NOT
Oct 15

NOT “Inside”

NOT “Inside” is a mini-film that shows the unique experience from within a NOT garment.

Featuring NOT’s 2014 collections.

Produced by - Predicate Group
Director - Eric David Wallace
Model - Courtney McCullough
Director of Photography - Qiyuan Li
Editor - Jeremy Muljana
Colorist - Timmy Ngo
Stylist - Genah Kim





Sep 18

NOT Spring/Summer 15 collection will be available for view at WOMAN trade shows in New York and Paris for the first time this season. 

Please contact info@notaligne.com to make an appointment. 

Sep 18
Please click into the book to view at full screen. NOT Spring/Summer 15 ‘Doubling’ Collection.




Sep 18

NOT X CHRIS SAUNDERS


September 10th — 17th 
At Wallplay 118 Orchard Street
Opening Night: September 10th, 7-9pm
Artist’s Talk: September 15th, 7:30pm

In a world of increasing globalization, what is locality and how does it reflect diversity? ‘NOT x Chris Saunders’ is a creative experiment that tries to make sense of this question through fashion and photography. By utilizing Wallplay’s first and second floor and 12 street level screens, the exhibition will convey, across several platforms, how a cross cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration can happen in the modern digital age.

In January 2014, NOT, an experimental womenswear brand based in New York, becomes a roving studio and practice. Its designer, Jenny Lai, travels to Johannesburg to collaborate with photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders. Over a period of two months, the studio moves between Johannesburg, Orange Farm, Soweto and Cape Town. It resides in homes and studios of four local creators who each work with Lai to reinterpret a selection of NOT garments. Cultural reinvention is frequently propelled by emergent practices and often made by the next generation. ‘NOT x Chris Saunders’ places itself at this nexus.

-excerpt from Missla Libsekal’s Exhibition Statement

Thank you to Elliot Goldstein from Wallplay for these exhibition photos.





Sep 18

It was such a pleasure to present the NOT x Chris Saunders exhibition at Wallplay this fashion week. It’s truly been the huge undertaking of the year, and only because of all of our supporters and our amazing exhibition team, could it have been the success that it was. 

Read more about the exhibition at www.wallplay.com, and for behind the scenes photos, interviews, and more, check out the project blog: notxcs.tumblr.com, and the hashtag #notxcs on instagram!

We are excited to bring the exhibition to the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg, South Africa next March!

Thank you to Christine Cho for the beautiful exhibition photos.

notxcs:

Exclusive Interview | Dr Pachanga
Click through for an exclusive interview between Another Africa and Dr. Pachanga, a Johannesburg based vendor of 2nd hand clothing. Dr Pachanga takes us through his world of shopping from piles of western donations, extreme fashion and character-play, and how these are a part of his story. 
Jul 25

notxcs:

Exclusive Interview | Dr Pachanga

Click through for an exclusive interview between Another Africa and Dr. Pachanga, a Johannesburg based vendor of 2nd hand clothing. Dr Pachanga takes us through his world of shopping from piles of western donations, extreme fashion and character-play, and how these are a part of his story. 

notxcs:

Exclusive Interview | Dennis Chuene
Leading up to the New York exhibition, Another Africa introduces the project and collaborators with a new exclusive interview each week.
This week, click through to meet Dennis Chuene, the designer behind Vernac Bags who makes backpacks out of the ubiquitous China Bags.
Jul 25

notxcs:

Exclusive Interview | Dennis Chuene

Leading up to the New York exhibition, Another Africa introduces the project and collaborators with a new exclusive interview each week.

This week, click through to meet Dennis Chuene, the designer behind Vernac Bags who makes backpacks out of the ubiquitous China Bags.





Jul 15

ourrisd:

When experimental apparel designer Jenny Lai 10 AP discovered the bold styles of Smarteez, a South African DIY fashion collective from Johannesburg, she was immediately drawn to their creative process and especially intrigued by striking millinery by Floyd Manotana, who makes reed safari hats and wide-brimmed felted bowlers in his backyard studio.

“As part of the first post-apartheid generation, these young men are creating what looks to be the first distinctly South African street fashion,” Lai writes on her blog. “There is a rawness to the style – a careless appropriation of anything and everything – that struck me as totally fresh and exciting. Simply put, it was nothing like anything I was seeing in New York.”

For Lai it was clear that communicating with these stylish ingenues via email and Skype just wouldn’t cut it. So the designer contacted Chris Saunders, a photojournalist who has made a name for himself documenting the country’s fresh street ensembles, which can be described as equal parts grunge, punk and dandy. 

The two decided to start a cross-cultural collaborative project that would document Lai making avant-garde garments with noted South African designers such as Dennis Chuene and Macdonald MfoloThe final photographs and videos feature stunning visuals of hip hop dancer Manthe Ribane performing in the brilliant, one-of-a-kind clothing.

Much to their delight, the Manhattan gallery WALLPLAY has now promised to exhibit the results of their creative collaboration in August. To help offset the costs of the show, the artists have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $5,000.

We are so excited about the launch of the NOT x CS exclusive interview series by Another Africa. Another Africa is an amazing web platform of thoughtfully written editorials on art, culture, and design throughout Africa. They will be launching exclusive interviews with each collaborator for the following month, leading up to the New York exhibition!
Check out the first one- in conversation with Chris Saunders and Jenny Lai! 

http://www.anotherafrica.net/design/fashion/in-conversation-with-jenny-lai-chris-saunders-on-digitally-enabled-cross-cultural-creative-collaborations
Jul 11

We are so excited about the launch of the NOT x CS exclusive interview series by Another Africa. Another Africa is an amazing web platform of thoughtfully written editorials on art, culture, and design throughout Africa. They will be launching exclusive interviews with each collaborator for the following month, leading up to the New York exhibition!

Check out the first one- in conversation with Chris Saunders and Jenny Lai! 

http://www.anotherafrica.net/design/fashion/in-conversation-with-jenny-lai-chris-saunders-on-digitally-enabled-cross-cultural-creative-collaborations

notxcs:

Exhibition | Wallplay
Iterations of exhibition design in progress, 3d renderings, and more with exhibition designer Camila Morales. 

So excited!!
Jul 8

notxcs:

Exhibition | Wallplay

Iterations of exhibition design in progress, 3d renderings, and more with exhibition designer Camila Morales. 

So excited!!