Solange Knowles was more than just the cover star for the latest digital issues of Harper’s Bazaar.
The Grammy-winning singer styled herself for the stunning fashion spread which was photographed by her friend and frequent collaborator Naima Green.
Hairstylist Kendall Dorsey styled Solange’s afro while make-up artist Miguel Ramos enhanced her natural beauty.
This shoot featured looks that were from independent labels; mainly owned by people of colour.
On the cover she wore a LaQuan Smith x Jordache top with a skirt from Super Yaya.
Other brands included Charlotte Knowles, Wales Bonner and Y/Project.
Aside from the usual interview, Solange shared a collection of poems and personal essays which reflected on her childhood, the ongoing social justice issues and life in this ongoing pandemic. She wrote: ‘Most of the work I’ve made has been about knowing where you’ve been to know where you’re going.
‘Knowing who you’ve been to know who you are becoming. Going home – deep home, past homes, mother’s home, father’s home – to define home.’ She continued: ‘I grew up in tour buses watching flashing images out of tiny windows in my bunk, never still enough to memorize names or street signs.’
‘Then came the house in Idaho, Houston, back to Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans. Summers in Dakar, Thanksgivings in Jamaica. Movement has been my Holy Ghost.’
While she even reflected on the popular Verzuz battles as she wrote: ‘Showed up to the Brandy and Monica battle. Thinking ’bout what it means to sacrifice and devote so much of your life to your gifts.’
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Credit: Naima Green / Harper’s Bazaar