I was born and raised in Switzerland. I moved to the United Kingdom in order to go to university and study what I love the most – fashion. It’s a sort of a dream because I am now living in one of the cities I love most and I am working in the industry I’ve always wanted to.
For my final year project, I decided to create a publication which is entitled IAMNOIR(E). It’s an authentic and transparent book of 130 pages giving the opportunity to the black community to put some words on existing realities. We define IAMNOIR(E). as a celebration of black ethnicities in all shapes.
With my collaborators (including two photographers Isaac Mettle, Chidozie Obasi, one illustrator Anais Attobra and one video editor Robert John Auger), we have conveyed through photography, the beauty of black individuals and their culture. I have curated transparent testimonials and given another definition of tolerance. Through the emotion and authenticity of the book’s imagery and storytelling, readers approach themes such as fashion & beauty, culture, art, heritage, identity and any ethnical issues related.
We believe the world should aspire to a better acceptance, awareness and acknowledgement in regards to differences, but most importantly we hope to encourage people to embrace their true selves no matter what.
This is a message to all industries, all nations, all human beings. Thanks.