Melanin and the Millennial
ing an eerie feeling, with burnt debris and exposed earth, assisted in elevating the vision of our project.
In the rawest form of nature, melanin and the Millennial are left to interact. Wearing pieces by A Seam Studios, a cohesiveness is carried throughout the images, while the variety of textures cre- ates a sense of individuality for each model. The light and minimalistic pieces allow for the emphasis to be on the models and their interconnectivity.
The main idea behind the styling was the use of transparent pieces as symbols for prejudice and assumptions, as well as empower- ment. No matter what someone wears, skin colour will always be noticed. This means that individuals should embrace and emphasise their unique pigmentation, as a way of reclaiming identity.
Melanin is something that cannot be hidden, nor should it be hidden. The transparency of the cloth- ing linking to the transparency of fashion and, therefore, society.
Connect with Half and Half on Instagram @halfandhalf; photographer, Half & Half; creative direction/ styling, Nicola Kruger; clothing, A Seam Studios, by Amber Rose Hennings; models, Kayleigh Puley, Tsitsi Garande, Alice Stobart.