Word The Women Of Colour II: Spring In Mzansi

WORD TO THE WOMYN OF COLOUR ii

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 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.

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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

Spring In Mzansi from The Mzansi Moodboard on Vimeo.

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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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palesa

Creative Visual Expressionist.

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