Angolan fashion label Rose Palhares latest fashion catalog uses imagery and prints often stereotypically associated with representations of Africa in the west – from safari animals and leopard and zebra print, to various renditions of wax prints – to create elegant garments that recontextualize these cliché iconography in a newly defined visual narrative.
The looks are complemented with intricate hairstyles – bantu knots and a beautifully braided heart on models Elsa Baldaia and Silvia Costa.
Graduating with a degree in Fashion Design after studying in Brazil, Rose Palhares, best known in her home country as “The Fashion Princess”, is the winner of multiple awards including “Fashion Designer Of The Year 2013” through a public vote held by Moda Luanda. Most recently, she has been chosen to represent Angolan culture at Milan’s Expo 2015.
Behind The Scenes Video:
Photography: António Medeiros
Models: Elsa Baldaia / Silvia Costa
Hair by Myriam
Make Up By Djena Baldé
Fashion Director & Stylist: Wilma Moisés
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