photography and text by MARCO CASTRO @castromarco @marcomakeup
styling by ANDRE JARRID @andrejrose
producer DIMITRI POPPIS @dimitripoppis
model AFRA CUELLAR @afra.cuellar @ SILENT MODELS NY
hair YOHEY NAKATSUKA @yohey0929
makeup MARCO CASTRO
stylist's assistant LAUREN BLU @la.cobalt
makeup assistant MARC WITMER @marcwitmernyc
View the full story in the Summer 2019 Issue of Desnudo Italia, available here.
THERE'S BEEN AN IMPORTANT SHIFT in fashion the last couple of years. Yes, more shows and brands are doing an incredible effort to include diversity, but it's not only about including different skin tones in these campaigns. It is crucial to include our Latinx voices, listen to our stories and let our millenarian culture be part of their approach. After all, we are nearly half a million in Italy, and 52 million in the US alone.
Latinx is a new gender-neutral term used in lieu of Latino or Latina. It is fantastic that we are now part of the conversation, and yet, we ‘Latinx’ still struggle with educational advance- ment, incarceration, teenage pregnancy, police brutality, dis- crimination, crime and violence, low literacy, immigration and labor exploitation, etc., and gender nouns are not the only priority.
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sports bra CALVIN KLEIN, necklaces ARCHIVE
sequin top and bottom NINA TIARI, earrings and rings SOLOMEINA, belts MARC JACOBS
under shirt and skirt NINA TIARI, floral dress SIENNA LI, earrings H&M
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