Lupita Nyong’o Continues Doing God’s Work, in Mary Katrantzou, at the “Black Panther” Global Junket Press Conference

Posted on January 31, 2018

Empress Lupita continues her bright, bold, armored-up, Afro-Futurist slayage:

We adore this, mock turtleneck and all. We think it’s interesting how she’s going for looks with either very heavy elements or rendered in heavy-looking fabric. Combined with the bold colors and interesting shapes, her promo wardrobe seems to be thematically very similar to the costumes she wears in the film. This is becoming more and more of a thing with genre-film promo style and we have mixed thoughts about it. Sometimes, it comes off like unimaginative cosplay, but in the hands of a real fashionista with a world-class stylist (see above), it becomes more interpretive; more about getting a certain feel across rather than trying to dress in character. She isn’t dressed like her character. But if you break down her film costumes into descriptives, a lot of the same ones would apply here: bright, bold, armored-up, Afro-Futurist slayage.



Style Credits:
Mary Katrantzou ‘Narcisse’ Jacquard Dress Featuring a Mock Neck, Embroidered Illusion Bra Top, and Zigzag Stitching from the Spring 2018 Collection

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