Inspired by a Tretchikoff painting, these portraits are done by Cape Town photographer Paul Cocks styled by Kate Desmarais who fashioned head-wraps out of clothing.
Model: Nargis Musawwir from Base
Hair & Makeup: Marieke Sixx
Studio and lighting: Pro Rental Cape Town
"I am a creative and fashion forward 26 year old fashion artist from Botswana. Growing up, when words failed me, I spoke fluent volumes through my clothes. The sciences of appearances - outward appearances to inner well-being - have always been my personal legend. Through this medium of communication, I developed a keen interest in how easily society can be influenced over a substantial period. The way in which an ensemble of words or a single item of clothing can instantaneously persuade the masses never fails to intrigue me. For this reason, I fell in love with fashion and culture, the fashion creative arts and its industry as a whole.”
Fashion designer, blogger and one half of GaTsh Fros, Tsholo Dikobe
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