Style

Petite Noir x Gold Coast Trading Co. x Drone Society

Petite Noir and Gold Coast Trading Company teamed up to release a fashion capsule collection entitled Gold Drones.

Gold Coast Trading Co. teams up with Petite Noir and his Drone Society collective to deliver Gold Drones, a capsule collection "dedicated to the Soweto youth uprising." The collaboration draws inspiration from South African history and uses symbolism to keep up on its "tradition of storytelling with adornments." We noticed the bucket hats right away, a straight up must-have item this season that we've seen appear in most Spring/Summer 14 collections. The collection also offers black-and-white t-shirts stamped with clean and cryptic graphic designs. For now, you can find these Gold Drones pieces in limited quantities at Golc Coast Trading Co.'s online shop and in select South African shops. Spot Petite Noir wearing the pieces at his next London show June 14 at James Lavelle's Meltdown Festival. Scroll through our gallery to view the photographs and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #golddrones
Interview

Interview: ANTI Is the Lagos-Based Creative Studio Bringing Your Favorite Music Videos To Life

We talk to the dynamic duo of Jennifer and Pablo, who have worked on music videos for Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Odunsi, Santi, and Sauti Sol.

Sitting at the intersection of art and design is the work of multidisciplinary company ANTI. Founded by Pablo & Jennifer, what started as a bond between partners blossomed into a full-blown creative outlet.

ANTI applies their idiosyncratic expression towards projects ranging from graphic design, art direction for ads, music videos, films, paintings and murals. The remarkable nature of their work has put them on a pedestal within the creative nucleus that is Lagos.

The dynamic duo of Jennifer and Pablo have worked on music videos for Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Odunsi, Santi, and Sauti Sol. As well as designed sets for ads of organizations such as Absolut Vodka, Jameson, Nike, Coca-Cola, Nivea and UNICEF. Their approach to videos and art direction is injecting the Lagos creative scene with a much-needed breath of fresh air.

We spoke to Pablo & Jennifer about their early beginnings, problems they faced, inspirations and how the Lockdown has affected them.

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