“When it comes to my designs, I know my clients and I know what they want, but Bee and Rich really know what’s current and as I found out during the shoot, they really know how to present the collection better; I think they executed the lookbook beautifully. Designer Anita Ferreira also came through for us with her incredible hat designs which complemented the collection perfectly,” designer Orapeleng tells ELLE South Africa in an interview, referring to the shoot’s stylist,Bee Diamondhead, and designer Rich Mnisi, who was the Creative Director behind the lookbook, shot by photographer, Aart Verrips.
On collaborations in fashion the designer said; “As a creative, one can’t do everything themselves, we need to draw on each other’s strengths. That really came through strongly for me during this shoot.” Read more of the interviewhere.
Orapeleng has been in the industry for four years now and he has dressed the likes of Bonang, Minnie, Nomzamo and others for red carpet events. For this lookbook, he called on his famous clients, TV host Nandi Madida and Bonang Matheba, to feature alongside the models. See the lookbook below
Creative Direction: Rich Mnisi | @rich_mnisi
Photographer: Aart Verrips | @aartverrips_official
Styling: Bee Diamondhead | @bee_diamondhead
Hair: Renton Wade | @rentonwade
Makeup: Muzi Zuma | @muzi_z