Top model Adut Akech is styled by Jorden Bickham in ‘Forward Thinking’, lensed by Jackie Nickerson for Vogue US September 2019./ Hair by Kiyoo Odo; makeup by Adrien Pinault
Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller taps Adut Akech and Henry Kitcher for the brand’s “Winter of Eden” Fall Winter 2019 campaign. Photographer Craig McDean captures the polished, heritage tailored looks in a luxury brand that has high hopes of catching Christian Dior, according to LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.
The September 2019 issue of Vogue Italia brings two covers into the world of fashion speak and imagination. "Peace" is the guiding idea of Mert & Marcus’s image of Vilma Sjölberg, while “Couture” inspires Paolo Roversi in his Adut Akech cover.
Also read the texts by Michael Cunningham for the September covers of Vogue Italia signed by Mert & Marcus and Paolo Roversi. Note that this text is taken directly from the Vogue Italia . AOC finds it a tad confusing, as international translation always struggles with s(he) pronouns in Google translator. Reality is that this issue of Vogue Italia is focused on the importance of words, adding a note of irony to this modern word editorial focus. Always looking for the good in a situation, I first attributed the excessive use of ‘he’ to Google translator.
Reading the Vogue Italia website translation of Farneti’s editor’s letter, it seems that the extensive use of ‘he’ is intended., that the male pronoun is dominant, in which case AOC is pretty pissed off. After all, the history of Rome is even worse than the fall of women’s influence and power under the Greeks. Italy put the nail in the proverbial women’s rights coffin.
Top model Adut Akech (a true supermodel in AOC’s eyes, and we NEVER use the term loosely) covers the September 2019 issue of Vogue Australia. On the cover (see last image), Adut wears a Maticevski tulle overcoat, Maticevski gown, Maticevski earring, Maticevski x Heart of Bone Couture Pistol Ring, styled by Jillian Davidson. Other brands featured in the shoot include Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Maticevski, Valentino, Vetements and more.
One can’t deny the comments of Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann that the gowns are “whimsical” and a high-fashion “fairytale”. And it’s easy to portray Adut Akech’s rise from refugee status to model stardom as yet another “fairytale”.
AOC is the last fashion website to talk pure pc, as it’s maddening to see the slight offences that can get one in terrible trouble these days. But talking of fairytale lives for the breakout girl of color is not what the worlds’ women need — not black-skin women, brown-skin women, yellow or red skin or white-skin women.
Top model Adut Akech leads us into a third fall season of #blackgirlmagic, styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois in ‘New World Order’. Photographer Charlotte Wales is in the studio as Adut gets her groove on for Vogue UK September 2019./ Hair by Chris Colls; makeup by Jenny Myles
Bottega Veneta’s creative director Daniel Lee joins forces with photographer Tyrone Lebon to shoot the label’s Fall/Winter 2019 campaign. The setting is Joshua Tree, California for Bottega Veneta’s “new vision of a modern, unapologetic luxury” expressed by top models Adut Akech and Anna Ewers, accompanied by Fernando Cabral and Augusta Alexander. Marie Chaix styles the shoot with set design by David White./ Hair by Odile Gilbert; makeup by Lauren Parsons