Frank Ocean Archive

Frank Ocean’s mum: ‘He’s so proud of what I’ve done’

When Katonya Breaux asked Twitter about sunscreen that does not leave a white sheen on darker skin, she spotted a hole in the market. She also realised that many people were unaware of the dangers of exposure to the sun. “There is a learning gap between women of colour,” she says. Speaking from her home in Calabasas, California, she tells me about UnSun – a …

Going it alone: why Frank Ocean's style matters

Ocean’s advert for Calvin Klein’s #mycalvins campaign. The importance of Frank Ocean’s style was underlined again this week when he appeared on the Boys Don’t Cry live stream wearing a Jesus and Mary Chain T-shirt from the label Undercover. It’s as political as it is sartorial. Musically and stylistically, Ocean subverts expectations and norms. He’s not an R&B singer and he doesn’t dress like Kanye …