i-D's Pre-Fall 2016 issue is titled 'The Female Gaze' - and inside there is an editorial captured by one of fashion's most hyped female photographers - Harley Weir. The shoot captures the female form including full frontal nudity, a collage of nipples and one of the most striking images - what appears to be period blood between a model's legs. Discussing her strong and often even controversial imagery, Harley explains that her work is often highly sexual because that is a part of her personality and identity: "As a girl you grow up being highly sexualized; it's something you have to work through on your way to becoming a woman. So it has definitely bled into my work, consciously and unconsciously."
Speaking on the rise of female photographers, Harley says it's still an on-going struggle: "Photography is a profession that I feel very much suits "feminine" traits; it is also a very privileged practice. I certainly would not be where I am today if I hadn't lived at my parents' house until only a year ago! It takes huge dedication, and it's not something women have had the support to pursue until recently."
The shoot features Adwoa Aboah in pieces by Jeremy Scott, Vetements, Balenciaga and more.