April 4 2013
Power to the Afro
It’s been a while since I wanted to use images from V Magazine’s beautiful editorial featuring my all time favorite model Joan Smalls (Beat Bolliger did the styling). She appears as a sensual version of activist and intellectual figure Angela Davis, the afro being the key detail. I was really inspired by this shoot. Much more than a hair style or a fashion trend like it is often perceived nowadays, in the 70’s context having an afro was mostly about embracing who you are, your roots and revendicate your identity, even a political act sometimes. It’s definitely a vast and fascinating subject that I’ll be exploring hopefully very soon, stay tuned!