Princess Nokia x Nasir Mazhar for i-D Magazine
Photographed by Samuel Bayliss-Ibram, the NYC-based musician, formerly known as Wavy Spice, also pens a review of Nasir’s latest work.
“Defying any pretence, Nasir’s collection embeds a strong ethnic influence in his models and overall taste,” Nokia writes. “It is clear he directly celebrates women of colour and presents them on the runway.”
She continues: “In the show room, I was taken by the seemingly simple structure of the collection, that when you examine closer, is more intricate than meets the eye or what can be seen on the runway. The garments are new age high fashion that are both innovative and easy to wear. A Nasir piece may seem limited in its appeal, but that certainly is not the case. The practical accessibility makes me envision a futuristic utopia as a societal fashion norm.”
Below, check out her gorgeous i-D shoot featuring hair by Sharmaine Cox, makeup by Daisy Harris-d’Andel using MAC, and nails by Ellie Harry using WAH. Then take a listen to Metallic Butterfly as well!Download