For centuries civilizations have intertwined and as a result, the stories of our DNA can be traced all around the world. This series explores the threads embedded into us through our heritage, the layers we shed and adopt, and ultimately how we recreate and share them in our own individual way. This unique expression is a beauty that is a gift to this world. It has the power to change our perspectives on one another, and in doing so, unifying and strengthening us as a whole.
The images in this fashion series are a visual representation of the beauty of being all mixed up. It includes traditional folk elements from different parts of the world including Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia, North and West Africa, and across the Middle East. They are brought together and reimagined in a modern way through makeup, styling and drawn on symbolic illustrations inspired by these cultures. The models are of mixed backgrounds, further solidifying and embracing the concept of finding beauty in the collision of different backgrounds.
In collaboration with:
Artist Meryem Meg
Stylist Nicoletta Marie Lyons
Model Tayla Fernandez
Model Anika Obasiolu
Makeup artist Mariolga Nido Pantazopoulos
Hair and makeup artist Julie Silva
Makeup artist Desire Reggiannini