Vintage clothes are full of flair and character and, when they’re worn right, can look better than the freshest threads. A case in point is Grace de Kroon’s clothing label Junk & Disorderly, seen here in a series of photos by Nash Mariah titled ‘Dream Girls’. The trio Duduza Mchunu, Michaela Younge and Jabu Newman are pictured wearing clothes sourced from all over South Africa, instinctually chosen by Grace to match the mood and the colours of the home the lookbook was shot in.
The concept came together after a friend of Grace’s moved into a house in Plumstead which was previously owned by an elderly woman. “She kept mentioning how she felt like she was living in a time capsule,” says Grace. “It still had all the existing furniture and décor, which reminded me so much of the 70s era, while still being uniquely South African. I instantly knew I’d found the location I was looking for to shoot Junk & Disorderly’s first lookbook.” From the garden to the kitchen, they utilised every corner, even using an old uncovered mattress with 70s flower patterns as a backdrop for one of the shots.
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