Rich Mnisi’s transeasonal collection titled Xingelengele – which means bell/siren in Xitsonga- is inspired by the way we handle things as people. The collection oozes timeless minimalism with key pieces like frill dresses, jumpsuits, puffer jackets, and pleated dresses.
“It all started with the idea of “Ngi’cela i’void” which means “Please void the transaction” – when you’re at the till in a supermarket and you decide not to go ahead with one of the items and the teller yells “Ngi’cela i’void” and the manager comes rushing,” shared the designer.
“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.”
Watch the lookbook below.
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
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
Special thanks to Kelly Fung