the fashion design studio

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Vanichi Magazine partners with The Africa Channel to present “What If Movie Icons Wore African Fashion?” (#WIMIWAF), a creative fashion editorial that imagines iconic Hollywood film characters in modern, handcrafted fashion from designers of Africa and the Diaspora. 

Designers include Senegal-based brand SARAYAA, TEGAA, a Gambia-based jewelry line, Egyptian designer AMMANII, M ANDREWS sartorial luxury based in San Antonio, Texas, Nigerian brand OBIOMA, eyewear designer BURKINABAE, menswear designer KENNETH NICHOLSON, Ghana + NYC brand STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE (co-founded by Rosario Dawson), Sierra Leone + USA brand BADARA and Lagos-based luxury brand MINKU. More at vanichi.

PHOTO: Juhn Kwon. HAIR + MAKEUP: Karen Bates-Ashey. STYLIST: Jordan Swain. ASSISTANT STYLIST: Drea MJ. CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Joy Donnell + Jordan Swain.

MODELS:

Elle Drane 

Chanelle Renee

Tia Hurley

Sara Ishag

Celisse Graves

I originally created this concept early this year, for a glasses-themed contest. It sat on my computer for months, missing the contest, until recently when I was able to finish it more casually. 🌟 It’s in my print line-up for my Ai-kon table. Only two weeks left!!

Artwork and character © 2017 Sloan
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