PROJECTS

MAGAZINE & ONLINE FEATURES

Mob Journal Volume Five #2 Pages-62.jpg

ballerina

Ballet occupies a unique position because it can be seen as an enclave of whiteness and privilege while the movement it authors is a colourblind art. The tulle that decorates dancers is delicate in appearance but also strong...the paradoxes are endless with ballet, it serves as a space where race, gender and sexuality can interrupt reductionism.

ballerina1.jpg
ballerina3.jpg
Screenshot 2020-06-20 at 11.38.08.png
Screenshot 2020-07-03 at 19.18.21.png

The beauty of African fashion is often illustrated in prints, bold colours, strong lines and audacious beading. It occupies a unique space that is neither in opposition to nor reflective of luxury, while permeating haute couture with a censored influence. Satin has become wildly available since its early exclusive use by aristocracy, it nevertheless remains associated with luxury; used in many East African traditional dresses. This series aims to marry two concepts; ‘Africa’ and luxury as intricately bound. Sun kissed skin seamlessly flows into the satin; a continuation and marriage of African luxury underpins this piece.

the Satin Nile

2Z6A2851_pp.jpg
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
1/1
Screenshot 2019-08-05 at 13.23.49.png
Screenshot 2019-08-05 at 13.25.33.png
Screenshot 2019-09-16 at 09.53.33.png