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Akuol De Mabior
Akuol de Mabior
Born
Akuol Garang de Mabior
ResidenceCape Town
South Africa
NationalitySouth Sudanese
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town
Occupationfashion model, filmmaker, businesswoman, activist
Parent(s)John Garang de Mabior (father)
Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior (mother)

Akuol Garang de Mabior is a South Sudanese filmmaker, model, businesswoman, and women's rights activist.

Early life and family

De Maboir is the daughter of John Garang de Mabior, former commander-in-chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army and the first Vice President of Sudan, and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, a South Sudanese politician and presidential adviser.[1] Her father died in a helicopter crash in 2005.[2] She is of Dinka ethnicity.[2] De Maboir grew up in Nairobi, Kenya.[1]

Career

De Mabior worked as a fashion model and was signed with Ice Models South Africa, Why Not Model Management Milan, Elite Paris, and MD Management Hamburg.[3] In 2011 de Maboir walked the runway in the spring show for Max Mara and the fall shows for Vivienne Westwood, Sass & bide, Paul Smith, and Valentin Yudashkin.[3][4]

In 2012 she walked the runway in the fall shows for Hermès, Jasper Conran, Jean Pierre Braganza, Louise Gray, and Emilio de la Moren and walked in the fall shows for Damir Doma, Ingrid Vlasov, Max Mara, Peter Jensen, Aganovich, Dusan, Martin Grant, Jasper Conran, Ashley Isham, Paco Rabanne, Julien David, Issey Miyake, and Maurizio Percoraro. At Paris Fashion Week in 2012 she walked for Vivienne Westwood and Chanel.[5][3]

In 2012 she appeared in editorials for Elle, L'Officiel Netherlands, Dazed, and was the cover girl for Annabelle. She was also part of Chanel's Little Black Jacket Book short film.[3]

In 2013 she appeared in editorials for City and The Ones 2 Watch and walked in the fall shows for Costello Tagliapietra, the Academy of Art University, DVF, Thom Browne, Mara Hoffman, and Custo Dalmau and in the spring show for Marissa Webb.[3]

De Maboir retired from modeling and moved to South Africa, where she worked on three independent films.[1] She directed the film Tomato Soup, which debuted at the Durban International Film Festival.[6]

She sits on the board for Embrace Dignity, a women's human rights organization which advocates for law reform to end sex trafficking and the demand for prostitution.[1]

Personal life

De Maboir is a postgraduate student at the University of Cape Town. As an undergraduate, she studied film and media production and minored in writing and gender studies. She is doing a second degree in film theory and practice.[1] De Maboir is a beekeeper and makes lip balm and other cosmetic products from beeswax.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Teacher, Filmmaker, Model, Entrepreneur, Cape Town, South Africa". WOW Woman.
  2. ^ a b Town, Young Wom?n's Leadership University of Cape (1 April 2018). "learning, relearning, returning - Akuol Garang de Mabior".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Akuol De Mabior - Fashion Encyclopedia". www.fashionencyclopedia.com.
  4. ^ "Akuol de Mabior - Vogue". www.vogue.it.
  5. ^ "Akuol De Mabior - Model". MODELS.com.
  6. ^ "Durban International Film Festival - Tomato Soup". durbanfilmfest.co.za.

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