Love of Latex
London latex designer Nange Magro has found peace and power in latex and has even made it her every day uniform. Her love of latex started long ago. Now for her, it feels like part of her body, a type of extension of herself.
Her mom was Italian and her dad was Japanese—that’s where she gets her beautiful and exotic look from. But being mixed and raised by a single mother gave her an identity crisis. From an early age, she was very insecure and looked for ways to be less insecure. Nange found herself able to make this transition through makeup and clothing.
As an adult, Nange feels more herself every time she wears an outfit she’s designed and knows it’s part of who she is. Her latex designs are a fusion of two things—the style and culture of Italian tailoring and theatrical Japanese traditional culture.
Nange surrounds herself with a tribe of friends who have similar backgrounds and goals. She feels with them she’s in a world free of judgement. Her and her friends go to alternative/fetish clubs to be themselves and really express themselves through how they dress. No one makes them feel uncomfortable, and it’s a safe haven for Nange and her friends. Many people who frequent these establishments are very outgoing and loving people.
A Journey to Love Herself
It’s been a journey for Nange to love herself but through finding her own style, she’s learned to accept herself and feel more powerful. Her garments are definitely unique and some outsiders might find them outlandish but they’re beautiful just like Nange.
Watch a CNN video interview of Nange that follows her through her daily life of work, friends and her designs at http://www.cnn.com/style/article/the-adorned-nange-magro/index.html.
View more of Nange’s videos and designs and find out why she’s more than just a label and clothing is more than just skin at https://www.notjustalabel.com/designer/nange-magro and see more latex fashions at http://www.deadlotuscouture.com