Drag culture racing to the forefront of SA fashion

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Drag culture racing to the forefront of SA fashion

Vogue Nights Jozi event was a fashion extravaganza like no other and hopefully the precursor of more to come

Thango Ntwasa

When the sun set on Saturday afternoon in Maboneng at the end of March, it wasn’t the usual sundowners that pulled in the crowds but an affair littered with sequins, glitter and a lot of face beats. Vogue Nights Jozi has made a return with a fashion heavy extravaganza.

Known for pulling in SA’s biggest names in fashion like Thebe Magugu, Rich Mnisi and Nao Serati, the event heated things up with stylist Boogy Maboi for a night of fashion like no other.

“Local fashion has stepped up onto the global stage in a way that many people aren’t even aware of yet. We have infiltrated everything from film to music,” says Tutu Zondo. “It’s important for us to celebrate it and lift it up, because we are black queer creatives and we have to uplift who we are first and let the world follow.”..

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