Adut Akech Saddles Up In WOW Images by Viviane Sassen for Dazed Magazine Autumn 2019

Adut Akech Saddles Up In WOW Images by Vivianne Sassen for Dazed Magazine Autumn 2019

Top model Adut Akech poses for her first Dazed Magazine cover, the Autumn 2019 issue lensed by Viviane Sassen. Robbie Spencer styles Adut in ‘Saddle Up’ designs from Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Ana Andrade, Bloody Mouth, Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood and more.

This is a stupendous editorial and I’m not even keen on saddling up! ~ Anne

Rising Star Tyler Mitchell Eyes Sabah Koj, Thais Borges + Ugbad Abdi In 'A Courtly Dance in 'Triple Metre' For AnOther Magazine

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Rising Star Tyler Mitchell Eyes Sabah Koj, Thais Borges + Ugbad Abdi In 'A Courtly Dance in 'Triple Metre' For AnOther Magazine

Rising photographer Tyler Mitchell captures models Sabah Koj, Thais Borges, and Ugbad Abdi in ‘A Courtly Dance in Triple Metre, styled by Robbie Spencer for AnOther Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue.

The marvelously creative editorial — LOVE the veiled shot of Sabah and Ugbad! — brings to mind the art of Nigerian-born, Alabama-raised Toyin Ojih Odutola, who mounted a solo show 'To Wander Determined' at the Whitney Museum in New York in October 2017.

I was very involved as the ‘Yankee’ working to elect Doug Jones as Democratic Senator from Alabama in November 2017. Most Americans don’t know that Jones — who is white and stands for re-election in 2020 — won justice for four young girls who died in the famous Birmingham church bombing during America’s civil rights movements.

Having shared much enthusiasm around the epic proliferation of models of color in our industry, especially from (South) Sudan, where I have deep activist roots, AOC hasn’t done enough recently to highlight the enormous cultural forces at play in America.

Artists are in the vangaard of articulating this new vision for America — one under assault this very moment, with Trump grabbing authoritarian powers to build his wall in Mexico, citing an alleged national emergency, when there is NO national emergency!

The emergency order is headed immediately to the US court system, where it will most likely be overturned. After months of tears around Trump, I’ve actually reached a positive place of defiance against the raging culture war operating out in the open now in my country.

The highly imperfect, yet noble American experiment is at a true crossroads under Trump. The battle is fierce and bloody, but there is a potential for a huge new vision of the ultimate social experiment if we are smart and dedicated. I tire of America callings itself the greatest country on earth, when every great civilization or nation is always eclipsed by another.

Still, America has a chance to prove itself in an incredible new way as a vibrant, non-white majority country led by a rainbow coalition of politicos and citizens truly committed to proving that such an important coalition of citizens can live, breathe and succeed together. ~ Anne

Sara Grace Wallerstedt Is Lensed By Leslie Zhang In Designer+Curator Simone Rocha For A Magazine #18

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Rising model Sara Grace Wallerstedt launches tartan-inspired holiday spirit in the pages of A Magazine: Curated by Simone Rocha. Rocha is the daughter of Hong Kong-born, Dublin-based designer John Rocha. Business of Fashion writes: “Rocha’s tomboy-feminine collections have since gained much traction, particularly with renowned stockists like Dover Street Market in London and Ginza, Ikram in Chicago, 10 Corso Como in Milan and Seoul, and Colette in Paris. In August 2015 Simone opened her first store in London on Mount Street. The store interiors feature Simone’s signature furniture and hand-made sculptures. The following year she opened her first US store in Soho, New York.In February 2018 Simone presented her first collection during Milan Fashion Week as creative director for Moncler as part of the Genius Group.

Robbie Spencer styles Wallerstedt in more looks from Simone Rocha in images by Leslie Zhang.

Shanelle Nyasiase Wears 'Global Hypercolour' Lensed By Viviane Sassen For Dazed Magazine S/S 2018

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Rising model Shanelle Nyasiase is styled by Robbie Spencer in 'Global Hypercolour', pop color and print looks lensed by Viviane Sassen for Dazed Magazine Spring/Summer 2018./ Makeup by Petros Petrohilos; hair by Jawara