Alek Wek On Finding Style And Beauty In One's Self And Everyday Life
Female Singapore|October 2021
If there’s anyone who can tell us about being comfortable in one’s own skin, it’s Alek Wek: South Sudanese refugee-turned-supermodel who broke boundaries as one of the few women-of-colour in fashion in the ’90s. Besides remaining a runway icon, the 45-year-old is a best-selling author, artist, activist and now designer with A.W.orld by Alek Wek, her capsule collaboration with Weekend Max Mara. Gordon Ng gets the exclusive from Wek on finding style and beauty in one’s self and everyday life.
Gordon Ng

YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD A WONDERFULLY CONFIDENT APPRECIATION OF YOUR OWN BEAUTY. HOW HAS THAT PERSPECTIVE CHANGED IN YOUR 40S AS COMPARED WITH WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?

“I feel very beautiful in my 40s and I’m very comfortable with myself – much more than when I was in my 20s. The beautiful thing about being in your 40s is that you really know who you are and what you like. Today I don’t even need to try a dress on because I know which silhouettes work for me as soon as I see them.”

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