• My Hair Is My Crown
  • My Hair Is My Crown
  • My Hair Is My Crown

EDITORIAL: Rachel Jiam captures a series of divine braided crowns in this ode to the sculptural creativity of Black hairstyles

dress WILLIAM FAN; earrings STYLIST'S OWN
shirt MARQUES'ALMEIDA; earrings CHOSES
shirt MSGM; earrings JOHANNA GAUDER

 

“Curly. Coily. Kinky. 4A. 4B. 4C. Dense. Strong. Versatile. Timeless. Beautiful. Black hair, historically has been a means of expressing a black person’s culture, religion, kinship, status and heritage amongst other attributes. 

This series is an ode to the majestic complexities of black hair and the strength of the women that don it as their crowns.”

shirt BATSHEVA; jumpsuit PERFECT MOMENT
blazer MAITREPIERRE
full look NOIR KEI NINOMIYA

Photography: Rachel Jiam
Creative Direction: Kemissa Racine
Hair: Sutida Vestewig
Hair Assistant: Darja Crainiucenco
Styling: Maya Lu
Makeup: Melanie Hoppe
Models: Samira Prudentos at Two Management, Mariam Monrow at SMC Model Management

  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR