Street style: National Arts Festival 2017 in fashion

The National Arts Festival is in full swing and with it, comes street style. While 10and5 has highlighted the must-see shows at the festival, also speaking to artists about their upcoming productions, cultural enthusiast and fashion curator Jerri Mokgofe has been on the ground to snap the best looks. Best known best for his blog According to Jerri, he took to the streets of the Grahamstown to capture the inimitable dress sense of students, fans and artists around the city.

Aaron, matric student

How do you express yourself?
Through my clothes, my style is very androgynous.

Amy Mills, student

What would you say is one of the must-do things while visiting Grahamstown?
Go up the spot by the Monument to watch the sunset or sunrise.

Barbara Talbot, Babette clothing store owner

Your advice for shopping vintage clothing?
Always mix plain and print.

Jess Craig, creative brand communication student

Describe your style? 
All over the place!

Kyle Holland, performance artist

Are those Gucci socks you are wearing? 

Llewellyn Mnguni, performance artist

You fur coat is amazing, where did you buy it?
At a vintage shop in Paris, I bought two. One of my best purchase thus far.

Manyano Toni, model

What do you prefer most, menswear or womenwear? 
Definitely, menswear.

Nicolas Kroese, student

What is the nicest thing about being a student in Grahamstown? 
A close knit community and supportive environment.

Rue, Boho Chic co-owner & law student

If you could have dinner with anyone dead who would it be? 
Michael Jackson, so he could moonwalk for me.

Sibusiso Kiniat, drama student

How do your survive varsity on the daily? 
By living my life, honestly, which is by expressing my queer black identity without needing to meet other people’s expectations.

Siphokazi Mathe, law student 

Where would you like to work in two years time? 

Sunnishine, student and blogger

How many languages can you speak?
Six languages.

To view more of Jerri’s work visit his blog. See our microsite to keep up to date with what’s happening at the National Arts Festival this year.

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