Optical illusions from the Trompe-l’oeil art movement inspired this ten-piece collection. Rhinestoned straight cut trousers. A luxurious velvet coat graduating from a sunset pink to a serenity blue. My response to emerging trends and modern identities.
To present my outcome, I created my second fashion zine. In this zine, my dear friend Luke transitions between forms of dress and undress. As he continues to evolve, I narrate a personal narrative about facing resistance in life. I urge readers to see the beauty in the struggle. To understand that resistance is just another optical illusion standing in your way. The result is a photo essay that’s more attuned to a short movie.
I hope you enjoy the show.
Photographer: Eleisha Kubale @epkphotography
Model: Luke Bottoms @bottoms_down
Creative Direction/Styling: Yavi, Boy Mode @itsboymode