Fahrani Empel is an Indonesian all-rounder: model, actress, activist, designer. One of her latest projects is CAST Eyewear (casteyewear.com), a label based in Bali that produces bold, fashion-forward sunglasses as seen on the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna. The label also has a secondary line on the go called CAST Eyewear X Borneo which raises money towards efforts to save the environment in the forests of Kalimantan.
The new issue of Dew Magazine pays tribute to the CAST Eyewear X Borneo project with a shoot that stars Fahrani Empel herself. Shot by the Teuku Ajie, the editorial has an appropriately warm, hazy feel, as if soaring tropical temperatures are leaping off the page. Empel is styled by Maikhanh Bertrand with cultural clashes and edgy tribal inspired jewellery, fitting with the issue’s ‘New World’ theme. Naturally the looks are capped off by CAST’s boldly framed sunglasses.
Head to Dew for an exclusive interview with Fahrani, or click on the gallery to view the full shoot by Teuku Ajie.