Thebe Magugu makes his Paris Fashion Week debut

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Thebe Magugu makes his Paris Fashion Week debut

Award-winning local fashion designer Thebe Magugu made his Paris Fashion Week debut this week. The star made history as the first African to win the prestigious LVMH Prize for young fashion designers in 2019. As part of his prize, he got to present his 2020 autumn/winter collection at the Palais des Tokyo on Tuesday.

Thebe took to social media to share his debut. He said in part; “Yesterday, we launched our project “Ipopeng Ext.” at Palais De Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week. This project, which takes its name from the township I was born in, is a look at the incredible people and places who inspire the work I do.”

He continued; ” Ipopeng’s histories and people remain unwritten and overlooked. The disavowal of everyday township lives, of powerful personal stories and of extraordinary achievements reflects this ongoing dismissal both in South Africa and the world.”

Thebe Magugu makes his Paris Fashion Week debut. Here’s a peek.

 

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Yesterday, we launched our project “Ipopeng Ext.” at Palais De Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week. This project, which takes its name from the township I was born in, is a look at the incredible people and places who inspire the work I do. Ipopeng’s histories and people remain unwritten and overlooked. The disavowal of everyday township lives, of powerful personal stories and of extraordinary achievements reflects this ongoing dismissal both in South Africa and the world. This makes IPOPENG EXT. urgent, substantial and deeply political. The fashioned photographs script the stories of the landscape, the people, their faces, experiences and lives lived, and the faith and community that holds them together. Shot by @kristinleemoolman , Styled by @ibkamara , with words from Dr. Erica De Greef. Thank you to all the incredible people who mobilised and got involved with the project and a special thank you to South African Tourism, who made it all possible. @orlioh @lampost.production @tatendachidora @commission.studio @meetsouthafrica @carelcombrinck @bonaveriitaly @thereal.annah @ashleykarah @activebrian @jodie_ennik @verisium Earrings by the incredible @githancoopoo @lahssan #pfw

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25.02.2020 THEBE MAGUGU at Paris Fashion Week today __________ . “IPOPENG EXT.” AN EXHIBITION OF THE THEBE MAGUGU A/W 20 COLLECTION: “ANTHRO 1” PRESENTING AT PALAIS DE TOKYO DURING PARIS FASHION WEEK __________ . SEEN BY: KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN, IBRAHIM KAMARA & DR ERICA DE GREEF __________ . “Series shot in Ipopeng – the area of the township in which I grew up, whose name translates into ‘Beautify Yourself’ – a fitting name for the people and places who serve as my earliest and most poignant references” __________ . @thebemagugu @ibkamara @kristinleemoolman @commission.studio @parisfashionweek @palaisdetokyo @prconsulting @fhcm @thefashionagent @annettepringlekoelsch __________ . #thebemagugu #parisfashionweek #pfw #pfwsphere #fhcm #AW20 #palaisdetokyo #SouthAfrica #Africa #Fashion #AfricanFashion #Designer #FashionDesigner #Photography #exhibition #Luxury #LVMHPRIZE2019 #LVMHPRIZE #sustainability #followthebuyers #showroom #wholesale #thefashionagent #sisterhood

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SEE ALSO: Thebe Magugu wins the 2019 LVMH Prize

 

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First step. #thebemagugu #pfw

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Heerlijke presentatie van #thebemagugu in #palaisdetokyo #pfw #paris #lvmhprizewinner #southafrican

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SEE ALSO: Thebe Magugu wins International Fashion Showcase 2019

Iconic model, Naomi Campbell, praised Thebe’s praisesshowcase. She said in part; “Presenting his Paris Fashion Week debut with his AW20 collection. Dedicated to embodying his South African heritage with everything he does, he got inspired by the communities of Kimberley , all imagined, designed and made in South Africa.”