"Fashion plays a pivotal part in the way we represent ourselves and the relationship with the established power relations we navigate within society. We embody feminine energy and confront gender structures that police our beings. Living honestly and authentically is a quality we constantly and vehemently uphold, especially as bodies that regularly face prejudice, catcalling, homophobia, and judgment from society. Through our semiotics choices, we aim to break the borders we’re boxed and in, write our own narrative and represent ourselves directly."
Shot by Alix-Rose Cowie a freelance editor, writer, and photographer based in Cape Town.
Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose is a filmmaker, photographer and performance artist based in Cape Town. Through visual engagement, he aims to confront audiences with issues such homophobia, inequality, afro-phobia, intersectional feminism by using the mediums film, photography and performance art to effect positive change.
The photo series is styled by final year Michaelis School of Fine Art scholar Duduza Mchunu alongside artist Yonela Makoba whose body of work is inspired and informed by the lives and experiences of marginalized bodies in our society.
Photography: Alix- Rose Cowie
Hair: Yonela Makoba