We recently caught a glimpse of visual artist Namsa Leuba’s work in the Fashion issue of New York Magazine. Upon further inspection, it turns out this recent art and design graduate has an beautiful body of work that is inspired by both her own multicultural identity and the spiritual, ritual and ceremonial practices of her mother’s native, Guinea (her father is Swiss). Namsa is also a brilliant fashion photographer, evident in her New York Mag shoot called The African Queens.
“Each of the women in these images represent African statuettes, but using a high-fashion aesthetic,” she told New York.
“The wig draped on top of the stump — that represents bad spirits,” says Leuba.