Fashion photographer, Themba Mbuyisa recently created a lookbook with designer Elias Sibata. The designs are inspired by Asian style.
The pair came together to work on the lookbook after Elias’ show on his ‘A/W Collection: The Mongolian Creative Traveller’ at SAFW. The aesthetic for Elias’ collection is more Asian style with a bit of Edge and Art.
“I focus on a loose fit and comfort. Not Of This Earth is a gender-fluid Clothing brand that does wearable Art. In this collection, ‘Mongolian Creative Traveller’, I wanted to tell a story about a creative traveller from the land of Mongolia the (Asian mountain people), [who] is misunderstood by his family so he travels around the world trying to find a sense of belonging and acceptance”, says Elias.
For this collection, Elias made use of different art prints. “I’m huge fan of art prints, the cuts are clean and loose fitted. Traditional kimonos, art printed jumpers, wraps, kilots, big scarfs, and Egyptian leather socks”.
He further states that the collaboration with Themba was amazing.
“Themba was able to capture the story and translate it well. Nana as the model was perfect, we were all in the same energy and that resulted in this beautiful lookbook.”
Below are some images from the lookbook:
Photography – Themba Mbuyisa
Model- Nana Kwasi Wiafe
Stockist – NOTE Clothing