AFROPUNK ensembles styled by 5 of Joburg’s most fashionable

AFROPUNK festival has become a celebration of self-expression through music and art. One aspect of the festival that holds the attention of people is the outfits that people wear. These outfits have become as symbolic of the AFROPUNK movement as those who perform and share their creative practices. I had a conversation with five of…

Jungli // A Brand Subverting Cultural Appropriation

Officially launching on Instagram in September, Jungli is run by Leila Khan and La’eeqa Mosamin in Cape Town. With their offering of hand-made products that span from tassel earrings to coin chockers, t-shirts and bright yellow sweat shirts bearing slogans such as ‘NO TO APARTHEID’, this brand has a powerful message. The launch of Jungli was…

Splash of the Southern – Frill Paradise. Exploding Colour

Liz Valentina is a 23-year-old fashion graduate from FEDISA. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany she moved to Cape Town some years ago and expresses that the coastal city allows her to be the colourful person that she is. Her graduate collection has been memorialized by the lens of photographer Gabriella Achadinha. Drawing on the…

Sindiso Khumalo // cross-continent textile design

Tropical prints for flowing satin frocks. Multicoloured striped jumpsuits with delicate ruffle sleeves. Summer will definitely appreciate being greeted by womxn in the Sindiso Khumalo SS18 collection, Inanda. Before completing her Masters in Design for Textile Futures, Sindiso Khumalo studied architecture at UCT and worked at offices of architect David Adjaye in London. Her background in architecture…

Vintage Zionist x AFROPUNK collaborate for SA Fashion Week

Seated next to the catwalk, and watching the girls in black dresses remove the black sheets covering the runway, we waited for the usual fashion show ritual – dimming of lights and music starting to play through the speakers to let people know the show is about to start. To our surprise, three men in…