FLORA 717


The challenges that POC face in today’s industries is well documented and the promise of finding an equilibrium is constantly being reaffirmed by creatives such as Derrick Kakembo. FLORA717 is a rich display of beauty, grace and sensuality. The models are at one with the concept, their fiery intensity coupled with the diverse textures, shapes and colours of the fashion reflects a genuine energy that marries effortlessly with its subject matter: Black excellence.

 

Niko wears fur collar & corset – Nicola Bacchilega | dress – Som Kerdsiri | Mouna wears corset and fur piece – Nicola Bacchilega | gloves – stylist’s own | trousers – Som Kerdsiri

 

(left) Mouna wears total look – Micol Ragni | (right) Niko wears dress – Hatti Rees

 

Tania wears total look – Micol Ragni | Lauren wears body – Cenci | cape coat – Daniel Pascal Tanner & platform boots – Micol Ragni | Nadine wears trousers – Zanete Auzina | jacket & platform boots – Micol Ragni

 

(left) Niko wears dress – Hatti Rees & platform boots – Micol Ragni | (right) Shaun wears jacket – Som Kerdsiri

 

(left) Niko wears fur collar & corset – Nicola Bacchilega | dress – Som Kerdsiri | (right) Lauren wears cape coat – Daniel Pascal Tanner

 

(left) Lauren wears top – Joana Fongern & skirt – Michaela Frankova | (right) Nadine wears shirt & dress – Angel Chen | trousers – Krasimira Stoyneva | shoes – Som Kerdsiri

 

Mouna wears corset & fur piece – Nicola Bacchilega | gloves – stylist’s own | trousers – Som Kerdsiri

photographs & director
DERRICK KAKEMBO
stylist 
RUBINA VITA MARCHIORI
models
SHAUN H | MILK MANAGEMENT 
NIKO RIAM | MILK MANAGEMENT 
NADINE MENDES | PROFILE MODELS
MOUNA FADIGA | STORM MANAGEMENT 
TANIA TAVARES | NEVS MODELS
LAUREN LAMBERT | NAMED MODELS 
make up
ANA FRY
hair
SHARON ROBINSON
manicurist 
MORENA SANGUIGNI
set designer
ROSALIND GAHAMIRE 
casting director
THEO SPENCER
styling assistants
DANA VERRI
SARAH MICHEL
make up assistant
ELISE PRIESTLEY