21 Jul Dreamlike campaign images for Lukhanyo Mdingi’s ‘Taintless’ SS16 collection
Lukhanyo Mdingi premiered his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Taintless at the South African Menswear Week in Cape Town at the beginning of July. Today, we’re seeing it in a different light: in a beautiful, blue-tinged lookbook shot by Travys Owen and styled by Gabrielle Kannemeyer.
“Taintless is based on Oriental aesthetics and uses this as a source to blur the lines between his and her fashion,” Lukhanyo told Elle in the run up to his SAMW showcase. “Instead of keeping pieces to just one distinct gender, the aim was to create a collection that is for all individuals. It’s all about keeping it clean, neat and timeless, along with introducing a contemporary flair of elegance and sophistication.”
Photography: Travys Owen / Art direction and styling: Gabrielle Kannemeyer / Make-up: Amori Birch / Models: Toyin Oneyene (Ice Genetics) and Gandhi Mukiza (Wicked Talent) / Assistants: Migz Brown and Jasleen Matharu / Hats: Crystal Birch