Boom! Our second drop of Natalie Worgs Interview is here read below how her art direction & styling goes beyond just creating visually appealing imagery.
BGIF : Do you incorporate any references to real world issues in your work?
NW: Sustainability, racism is my next story Oh yes one thing I’m big on is recycling and creating an element of fantasy.
BGIF: How do you implement such references in your work/ styling process?
NW: I like to create my own props for my shoots it adds an element of uniqueness that otherwise would be missing. This could be making a pair of glasses and decorating them myself. BGIF: We've seen a rise in black/ African visual story tellers in fashion editorials, how important is black representation in the current climate?
NW: Super super super important and I love seeing it, our culture is one of many that cannot be denied we have so much to share. By putting black culture into our work it shows we are not afraid to standalone and be recognised for our heritage even when some don't understand the beauty in our fashion, everything is and can be fashion there’s really no limits unless you limit yourself. I take great comfort in seeing more black cultural aspects such as walking in West End and seeing more black models in campaigns we need more but it’s filtering through.
BGIF: How does implementing such topics aid your own creative experience being a fashion facilitator & story teller?
NW: I’m able to connect with more people and share both experiences theirs and my own with Jamaican, Panamanian and African roots I myself am my own story teller that’s how I see my work telling stories that are true to me but could be another persons fantasy.
Above are some of Natalie Worgs art direction and styling work from previous projects and editorials. Observe her work take notes of her advice and create work that is both artistically innovative and yet conveys the things most dearest and nearest to your creative hearts.
Black Girls in Fashion will always bring you the best of content, advice and events to further your knowledge and bridge the gap between the hopeful creative's and your black professional girls in fashion.