Feb 28, 2013 / 3 notes

Diesel + Edun presents Studio Africa

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"Studio Africa is a virtual loudspeaker for a new generation of creative talents from across the continent. The campaign features nine artists in fashion, film, music, literature, and photography; individuals with both talent and a deep commitment to their respective countries and people: Meet Laurence Chauvin Buthaud the Ivorian designer sidestepping the clichés associated with African fashion and harnessing global influences to make her mark on menswear; Yannick Ilunga, the lover of Joy Division, pioneering South Africa’s new wave aesthetic; Abdellah Taïa, the writer from Morocco breaking taboos as the first openly gay author in the Arab world; the Tanzanian catwalk model, Flaviana Matata helping women empower themselves through education and business; Baloji, the Belgian-Congolese artist whose philosophical bent and arsenal of styles challenge what it means to make ‘African music’; the Senegalese actor, Sy Alassane creating opportunities for kids back home; photography collective,I See A Different You, who roam their hometown Soweto to capture its cool; Uviwe Mangweni, the Jo’burg based photojournalist telling stories and creating new images of the ever-changing city; and Tanya Mushayi, the Zimbabwean born designer whose work is a heady celebration of African Ankara and wax prints.

Step inside Studio Africa to find out how the cast members are redefining the future on their own terms.”

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