There is a great article in September’s Elle Magazine on South Africa’s new black fashion kids, making a parallel between the show-off style taking off in the townships/urban streets with the Japanese Harajuku street style trend. The piece calls these kids Smarteez: brown on the inside, multicoloured on the outside and points us to the work of Nontsikelelo “lolo” Veloko who documents SA street style (amongst other things). The photos above are from her exhibition last year at the Goodman Gallery and some earlier work.

See also Radical, Fashionable, Beautiful from Fairlady Magazine’s blog and Arthrob

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