A project by about 9 Ghanaian creatives, Vogue Unofficial captures black excellence in a recreation of these covers in a manner that’s bold, unapologetic and surely BLACK.
Ghanaian creatives re-imagine iconic September issue covers
As we recover from the slew of black excellence on various September issues, these re-imaginings from Ghanaian creatives will floor you once more.
The accompanying release best describes the edit:
Blackness has evolved into a symbol of power, boldness, and sophistication, from when being black meant playing second fiddle, being inadequate and being captured in one’s self. Voices of all kinds through every channel of arts have particularly been loud on the seriousness of Black issues across the world. From A-List musicians to movies stars, from big-budget movies to music videos, from magazine covers to social media campaigns, etc…, blackness has taken the forefront in arts and entertainments as a subject to ensure equal opportunities and rights for black people across the world.
As September issues are the most prestigious in the magazine world Vogue took Black matters to a more serious level by handing over control to the biggest female artists in the world. With and Rihanna fronting the cover of British Vogue, Black Excellence just reached another peak.
Vogue Unofficial is our recreation of the iconic and historic September 2018 issues of US Vogue and British Vogue. Our take on the covers is our way of paying homage and tribute to two Ghanaian born creative geniuses, Kwasi Fordjour, the creative director for Beyonce’s September issue for US Vogue and Edward Enninful, the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, as they take charge of the world of arts and are breaking colour barriers.
Through our themes ‘UNAPOLOGETIC. BLACK.’ ‘INGENUITY. BLACK.’, we re-echo all the messages and values carried by these powerful black women on the cover of these magazines and what it means to all young black women in Ghana and Africa.
Our shoot further explores Blackness as a symbol of INTELLECT, INGENUITY, and SELF-LOVE.
Photography: Phloshop and Iamjunie07
Art Direction: Coffee Session Art
Stylist: Sey Culture
Models: Keylah and Penny Yeboaa
Videography: Its charkie
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