The iconic Atlantis Dunes are the picturesque backdrop for this story; one which highlights some of our favourite faces this season. This ever-changing landscape shifts in motions with the Cape winds, and covers an area of roughly 32km2. Its white sand dunes reach heights of up to 50 metres. Less than an hour beyond Table Mountain’s shadow, these dunes stretch to fill your entire view; this is rare for Cape Town’s cove-filled coast.
Not many spaces could create this vast, yet dynamic, canvas for our models to be beheld. This majestic, and enchanting terrain called for a classic approach; denim and wardrobe icons never fail.
“I wanted to create a story with thrifted, pre-loved garments to show that clothing can have a second act – it’s important for us to celebrate circularity in fashion,” explains Ky Bxshxff.
THE FACES THAT ARE HERE TO SERVE:
MEET MEIKEL PEEHS | Kult South Africa
23-year-old Meikel was born in Germany, to Ghanaian parents with their roots still sturdy in African soil. His hobbies include soccer, dancing and traveling.
In his own words: “I love modeling because I get to meet new people, and explore new cities; which is one of the best parts of the job. I really enjoy posing, and working with creative people. I also love getting to see myself up in stores; it gives me confirmation that I’ve come a long way.”
A MINUTE WITH AWELANI MAMAFHA | Fanjam Management (1)
He is mighty fresh; having just started professional modeling less than a year ago. Soccer is the love of Awelani’s life, he is also an avid lover of volleyball, and yoga. When he isn’t being active outdoors, you’ll catch him reading, or binging on documentaries.
In his own words: “Modeling is a roller-coaster, but that’s what makes it exciting. On set, you get to connect with new people; learning about their journeys, and understanding what in their journey has led to us sharing this chance to create together.”
INTRODUCING LUKMON JIMOH | Kult South Africa (2)
After completing high school in 2020, model Lukmon kicked off his modelling pursuit after being signed with The Hunt Management, an agency in Nigeria; his home country. He then relocated to Cape Town to work under Kult SA.
In his own words: “When I’m not dancing, drawing or playing sports – especially table tennis and basketball – you’ll find me working with talented teams to bring amazing ideas to life – that’s my favourite things about being a model.”
GETTING TO KNOW SEIGNEUR BEWA | Boss Models (3)
Seigneur, known on set as Jay, began modelling while still in school. It was only after finishing his studies that he began to take it more seriously; this was about 4 years ago. When he isn’t in front of the camera, he is skating, playing soccer and designing.
In his own words: “The funny thing is I actually went to my agency to join their Talent board, before being spotted by the Men’s booker who signed me up. I love that I get to inspire complete strangers to wear good clothing, just because it looks good on me.”
White sand layers in soft grain to redirect focus; we look onto the features that dress the faces of these four men.
We lay with them in these dunes; somewhere in between raw strength, and tender openness.
PHOTOGRAPHER : PASCAL TRIPONEZ |HE/HIM|
CASTING & FASHION DIRECTION : KY BXSHXFF |THEY\THEM|
HAIR & MAKE UP : TARRYN LEE KELLY |SHE\HER|
STYLIST : DUNCAN RAY NOWERS |HE\THEY|
STYLIST ASSISTANT : JORDAN POTGIETER |HE\HIM|
PRODUCTION : KELVIN BUDD |HE\HIM|
WORDS : KY BXSHXFF |THEY\THEM|
COPY EDITOR : JODI REDELINGHUYS |SHE\HER|