SISSYDUDE LOVES: IBRAHIM KAMARA & KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN’s “2026”

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NYT: The British fashion stylist IB Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and the South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman have collaborated on a project titled “2026,” which addresses heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. The photographs imagine what men’s wear may look like in 10 years, through the use of fabrics rescued from garbage bins and thrift shops in Johannesburg and made into contemporary garments.

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“I wanted to create a utopia where you can be whatever you want to be, without emphasis on masculinity or sexuality,” Mr. Kamara said last week, as he put the finishing touches to the large-scale photographic prints of young African men in dresses now hanging from the walls of Somerset House, one of Britain’s grandest palaces. “I wanted men, in particular black men, to just be able to be and breathe like every other type of man has been able to breathe for centuries, without the pressure and policing of black masculinity lingering over them.”

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Articles & Images:

KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN tumblr & INSTAGRAM
IBRAHIM KAMARA’S INSTAGRAM
Full TRUE AFRICA story HERE.
FULL NYT STORY HERE.
FULL I-D story HERE.
Also DAZED DIGITAL full story HERE.

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Articles & Images:

KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN tumblr & INSTAGRAM
IBRAHIM KAMARA’S INSTAGRAM
Full TRUE AFRICA story HERE.
FULL NYT STORY HERE.
FULL I-D story HERE.
Also DAZED DIGITAL full story HERE.

One Response

  1. Bob Teague

    sorry, but this line of haute couture doesn’t do it for me. Not one item did I find alluring.

    July 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

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