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by | Oct 30, 2021 | Fashion, Photo


‘Off the Wall’, a special collaboration between Elle US and artist Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Agbodjelou was commissioned to shoot an editorial story for the magazine. Styled by Theo White, the story features looks by Duro Olowu, Dior, Moschino, Balenciaga, Gucci, Prada, Balmain, Loewe and Fendi.

TheColourOfWater: Elle US issue with Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Art direction and set by me. Shot in London with Leonce in Benin and myself in Cape Town. Fabrics bought in South Africa, Incredible work by the whole crew…especially my brilliant and very patient assistants Luke and Y-Lan. Styling Theo White, hair James Catalano, makeup Rebecca Davenport, manicure Edyta Betka, casting Sarah Maria Booth, models Adhel Bol, Charles Oduro, Shade Akinbobola. Production Yasser Abubeker. Thanks to the brilliant Oliver Dury of Jack Bell gallery for making this happen and the Elle team who trusted that everything would be great …especially Cary George, Alexis Wolf and the fashion team. Retouching Graeme Bulcraig at Touch Digital. Thanks to Rushda and Phileppe from Gordium for getting mounds of fabric sewn up and packed for shipping to London in record time.

Photographed by Benin born photographer #leonceraphaelagbodjelou @jackbellgallery for @elleusa

Stylist @theowhitewine
Models @adhel_bol @charles.oduro @shadeakinbobola
Art Direction and set design @thecolourofwater with fabrics bought in South Africa
Hair @jamescatalanohair
Make up @beck_davenport_mkup
Nail @edytabetka_nailpro

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