"‘Cosmic Expansion’ - a fitting title coined from one of Threaded Tribes’ launch events.
Words by Thomas Seward, The Photographer
September 2022, Nairobi,
Kenya Karun, Yatsiliel Briggs
Creative Director: Awurama Mankatah
Styling: Sally Minoo
Makeup: Terianne Iraki
Photographs by Thomas Seward
This first set in the series is a reflection of the brand’s adaptability and faithfulness. Read More
This first set in the series is a reflection of the brand’s adaptability and faithfulness to preserving its heritage.
I was inspired by Solange’s portrayal of African-Americans in the southern states of the USA, and how they adapted to American culture whilst preserving their African roots in her visual album, When I Get Home.The pants, coupled with the silk cloak and cowboy hat, and the model’s posture in a natural environment are a fitting representation of such themes.
This set explores contrasts between outfits intended for male and female. Read More
This set explores contrasts between outfits intended for male and female wearers, albeit with a slightly surrealist twist on the female model’s part. The outfits create synergy and further emphasise on the brand’s balance of form and functionality, as well as adaptability in a particular environment. It concentrates on the well thought out surrealist integration with the standard Threaded Tribes shirts, giving off themes of confidence and an unconventional perspective on how fashion in general is appropriated.
This subset expands on the surrealist aspects of the shoot… Read More
This subset expands on the surrealist aspects of the shoot, and how the outfits pictured separately hold their own in a less-than-desirable environment, a good representation of the cosmic theme of the shoot. It also harmonises the two outfits, which displays the seamless contrast between colours and overall practicality of such clothing.