KO LAPENG is a story about home.
Home as a structure. Home as a comfort. Home as in the four walls that write the preface to our stories.
A concrete memory; home will always be home.
MADONSELA launches their new collection KO LAPENG and here they open the door, inviting you in.
KO LAPENG emphasizes the effect home has on building character and personality.
Our stories do not necessarily define us, but rather equip us with a perspective that we alone own, but, one that has been built by our surroundings, our choices, and the journey to here, now.
KO LAPENG recognizes the cultural representation of what builds communities inside of a home.
A space that defines your perception. An emotion you carry with you. From home, we become.
Home and experience aids and challenges our progression, as well as it’s continuation.
“Becoming is the best identity,” express Warren & Prince, of MADONSELA.
Our foundations are layered through what, and how, we experience.
We move through this life with our perspectives longing for constant enhancement. This growth determined by our willingness to be aware; how conscious we are of our environments, and, the impact that both us, and they, have upon each other.
We are always in conversation with our environment. We are not always listening.
The collection is an embodiment of bold.
We see striking glossy leather neutrals and warm tones of tenderly vibrant colour. Their use of asymmetry and shape has added their stylised taint to classic pieces. As if they are filling in the gaps. The suit you always felt you needed, is here – at home.
Home is used to highlight the exploration of how we were raised, how the world has since changed and how adaption has become a means of survival
We bear witness to the beauty and power exuding from this transcendence of expression.
Riky Rick and Kwesta wear MADONSELA within a household, and step into the we made it narrative. An amalgamation of passions driving forward; fashion and music as differing agents of enriching African culture. An expression of success in conjunction, and the energy illuminates how far we have all come.
We celebrate this together, we celebrate this at home.
We advance through life cycles while they prepare us for that first day of independence.
But, we must remember to face beyond just forward, as the beauty of it all, is the message we leave behind. When we carry our stories with us, we have the opportunity to leave footprints of growth for those that come after us and shine the light that will guide us to redemption, and this all begins where it starts, “ka Philo le moya,” – at home.
And so here we are, at home, in appreciation of home.
We stand in power, in leather, together; KO LAPENG.
KOLAPENG “HOUSE OF LEATHER” AW22 BY @madonsel_a
PRODUCER & FASHION DIRECTOR : CHRISNA DE BRUYN www.chrisnadebruyn.com
CREATIVE DIRECTION : WARREN MEKO, PRINCE MEKO & SHUMANI MUVHULAWA
DIRECTOR & STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER : THATO MABASO
DOP : WESLEY THESIS
1ST ASSISTANT : STHE TWALA
2ND ASSISTANT : SIMBA
3RD ASSISTANT : LUKE JOHNSTONE
FINAL MIX & SOUND DESIGN : EMERALD GREY
PROP STYLIST AND SET DESIGN : DOMO WATSON
ASSISTANT : CHLOE ELI
MAKE UP : SKYE
HAIRSTYLIST : MIMI DUMA @lampostproduction
COPY WRITER : WARREN AND PRINCE OKEM
COPY EDITOR : JODI REDELINGHUYS
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