YOHANA

Age: 23

Sign: cancer sun virgo moon

Location: nyc

Occupation/what you're working on: video production @ rca and brand director @ arawak studios.

What is Arawak Studios?

arawak studios is an experimental creative platform for emerging artists that harmonizes fine art, fashion and publishing. we are the truest eye, seeking the truest I.

 

How did Arawak Studios come to fruition?

It came out of a desire to reconnect with our ancestors, the earth, the universe, the elements: to what we know to be True. We believe that this re-connection, rebirth, and revolution is inherently a creative energy. We're harnessing this energy and fully seizing the creativity that animates our lives by shaping a digital space for other artists to reclaim, reconstruct and distribute their work. 

 

What type of artists do you mainly work with?

we work with people who Do. what do you do? and not in the sense of what labor do you provide to eat and sleep some place warm. what must you do for your spirit? what do you do to transmute your insides to bring them to the surface, to the light, to the material? what do you do to be free? these are the artists we work with. artists who inhabit the essences of discovery, freedom and liberation. 

 

Who do you want Arawak to reach?

The radical; the silenced; the forgotten; the bold. Spirits with a yearning fire and passion for knowledge and beauty in all its forms. 

 

Where do you see Arawak in a year from now?

arawak is a few months old, a newborn. Ultimately, we're hoping to organize art events on an international scale. But we're letting our ancestors & the universe guide the way.                    

What three words best describe your style?

boy femme pre-rich

 

What is your favorite go-to look?

tour merch as formal wear

 

Who is your style icon?

flowers and cats. flowers are pretty much dressed up plants. and cats, well, its not even about the coat. its about how they move in the coat. how they look you in the eyes in the coat. thats my style. a cat in a flesh coat.

 

What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

i refuse to recognize guilt and pleasure in the same sentence. ima hedonist baby, my pleasure is guilt free. 

 

IG:  YOHANA.GLOBAL

 

What do you think about more than anything else?

why i chose to forget and why i choose to remember

 

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

my name means god's grace. a celebration for liberation. how could i change that?

 

If you were a season, which would you be?

last week of summer

 

Why is having a personal style important to you?

i hate small talk, so my clothes do it for me. 

 

What's your favorite Glazed NYC piece?

The Simone Beret or The Betty Turtleneck!  Both make me feel like a black panther

 

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