The Season’s Most Exciting Fashion, in One of Italy’s Most Dramatic Places

Set in the otherworldly caves of the Grotta di Bossea in Italy, stylist Vittoria Cerciello and photographer Dario Catellani aimed to feature the vivid colors and textural cuts of spring’s most exciting pieces on model Anna Ewers.

“I wanted to frame Anna’s body with empowering shapes, sexy but in a clever way, clothes that had a feminist taste,” says Cerciello, who also worked with makeup artist Vanessa Icareg to create bright and swirling patterns on Ewers with body paint.

The grotta—which is in Piedmont—first opened to the public in 1874 and features grand stalagmite and stalactite formations. The interlocking caverns provided a dreamlike atmosphere for the shoot, which featured a fringy delight by Halpern and swirling earrings from Panconesi. For those looking to add just a touch of the fantastical to their wardrobe, a Givenchy crochet sweater strikes the perfect balance between elevated and intrepid style.

A candy-colored striped Chanel jacket pairs with the bold, retro patterns of a Paco Rabanne skirt. Meanwhile, the popular catsuit style (which featured heavily on the runways this season) appears as a Saint Laurent floral one-piece paired with equally eye-catching turquoise Dolce & Gabbana knee-high boots. —Jessica Gibbs

Bold color, prints and body paint (worn throughout) make a statement in front of striking stalagmites and stalactites. Collina Strada bodysuit, $500, and shoes, similar styles at CollinaStrada.com.

Be a daredevil in a long, bright dress anchored by chunky clogs. Halpern dress, price upon request, HalpernStudio.com, Panconesi earrings, price upon request, and ring, $376, MarcoPanconesi.com, Legstudio tights, $14, Etsy.com/Shop/LegStudio, and Givenchy clogs, $825, Givenchy.com.

When experimenting with maximal styles, be equally brave about a nearly-bare face. Givenchy sweater, $5,180, Givenchy.com.

A kaleidoscope of op art-inspired patterns has trippy, trancelike appeal. Chanel jacket, $8,750, select Chanel boutiques, and Paco Rabanne skirt, $950, Ssense.com.

A crimson top takes a twist toward the fantastical with primal face paints. Prada top, $2,250, Prada.com, and Panconesi x KNWLS earrings, $688, MarcoPanconesi.com.

Red-hot boots set a beaded shorts and top style alight. Giorgio Armani top, $9,600, Armani.com, Marshall Columbia shorts, $355, Ssense.com, and Rochas boots, price upon request, Rochas.com.

Mix up animal prints and marbleized pieces for a swirl of singular style. Dior top and skirt, prices upon request, Dior boutiques, Panconesi x KNWLS earrings, $688, MarcoPanconesi.com, Lauren Perrin gloves, $115, LaurenPerrin.com, Legstudio tights, $14, Etsy.com/Shop/LegStudio, and Givenchy clogs, $825, Givenchy.com.

Yellow and pink roses take on fresh life paired with turquoise embellished boots. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello catsuit, $2,990, Saint Laurent, 3 East 57th Street, New York, Dolce & Gabbana boots, $8,895, DolceGabbana.com, and Panconesi ring, $376, MarcoPanconesi.com.

A simple black-and-white look gets daring. Louis Vuitton cape, $17,400, LouisVuitton.com.

Loewe dress, price upon request, similar styles at Loewe.com. Model, Anna Ewers at Elite Model Management; hair, Laurent Philippon; makeup, Vanessa Icareg; set design, Clementina Dal Lago; production, Circus.

Corrections & Amplifications
Lauren Perrin designed the green tie-dyed gloves shown. An earlier version of this article incorrectly credited their designer as Miscreants. (Corrected on April 22.)

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