Wanda Lephoto debuted his Fall/Winter ’22 collection ‘GAZE’ in the picturesque halls of Salone degli Affreschi of the Società Umanitaria at Milan Fashion Week recently with the support of BULLDOG Gin.

Wanda Lephoto and BULLDOG Gin’s partnership began with BULLDOG Gin’s Begin Bold digital storytelling series, which launched in 2021. The campaign includes compelling short films that follow the impactful bold beginnings of different protagonists, including Wanda Lephoto, as they embrace the chance to express themselves in a way that stays true to their authentic self. Each protagonist shares their experiences of following their inner drive to break away from the routines they were in and begin a new and passionate venture that would go on to define them.

Khanya Mashalaba, Marketing Manager at Campari Group South Africa says about the partnership, “We are so proud to have supported Wanda on this journey and we commend him for the astounding achievement. He truly embodies all that it means to begin bold, and we believe he is an inspiring role model for local creators and those who are pushing the boundaries with their craft. We’re excited for what’s to come for him and look forward to working with him on more collaborative projects in the near future.”

In the upcoming weeks, Wanda will be releasing a Milan tour t-shirt in collaboration with BULLDOG Gin. “Just to put that out into the world that Wanda Lephoto as a brand is stepping into an international space, pursuing this as best as we can – pursuing it with love, pursuing it with purpose, pursuing it with truth, and also pursuing it in a way that provides people with some sort of healing for their dreams,” says Lephoto. Wanda Lephoto and BULLDOG Gin also plan to host an exhibition and fashion installation to celebrate the new collection, present Lephoto’s Milan Fashion Week experience and showcase his journey as a designer.

When asked about what’s next for Wanda Lephoto, he says, “I’m excited to give back, to teach in my own way. I’ve learned so much on this trip and I continue to learn. I continue to have fashion designers that inspire me, that also teach me. So, I’m grateful. I’m grateful for that.”

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