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High Summer 'Hair' With Caven + Etomi's Kingdom

Caven + Etomi presented the latest Kingdom High Summer collection, entitled 'Hair', inspired by photography's work of J.D Okhai Ojeikere.

International fashion company CAVEN + ETOMI's streetwear sub-branch Kingdom concentrates on luxury urban apparel inspired by African heritage, culture and art. Kingdom just released their high summer Hair collection featuring hand-drawn illustrations inspired by Nigerian photographer J.D Okhai Ojeikere's Hairstyles series. The brand asked West African afro-soul artist Kaliné to model for the lookbook. She embodies the character and fits perfectly with the aesthetic Kindom are looking for, "a mix of old and new, eclectic yet modern." Scroll through our gallery above to view the lookbook,  photographed by Alejandro Cerdena in New York City,  and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #kingdom.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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