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.”
This is a callout post for the TSA agent who was incredibly thoughtful and concerned about me flying across the country all alone without an adult and wanted to make sure I knew how to go through security and felt safe and comfortable and explained that, as per the signs, children under 12 can keep their shoes on, and directed me specifically to another agent to help me so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed or afraid.
You were super sweet and kind, and the look on your face when I handed you my driver’s license and you realized I was 25 was priceless.