Model Maggie Maureraurer is styled by Suzanne Koller in a lot of Spring 2019 fashionista loot. Photographer Colin Dodgson is behind the lens, flashing ‘Objets du Désir’ for M Le Magazine du Monde March 2019./ Makeup by Janeen Witherspoon; hair by Rudi Lewis
Model Julia Nobis is styled by Suzanne Koller in lean, architectural looks in neutral colors for ‘Minimalisme, Nouvel Épisode’, lensed by Zoë Ghertner for M Le Magazine du Monde’s March 2019 issue./ Hair by Rudi Lewis; makeup by Thomas De Kluyver
Adut Akech sits near the top of the pyramid of rising fashion-industry stars who are women of color. Suzanne Koller styles Adut in what we believe is her first editorial feature — and cover — in a major French publication. Her American born — but equally fast-rising — photographer Tyler Mitchell captures Adut for the Feb. 15-16 edition of M Le Magazine du Monde. / Hair by Cydia Harvey; makeup by Janeen Witherspoon
As always Adult addresses her refugee status saying (translated into English):
“I do not understand why anyone would want me to hide my refugee status. It will always be a part of me, no matter my income or my celebrity.”
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Top models Adut Akech and Rianne Van Rompaey are styled by Suzanne Koller & Alexandre Gallani in ‘Le Jeu de la Seduction’. Harley Weir captures the sensual rapture in this expansive 2-part editorial for M Le magazine du Monde, September 8, 2018. / Hair by Soichi Inagaki; makeup by Lauren Parsons
Model Marte Mei van Haaster is styled by Suzanne Koller in fall neutrals lensed by rising star photographer Bibi Cornejo Borthwick for Le Monde M Magazine September 2018./ Makeup by Karim Rahman; hair by Soichi Inagaki
Model Karolin Wolter is styled by Suzanne Koller in 'I Dreamed of Africa', lensed by Colin Dodgson for T Magazine May 20, 2018.
The accompanying article by Thessaly La Force 'A Solo Sojourn Inspired by Edith Wharton's 'In Morocco', published in 1920 when she traveled the region with Hubert Lyautey, who served as the resident general of French Morocco from 1912 to 1925. By the end of the First World War, Morocco was still a colonial entity, divided between French and Spanish powers (the country would claim independence in 1956). There were no English-language guidebooks and few accounts from those who had traveled past the international port city of Tangier (“frowsy, familiar Tangier, that every tourist has visited for the last forty years,” Wharton complained in her book).
Like most rich and successful people with the means to travel, Wharton observed that Morocco's beauty was is vast decay, without ever observing or considering once the damge colonialism may have caused throughout the African continent. Wharton writes: “Overripeness is indeed the characteristic of this rich and stagnant civilization. Buildings, people, customs, seem all about to crumble and fall of their own weight: the present is a perpetually prolonged past.”
In this aspect of her observations, Wharton was trapped in her white privilege. Nevertheless, writes La Force, Wharton possessed a blunt understanding of "the devastating truth that women, no matter where in the world, were trapped by their own society. Wharton may have had grave blind spots, but she knew very well that her own freedom — as an educated woman unencumbered by children, with a great inheritance and a greater intellect — was rare." Read on at T Magazine.