Sies Marjan has released the second chapter of ‘The Girlfriends Project,’ for Spring 2017, photographed by fashion-turned-fine art photographer Nigel Shafran. Creative director Sander Lak has always been a fan of Shafran, so he gave him full creative freedom, it’s aloso noted that art direction is by Christopher Simmonds.

“The Girlfriends Project gives us another vehicle besides the fashion show to collaborate with talents whom I admire and to show the collections through a different lens,” Laks says. “For me, the key to everything is collaboration. It’s when we share and interact with each other that great things come about.”

Scroll through to meet Sander Lak’s “girlfriends,” each photograph is stamped with the current year and the year that he met each friend:

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