Tools of Expression
For Highsnobiety’s Not in Paris digital exhibition, Ahluwalia and Mulberry collaborated on three short films to amplify the voices of Black London natives and their relationship with hair.
Ahluwalia speaks with model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, rapper Lancey Foux, and ‘Peng Black Girls’ rapper ENNY on their personal experiences, inspiration and how they express themselves through their hair.
Tools of Expression communicates the role hair plays in the Black community and emphasises that it’s so much more than just hair. It's an extension of people's being, and it's important. Black hair is used as a symbol of protest and resilience, it represents family bonds and it is a true form of craftsmanship and art. Through the three conversations, the films convey how special Black hair is, and give an opportunity to pause, appreciate and celebrate Afro-Caribbean hair journeys in all forms.
Tools of Expression was filmed at the barbershop Damba and hair salon Yennenga located in the all-female, afrocentric retail space Peckham Palms in South London.
You can watch the three full films below.