Jan. 20, 2015 12:13PM EST
South African Streetwear Meets Dim Sum: YOH! Teams With Beijing Opera On A Limited Edition T-Shirt Line
South African streetwear label YOH! teamed up with Cape Town dim sum restaurant Beijing Opera on "BAO DOWN," a limited edition t-shirt line.
<p><em>Photo: <a href="http://www.aidantobias.com/" target="_blank">Aidan Tobias</a></em></p><p>South African party organizers / style gurus <strong>Patrick Visser</strong> and <strong>Raees Saiet</strong>'s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/yohevents" target="_blank"><strong>YOH!</strong></a> is a streetwear brand, event series, and sub-cultural institution all in one. After starting out as a monthly party series that combined film and music in Cape Town (and subsequently Johannesburg), Visser and Saiet set their sights on fashion in 2014. <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/yoh-south-africa-streetwear-on-sight-lookbook/#slide1" target="_blank">Their last collection</a> featured a line of black-white long and short sleeve tees, golf shirts, sweatshirts, and beanies. More recently the YOH! team linked with Cape Town dim sum restaurant <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheBeijingOpera" target="_blank">Beijing Opera</a></strong>. After working together for several years on a pop-up diner, Visser and Beijing Opera founder <strong>Yang Zhao</strong> joined forces in November to combine streetwear and Chinese food with <em><strong>BAO DOWN</strong></em>, a series of limited edition black-and-white tees and dim sum, including two one-off dessert items and a permanent "Beefing with YOH!" fixture on the menu. CT filmmaker <a href="https://twitter.com/maximebang" target="_blank"><strong>Maxime Thaysen</strong></a> was on hand to document the collaboration. Watch footage from the launch event at Beijing Opera below, which premiered this week over at <strong><a href="http://www.thefader.com/2015/01/16/yoh-collaborates-with-dumpling-shack-beijing-opera" target="_blank">The Fader</a></strong>.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/yoh-south-africa-streetwear-on-sight-lookbook/#slide1" target="_blank"><strong>>>>Read our interview with YOH! founders Patrick Visser & Raees Saiet</strong></a></p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="3d8c53d7e6db5234f861f264145579a9"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HvZxJM5A03Y?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p><p>Video credits:</p><p>Videographer: Maxime Thaysen</p><p>Editors: Thor Rixon & Patrick Visser</p><p>Music: Thor Rixon</p>
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