Chels Creates x Stööki - Notting Hill Carnival 2023
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In the run up to Notting Hill Carnival, London based photographer Chels Creates decided to shoot a series entitled 'GRILLZ' honouring the original residents - Alongside showing the original tastemakers of bringing Grillz to popularity. As immigrants from West Indies (and Vietnam) brought the gold teeth phenom to New York in the 80s.
We love these lööks big shout out to Chels, stylist Yazmin Johnson and models Tay Moses & Devoji! Check out more photos from the series below... 👀
It is led by members of the British Caribbean community, and attracts around two million people annually, making it one of the world's largest street festivals, and a significant event in British African Caribbean and British Indo-Caribbean culture. In 2006, the UK public voted it onto a list of icons of England.
The roots of the Notting Hill Carnival that took shape in the mid-1960s had two separate but connected strands. A "Caribbean Carnival" was held on 30 January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the problematic state of race relations at the time; the UK's first widespread racial attacks, the Notting Hill race riots in which 108 people were charged, had occurred the previous year.
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