Katja Rahlwes



Nationality: Germany
Born in Germany, Katja Rahlwes arrived to Paris at the tender age of 16 to study design at the famed fashion Institute Studio Bercot. After graduating she started her career as an illustrator and fashion stylist working for some of Europe's most innovative and influential fashion titles. However, Katja felt that her true calling was in image making behind the lens as a photographer. Her first assignments were for the iconic parisian fashion bible of cool, Purple Magazine. Katja has developed a unique language in within her fashion work. As she highlights the most important trends of the season, she is simultaneously depicting and assertive and sexually empowered woman, a muse in control of her destiny and her physicality. A true contrast to the "femme objet" that is depicted by many of her peers who objectify women and disempower them positioning them as mere objects of consumption. Her unique perspective has landed her assignments in Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, Self Service, W and i-D Magazine as well as Gucci, Celine, MiuMiu, Chloe, APC, and Maison Martin Margiela.


a touch of colour
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: May 2015
Nuit Blanche
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: February 2015
Out of Office
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: November 2014
Lui Magazine France (Editorial)
published: October 2014
Veni, Vidi, Versus
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2014
Portraits by Katja Rahlwes
Purple Fashion (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
032C (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
Viggo by Katja
Another Man Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
David Morris F/W 14 Campaign
David Morris (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
Paul & Joe F/W 14
Paul & Joe (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
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