Creative Direction and Styling by Buck Whaley & Christian Mpazayabo
Photography by Sisanda Mgeezi
Make-up by Foyin Ogunrombi
Hair Stylist by Yonela Makoba
Models: Buck Whaley, Christian Mpazayabo, Theodore Afrika, Matthew Prins, Chloe Turner
Wardrobe by Ulfah Davids for 2bop
Photographed by Cape Town-based Sisanda Mgedez, Whose Hues is a South African fashion editorial that thoughtfully examines the intersection of gender and fashion. The editorial juxtaposes the idea of Hip-Hop’s representation of rugged masculinity, through its styling and hyper masculine poses, with subtle femininity brought forth through makeup mainly consisting of high-contrast eye and lip colours amongst other things.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the editorial, styling-duo Buck Whaley and Christian Mpazayabo shared: The styling of the editorial draws inspiration from carefree Hip-Hop artists including Young Thug, Cee-Lo Green and Outkast. The hair styling drew inspiration from powerful black female artists like Rihanna, Lil Kim and Erykah Badu.