Lucid Dreams: Romain Laprade's pastel coloured photographs for Kinfolk's latest issue

Rafael wears a jacket by De Fursac. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

There's something utterly ethereal and otherworldly about this shoot for the new issue of Kinfolk magazine.

While it's a fashion shoot, it has an entirely transformative aesthetic that makes it feel as much a piece of art as a piece of editorial.

The images were shot by one of Kinfolk's most prolific contributors, Romain Laprade, and the series, entitled “Lucid Dreams”, is described by the publication as a "Luis Barragán-esque fashion editorial". Shot in Malta, the photography is imbued with a sense of sunshine and positivity; making use of unusual pastel colour palettes and architectural forms.

Laprade is based in Paris and has also worked with magazines including Apollo and Vogue; and brands such as Aesop, Chloé and John Galliano.

Rafael wears swimwear by Vilebrequin. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears swimwear by Vilebrequin. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a suit by Acne Studios and a belt by Givenchy. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a suit by Acne Studios and a belt by Givenchy. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a shirt and shorts by Jil Sander and sandals by Hermès. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a shirt and shorts by Jil Sander and sandals by Hermès. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a double-breasted jacket by Dior. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Rafael wears a double-breasted jacket by Dior. Photography by Romain Laprade for Kinfolk Magazine

Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One: Lucid Dreams by Romain Laprade

Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One: Lucid Dreams by Romain Laprade