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Thebe Magugu | #geology

I first saw Thebe Magugu’s work on the runway of AFI’s Fastrack show about two years ago, his work stood out for me then (read here) and I must say his debut collection didn’t disappoint.

Thebe showed at the most recent SS17 SAFW in Joburg with a collection he described as being “inspired by the idea of escaping into the wild. I was just fed up with all the pressures of day to day urban life and imagined a woman having to take to the great outdoors and surviving.”


The lookbook for the collection came out this week, titled Geology, with a notable feature on the Vogue Italia website. I love how everything was brought together in these images, the colours, styling and different shades of afro’s worn by the models. What really got me was the memories it brought about, from way back when I was that carefree young woman enjoying the games shown in the various images.

How fun and simple life was then.

Waking up to spend hours in the sun playing games like khati, m’gusha and di thini, wasn’t so good at that last one by the way (I feel that should have been enough of an indication I wouldn’t be any good at netball later but alas).


Thebe Magugu’s thoughtful collection perfectly reflects that carefree simple life, with light and airy, easy-wearing ensembles with flattering shapes; and trendy details like voluminous sleeves, some ruffling, high slits and blue denim.

A well rounded offering, and I look forward to getting myself one of his creations and seeing more of his work in future, definitely one to watch.


Photographer: Aart VerripsStylist: Bee Diamondhead | Make-up: Annice Roux | Models: Niler Bernard, Refiloe Seretlo, Mitchelle Daka, Retha Lethoko, Emy Ozori, Geraldine Mojaki.


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Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!

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