South Africa's Queer Fashion Designers and Trans Activists Subverting Masculinity – Episode 2

South Africa's Queer Fashion Designers and Trans Activists Subverting Masculinity – Episode 2

May 30, 2022 7 Views

The second episode of Out Of This World brings you Mykki’s exploration of fashion in Johannesburg. Mykki meets local designer Rich Mnisi, a fashion designer breaking outdated notions on masculinity and model Luke van der Burg in a hair salon to discuss what is means to be young and trans in South Africa. Once the looks are complete, they head out to the Soweto-based set of Rich’s SS18 look book with a modelling cameo from Mykki Blanco.

Host/Associate Producer Mykki Blanco

Director Matt Lambert c/o Prettybird

Development Producer Kate Villevoye
Story Producer Stephen Isaac-Wilson
Field Producer/ Edit Producer Declan Higgins

Global Executive Producer Eloise King

Fixer Big Banana Films

Director of Photography Cezary Zacharewicz
Camera Assistant Neville Esterhuizen
Sound Recordist Arthur Koundouris

Location Assistant/Driver Zamo Nala
Security Cam Security, George Moriatis

Editor Isolde Penwarden
Colourist Oisin O’Driscoll at The Mill
Sound Mix Matt Cheney

Production Manager Lauran Clark
Production Coordinator Rosa Harris Edmonds

Post Production Manager Tom Lynch
Post Production Coordinator Regina Lemaire-Costa

Director of Licensing Cristina Lombardo
Senior Music Supervisor, EMEA Alex Benge
Music Supervisor Bonnie Reilly

Senior Designer Rebecca Boyd-Wallis
Designer Kristina Britton

Production Accountant David Gray

Equipment Manager Richard Smith
Equipment Assistant Henry Cotsford

Post Tech Supervisor Dominic Brouard

Commercial Creative Director Bunny Kinney

Senior VP Production, UK Bree Horn
Production Executive Shelley Hurley

Head of Post Production Daniel Elias

Channel Manager, UK Jordan Joseph


“Fendi Band”
“Rock N Roll Dough”
“Shit Talking Creep”
“The Plug Won’t”
“I’m In A Mood”
“Coke White, Starlight”
Written and Performed by Michael Quattlebaum Jr., Yoann Lemoine, Bruno Bertoli aka Mykki Blanco
Courtesy of Mykki Blanco LLC

“Isifundo Sokuqala”
“Bottoms Revenge: Ibutho Lamakhosazana”
Written and Performed by Thato Ramaisa & Buyani Duma aka FAKA


“Chain Gang”
“Slima Mina”
“Magic Man”
“Out Of My Face”
“Living Dangerously”
Written and Performed by Slyamukelwa Ngcobo aka UMLILO

Archive Courtesy of Rich Mnisi, GALA, Faka, Laura Skollie

Special Thanks
Johannesburg Metro Police Department, Caroline and Nick at Glory, Brenda Sakellarides,
Charmaine and Boitumelo Magolekgo at The National School of The Arts, Juliette Larthe and all at Prettybird London
Orli Oh, Albans at Generale Hair Zone, David Swartz, Oko Shio, The Mill


Nkulsey Masemola
Bradley Kgotlelelo
Laura Skollie
Rich Mnisi
Luke van der Burg
Fela Gucci
Desire Marea
Genevieve Louw
Negiste Johnson
Bernard Moshabane

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