IKsasa Lami by Siyababa Mtshali // Conscious Design and Time-travelling Narratives

The technological time-traveler, appears brazenly in this dimension. Donned in silver chains and tassels. The imposing presence is revealed through a semi-fictioned narrative. Young designer, Siyababa Mtshali explores the space between the past, present and future. The figure that appears in this series of images is conceptualized as a Zulu prince. This prince “was banished…

Wekafore’s FW 2017 Lookbook

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril was born into an appreciation of craftsmanship. With a father who is an architect, a mother who is a textile manufacturer and a grandfather who was a tailor in the Ogori village, it is not surprise that he made fashion design a permanent part of his life. He moved to the…

Proponents of Collaboration // Swift Thrift & Chaf Kozy

“Collaborating is especially important for the youth trying to build a name for themselves through their work. You can’t just always be waiting for someone to call, you sometimes you need to do the calling.” – Joseph Ntahi Electric shades of youth morph into athletic leisure ensembles. Iconic tennis-court green is juxtaposed with eclectic sportswear…

Wonderverse (e) // an experimental fashion film

Greeted by the camera panning a rock facade towards the face of a man looking directly at you, chin up. The subtle beat of the music massaging your eardrums while his proud eyes hold your gaze. Engulfed in a computer screen framed cosmos that allows you to experience the polysemous nature of wonder, to be…

bigfoot.wildboy // Do it for the vision

Ross Sey, also known as Archy, is the founder of the clothing label bigfoot.wildboy. He describes himself as a creative who is working towards creating a vision that includes elements from multiples disciplines, including music, art, modeling and fashion. The purpose of this is to get to a point where he feels he is able…

Maylee: Fresh CT threads for the cool and confident woman

There’s something undeniably cosmopolitan about the Maylee showroom. Tucked away above its menswear cousins at Cape Town’s Cornerstore, its sparse rails, immaculate set up, and unassuming air, you can’t help but want to spend the morning trying on absolutely everything. And that’s just where the charm of the brand lives – in its delicate balance…

AREA3 CPT ’17 // A co-creation space underpinned by design

Photographer Imraan Christian and stylist Gabrielle Kannemeyer have been working with Andpeople and adidas to put together a co-creation studio at AREA3 in Cape Town. They have been appointed the Creative Directors, which involves them being in charge of the fluid structure that makes up the programme. They have put together talks and workshops. The…