This month I’ll be sharing photos from my project, ‘Fluid Femininity’. The shoot aims to provide a visual exploration on the fluidity and dynamism of femininity through style and dress. By playing with the ‘pantsuit’, widely recognised as a traditionally ‘masculine’ attire, the shoot serves to invert traditional symbols associated with gender roles, femininity and identity.
The shoot also aim to contribute to discussions on intersectional feminism and explore the ways black, dark-skinned women navigate harmful one-dimensional and Eurocentric representations of femininity. The photos hope to help counter harmful narratives that restrict black female identity and sexuality, as well as dismantle the hyper-sexualized and masculinized tropes imposed on black dark-skinned women.
It is important to highlight the nuances and the complexities of race, gender and identity in today’s social and fashion context and assert that femininity is ever-changing, fluid and individualistic!
Thank you Violet, Harleen and Rama for bringing my vision to life! I really appreciate you all!
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Model: Violet Gacenia @therealultraviolet
Styling and MUA: Rama Ghanem @actuallyrama
Photoshoot assistant: Harleen Sian @harleensian