From Vogue to Collage

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I cannot recall the time when Vogue became the source of inspiration but every year the September issue from America takes presidence on my dressing table. 

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Flicking through the pages, it became apparent that the representation of women of colour is minimal. And that the fashion industry is still perpetuating their version of the beauty ideal. The western ideal.

This inspired a series of collages where I took all the pages from Vogue featuring women of colour on them in various compositions, experimenting with different layers and sizes to see what would happen in terms of being a springboard for something else. 

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It was freeing because there were no rules to follow. I did not create any. I wanted to see what would happen and if any ideas would be ignited though this  experiment. Coupling this with text to add to the narrative element.   

However, when I had finished them I felt that there was something missing...