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At COP28 in Dubai, Cataloguing Fashion and Culture at COP 28 with BLACK PEARL captured cultural styles for a special diary, meticulously curated to highlight the diversity present. Kicking the project off in Dubai, photographer Pamela collaborated closely with BLACK PEARL CEO Samata Pattinson to capture and document the rich cultural tapestry woven throughout the event.

The activation’s power lay in its ability to intertwine stories through the lens of cultural attire. It went beyond mere visuals, showcasing a vibrant mosaic of human expression and heritage, echoing the diverse voices and traditions of COP28 attendees.

The vivid tapestry of colours, textures, and stories woven into COP28’s cultural attire was breathtaking. Each garment, accessory, and style carried profound narratives reflecting heritage, history, and identity. The Cultural Style Diary at COP28 aimed to be a storytelling platform, celebrating fashion as a powerful communicator of culture. Samata Pattinson played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between lenses and stories. She engaged with attendees, delving into the cultural significance of their attire and encouraging them to share captivating narratives intertwined with their clothing choices.

The heart of the initiative was the meticulous documentation of the myriad cultural clothing, accessories, and styles proudly showcased at COP28. Each click of the camera froze a moment in time, preserving a slice of cultural history. Cataloguing Cultural at COP 28 celebrated not just the aesthetics of cultural dress but also amplified the voices of those who wore it. It captured the essence of COP28 as a convergence of cultures, where every garment was a chapter in a global story, and every participant was a storyteller in their own right.

The culmination of this project marks not just a moment in time but the inception of an ongoing journey. This launch sets the stage for a far-reaching initiative that transcends boundaries, embracing the diversity and richness inherent in cultural expression. As it progresses, this project will traverse cultural lenses spanning age, race, class, identity, socioeconomics, disability, religion, and educational attainment. It stands as a testament to the power of fashion and culture to unite us all, regardless of our differences. The seeds sown at COP28 have sprouted into a movement that will continue to flourish, amplifying voices, preserving legacies, and weaving together a global narrative that celebrates the beauty in our diversity.

Take a look at the BLACK PEARL Cultural Catalogue project here.
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