15 Jan D is for Disco l A 70s Inspired Glamour Shoot with Local Flair
A new project from stylist Gavin Mikey Collins and photographer II Retallack pictures a 70s glamour shoot set in Africa. Drawing on the bedazzled dance aesthetic of the famous New York nightclub Studio 54, the shoot features clothing and accessories by several South African female designers including Pichulik, Missibaba, Tart, Nicola West (W35T) and Crystal Birch. The Grace Jones-esque model, Tricia Akello, is a strong, mohawk wearing, adrogynous woman of colour. Adorned in statement jewellery and glitzy texture-heavy outfits, she’s the life of her own purple-tinged disco party.
Photographer: Il Retallack @ Hero Creative Management / Stylist: Gavin Mikey Collins @ Hero Creative Management // Hair and make-up artist: Rosetta Peterson / Model: Tricia Akello @ Fusion Models