Wanda LePhoto’s “Black Renaissance” reclaims the colonial history of South Africa

Among its many legacies, colonialism bred a unique fashion culture across the African continent, one that owes its dynamism and innovation to its inner complexities.

LePhoto’s father posing for the “Black Reinassance” lookbook. Ph.: Aart Verrips

Designer Wanda LePhoto has been exploring the cultural syncretism of contemporary sartorial expressions in his native South Africa for a long time. “Black Renaissance” is the latest collection of LePhoto’s eponymous brand, peeling back the layers of his country’s colonial history.

LePhoto’s mother posing for the “Black Reinassance” lookbook. Ph.: Aart Verrips

I interviewed LePhoto for GriotMagazine. Read all about it at this link: https://lnkd.in/dyqyy7e

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