Pictures shot on film by Jussi Särkilahti
Hair by Meron Laine
Makeup by Keiku Borgström
Models: Anselme Nsango, Michael Akon, Jay Barnes, Kelet Ali
Art Direction and styling by Ervin Latimer
Rodeo Queen collection is a celebration of POC queerness and an ode to early 90s New York vogue ball culture and its influence on modern LGBTQ+ culture at large. In my collection the white American heterosexual staples, such as the business man and the cowboy, have been re-imagined from a queer POC point- of view.
All that they represent has been given a new meaning, all that they stand for has been denounced. The collection laughs at the dated masculinity these archetypes represent and subverts their visual implications and cultural statures into something new and fabulous.