ROMAN ANTHONY: (LOOK BOOK- PAOLINO PHOTOGRAPHY)

This shoot means so much to me in so many ways. I love culture- because each culture is so rich, I love sexuality- it's fluid and interesting. This shoot started with a photographer requesting to shoot with an actor who sometimes models. It turned into a political statement on race, culture, and sexuality. So tune into this weeks #IndustryTalk with none other than the actor, model, and writer #RomanAnthony at the #RomanEmpire where #RomanReigns. #PaolinoPhotography #MakeupByKai #SherahStylist #IStandWithOrlando #LGBTEquality #Liberation #Actor #Writer #Model #Androgyny 

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LESALA MAMPA: (LOOK BOOK- IMPRINT ZA | HARBORING HOPE)

Designer: Mzukisi Mbane

Photographer: Dylan Louw

Female Model: Carine Nguz

 

STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST: MZUKISI MBANE

 

 

Imprint A/W 2016 - Harboring Hope



Haboring Hope is a collection inspired and dedicated to changing and challenging the concept of menswear and the meaning of being a man in Africa presented in a very beautiful, calm and less dramatic way. 


Last season we started on a journey, creating gender bending looks. Also referred to as unisex. Inspired by the woman who gave birth to us all. This season we are still on that same gender bending tip. But this time inspiration is taken from various cultural group as well as religious group. Translating this in a more edgy, futuristic and clean way.


I found myself having this freedom. I got taken to a place where creativity was basically limitless. I became free to challenge the very idea of what menswear is (to the society). How it is suppose to be constructed, the silhouettes and well which lines to cross. In this collection you see me playing around with a lot of geometric shapes. Most shapes taken from a deconstructed a - line skirt. I also found myself challenging and exploring the terms oversized and fitted.


With that being said this collection is rather peaceful and calm. The colors used (white and African print). I wanted to tell the story of believing in your dreams and who you are from a different side. A side where you don't have to fight. Aside of beauty and peace.

"Hope on bravely"