Lauryn Hill is fronting her very first major fashion campaign.
Doo Wop singer Lauryn is currently on her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, though she recently had to cancel some show dates due to “unforeseen production issues”.
But as well as hitting the road all over the U.S., Lauryn has also found time to pose for Pennsylvania-based clothing brand Woolrich.
“Lauryn Hill does what Lauryn Hill wants to do,” stylist Mel Ottenberg, who worked on the shoot, told Vogue. “She marches to her own beat, and with this project, she got to completely show her instincts as a creator. So much of her vibe is in the pictures, it’s so cool.”
In addition to posing in Woolrich’s fall/winter 2018 collection for the “American Soul Since 1830” adverts, Lauryn, 43, also took creative control behind the camera.
Mel, who has recently been tapped as the new creative director of the revamped Interview magazine, went on to explain that he loved dressing Lauryn up in the label’s signature patterns, denim and workwear pieces.
“It was fun to style Lauryn in outfits that display real American grit,” he gushed. “These pieces have been part of the American vocabulary for over a hundred years, and they are definitely part of my soul as a stylist, and Lauryn’s identity.”
Lauryn even contributed to some of the designs, including jackets that have been screen-printed with collages of her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
And although Mel, the partner of designer Adam Selman, is used to working with stars, he was genuinely blown away by his most recent client.
“I rarely get starstruck, but she was a force to be reckoned with. She’s a tough cookie, but so beautiful… A megastar, with such modern style,” he smiled.
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