Happy Earth Day! On this green day, we are sharing these stunning photos taken by Phyllis Galembo. Galembo started traveling to Nigeria in 1985, and has since developed a rich body of work documenting the tradition of the Masquerade throughout Africa and Haiti. Masquerade in these countries is used to represent the spirit world during rituals, special events, and funerals, and is sometimes deeply elusive to outsiders.
The specificity and intention with which these costumes have been created lay beyond the world of fashion, and for this very reason they are all the more appealing. See below the fashion spread in this week’s T Magazine, photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer.