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Thread Thursday: Wanda Lephoto Releases New Fashion Collection
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Local talented fashion designer, Wanda Lephoto has recently dropped his Spring/Summer 2022 collection titled, “Home Affairs”.

Image Source: @wandalephoto Instagram

The fashion range, which was first showcased last month at Lagos Fashion Week represents a bold exploration of ideas around identity, culture, inclusivity and more. Like the name suggests, the collection draws its inspiration from the South African government department responsible for handling the legal documents of citizens and immigrants, also known as “Home Affairs”. Taking to their Instagram page to announce the exciting news as well as explain the collection further, Lephoto wrote the following caption:

“As we continue to explore the essence of who we are, this season we maintain two of our core values; (a): Cultural Fusion – The blending of two or more worlds to create new propositions for identity and representation. (b): Inclusive: Concerned with the identities of other-wise under-represented people, black people being of particular study and inspiration, creating a space that allows people to be free to negotiate the boundaries of their own representation, no matter how many times that changes.”

Wanda Lephotho 

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Image Source: @wandalephoto Instagram

With the collection drawing from a variety of different design styles to represent diversity, stand out pieces include the Blue Horizon Workwear Shirting Jacket  and Pants, Downtown Brown Sail Trench Coat and the ‘Le Sapeur’ Oversized Double Breasted Suit among other items. As the collection continued to tell a story about immigration through the images posted, Lephoto further elaborated, saying:

“To us, this represents a place of equality, that no matter your social status and class you have to pass through the hands of this department. A melting pot of cultures all in one place, seeking and representing different traditions, background and histories.” 

Wanda Lephoto

 

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