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Rich Mnisi Celebrates Womanhood With It’s New Collection “Hiya Kaya”

In celebration of Mothers & Heritage, Rich Mnisi presents the “Hiya Kaya” collection

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South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi, is showing appreciation for Womanhood as it celebrate the VaTsonga Tribe and its women with its new collection.With the collection tittled “Hiya Kaya,” the brand is making use of the collection as an immediate response to the protection of women, especially mothers.The brand wrote on Instagram :

In stills shot in Louis Trichardt (Limpopo), Hole In the Wall (Eastern Cape) & Llandudno (Western Cape) we invite you on this journey with us – we ask that you close your eyes and imagine the sounds made by a people who boast many multi-disciplinary talents ranging from singing without a conductor, composing songs without notes, and excelling in cultural dance without choreography. Open your eyes and be transported to a scene in a Tsonga village, where the women are in the throngs of a recital of their world-renowned twist dance – a dance which involves vigorous pelvis gyrations driven by core strength and stamina.In a timeless celebration of the majestic VaTsonga female form, the Hiya Kaya SS21 collection is truly a testament to her beauty, power, resilience, and fortitude. Her essence has finally been brought to the light, for the world to marvel and draw inspiration. We are honoured to have been entrusted to tell her story through wearable art.

 

 

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Brand: @rich_mnisi Season: SS21 Looks: Nine to Twelve Platform: @cameramoda Publication: @vogueitalia Photographer: @ricardosimal Models: @mariecatherinecorrea @graobe_noelle @_collinsblaise Make-up artist: @tammimbambo Assistants: Darhoyi Gxala Ngeleni, Mkhezeni Ntonya & Mcebisi Mkhamndeli Jewellery: @for_lorne The story: This season we celebrate the VaTsonga tribe and shine a light on its rich cultural heritage. Our collection is not only a celebration of the tribe, but specifically her women. The collection is a call-to-action for the protection of women, especially our mothers. The collection pays homage to our Creative Director – Rich Mnisi’s – heritage and is a heart-felt love letter to the VaTsonga people. In stills shot in Louis Trichardt (Limpopo), Hole In the Wall (Eastern Cape) & Llandudno (Western Cape) we invite you on this journey with us – we ask that you close your eyes and imagine the sounds made by a people who boast many multi-disciplinary talents ranging from singing without a conductor, composing songs without notes, and excelling in cultural dance without choreography. Open your eyes and be transported to a scene in a Tsonga village, where the women are in the throngs of a recital of their world-renowned twist dance – a dance which involves vigorous pelvis gyrations driven by core strength and stamina. In a timeless celebration of the majestic VaTsonga female form, the Hiya Kaya SS21 collection is truly a testament to her beauty, power, resilience, and fortitude. Her essence has finally been brought to the light, for the world to marvel and draw inspiration. We are honoured to have been entrusted to tell her story through wearable art.

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The RICH MNISI brand, alongside Nigerian based label @emmykasbit, have been selected as the two winners of the 2020 edition of “Scouting for Africa” – an initiative of Vogue Talents, in collaboration with @africanfashionfoundation with the support of the IFFAC. Our brand was featured in the September issue of @vogueitalia’s Vogue Talents @saramaino_ , and our latest collection was presented in Vogue Talents first digital event at Milan Fashion Week @cameramoda . This season we celebrate the VaTsonga tribe and shine a light on its rich cultural heritage. Our collection is not only a celebration of the tribe, but specifically her women. The collection is a call-to-action for the protection of women, especially our mothers. The collection pays homage to our Creative Director – Rich Mnisi’s – heritage and is a heart-felt love letter to the VaTsonga people. In a film shot in Louis Trichardt (Limpopo), Hole In the Wall (Eastern Cape) & Llandudno (Western Cape) we invite you on this journey with us – we ask that you close your eyes and imagine the sounds made by a people who boast many multi-disciplinary talents ranging from singing without a conductor, composing songs without notes, and excelling in cultural dance without choreography. Open your eyes and be transported to a scene in a Tsonga village, where the women are in the throngs of a recital of their world-renowned twist dance – a dance which involves vigorous pelvis gyrations driven by core strength and stamina. In a timeless celebration of the majestic VaTsonga female form, the Hiya Kaya SS21 collection is truly a testament to her beauty, power, resilience, and fortitude. Her essence has finally been brought to the light, for the world to marvel and draw inspiration. We are honoured to have been entrusted to tell her story through wearable art. This collection is dedicated to Rich’s mother and all women. Thank you to the whole team for your hard work and contributions and a special thank you to @realdjlag and @shomadjozi for your brilliant music. Director @ricardosimal, DOP & Editor @rosshillierfilms, Camera Operator @ash_smit full credits in video

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