Parts of Me
For Spring Summer '22, Ahluwalia presents a third short film, "Parts of Me", directed by Akinola Davies Jr, in collaboration with Mulberry.
Parts of Me is a meditative offering carrying us through the transcendental embodiments surrounding Black and Brown hair. Ahluwalia's mixed Nigerian-Indian heritage influenced a fascination with hair as a means of identity, protest and expression as it holds such importance in both cultures.
Through Parts of Me, the time, patience, bonds, and history of hair are explored through movement, set and a score composed by Kelly Moran.
The accompanying Spring Summer '22 collection is Ahluwalia's first joint men's and women's outing, celebrating Afro-Caribbean hair's artistry, symbolism, and rituals through braid inspired seam lines, prints and embroidery.
Referencing sketchbooks Ahluwalia has been building upon for years, the collection looks to photography by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, 90’s music videos and vintage hair salon posters for inspiration.
The collection is accompanied by the Ahluwalia & Mulberry collaborative bags.