Beautiful Resistance: the seemingly contradictory title painted in capital letters at the start of this edition of Fashion Eye leaves no doubt as to the intentions of its author, the photographer Daniel Obasi. A frequent contributor to the fashion pages of cutting‑edge magazines, he turns his lens on the Nigerian capital Lagos, weaving an imagined narrative that brings together political and social issues of paramount importance to him – sexuality, gender fluidity, non‑conformity, political corruption, and religious fervor – all sheathed in an ornamental veneer liable to crack under the slightest pressure. Daniel Obasi was born in the city of Aba, southeast of Lagos, in 1994. Following an internship with the stylist Funmi Fagbemi, he worked for the magazines Ours and Fashion Business Africa before moving into photography. He first attracted wide attention with a series in the magazine Oxosi, and went on to create campaigns and lookbooks for local brands, but it was his work with Beyoncé on the musical film and visual album Black Is King (2020) that brought him international acclaim. Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.
|Release Place||Paris, France|
|Topics||Africa, Beauty, Fashion, Lagos, Nigeria, Resistence|
|Binding||Silkscreen-printed cloth binding|
|Dimensions||24.0 × 31.0 cm|