Featured Minds of Issue 8
Written + Photographed By majestic disorder staff
Inside Issue 8, we have explored across three continents to enter the homes of fascinating creative talents who are on the cutting edge and defining contemporary art, while we learned the root of their inspiration and expressionism.
Below is a collection of the latest Featured Minds and a brief digest. Their stories and photographs are exclusive to our magazine, which is available in select retailers worldwide and through our website.
SOFIANE SI MERABET
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
With a name like The Confused Arab, an impending identity crisis could be implied, but for Sofiane Si Merabet, the designation further illuminates the myriad of cultures he identifies with. Seeking to digitally map the Arab diaspora around the globe in cities such as Dubai and Paris, Sofiane utilizes his own layered identity to fully immerse himself in his travels, taking advantage of his command of over five languages whenever he can. Even his T-shirt collection, ballad, derives its moniker from three languages, each offering a different yet symbiotic meaning to the brand.
Beyond youthful and energetic, Sheila Rashid is defying expectations with her gender-neutral designs of her label. After studying for a brief period at Columbia College Chicago, she essentially taught herself how to craft pieces by using store bought patterns and applying them to her original designs. Sheila’s androgynous wear challenges societal notions of gender conformity, which has been embraced from Chance the Rapper to actress Zendaya wearing her innovative pieces.
Although unassuming in nature, Campbell Addy’s introduction to photography had a profound impact that once he bought his first camera (a secondhand Canon 1100D from eBay) he has never once stopped immersing himself in the world of visual art. It was only a next logical step to create Nii Agency, a modeling agency that specializes in diversity with exquisite talent marginalized by the mainstream.
JEANNE ZIZI MARGOT DE KROON
ETHICAL VINTAGE TRADER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
After witnessing the devastating crux between globalization and fast fashion while in India, Jeanne Zizi Margot de Kroon wanted to find a way to use clothing as a means to advocate transparency and empowerment within the industry. Her ethically sourced clothing line Zazi Vintage sells discarded vintage textiles and traditional Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern pieces, which are sourced by a group of women employed to save these garments. For Jeanne, fashion is communication that enables a dialogue between consumer and creator.