Laetitia KY, a fashion designer from Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, has accumulated an impressive following on social media due to her sculptures that celebrate her natural hair's texture and thickness.
It's reported that Laetitia KY was inspired to start creating her elaborate updos after she came across a series of photographs that honored traditional African hairstyles. In order to create the sculptures on top of her head, Laetitia KY makes use of materials that she has handy, such as bobby pins, fabric, and wool. The use of these materials helps her to hold the hair together in unique shapes, and complement that finished sculptures. For example, one updo that was shared on the designer's Instagram shows the silhouette of a ballerina, how wears a miniature bandeau and a tutu.
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