TALENTS – AN INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL OBASI

Daniel Obasi (Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram) is a 23 year old stylist, photographer, and art director from Abia and now based in Lagos, who is being hailed as one a prolific representative of the New African Aesthetics movement. Daniel has shot and styled a number of iconic fashion campaigns and collaborated with national and international brands, most notably Vlisco on the …

VISUALS: MARIANNE FASSLER AW ’18

South African designer Marianne Fassler has just released the lookbook of the Autumn Winter collection “Concrete Flower”. The release is accompanied by a poem by Melissa Fontini. Her arms spike contrasting petals overhead you can tell she is different from the rest care-free and open to explore the crannies of our world optimistic is this unusual wild flower whose tongue …

IBRAHIM KAMARA: FASHION OUTLAW

Having been out of the loop for 12 months means I get to do a lot of catching up – in fact, that’s all I’ve been doing these last months. While I was busy making friends with wee Ella a lot of new creatives have come into the spotlight, and I relish the overdose of visuals I get just by …

VISUALS: AFRICA AND THE CITY (VANITY FAIR ITALIA, 2014)

In this editorial appeared in Vanity Fairy Italia in 2014, Kenneth Willardt shoots model Nur Hellman in the afrosartorial style of overlapping visual layers and strong contrasts of colours, textures, and pattern. The use of European haute couture rather than African designers, shows that afrosartorialism is a form of Afro-centric presentation that doesn’t limit itself to engaging a black audience with clothes and …

VISUALS : KEVIN MACKINTOSH, “AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY”

From the photographer’s bio: Kevin Mackintosh was born in Africa, but left 15 years ago for the United Kingdom, ( where he lives, dividing his time between New York , London and Paris). While his work expresses a personal ‘ universe’ that combines an interest in European cinema, theatre and art, there is something about the largesse of his native …