Making histories with South African Fashion week – Zeitz

South Africa’s Zeitz Mocca Museum of Contemporary Africa will from 14 November to 07 January 2019 premier an exhibition featuring 21 South African designers in celebration of the 21 years of  South African Fashion Week (SAFW).

The Zeitz Mocca Museum collects, preserves, researches and exhibits modern art from Africa and its diaspora – opened on 22 September 2017 in Cape Town.

The exhibition, held under theme “21 years: making histories with South African Fashion Week” will show a micro-history of SA fashion, in reclaiming the absent years of the African fashion week.

“ Fashion much like art, reflects a broader political, cultural, technological and creative changes, and this survey exhibition offers an opportunity to showcase some of the conceptual developments in post-apartheid South Africa,” says a statement released by the Zeitz Museum.

The exhibition will further provide an opportunity for critical panel discussions, digital activations/interventions and experimental workshops.

Attendees will get an opportunity to see a feature of  21 ensembles from 21 popular South African designers – Amanda Laird Cherry, Black Coffee, Clive, Ephymol, Floyd Avenue, Guillotine, House of Ole, Lunar, Loxion Kulca, Mantsho, Marianne Fassler, Naked Ape, Rich Mnisi, Roman Handt, Selfi, Sheila Madge, Siesllsabelle, Sindiso Khumalo, Strangelove, Superella and Thebe Magugu.

 

By: Kgothatso Nkanyane

Image source: Zeitz Mocca Museum of Contemporary Art Design 

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