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The culture of fashion: Supreme Models docuseries



Lois Samuels for Calvin Klein

Oh, how I’ve loved watching Douglas Keeve’s Supreme Models docuseries on YouTube over the last few weeks. Shown on Vogue’s YT channel, it documents the story of models of colour, from Donyale Luna in the 1960s to Jazzelle Zanaughtti today. And revisits some of my favourites from the past, including Veronica Webb, Sesilee Lopez and Pat Cleveland. (more…)



New year, old style



Giampaolo Sgura for Sunday Times Style

I love this Sunday Times Style shoot I clocked last week, which looks like it was Xeroxed straight from the pages of an early 90s Elle. Everything from the soft focus ‘corporate girl about town’ vibe to the casting (Louise de Chevigny channelling Ines de la Fressange) and the gamine styling reminds me of Yasmin Le Bon-era French Elle – all that’s missing is the Filofax.

Particular highlights: the mini tan Hermes Birkin (I will be substituting with my Mulberry Small Maple tote), the boxy blazers, the Cartier watch and – of course – the hair. (more…)



Revisiting Omahyra Mota



“When I wear suits on the runway, when I’m doing a men’s show… I am not thinking that I look like a boy. [What] I am thinking the whole time is that I am just bringing the most in strength and expression; my eyes, the way I’m looking, the way I’m moving, it’s not more like a boy, it’s just strength, flavor, sauce, like swag.”

I love that Vogue has spotlighted the Y2K model Omahyra Mota, one of the most unique forces that modelling has seen in the last 20-odd years. There’s a fantastic gallery of her shows, reminding us not only of the timelessness of early noughties designers but how versatile her look really was. (more…)



Fresh face: Greta Hofer



Greta Hofer Prada SS21

I’m out of the loop when it comes to new model faces. But the Prada SS21 show featured all runway newbies and one in particular stood out. Greta Hofer has an air of Natalie Portman about her, combined with the garconne vibe of 90s Jeny Howorth and Y2K Agyness Deyn. A free-spirited Austrian, the gamine crop came not from a model agent’s suggestion but on a whim, administered by her own fair scissorhands in the middle of the night. (more…)