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16 Stunning Looks From South African Fashion Week SS16

South African Fashion Week SS16 from the lens of Gerrit Hahn

Sun Goddess at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn
South African Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016–one of the biggest events on the South African fashion calendar––took place this month in Johannesburg. German photographer Gerrit Hahn was front and center to capture some of the most stunning looks at SAFW SS16. Browse through a few of our favorites below––listed in no particular order––featuring designs by Urban Zulu, Liz Ogumbo, Naked Ape, D.O.P.E., By DS, Ephymol, Sun Goddess, Loayo Art & Creations, Sober, Judith-Atelier, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Non-European and Isabel de Villiers.

1. Liz Ogumbo


Liz Ogumbo at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

2. Naked Ape

Naked Ape at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

3. By DS

By DS at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

4. Ephymol

Ephymol at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

5. Sun Goddess

Sun Goddess at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

6. Loayo Art & Creations

Loayo Art & Creations at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

7. Naked Ape

Naked Ape at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

8. D.O.P.E.

D.O.P.E. at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

9. Sober

Sober at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

10. Judith-Atelier

Judith-Atelier at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

11. Non-European

Non-European at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

12. Gert-Johan Coetzee

Gert-Johan Coetzee at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

13. D.O.P.E.

D.O.P.E. at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

14. Isabel de Villiers

Isabel de Villiers at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

15. Urban Zulu

Urban Zulu at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn

16. Urban Zulu

Urban Zulu at SAFW SS16. Photo: Gerrit Hahn
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Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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