Today’s shoot location in Shanghai may be the most hauntingly beautiful one to date. Now a commercial creative hub called “1933”, the four-story concrete maze used to be a slaughterhouse. Designed by British architects and built by Chinese developers, the massive space is filled with intertwining bridges and narrow corridors once used to control the flow of workers and cattle.
Despite the original purpose of the building, the amount of thought put into the design and style is evident throughout the space. Art Deco windows and columns make the exterior breathtaking, while the way natural light spills into the “central atrium” is truly stunning. It is a surreal, eerie experience to walk through the dark corridors where millions of cattle were herded to their death. If you’re headed to Shanghai, this 1933 abbatoir is a must-see.
lemaire off-shoulder top
citizens of humanity melanie cropped wide leg jeans
raye the label sandals
matter matters mono white deco clutch
photography by the splendid alice xiang