Friday, 26 July 2013
A lot of our style came out of this era, this period in history. The Black Consciousness Era.
It came out of that period where the Black man decided to take Black pride back from Colonialism...where the Black man demanded respect, not only from other but himself too. The era where the Black man took pride in his appearance.
400 years of Black Slave Ancestors picking the cotton but not wearing it. How times change.
These were one of the few men that inspire our style..Martin Luther King Jr, Dr Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X. Steve Biko and Patrice Lumumba.
How I wish I had been born earlier so I could have gotten the chance to take these pictures.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Creativity is really something else...funny this style was inspired by a vision Kabelo had when he saw the umbrella he is holding, then came the wall we had been seeing in the city and finally the clothes, yes the style came last. Black and Tan is what we had been seeing and finally it was all executed to fine detail. That's our Black and Tan :)
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Friday, 19 July 2013
Onto more style things...what happened at the Castle event from a stylish perspective was very special to the eye that sees it......a lot of people complimented me on the details I had, measuring tape as a pocket square, my buttons and other accessory details, but what stood out to me on that day was Kabelo's formal ripped pants. It was amazing seeing someone break the rules with an idea so simple ...it's always good seeing growth and understanding of each other and the world around us.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Everything is an experience, a series of life events that builds and shapes the outcome, the final product....most times the final product which you disguise for society to see, and this shoot was one of those experiences. Listening to our friend Anthony Bila talk about his experiences, which in a sense builds on ours....am I making sense? Whatever man.
Friday, 5 July 2013
I am not clear on what the project entails and what is to come out of it, but from this picture I can say I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the project, (well my pictures that is)...don't judge me!!
Much love nonetheless goes to Floyd Avenue and the rest of the Smarteez crew as well as Lebo of LeboLenPhotography for documenting this.....keep an eye out for the rest of this project as its about to get effy.