RICH MNISI DROPS
Rich Mnisi drops a new lookbook for his new "NWA-MULAMULA: LOBOLA '19" collection
Rich Mnisi drops a new lookbook for his new "NWA-MULAMULA: LOBOLA '19" collection. I first discovered their work on instagram and was immediately blown away by the attention to detail and how rich (no pun intend) not only the fabrics where but also the thought put into every inch of the stiching. The Rich Mnisi brand is really a combination of past, present and the future of African heritage and culture and their Lobola lookbook is further reinforcing their place as one of Africa's crown jewels.
He says he was inspired by "the spirit of imagining an ancestor into existence, this is dedicated to my artistic muse and the place where I draw inspiration - I sought to imagine her into existence, through a daydream of her role as a matriarch set against the backdrop of a Lobola ceremony. Lobola is a ceremonial rite of passage in African culture that brings two families together through marriage. I drew from the visual elements and nostalgia of being a little boy running wild in the midst of a celebration. In this childlike dream, I was engulfed by Nwa-MulaMula’s stature and only awoke to pieces of memorabilia. My pieces reflected highlights of colour, textures, gifts and prints that are reminiscent of this daydream; symbolic of the packaging that transports me back home. Nwa-MulaMula remains the ever towering figure that symbolises the wealth of a family that will grow under her guidance. I feed on the repository of her memory and the soil that sustains a family, pregnant with possibility".
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