Lebanese artist, Nour Flayhan has one again joined forces with Gucci Beauty - this time to chronicle diverse beauty in the age of COVID-19. Originally from Lebanon, having growing up in the absence of representation for the woman of colour in the media or magazines, Nour uses her illustrations to shift the narrative shared about being an Arabic woman of colour with an artistic side.
Nour explained that the events of 2020 influenced her work tremendously. With her illustrations, Flayhan shares stories from women’s rights and mental health, to climate change and global pandemics such as the COVID-19. Her newest artworks feature imaginary characters pictured creating their own rituals at home while in quarantine to share “light” in her art. As the world is facing dark days, she is using her poetry to spread “warmth and hope” with others.
It's not the first time Nour has joined forces with Gucci Beauty. In 2018 she was one of 25 artists commissioned by Alessandro Michele for their vision of its second fragrance Acqua di Fiori. The theme of the past collaboration was created on the idea of ageing, female friendships, and the transformation from a girl to a woman.
|llustrations: Nour Flayhan for Gucci Beauty