Around August, Abena and I met up to talk about life. We covered all our experiences in lockdown, shared some personal stories, listened to what we didn’t know and it was so nourishing to be seen, heard and understood. The night finished under a beautiful pink sunset. This fashion week, instead of a new collection, Marques Almeida asked some of the MA Family to talk about what was important to them during this pandemic. It was so natural to go back to that day, and even more fitting to work together as we had met at the hands of Paulo and Marta. During so much of the conversation we had we wondered if we could share the sentiment or capture it in some way and this zine was the perfect vehicle at the perfect time.
The result is a snippet of conversations Abena and I had spanning race, gender and creativity - as well as her beautiful poem that shares some of the struggles that are felt and faced by the black community.
Photography: By Abena and Renuka
Page Layout & Design: By Abena and Renuka
For the full zine full of amazing contributors visit the following link: https://www.marquesalmeida.com/blogs/news/see-through-issue-1