If you love fashion and are in Cape Town, then do make sure you diarise to make a turn by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) as they premiere a new fashion exhibition, titled 21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week.
The exhibition which will be running from 14th November 2018 until 7th January 2019 will feature 21 ensembles from 21 designers, spanning different styles, multiple collections, and various seasons showcasing a micro-history of South African fashion. The exhibition will occupy two gallery spaces on Level 4 of the museum.
The exhibition is a collaboration with South African Fashion Week and draws on a curated selection of ensembles from their coming of age celebration of showcasing South African fashion since 1997. It will offer museum visitors an intimate survey of iconic fashion designers, such as Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry and Loxion Kulca, alongside young designers that includes Sindiso Khumalo, Thebe Magugu and Selfi.
This presentation of the exhibition is organised by Erica de Greef, the Senior Curator at Zeitz MOCAA. “Much like art, fashion has the capacity to reflect the broader political, cultural, technological and creative transformation in post-apartheid South Africa”, she commented.
21 YEARS Making Histories with South African Fashion Week is accompanied by an illustrated publication. The exhibition and publication will facilitate a range of important conversations around African fashion at Zeitz MOCAA, which will include panel discussions, curator-led talks and walkabouts, experimental workshops, digital activations, and participatory interventions.
The publication will be available for purchase in the Zeitz MOCAA Shop, at R1 330 inclusive of VAT.