feature: muse marcus branch styles, shoots, and art directs himself in editorial in sergio wonder’s spring ‘16 collection

May 11, 2016

For his Spring 2016 collection, fashion designer Sergio Wonder collaborated with his muse, photographer and artist Marcus Branch, to create and shoot looks for the collection. Traditionally, the role of a muse is all about theoretical inspiration. In the fashion industry, they are the ideal or imagined person a designer is designing for. But for this project, an editorial series appearing in The Tenth Magazine, Branch played an integral roll in imagining this collection’s creative presentation by styling, shooting, and art directing the shoot. Check it out below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Photographer & Model – Marcus Branch (@marcus.branch)
Photo Assistants – Sean Murray (@seannmmmurray) & Kingsley Ibeneche (@kingsleyibeneche)
Paintings – Michele Kishita (@michelekishita)
Designer – Sergio Wonder S/S16

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at