Styled by : @thouartkwasi
Production/direction: Nana Kwasi Wiafe
In today’s society, modelling has become a catalyst, as it now encourages change in the fashion system and industry.
Models are the face behind the brand. The women who walk the runway have the power to inspire editors, buyers, and fashion lovers to covet a particular piece.
Throughout history, they have defined and defied typical beauty standards, set new precedents, and popularized trends. In today’s world, the model has a greater voice and presence than ever. As street style icon, role model, and activist, she has the power to challenge conventions and connect to social media audiences on a massive scale.
Much as fashion modelling involves using models to show off a particular type of fashion and art, Models are also meant to be more artistic since they represent the art work(modeling). It should show in their expressions, communications, looks, skills. A model should be creative and express herself through certain skills like painting, music (playing the guitar, piano, pan pipes etc), drawing and sketching, just to name a few and these become unique skills found in models.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MODELS WHO CHANGED FASHION INDUSTRY:
Naomi Campbell, just to name a few.
AUTHOR: Princess Ladi
Orange! When your favorite color is orange, the party is wherever you are. Forever the optimist, you fully expect something wonderful to happen. You’ve perfected being in the present, living in the moment and focusing on the positive vibes created by this bright color.
Ikire Jones was founded by Nigerian born designer/Afrobeat musician/attorney Walé Oyéjidé, and bespoke tailor/musician Sam Hubler. The brand takes a craftsmanship approach to design and makes boldly printed garments that are rich and elegant. Ikire Jones achieves optimum maximalism by marrying aesthetics from different cultures around the globe. They put Africa on the forefront with their African inspired prints and the prose that usually accompanies the lookbooks on the site, written by Walé Oyéjidé.
Their latest collection, titled “Look At God” is a celebration of beauty in its myriad forms. An acknowledgement that elegance can be found everywhere, and in all of us, if we simply choose to look for it. The visually striking images from the lookbook were shot by Joshua Kissi, one half of Street Etiquette. The collection is print heavy and features expertly crafted basics that look anything but basic. Click on the gallery for the stunning lookbook.
“All That Glitters” is gold by Andrew Yee for Hunger Magazine #13. Two becomes one as they spin into endless fun, aiming to uncover the moons of the midnight sun. Their limbs extend to the furthest reaches of the imagination, and then back again as if they’d never left. The art of constant movement is a subtle yet stunning sport. To be in sync to such a degree that we forget we are looking at two unique souls, is a compelling prospect. Crystal & Krusha float free wrapped in each other’s energy, as they fly through the sky on a crazy kind of high. Beauty blooms in a bouquet of taut bodies, as they stretch to connect to the undulating rhythm of the night. No beginning and no ending marks this editorial by the fluidity of fashion.
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW YEE.
MODEL(S): CRYSTAL NOREIGA, KRUSHA LAMAR.
SOURCE: HUNGER MAGAZINE.
STYLIST: KIM HOWELLS.
MAKEUP: MARCO ANTONIO.
HAIR: NICK IRWIN.