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A still life series

Hybrid Identities 

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Idea

This series illustrates the diversity of African Identities within the diaspora. There is no comprehensive understanding of the idea of the African Identity. By questioning the current notion, we try to dismantle the stereotype of what it means to be African in a Western society.

The bomber jackets in this series embody individuals of African descent, which is also a starting point for showcasing different personalities through different colours and prints. The surrounding objects and garments are a combination of strong cultural heritage and influences from their everyday life. This narrative celebrates being African in a globalised world, whilst being fully immersed and functioning in their surrounding cultures.

With my collective ‘DoruNsimba’ a duo of creative women from South Sudan and Congo. We aim to visualise the stories behind the continentu2019s rich aesthetics. We use our knowledge and skills within art direction, styling and trend forecasting to represent Modern Africa!

Role:

Art Direction, setdesign, styling