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WATCH: Thebe Magugu unveils collection at Paris Fashion Week with stunning visual film

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The film premiered at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Titled

The The Basotho Poncho by Thebe Magugu. Picture: Instagram/@thebemagugu.

With many live fashion shows put on hold due to the pandemic, designers have resorted to creating fashion films to showcase their collections.

Multi-award winning designer Thebe Magugu adopted the same approach when he unveiled his Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.

The film premiered at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Titled Banyoloyi A Bosigo (Midnight Angels), it was shot by Kristin-Lee Moolmann, who was inspired by the 1970s B-movies.

On this collection, Magugu worked with some of his traditional healer friends. As one of the six finalists for the Woolmark Prize, Magugu used a lot of merino wool in this collection. But he added some traditional elements to it. He had his friend, Larisa Don, an eco-printmaker, create a pattern for him by pounding cannabis and imphepho (a plant used to communicate with ancestors) into the wool.

WATCH: Thebe Magugu’s new fashion film

“It was just interesting, this idea of modernity through the indigenous, because those two terms are often separated or seen as opposites. With this collection, I wanted to explore how it looks to merge those two worlds,” he said in an interview with WWD.

In other fashion news, David Tlale also unveiled his Spring/Summer collection to bid farewell to the season.

Taking to Instagram, he shared images of all-white see-through garments.

He wrote: “As we say goodbye to Spring/Summer, embrace yourself in purity and freshness of luxury, chic and timeless pieces that will change your wardrobe following the Autumn/Winter season.”

Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa, whose designs feature in the upcoming Coming 2 America sequel, is also set to release a new collection later this month.