Styling by Peter Georgiades with Disco Creatives for Rich Mnisi's new Mafamba Yexe SS 22 Collection
DOP: Ross Hillier
Production: Mike Hillier & Rich Mnisi
Creative Director: Rich Mnisi
Producer: Bradley Ndlovu
Editing: Ross Hillier
Visual Effects: Kyle Stroebel
Sound Design: David Houston
Music: Music Que DJ – Mnisi Chant
Styling: Peter GEORGIADES c/o DISCO CREATIVES
Hair & Make-up: Justine Alexander
Location: Mike Hillier
Photographer: Zander Opperman
We are delighted to welcome DISCO CREATIVES at GoSee. The agency from Cape Town with Managing Director Nina Petersen represents artists in the areas of photography, creative direction, cinematography, multi-disciplinary work, styling and hair & make-up. Plus, DISCO CREATIVE has an excellent network and supports productions on location in Cape Town and throughout South Africa. In the affiliated studio DISCO CASTING, directors are responsible for putting together the perfect casts for photo and film productions for clients such as TOYOTA, NEW BALANCE, RAY BAN, ZALANDO, APPLE or HERMES.
With stylist Peter GEORGIADES on board, DISCO CREATIVES represents an artist who is equally thrilling and dynamic. Following his education in Art Direction and Graphic Design, he assisted Patti Wilson, Editor-at-Large of VOGUE ITALIA, during his five-month stay in New York and worked with Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness and Steven Klein for the 99th issue of V MAGS as well as with Susanne Bartsch for VOGUE ITALIA.
Back in Cape Town, he styled for TV commercials, music videos, advertising jobs and editorials for Paper Magazine, Schön Magazine, FGUK, Pansy Magazine, Pressure Paris, Vanity Teen, The Lake and Nataal. Peter has already styled campaigns for Hugo Boss, Nicholas Coutts, Klûk CGDT and SCAR Salon. He was most recently responsible for the modern look of RICH MNISI’s new Mafamba Yexe S/S ‘22 collection, which DISCO CREATIVE presents you as an introduction here on GoSee.NEWS.
We quote the PR text for the collection : “An empty universe is a lonely place – even for a god. In a continuation of his explorations of the origins of Bumba, the vomiting creation god of Congo’s Bushongo mythology, Rich Mnisi takes us on a journey of self-discovery in S/S ‘22. This collection, Mafamba Yexe, finds its inspiration in a microscopic view of Bumba’s purge, made up of cells that, like so many others, split apart to multiply. Pain on the outside, pain on the inside, discomfort everywhere. From this discomfort, cells made echoes of their own likeness, and Bumba birthed the world. In every world, microscopic and universal, discomfort was the channel from loneliness to community. From strangeness to connection, to reflection, and eventually, to self-discovery… ”
CREDITS : Creative Direction Rich Mnisi personally, DOPs Ross Hillier, Focus Puller Ashley Smit, Make-up & Hair Justine Alexander, Production Bradley Ndlovu, Production Designers Mike Hillier & Rich Mnisi, Stylist Peter Georgiades c/o DISCO CREATIVES, Edit Ross Hillier, Grade Kyle Stroebel, Sound Design David Houston, Location Scout Mike Hillier, Music Que DJ – Mnisi Chant
About – RICH MNISI is a South African-based contemporary multi-disciplinary brand founded in 2015 by the Essence Best in Black Fashion Awards’ Emerging Designer of the Year for 2019, Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2019 inductee, Rich Mnisi. Initially, a creative outlet for Mnisi, hoping to unearth Africa’s hidden treasures while also being youthful, contemporary, and modern. The brand was born from Mnisi’s yearning to connect deeper with his unique culture and heritage and tell a compelling story through his art – a story of a mysterious past, intriguing present, and reimagined future.