Butan Azania collection is a limited edition box set of two t-shirts.
Who doesn’t love a comic book story every now and then?
Imagine a comic book with a superhero who is strictly African. Enters Azania!
This range is created to help visualise an African superhero inspired by true kings and heroes who came before us. Modelled on the great warrior King Shaka of the Zulu Kingdom, our hero is named Azania.
Azania is what many believe South Africa should rightfully be called as the current name is a colonial hang-up or geographic marker with no real identity.
For the Butan Summer 2018 Azania collection, they depicted their superhero in two distinct past and present comic book covers. These were turned into iconic t-shirt prints.
The Azania Collection tees will be sold as a limited edition collector’s box set.
The story behind The Fearless Azania:
In the distant future, the world is at war and the African Union (AU) needs to urgently find a competitive advantage over their adversaries in order to save millions of lives across the continent.
Using a portal discovered at the Cradle Of Humankind, the AU sends a team of scientists back in time to sample the DNA of the great warrior Azania. They essentially kidnap him and bring him back to the future where they use his DNA to create a formidable bionic clone army of Azanians.
One of the Azanian clones manages to escape and heads back in time to warn his past self of the kidnapping. The clone is pleasantly surprised at how much he is learning from his former self which he can take back to help modern Africans.
The meeting of the future Azanian clone with his past self symbolizes where we find ourselves as Africans today striving to strike a fine balance and graduate our traditions to modern Africa to live side-by-side with global advancements.
Wear the Azania t-shirts with pride and let the story inspire you to think about your unique place as an African in today’s world. What you bring, what you leave behind, what unique value you add and how can our rich history show us ways take our continent forward?
The Azania Collection box set will be available in Butan’s finest stockists countrywide from Monday, 11 November 2018.
PHOTOS: Closer Look At Thuso Mbedu Emmy Awards Outfit
Thuso Mbedu Gets Dressed By Kentse Masilo At Emmy Awards.
South African actress Thuso Mbedu attended the 46th International Emmy Awards which took place in New York. The dimpled beaut was dressed in a hot number by Kentse Masilo. Mbedu was nominated under the best actress category for her role on Mzansi Magic’s drama series – Is’thunzi, Unfortunately Thuso didn’t win but she is grateful for the recognition,
I’ve never been happier. African artist: the world is your oyster. Keep pushing, keep fighting for your passion. I dare you to be the first POC to fetch that award. Thank you to @iemmys for the nod and recognition. It was a beautiful way to end the year,
She wrote on Instagram.
Kentse Masilo is a local designer that won the first season of Project Runway South Africa. She created this dazzling piece for the petite star,
I am so honoured to be a part of something that celebrates the excellence of a young successful South African woman. Thuso the world is yours!!! Well done,
Says Kentse Masilo.
What do you think of this outfit?