In a new editorial titled ‘American Beauty’, Summary Magazine defied the stereotypical view of Western beauty by featuring dark skinned beauty Akuol de Mabior.
The editorial was shot by New York based photographer Joshua Petka and shows the Sudanese model (currently signed to Wilhemina) wearing a range of colorful clothing from Derek Lam, Calvin Klein and Neiman Marcus. She also dons elaborate jewelry from Atelier Swarovski. The red backdrop invokes power and allows us to enjoy the play on color which compliments Akuol’s skin exquisitely. The 6-page feature begins with a brief introduction which states: ‘We crowned Beyoncé our queen while Kerry Washington rules our prime time and Lupita Nyongo is all things fashion and beauty to us…is there a new standard for the American Beauty in town.
Inspired by the human condition seeking unattainable beauty in American Beauty (1999 – Film)’ See some of the editorial below: PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOSHUA PESTKA ART DIRECTION KELVIN SEAH MODEL AKUOL/WILHELMINA STYLIST AUBREY CLOSSON/THE WALL GROUP MAKEUP ROMERO JENNINGS/M.A.C. COSMESTICS HAIR JOSEPH DiMAGGIO/ONE STYLING NAILS KERI BLAIR/M.A.C. COSMESTICS ASSISTANTS LIAM CANNING,BRAYDEN OLSON
To see the full editorial, visit: http://summarymagazine.com/?p=2243
Source: Summary Magazine/Profile for Joshua Pestka