Ib Kamara imagines life after lockdown
For the fourth and final guest edit of Browns' Family Affair initiative, the renowned fashion visionary taps into his community to curate a manifesto for the future.
Last Friday, London-based retailer Browns concluded their four-part Family Affair series with an exclusive guest edit shot and styled by Sierra Leona-born fashion stylist Ib Kamara.
The initiative, launched in April, asks collaborators in Browns’ creative stratosphere to imagine life after lockdown, and to conceptualise a future they want to walk into when freedom is restored. Each iteration has seen an esteemed guest editor curate and commission content from their friends and long-time collaborators, and has included the likes of poet and activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal and the British Fashion Council.
For the fourth part, Kamara cast a net into his creative community, fishing out the likes of Mischa Notcutt, the co-founder of London club night PDA, who curated a Mix it Up playlist teeming with tunes that sonically embody change; as well as make-up maestro and queer icon Daniel Sällström who has created a video makeup tutorial that is experienced via an Instragram filter.
Elsewhere on the site, Gareth Wrighton explores the ties between gaming and fashion in the digital age through a slate of short video animations, and hair expert Virginie Moreiraa explores the notion of a path towards real liberation in a shoot styled by Kamara.
“It’s the perfect time to showcase what beauty can be cultivated when we come together and work in an equal space,” Kamara says of the collaboration, “a space where the colour of our skin is not determined by our brilliance, a space where everyone feels equal and able to be part of a community.”
A Family Affair: A Celebration of the Bonds That Matter is live on brownsfashion.com and across Browns channels now