The towering dunes and never-ending golden sands of the Rub’ al Khali desert – the world’s largest area of contiguous sand – were the perfect backdrop to bring the best A/W fashion to life. Take a peek behind the scenes of the making of MiNDFOOD Style A/W 2016.
Cover model, Valentina, keeping out of the smouldering sun in between shots.
Fashion editor, Jackie Shaw, and make-up artist, Sharon Drugan, preparing Valentina for the shoot.
Fashion editor, Jackie Shaw, putting the finishing touches on Valentina.
Photographer, Juliet Dunne, snapping Valentina as the sun sets over the golden dunes.
Stylist, Sammy Salsa, zhooshing a dramatic Hailwood gown for the dark romance shoot.
Qasr al Sarab’s towering architecture was the perfect contrast for our gothic-inspired shoot.
Catching the early morning light as the sun rises in the distance.
Cover star, Rocket, preparing for his moment in the spotlight.
Valentina, our cover model, making friends with her shoot partner, a one-humped camel.
Stylist, Sammy Salsa, adjusting and perfecting a gorgeous WORLD gown.
The camera is turned: model Valentina snaps the MiNDFOOD STYLE crew.
Editor-in-Chief, Michael McHugh, putting his styling skills to work.
Cover star, Rocket the falcon, posing with stylist, Sammy Salsa.
Fashion editor, Jackie Shaw, and Stylist, Sammy Salsa, exploring the endless sea of sand.