Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

Albino Twins From Brazil Are Causing A Stir In The Fashion Industry.

Albinism is a rare inherited condition which is explained as a lack of pigmentation that affects the skin, eyes, and hair. People with albinism are sometimes viewed as peculiar in society as they look different from everyone else. Lara and Mara Bawar are helping to change people's views on the rare skin condition. The 11-year-old twins have embraced their unique features and are slowly taking over the fashion industry. Their striking appearance is pushing against the industry's traditional beauty standards.

Back in 2016, the twins caught the attention of Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova, who helped to launch them into modeling.

Meet Lara and Mara Bawar. They're a pair of 11-year-old twins that have albinism, a condition that makes the skin and hair lack pigment.

They were born in São Paulo, Brazil with parents originally from Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.

The beauty of their unique pale features sparked interest in Swiss photographer, Vinicius Terranova, who also lives in São Paulo.

Terranova began photographing them for a personal project of his. He called the project Flores Rara, which means "rare flowers" in Portuguese.

“My art represents the beauty in diversity and both the literal and symbolic extensions of empowerment,” he wrote about the project.

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