Get To Know The Seven Designers Behind WOOOOHOOOO Zine
Following the success of Creative DNA: Africa, the British Council and Fashion Scout have reunited to present WOOOOHOOOO zine, featuring seven emerging designers from seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Forget The Red Carpet, The Afro Fashion Association Have The Black Carpet Awards
The initiative - marking another positive step for the industry - was created by the Afro Fashion Association and took place last week in Milan.
Why Pharrell's Louis Vuitton Appointment Has Divided Fashion
If the fashion industry can be collectively sure about one thing, it's that the role of the creative director is changing, evidenced by Louis Vuitton recently announcing Pharrell as Virgil Abloh's successor at the storied house.
Saatchi's 'The New Black Vanguard' Takes On A Radical New Perspective
Unearthing photographers from London to Lagos, New York to Johannesburg, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion arrives at Saatchi Gallery, moving away from the industry's western lens.
Tayler Prince-Fraser Presents 'Deep Is Water'
Nike and SHOWstudio contributor - filmmaker Tayler Prince-Fraser - have joined forces for an exhibition hoping to change the cultural narrative when it comes to backness in swimming.
March Planned In Memory of Chris Kaba
Chris Kaba was unarmed when he was shot and killed by the Metropolitan police force. On Saturday 10 September, there will be an organised March from Parliament Square to Scotland Yard in memory of him.
Buttocks: Kai Isaiah-Jamal
The poet and model Kai Isaiah-Jamal interprets the buttocks in a piece to camera
Thighs: Willy Ndatira & Xavier Scott Marshall
The art director and image-maker collaborated on a series of photographs of black trans women, analysed by Ndatira, to implore viewers to rethink their relationships to white supremacist capitalistic patriarchal artworks, traditions and institutions.
Pleasure: Aaron Rose Philip
The model conveys the subjective nature of emotion, specifically pleasure, in a film by John Novotny.
Chest: Abdel El Tayeb & Ib Kamara
Fashion designer Abdel El Tayeb and stylist Ib Kamara collaborated on a fashion film, creative directed by Kamara, in response to the chest, exploring the ritual of movement associated with this body part.
Cheeks: Aweng Ade-Chuol
The model and activist delivers an intimate love letter to her cheeks to camera.
Performance: Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie & Lee-Ann Olwage
Drag artist and activist, Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie worked with image-maker Lee-Ann Olwage to make a film which challenges the dominant construction of Xhosa masculinities, Ulwalukho - the right of passage from boyhood to manhood in the Xhosa culture.
The Soul: Bevan Agyemang
Visual artist and designer Bevan Agyemang communicates the rhythmic connection of the soul and the physical body through the medium of film.
Heart: Cedric Mizero
Artist Cedric Mizero interprets the heart through a film born out of a craving to share stories from home.
Vagina: Celine Pierron
The photographer, filmmaker and researcher responds to the vagina in a film which articulates their take on Black feminine power.
Fear: Clay Grandison
The fashion designer addresses their concerns for past and future identities of Black Womxn.
Biceps: Daniel Obasi
Daniel Obasi, an art director, photographer and stylist, challenges the masculine and 'tough' associations of the bicep, and the roots of a man's muscular structure in strength, pride, wellness and sex.
Neck: Dieter Grams
'Defying all the limitations place on me and people that look like me place on us by people who fear the potential of our enlightenment, I wanted to plant the seed for a story that I could continue to tell', the artist Dieter Grams explains of their film.
Spine: Ebinum Brothers
Brothers and artists Victory and Marvel Ebinum explore the feeling which underlies movement in the body, offering their interpretation of the spine.
Eyes: Edward Enninful
The eyes are an essential yet fragile human organ. As our visual windows into the world, fashion editor Edward Enninful chose to use the eyes to explore the potential for pain, anxiety and loss via film and poetry.
Toes: Frank Dorrey
Artist Frank Dorrey created a joyful toe-tapping animation responding to the body part using an iPhone.
Lips: Georgia Palmer
Model Georgia Palmer interprets the lips in a film, underpinned by the notion of seeing life from different perspectives with total consciousness.
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