Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB Capsule Lookbook

Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

In the third instalment of the Sneaker LAB Artist Series we teamed-up with, illustrator and street artist, Karabo Poppy to produce the collection Moriri Waka. The collections two contrasting designs feature a long-line tee as well as winter essential hoody. We caught-up with the award-winning illustrator to give us some insight around the inspiration for the collection.

 Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

“The expression of beauty and identity through hair has been a long-standing signature of youth culture. From the "fro" to hair wraps to braids, young people use their hairstyles as a personal expression of who they are and to show the evolution of culture over time, an evolution which has brought us to a time when more and more people are embracing the natural beauty of their own hair. ‘Moriri Waka’, takes the seemingly ordinary aspects of everyday life in South Africa that one would not normally see in media or in contemporary art and portray this in an exciting, modern and celebratory way. Creating representation for the unrepresented and sharing that story.”

Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

We'll be celebrating the launch of this capsule on the 7th June at our Braamfontein store. The collection drops in limited numbers on the 8th June and you'll be able to cop the items on our online store. Stay locked to the blog for updates.

 Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

 

Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

Karabo Poppy x Sneaker LAB

Model: Jesse Rhajh

Shot by: Gys Steyn

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