FRESH APPROACH TO FASHION: EMBRACING A WORLD OF BEAUTY - models: Ajak Deng, Grace Mahary, Jourdana Phillips, Lameka Fox & Nykhor-Nyakueinyang Paul - photography: Silja Magg - fashion direction / styling: Katie Trotter - hair: Seiji - makeup: Toni Malt - text: Louis Nichol - location: The Hamptons, New York - Harper’s Bazaar Arabia April 2017
TOGETHER WITH GUCCI WE’RE CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY OF DIVERSITY AND A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2017
“The fashion industry has the ability to make the less visible, visible.” ~ Jourdana Phillips
“The inspiration for the story is the sentiment of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, “If we are going to push the conversation forward then we have to look beyond simply talking about models on the runway, and focus instead on individuality and faces that show humanity.”
[01may17] 186\365: another little sneak peek into my animation project. currently i’m working on sequence #7, and have already almost two minutes complete. goal is four minutes something and i try to finish this by mid june to be able to submit it for this semester’s exhibition. i’m so happy with my stuff these days. (but i’ve also been drinking lots of cappuccini with bailey’s lately.) (phone, laser prints, charcoal)
That’s all I’m sayin…. in some of these pics I have on a mesh bodysuit underneath (courtesy of #Forever21) because at work, we aren’t allowed to show midriff. BUT if you’re branching out into crop top land then this is a good way to ease in if you’re not comfortable with the occasional exposure of skin. Baby steps and shit. But ain’t no rules for real. Get the crop top you’ve been eye-balling. But do it the way YOU need to.
GUCCI PRE-FALL 2017: “SOUL SCENE” - creative director: Alessandro Michele - art director: Christopher Simmonds - photography: Glen Luchford - hair: Paul Hanlon - makeup: Yadim Carranza - models: Nicole Atieno, Elibeidy, Bakay Diaby & Keiron Berton Caynes plus 25 professional dancers
“Inspired by the portraiture of Malian artist Malick Sidibé, who photographed local nightlife and youth culture in his hometown of Bamako, the campaign explores the freedom of expression found in music and dance. Set in dancehall and rich, colorful, make-shift studios, the images capture a group of men and women dancing passionately and posing for photographs. Referencing the spirit of England’s underground Northern Soul movement of the 60’s, with its distinctive, athletic dance moves and exuberant social scene, the images by Glen Luchford are dynamic, vibrant and spontaneous.” - Gucci