For a long time fashion in Botswana has been somewhat in the back ground when it comes to the arts, but over the last couple of years there has been a rise in interest in fashion from all sides of the spectrum, especially with the young people, for years we have been admiring international designers and photographers like Steven Meisel, don't get me wrong there is nothing with looking up to them as we all need people to look up to to get is started.
A couple of weeks back a young photographer (very talented if i do say so myself haha) who happens to be a friend of mine went to Francistown to collaborate with other young people in our second city and produced this amazing fashion shoot for his portfolio, he also collaborated with local fashion designer Hibatikvah who was a mentor at the recent Fashion Mentor, her work is amazing and proves why she is an industry favorite. this is just the first in a series of shoots at different locations around the country for Kodie, if you love the work he does make sure to keep coming back to Free To Be Punk for upcoming shoots as i will be covering all of them.
Photographer : Modisa Nyane Brilliant Kodie
Designer : Hibatikvah
Model : Tamara Lopang
Assistant : Raymond Geofrey
Location : Francistown