Model, Wilson Oryema, Photographed by Joanna Van Mulder for the Observer
Have you heard the story about the fashion model who is an advocate for anti-consumerism? It seems a bit oxymoronic. After all, it is the fashion models job is to help sale the clothing, right? Meet Wilson Oryema. He is a successful fashion model and the author of the book Wait, Oryema’s exploration of excessive human consumption. Oryema understands that his job and his beliefs might appear to be contradictory. However, he hopes to shed light on an issue that could be improved if properly examined.
To learn more, check out this article from The Guardian.
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Exit 14 is a fashion house based in Ghana. Under the leadership of Nana Brew-Hammond, Exit 14 is quickly becoming a recognizable force in the fashion industry.
Exit 14 is well known for their beautiful handwoven coats. These fashionable pieces are made with a traditional Ghanaian textile called batakari. This material is colorful, vibrant and perfect of any season. The designers at Exit 14 are able to arrange the fabric in unique ways to make the most creative garments.
Check out their feature on Vogue. Still curious, visit Exit14apparel.com.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, Mattel has announced the release of the “Inspiring Women” doll collection. This special collection will feature women who broke barriers and made history.
The first three dolls of the collection will pay tribute to artist Frida Kahlo, aviator Amelia Earhart and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.
Check out more about this project at BOF.