February 17, 2019
Mughal Renaissance // Photography by Isra Ayesh
The concept for this editorial was inspired historical drams in film and television. Specifically, the critically acclaimed Indian film Jodhaa Akbar and the CW television series Reign. Both are tales of epic romance and each had a heroine that was equally strong, fiercely beautiful and independent. Jodhaa the Rajput princess in 16th century India and Mary, Queen of Scots. Although they are from different time period, their personalities reflected in their actions as women in a position of power. We sought to recreate Jodhaa’s signature look and incorporated a little of Queen Mary’s style to tie everything together. By bringing the Mughal Empire to the Renaissance era, we were able to seamlessly bring both of these time periods into coexistence thanks to the contributions of the amazing vendors from Vancouver, BC.