Three beauty queens roam Queens in the latest collaboration between Kristin-Lee Moolman and Edun for SS17

They’re at it again. Edun has just debuted a third collaboration with Nataal contributor Kristin-Lee Moolman. Following last year’s photo series shot in Soweto (see our story on it here), the South African photographer and filmmaker steps back in time to Queens circa the 1970s where her three insouciant, powerful characters - Amelia, Imade and Somalia – saunter through the hair salons and deserted streets of the famed NY borough before jumping into their Pontiac Firebird and going for a ride. “The core idea of this Edun campaign worked around finding and celebrating Edun muses - while subtly paying homage to iconic American actresses like Pam Grier, Teresa Graves, Jeanne Bell and Tamara Dobson,” Moolman says.

The New York-based brand, which predominantly sources and produces its collections in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Madagascar and South Africa, provides the perfect wardrobe for these girls’ retro adventures. The SS17 offering features sassy satin jumpsuits, crinkle boob tubes, PVC-lace rain coats and velour cropped flares in sultry shades of ecru, sky, peach, white, satsuma and black.

Photography Kristin-Lee Moolman