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May 11, 2018

Sisterhood and Style Combine in Sororum Fashion Film

While looking for different ways to explore and promote Sororum I linked up with director and fellow Ryerson University alum Jessamine Fok. We had worked together before on a previous project and when the opportunity presented itself to create something new we took it. Her cinematic storytelling skills and my creativity and fashion pieces joined forces to tell a story celebrating womanhood, sisterhood, and the beauty of African wax prints.


Fashion & Film

After meeting up to discuss our ideas we started planning for what would become our collaborative fashion film. Jess would make suggestions, I would make edits, and we traded ideas back and forth until we had a solid plan. From there we tackled the logistics of location scouting, soundtrack selection, casting, and production. We all got together on a hot, balmy day at the very end of summer last year and filmed in a remote, undeveloped area.

At the heart of Sororum is the desire to celebrate and promote beautiful ethnic fashion from non-Western parts of the world. When we made this film I explained to Jess that I really wanted to highlight how vibrant and colorful West African ankara is and how confident is can make a person feel when they are wearing it. I wanted to tell a story that would be emblematic of the way I feel when I wear these clothes and the pride I have for them.

I selected Brenda Fassie’s “Vulindlela” to serve as the soundtrack for the film as it is one of my favorite African songs of all time. I grew up listening to it at family parties and whenever it played I knew it meant celebration. While it’s nostalgic quality was a big factor for me, I also love that you don’t have to understand the words to feel the energy behind it.

It was a really fun journey being the creative director and getting and chance to tell this story with Jessamine. I hope you’ll watch it, really take in the visuals and sounds, and feel all the emotions we put into.

Love,

Mirian

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5 Comments

  • Reply Agnes Njoh

    This is such a beautiful short film. Truly inspiring and reminiscent of Liberia, of Africa. ❤️❤️❤️

    May 12, 2018 at 6:57 am
    • Reply lovemirian

      Thank you!! I’m glad that came across. I really wanted it to have that feeking 😊

      May 12, 2018 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Loulou

    This is so moving and beautiful. Way to go!

    May 12, 2018 at 11:26 am
    • Reply lovemirian

      Thank you!!

      May 12, 2018 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Mirian Njoh Is Her Own Muse – Fashion Magazine – Cometrend

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    June 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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