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The working wardrobe: Amy Sall

From editor and lecturer to consultant in contemporary African and Afro-diasporic culture, AMY SALL has carved out a truly multifaceted career by refusing to be labeled and, instead, exploring her passions. Here, she talks to MEGAN LOGUE about amplifying the voices of young scholars, her aversion to being called an influencer and the role fashion plays in her life and work

Photography Andy JacksonStyling Hannah Krall
Dress, Lanvin; shoes, Aquazzura; earrings, Wwake

Choose your path

Dress, Cecilie Bahnsen; earrings, Yvonne Léon
We’re all multi-dimensional people, but we live in a society that wants you to pick a box and stay in it. I am so anti all that. I want to have the freedom to explore all my interests and passions…

Start the conversation

Shirt, The Row; jeans, Agolde; shoes, Khaite; earrings, Yvonne Léon
Shoes, Khaite

Don’t let yourself be pigeonholed

Women designers understand on an intimate level just how nuanced femininity is… I think quiet sexiness and beauty are very important; it doesn’t have to scream to be heard
L–R: bag, Saint Laurent; candle, Tom Dixon; body cream, Costa Brazil; earrings, Hirotaka; boots, Amina Muaddi

Redefine ‘sexy’

Dress with purpose

Life is short and precious. You don’t need an excuse to dress up; every day is worth celebrating
Sweater, Khaite; pants, Acne Studios; earrings, Wwake; watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre; bracelet, Sall’s own

Enjoy the ritual

Shirt, Loewe; pants, The Row; boots, Amina Muaddi; earrings, Jennifer Fisher