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A chestnut brown silk linen (also called silk Matka) suit handmade based off a vintage Issey Miyake pattern. The structure and texture of the suit are complimented by cubical Bakelite buttons (a type of plastic patented in 1907 & discontinued in the 40’s). Handbag handmade from a piece of red rescued leather. Both the suit and bag are lined with deadstock fabric. Hairstyle inspired by a look featured in African Hairstyles: Styles of Yesterday and Today by Esi Sagay.


Photo + editing: Donavan Burt

Hair: Ciara

Garments, makeup, styling, direction: Asata Maisé Beeks

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