WORD TO THE WOMYN OF COLOUR ii
Word To The Women Of Colour, a photographic collaboration with Neo Baepi, is a celebration of South African women of colour in the creative field. Growing weary of seeing the same kind of people I wanted to put together a group of women I find inspiring and style a photoshoot that will change the way we see fashion and also showcase the beauty that is Cape Town and the magical women of colour.
Because fashion is my modus operandi, I chose this channel as a means of bringing us together and speaking a little about what they do and who they are(refer back to the first series and their profiles on Mzansimoodboard’s Instagram page).
This time we took on a fashion film approach, as a challenge and also materializing something I’ve always wanted to do. Exploring the idea of nostalgia and the colour yellow in all its symbolic meaning of light, warmth and rebirth; myself and this dynamic group of women of colour turned this film into something more than just a fashion story.
Dressed in local designs by Merwe Mode’, nature provided a beautiful backdrop for this narrative.
SPRING IN MZANSI,
a Fashion Film directed by Palesa Kgasane and Luvuyo Nyawose
Meet The Womyn Of Colour who are changin’ the game in their own light and more than anything, showing how truly magical black girls are.
Buhle Ngaba – author of The Girl Without A Sound, actress, writer
Eden Myrrh– singer/songwriter, producer and model, creative
Esther Cupido – fine artist, model, creative
Lenina Parks– model, illustrator, paramedic, creative
LegakwanaLeo – fine artist, designer, creative
Nickita Maesela – musician, activist, creative
Palesa Kgasane– founder of The Mzansimood board.
Taila Williams– psych and english major, creative
Thozama Mputa– landscape architect masters student, illustrator
I feel proud, happy and grateful to live in a time when black womyn are rising up and using their voices to emancipate themselves from society’s woes.
We’ve got magic! (Shout out to the queen of slay-age, Solange Knowles for bringing it right back for me, I am now more inspired than ever.)