A creative project about 10 young creatives from Gauteng collaborating through fashion and visual art, with cultural and traditional aesthetics which are South African in identity.
The creation of the products aims to explore how fashion creatives and artists with their products can become an integral part of everyday life in what is an urban cultural approach to life. The focus is made on historical African Cultural aesthetics and how these influences can be interlinked within the modern scope of life. Herein art ceases to just be exclusive decadence which alienates African identities, but an extraordinary experience of regular day to day life, a lived experience.
Fashion creatives team up with visual artists to create clothing and art designs that elevate the artistic elements but still maintain the apparel appeal to the public.
Art About Fashion is curated by visual artist, activist and curator Lekau Matsena.
The participating fashion creatives and visual artists are Nina Sedumedi (Fashion Designer), Neo Rangaka (Fashion Designer), Sakhile Cebekhulu (Visual Artist), Zolile Phetshane (Visual Artist), Mpumelelo Dlamini (Fashion Designer), Lebohang Motaung (Visual Artist), Nompumelelo Tshabalala (Visual Artist), Mandy Coppes (Visual Artist), Carlo Gibson (Fashion Designer), Thato Matabane (Fashion Designer), Gina Waldman (Textile Fine Art Artist) and Lekau Matsena (Curator & Textile Fine Art Artist).
Venue: Lizamore & Associates, 155 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Time: Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm