial they call “Thriller,” drawing a connection between who we are and who we want to be.
Traveling from the desert to the city streets, the energy in Geoff Barrenger’s editorial is cinematic and strangely alluring. The models are made up to almost idyllic perfection; chiseled faces with every hair held firmly in place. Dina’s grooming creates an equilibrium between perfection with a human touch that allows them to fit perfectly in the high drama of the settings, and us to experience a taste of the ideal.