African inspired head wraps + accessories are on the rise all over the world, with Europe and South America being 2 of the coolest places that are hooked on this fashion trend. Right now we are swooning over the gorgeous images from Brazilian photographer Lincon Justo. In partnership with fashion model and stylist, Aline Andrade, Lincon created this stunning fashion editorial titled “Deusas no Ayê which translates to Goddesses in Ayê in Portuguese”). Inspired by Candomblé, a cult or syncretic religion from Africa that was brought to Brazil by slaves, the editorial sees Aline rocking a few beautiful African wraps and jewelry all photographed in Brazil. “The editorial was inspired by two deities of Candomblé: Iansã (Goddess of the Niger river, wind, and storm lady) and Oshun (the queen of fresh water, who owns the rivers and waterfalls),” says the photographer Lincon Justo“Since both deities share the river / water theme, we decided to perform the editorial in the waterfall on the South Coast of São Paulo, a place of lush beauty and a perfect location for the proposed work. What motivated me to portray this theme was precisely the lack of similar studies in the media and, why not say it, the prejudice generated around religions of African origins. Brazil is a large multi-racial country with diverse cultures and influences, which we all are proud of however we still live in times of segregation and intolerance.” Accessories were done by Selma Moreira Acessórios. Enjoy the feature!!

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“With this work, I hope to show the strength of diversity, that everyone deserves their space and respect, and that the culture and African beauty are as important as any other.”

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