Watch The Magugus on ‘Genealogy’: THEBE MAGUGU SS2022
“It’s this idea of memory as a reservoir for optimism”, says Thebe Magugu on his latest women’s collection titled Genealogy, which takes shape as a project that examines old family photos and transcribes them as looks for spring-summer 2022.
“I admittedly have been quite miserable. It’s impossible to ignore what is peak Weltschmerz and, as creative people, we tend to subconsciously transcribe whatever hangs in the air into output. This season, I wanted to disengage with mounting pressures of having to create work that considers and reflects the times and to create a personal body of work that – even if niche – looks inwards at the part of my life that always gets me through: my family”
– Thebe Magugu (center), mom Iris Magugu (right) and wonderful aunt Esther Magugu (left)