Photography: Omar Sha3
Creative Direction, Modeling, and Styling: Raya Kassisieh

AT HOME

WITH RAYA

IN NAFSIKA SKOURTI

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Currently based in Amman, Jordan, our Creative Director Raya is our ultimate style muse. When the idea of producing a fashion editorial featuring the Jordanian sister duo, Nafsika and Stephanie Skourti’s namesake label, Nafsika Skourti, came about, it only made sense to have Raya spearhead the styling, direction, and ultimately model the rebelliously glam Fall/Winter ’20 collection. Lensed by the brilliant Omar Sha3, framed by the rugged Amman cityscape and Raya’s eclectic family home, this editorial celebrates the very best of Jordanian talent. The supple fabrics and sinuous silhouettes crafted by the brand are arftully styled and layered with Raya’s own wardrobe. 

“I’m smoking a cig on my roof. My bladder is full. My mask hangs from my ears hugging my chin. I’m cold. I wear a Nafsika Skourti Jacket. My mood’s off. I’m not sure why. My elbow on the same table where I stood days ago draped in Nafsika head to toe. The prayer call starts and I feel the Fitbit on my wrist. The Nafsika jacket has Jerusalem woven cloth on it. I like it. It’s years old. Sheep fur frames my neck snug. I’ve always liked their fits, solid. I’m here in the garden of Eden. While the excavator hums beyond the fence and people chatter like birds. I sit back in the chair, the chair that was covered by tarp. The tarp now a mound by my side. Stained and worn, like us all. I sit back in my chair and I look down. My thigh is covered in ash. The ashtray in front of me, empty. I notice the tension atop my ear as a cool breeze flows through. The dry tree leaves rustle so beautifully. The prayer now louder calls people to gather. The cigarette in my mouth dies. I reach to the realtree covered lighter to ignite it once again. With movement, more ash piles on my thigh. My legs crossed in the same chair I sat in many times before. How surreal this life can be.”

Raya Kassisieh reminiscing on the shoot.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress is Nafsika Skourti, tights and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Shirt and corset are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Blazer dress is Nafsika Skourti, pants and boots are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Shirtdress and corset are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress and bra are Nafsika Skourti, boots are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Top and crystal belt are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and leather belt are Raya’s own.

Dress is Nafsika Skourti.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Top and pants are Nafsika Skourti, shoes and skirt are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress is Nafsika Skourti.

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

Photography: Omar Sha3
Creative Direction, Modeling, and Styling: Raya Kassisieh

AT HOME

WITH RAYA

IN NAFSIKA SKOURTI

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Currently based in Amman, Jordan, our Creative Director Raya is our ultimate style muse. When the idea of producing a fashion editorial featuring the Jordanian sister duo, Nafsika and Stephanie Skourti’s namesake label, Nafsika Skourti, came about, it only made sense to have Raya spearhead the styling, direction, and ultimately model the rebelliously glam Fall/Winter ’20 collection. Lensed by the brilliant Omar Sha3, framed by the rugged Amman cityscape and Raya’s eclectic family home, this editorial celebrates the very best of Jordanian talent. The supple fabrics and sinuous silhouettes crafted by the brand are arftully styled and layered with Raya’s own wardrobe. 

“I’m smoking a cig on my roof. My bladder is full. My mask hangs from my ears hugging my chin. I’m cold. I wear a Nafsika Skourti Jacket. My mood’s off. I’m not sure why. My elbow on the same table where I stood days ago draped in Nafsika head to toe. The prayer call starts and I feel the Fitbit on my wrist. The Nafsika jacket has Jerusalem woven cloth on it. I like it. It’s years old. Sheep fur frames my neck snug. I’ve always liked their fits, solid. I’m here in the garden of Eden. While the excavator hums beyond the fence and people chatter like birds. I sit back in the chair, the chair that was covered by tarp. The tarp now a mound by my side. Stained and worn, like us all. I sit back in my chair and I look down. My thigh is covered in ash. The ashtray in front of me, empty. I notice the tension atop my ear as a cool breeze flows through. The dry tree leaves rustle so beautifully. The prayer now louder calls people to gather. The cigarette in my mouth dies. I reach to the realtree covered lighter to ignite it once again. With movement, more ash piles on my thigh. My legs crossed in the same chair I sat in many times before. How surreal this life can be.”

Raya Kassisieh reminiscing on the shoot.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress is Nafsika Skourti, tights and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Shirt and corset are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Blazer dress is Nafsika Skourti, pants and boots are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Shirtdress and corset are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and shoes are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress and bra are Nafsika Skourti, boots are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Top and crystal belt are Nafsika Skourti, skirt and leather belt are Raya’s own.

Dress is Nafsika Skourti.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Top and pants are Nafsika Skourti, shoes and skirt are Raya’s own.

Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina
Raya Kassisieh in Nafsika Skourti for Miilkiina

Dress is Nafsika Skourti.

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

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