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Young South African Designer Lukhanyo Mdingi's New Lookbook Is Stunning

South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi unveils the lookbook for his 'Taintless' Spring/Summer 2016 collection.


Going into South African Menswear Week (SAMW) earlier this month, East London-born, Cape Town-based designer and very recent graduate Lukhanyo Mdingi had already begun making waves with his stunning minimalist designs and equally breathtaking lookbooks, including this unbelievable collection as part of his final thesis, "Avant Garde Menswear: A Challenge to South African Fashion." For Spring/Summer 2016, the young designer turns entirely to the color blue. According to Fucking Young!, Taintless, which Mdingi unveiled a few weeks back at SAMW in Cape Town, is based on Oriental aesthetics that he uses to blur the line between mens and womenswear. "Instead of pertaining created pieces to one distinct gender, the aim was to create a collection that is for all individuals," the publication says. Launching yesterday on Fucking Young!, the Taintless lookbook sees models Toyin Oneyene (Ice Genetics) and Gandhi Mukiza (Wicked Talent) photographed by Travys Owen and styled by Gabrielle Kannemeyer. See a few shots from the series below, and head here for the full lookbook. Keep up with Lukhanyo Mdingi on Twitter, Instagram, and Behance.

Lukhanyo Mdingi's Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook

Photographer: Travys Owen

Art Director: Gabrielle Kannemeyer

MUA: Amori Birch

Assistants: Miguel Brown and Jasleen Matharu

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Photo credits: Deeds Art

Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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