LISOF graduate and award-winning designer, Rich Mnisi, unites film with fashion in a lookbook showcasing his latest collection Xingelengele, which means bells or siren. The collection was inspired by the way people handle things. The idea was sparked by “Ngi’cela i’void”, which means “please void the transaction”; this is something the cashier at the supermarket says when you get to the till and decide that you no longer want to purchase an item. When this happens, the cashier at the till will yell, “Ngi’cela i’void”, and the manager will come rushing to the till to cancel or undo the transaction. “It made me think of the idea of undoing, and if we had the opportunity to “cela i’void” whenever we changed our minds or wanted to undo something that had happened, how many of us would jump at the opportunity and how many times would we undo,” says Rich. While there is little movement in the video, the pieces of this trans-seasonal collection, with their bold colours and rich textures, tell a dramatic tale. Credits: Director: Ricardo Simal Videographer: Alistair Blair Hair & Make-up: Naveen Scello Film Assistants: Luke Houba, Jean-Pierre Whitfield & Jesse Navarre Vos Fashion Assistant: Gavin Collins Shoes: Converse Earrings: Githan Coopoo Location: Masiphumelele, Cape Town Models: Trish @ Pulse Model Management, Janessa @ Faith Model Management, Yannick Konan @ Boss Models, Selina Carvalho @ Fusion Model Management, Johannes Westerveld @ 3D Models & Rachid Poati @ D&A Model Management Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.