Kesewa Aboah

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Kesewa Aboah
Born
Kesewa Arbell Lavinia Aboah

May 1994 (age 25)
London, UK
NationalityBritish
Parent(s)Charles Aboah (father)
Camilla Lowther (mother)
RelativesAdwoa Aboah (sister)
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Agency

Kesewa Arbell Lavinia Aboah is a British artist and model. She is the younger sister of fashion model and activist Adwoa Aboah and her artwork, commissioned by H. Huntsman & Sons, includes a painting, The Joy in Dancing With My Sisters.

Early life and family[edit]

Aboah was born in London, England, to Charles Aboah, a Ghanaian location scout in the fashion industry and former barrister clerk, and Camilla Lowther, a British fashion businesswoman and talent manager. Her maternal grandmother was an American from California, named Lavinia (née Joyce).[2][3] The Lowther family are members of the British nobility, headed by the Earl of Lonsdale.[4] Aboah's maternal great-grandfather was Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther, the son of Lancelot Lowther, 6th Earl of Lonsdale. She is a grandniece of James Lowther, 7th Earl of Lonsdale.[2] Through her father, she is related to the Ghanaian politician William Kwasi Aboah. Aboah is the younger sister of fashion model and activist Adwoa Aboah.[5][6]

Aboah was educated at Millfield, a boarding school in Somerset, and later obtained an art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

Aboah is signed with VIVA Model Management and DNA Models.[7] She had her first modelling job when she was 6 years old, modelling for the brand Jigsaw.[3] She has modelled in advertisement campaigns for Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu.[7] In 2010 Aboah and her sister were featured in an advertisement campaign for H&M.[9]

In 2017 she walked the runway for Coach New York's AW17 fashion show.[10] In September 2018, Aboah, alongside her sister, Adwoa, and her cousin, Alewya Demmisse, were photographed by Mario Sorrenti as the faces of MANGO's AW18 campaign TOGETHER.[11][12] She has been featured in Vogue, The Telegraph Magazine, Love,[13] and i-D and has modeled for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Burberry.[14][15][16][17] She was photographed alongside Kate Moss for Love magazine's LOVE 18.[18]

In November 2018, Aboah was featured in ASAP Rocky's music video for the song Sundress.[19]

In February 2019, she walked the runway for Simone Rocha's Fall 2019 fashion show.[8] In September 2019, Aboah was the face of Links of London's Brutalist campaign.[20]

Art[edit]

Pierre Lagrange, who was already acquainted with the Aboah family, was introduced to Aboah's artwork via social media. He commissioned her to create a canvas of work for H. Huntsman & Sons. Her finished work, titled The Joy in Dancing With My Sisters, was then created into a bespoke jacket design for the brand. She was commissioned to create a second piece for Hunstman's display window, which she titled All The Women And Me.[21]

Aboah completed an artist's residency in Ísafjörður, Iceland before starting another residency in Mexico.[22][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kesewa Aboah - Model". models.com.
  2. ^ a b "Woman with great literary mind". Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. 11 January 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b Calkin, Jessamy (September 6, 2019). "Model, artist, muse: meet Kesewa Aboah, the youngest member of fashion's most fabulous family". telegraph.co.uk.
  4. ^ Cowell, Alan (2014-07-16). "For Sale, English Mountain and Title of Lord, $3 Million. (There's a Catch.)". New York Times.
  5. ^ Weinstock, Tish (August 27, 2014). "best friends adwoa, alewya, jazzy, gala and kesewa invite team i-d for a night on the town!". vice.com.
  6. ^ "'... and none of us have changed.'". system-magazine.com. November 23, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "My Fashion Life: Kesewa Aboah SS19". matchesfashion.com.
  8. ^ a b Krentcil, Faran (February 17, 2019). "Simone Rocha Casts Anti-Instagram Influencers for Her Fall 2019 Runway Show". ELLE.
  9. ^ "Meet The Model Of The Moment: Adwoa Aboah". Grazia. February 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Naomie Harris & the Aboah sisters are the faces of Miu Miu". Dazed. June 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Gil, Natalie. "Adwoa Aboah Enlists The Help Of Her Sister For Mango's New Campaign". refinery29.com.
  12. ^ "In bed with Miu Miu: Adwoa and Kesewa Aboah and Alewya Demmisse set up bed on the Champs Elysees E". thelovemagazine.co.uk.
  13. ^ "Sharna Osborne shoots Kesewa Aboah and Mariacarla Boscono and turns freeze-frames into stunning fashion photos". LOVE. March 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Adwoa Aboah and Sonny Hall's Burberry Pre-Collection party". Tatler.
  15. ^ "Michael Wildes to Represent Well-Known Fashion Model Kesewa Aboah in Her U.S. Immigration Matters". Best Immigration Lawyer, Attorneys in NYC, New York, NJ Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.
  16. ^ "Kesewa Aboah". =FashionModelDirectory.com.
  17. ^ "Buzz white for Telegraph Magazine with Kesewa Aboah". September 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Catch the behind-the-scenes antics of Kate Moss and Kesewa Aboah from LOVE 18". thelovemagazine.co.uk.
  19. ^ DeMarco, Nicole (November 21, 2018). "watch a$ap rocky's vibrant new 'sundress' video directed by frank lebon". vice.com.
  20. ^ "The Art of Bespoke with Kesewa Aboah". October 2, 2019.
  21. ^ Aboah, Kesewa (April 8, 2019). "An adventurous, artistic guide to Iceland". Stylist.

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