No Modern Slave: A Fashion Movement by Gift Kgosierileng

No Modern Slave by Kgosi is a fashion movement established in 2014 by Project Runway SA Season 1 contestant, Gift Kgosierileng who is the creative director and founder of the clothing brand.

The movement aims to advocate social change through clothes; he uses natural, indigenous and Khoisan cultural elements in his work. The designer believes that Africa is at a point where the rest of the world is paying attention to it and it’s time that Africans take pride in their identity.

His latest collection, entitled ‘The Slaves Truth’, digs deep into his ancestral influences – he describes it as “My truth as an African child unedited or unapologetic”.

The designer from Upington wishes to take this story all over Africa and showcase it in galleries and museums. He looks forward to seeing his work serve as an archive for other young creatives in the near future.

Featured Pictures: No Modern Slave Princess takes the streets of Maboneng

Creative Direction : Gift Kgosierileng

Photography: Puplu.Genics

Model: Beuran

Location: Maboneng Fox Street, Bertrand Café, and Epoch Café

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