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Triune by Dilia Oviedo

As one of our most popular editorials of 2011, Dilia Oviedo‘s debut story for Ben Trovato A Religious Experience, was a great way for the Barcelona based photographer to introduce herself and her work to the fashion world. Since then her work has been featured in The Ones 2 watch, Fan the Fire, and Ouch!, and her initial story has been spread around the internet in respected online publications, most recently over at FashionIndie.

A little while ago Dilia once again teamed up with stylist Ana Sting in order to create something new for Ben Trovato. The result: A story of fallen angels, trinity and being seduced by the dark side.

Each of the girls represents one of the sides of the struggle between good and evil and the desire to in the end remain good and in gods graces. We had the amazing luck of being able to shoot in the “Montjuic Cemetery” in Barcelona, which was perfect since that location was what made the idea for this story pop into my head with all its sculptures and mausoleum,” says Dilia before she explains the story’s title, Triune, by quoting a dictionary:

A triple deity (sometimes referred to as threefold, tripled, triplicate, tripartite, triune or triadic, or as a trinity) is a deity associated with the number three. Such deities are common throughout world mythology; the number three has a long history of mythical associations. C. G. Jung considered the arrangement of deities into triplets an archetype in the history of religion.[1]
The deities and legendary creatures of this nature typically fit into one of the following general categories:
• triadic (“forming a group of three”): a triad, three entities inter-related in some way (life, death, rebirth, for example, or triplet children of a deity) and always or usually associated with one another or appearing together;
triune (“three-in-one, one-in-three”): a being with three aspects or manifestations; such as the “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” of Christian dogma
• tripartite (“of triple parts”): a being with three body parts where there would normally be one (three heads, three pairs of arms, and so on); or
• triplicate-associated (“relating to three corresponding instances”): a being in association with a trio of things of the same nature which are symbolic or through which power is wielded (three magic birds, etc.)

The three amazing models are Itsaso Bolivar, Isabelle Cutrim (Sight) and Alba Ferri (Elite), with makeup done by Lucie Gardiner-Worship, and hair by David Lopez.

Stylist Ana Sting brought on some extraordinary pieces. We asked her about what her main sources of inspiration were when working on Triune:

“- I found inspiration in today’s women, the true warriors of our time, powerful, attractive and here to stay.”

Black is always a source of inspiration for me, classic,elegant and mysterious. I thought about crows as well, they are very intuitive and smart birds which I think reflects women very well; wings which allow them to go wherever they want.

These birds rarely migrate, they come and stay like the women I wanted to represent. I was also inspired by Spanish folklore, the women with the lace veils, transparencies, silk and of course ANGELS and how the different personalities influence our world, good and evil and those people who let themselves be influenced and those who fight and keep on the right path.

With some punk rock touches as you can see with the studs and the combat boots and a masculine touch with the straight cuts of the clothes which make the woman more sensual and provocative. A mix of ideas which make for a perfect equilibrium.

Photography & Editing by Dilia Oviedo
Styling by Ana Sting
Styling Assistant: Lía Lázaro
Makeup by Lucie Gardiner-Worship using Becca Cosmetics
Hair by David Lopez using Aveda
Models: Itsaso Bolivar, Isabelle Cutrim @ Sight Management Studio & Alba Ferri @ Elite Models