Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Gathering of the Warrior - Craig Jacobs

FUNDUNZI MAN AW16 by Craig Jacobs

A turn of the century traveler, coursing his way through the forests of the Venda tribe, finding himself in the verdant north of South Africa - "The mountains. The Trees. Even the streams are inhabited by spirits."

Craig Jacobs has ventures into the forests in search of the 'supreme lightning bird.' With the name emanating from the sacred lake of the warrior tribe, whom believe that you can hear their ancestors drumming beneath the waters at night.

Abstract renderings of spears inform the collection, slashed over the t-shirts and bleeding on knits, whilst geometric markings symbolise the modern African tribe. With traditional fabrics with naïve repeated prints, are a canvas for the modern silhouettes whilst at the same time are still grounded in the land of the ancients.


Selected pieces of this latest collection are available at:
Space Man - Rosebank @ The Zone, in Johannesburg
Gateway Shopping Centre, in Umhlanga

Photography - Aart Verrips
Models - 
Boss Models JHB: Francis Buseko, Chris Kotze, Ebrahim Patel.
Ice Models JHB: Samuel Mukhuwana, Lyle Volkwyn.
Creative Director - Rich Mnisi
Assistants - Amy Zamas, Nao Serati
Hair & Makeup - Kelly-Jean Gilbert