The Knightsbridge Estate - 'Of Myths & Legends'

  • Brenda Beaux

I am so honoured to share this amazing work I styled, commissioned by The Knightsbridge Estate ‘Of Myths & Legends’ now up on Sloane street buildings in London. Featuring SS21 couture from Christian Dior Couture, Rick Owens and a few more of some of my fav designers. Thank you to all the designers who were involved in this and my amazing assistants Franck Niamke Carolina Anzalone Jashel Calvin-Nelson

Model wears Christian Dior SS21 couture
Orunmila is the Yoruba deity of wisdom, knowledge, and omniscience who is knowledgeable of all human and divine matters. Orunmila is recognized as a primordial Irúnmọlẹ̀ (an Orisha that has a hand in the creation of the Universe) that was present both at the beginning of Creation and then again amongst humanity as a priest that taught an advanced form of spiritual knowledge and ethics during visits to earth in physical form or through his disciples.
Model wears Rick Owens SS21
Deity in charge of law enforcement and orderliness, in charge uncertainty, chance, and accident.
Èṣù is a personification of Mischief; he is the one who teaches that there are always two sides or more to every issue. A primordial deity among Orishas involved in creating the earth.
Like other trickster gods Loki (Norse) and Hermes (Greek), he is a messenger deity from spiritual to the natural world..
A warrior and powerful deity attributed to war and metal work. He is impetuous, authoritarian and a strong strategist. Ogun serves as the patron deity of blacksmiths, warriors, and all who use metal in their occupations. He also presides over deals and contracts; in fact, in Yoruba courts, devotees of the faith swear to tell the truth by kissing a machete sacred to Ogun.
Shares similarities with Hadúr a Hungarian deity of war and metal forging, Ares of Greek mythology and Vulcan of Roman mythology.
Oduduwa is a primordial Irúnmọlẹ̀ (an Orisha that has a hand in the creation of the Universe). Oduduwa is the patron of the city and birthplace of Yoruba civilisation  of Ile-Ife.
Osun is an important river deity among the Yorùbá people. She is the goddess of divinity, femininity, fertility, sensuality, beauty and love. She is connected to destiny and divination. A primordial deity among Orishas involved in creating the earth.
Similarities with Aphrodite (Greek) and Venus (Roman)
Yoruba deity of healing credited with all knowledge of herbs, leaves and roots for medicinal purposes. Osanyin is a powerful wizard, master of all spells and is found out in the wild, untamed areas of nature.
Deity of thunder and lightning. Powerful warrior, hot tempered and characterised by hammer or axe. Considered one of the fathers of Yoruba society.
Like Sango, the Norse mythology deity Thor wields a hammer, has a similar temperament and has mastery over lightning and thunder.
Ìyá Nlá
Ìyá Nlá is the primordial spirit of all creation in Yoruba cosmology. She is believed to be the source of all existence and is the principal purpose is the keeping of social harmony . Iya Nla literally means “Great Mother” in Yoruba language and is the female principle in all nature.
Iya Nla share similarities with other mythologies, Gaia from Greek mythology, Jörð from Norse and Mama Pacha from Inca mythology.

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        the knightsbridge estate