Magugu makes modern meet indigenous


Magugu makes modern meet indigenous

Japanese films and spirituality take centre stage in the designer’s latest offering

Thango Ntwasa

Girls with machetes are the new girls with guns in Thebe Magugu’s latest Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2021 film.

Shot in Johannesburg, the collection has been causing a buzz for its fun storyline and fight scenes. Magugu collaborated with videographer Kristen-Lee Moolman, who also shot his spy-inspired collection for the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion film.

Titled “Alchemy”, the collection explores the changing face of African spirituality. With more young people becoming vocal about it, Magugu was inspired to find modernity in the indigenous...

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