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Monday, 22 February 2016

Favourite Images From Design Indaba Festival 2016


By Stella WaAfrika




Africa's prestigious creative festival, Design Indaba wrapped up a few days ago. The  2016 edition saw creatives from various countries converge in Cape Town at the Artscape Theatre, where the annual event's flagship conference on creativity  run from 17 to 19 February. As usual, the coveted gathering was broadcast live to multiple Southern African cities.

The three-day festival celebrates creativity across the continent, bringing together brilliant minds in their respective fields to showcase and celebrate their work with other creatives which is presented through a variety of exhibitions and special features in form of exhibits, film, music, fashion, talks, art, fashion and all things creativity.

These are some of the images that caught our attention. 

Laduma Ngxokolo's graphic shawl
The shawl that blew creatives away, voted most beautiful object in South Africa
Closer look of  the most beautiful object in South Africa
First up fashion designer, Laduma Ngxokolo's graphic shawl which won most beautiful object in South Africa.  Ngxokolo is the founder and designer behind MaXhosa, a fashion label that uses traditional Xhosa beadwork motifs and patterns to celebrate the rich heritage of the Xhosa culture. The shawl was designed as a part of Ngxokolo’s Autumn/Winter ’16 collection.



Egyptian Artists behind Twins Cartoon


Egyptian artists who also happen to be identical twins,  Mohamed and Haitham El-seht with their brand, Twins Cartoon. They're both graduates in Fine Art from Minya University, Upper Egypt.
The twins talked about using art to change things and not burning art.



South African artist Tony Gum and her Coca Cola Series




Tony Gum began her artistic career when a series of styled selfies she took with Coca Cola bottles little did she know she would become an internet sensation. She urged the audience to explore their own artistic talents.

Full look
Design Indaba profiles Tony Gum as one of their Global Graduates, "An artist on a journey towards self-actualisation. Among other striking images that she has become well-known for is her Black Coca-Cola photo series that features the iconic drink brand and her ideas of African representation."

Excerpts & Photo Credit: Design Indaba





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