The Mowalola Maven – Her Five Supermodels “The Mowalola Girl” A confident Punk Rocker

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I wrote an article years ago now detailing how there was a need for black models. More highly supermodels. Many months ago I came to the conclusion that there needs to be a nurturing system in place to platform these women and cultivate their talents across the board, from perfume and commercial campaigns to editorial and more exclusive contracts, demanding a high price.

Like I said in my previous article it has nothing to do with Naomi she’s a queen and must get her coin however I also have the understanding that I can name black models by name Adut, Aweng, Anok, Imman Duckie are all on my list and I understand their needs to exist. The increase even in Darkskin models is lovely, can still name them all. Nothing wrong with that and I’m not even saying I want to see more of them in European shows what I am saying though is if having Afrocentric models was an intrinsic part of the process it wouldn’t be a sprinkle it would be people that I have never seen before and not the same high profile names walking the shows.

I do want to shout out @fewmodels and @modelsofcolour for sharing and cultivating runway talent. It’s important that there are agencies that care for their model’s looks and regimented needs. All important parts of the process in fostering growth in these young talents.

What Mowalola is doing though. The reason people call her #mummylola is she’s giving us reason to gage the importance of representation and the quality that is out there. Her girls are in any event from obscurity, obvious models with IT! she is giving to us is the formulae (which I won’t spill too much of) – to exhibit a style character and face to what you would consider the face of a house.

Representation matters and spaces matter a space where people can be free of the eye of critics and live as they are as well as be placed in the open unabashed and unashamed, never feeling the need to shrink themselves to fit in. Representation plainly should be an intrinsic part of the performance from the top down and Mowalola is doing that.

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Want to Wear: Nigel Sylvester Jordan 1

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These Jordan’s are possibly my favourite collaboration to be released since the classic colour-ways.

Looking at Nigel Sylvester a normal righteous guy who rides BMX and became a beacon for not only people in New York and his home borough but a beacon for black boys everywhere not wanting to do the same sports route and go into extreme sports. Along with that, possibly being the best to have played the sport.


His role is key legacy cemented now sneaker memorialised the times of greatness. That is his Jordan 1.


What else could one have asked for.

These need to be on my feet.

The unrefined unfinished look is the best I’ve seen of this type, saying ‘don’t be afraid to get me messed up’. Just knowing you can base out these trainers make them worthwhile.


This is what I mean by creps telling a story because those strategic scuff marks are not unlike the ones you would get from riding a BMX, it’s the little things that make the difference.

Want to Wear: Virgil brings back the LV Don

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Virgil brings back the Louis Vuitton Don. After a long period without these sneakers I have enjoyed this one coming back.


Not much to be said about it that everyone who knows about trainers shouldn’t know already. My thoughts are it’s a trainers trainer and one of those rare designs that inspires other designs or someone to be a designer. It’s that deep.


Vuitton wasn’t giving anyone a collab when this first came out and now it’s the house to collab with being supreme or RIMOWA. If there was anyone to bring it back it’s 100% was going to be Virgil, Kanyes partner and older Virgil is the guy who replicates boosts and promotes nostalgia and liveability.

Bringing a new type of buyer into play and not just the average players. The younger crowd is in and they need a trainer. This is it.