This Young South African Designer Makes Lookbooks That Belong In A Gallery

Lukhanyo Mdingi blowing our minds every time.

July 21, 2015

Lukhanyo Mdingi may have only graduated in 2014, but his output in that time is so utterly gorgeous he has our full attention. The designer, who titled his design thesis "Avant-Garde Menswear: A Challenge to South African Fashion," plays with proportion and silhouettes, but his deep love of menswear comes through. While his clothes flow and sometimes glitter and shine, the models wearing them always look strong and unwaveringly masculine. Mdingi’s lookbooks are as meticulous as his designs: luxurious but minimal, monochromatic and textured. We fell in love with his "Iridescence" collection back in December, and now we're head over heels all over again for "Taintless," shot by Travys Owen. See the full editorial, here.