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ETHETICS EPISODE 2: MDINGI COUTTS

DIRECTOR / Amber Moelter (aka Noir Tribe)
BRAND / Lukhanyo Mdingi & Nicholas Coutts
YEAR / 2017
COUNTRY / United States
RUNTIME / 3’17”

ETHETICS (ethics+aesthetics) is a series exploring and celebrating ethical and socially responsible brands around the world. We’re dedicated to the telling of alluring stories that provoke the eco-conscious and the eco-curious. Created by Amber Moelter & Luis Barreto Carrillo (aka Noir Tribe), in partnership with the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.

In the second episode of Ethetics we showcase standout looks from the Lukyanho Mdingi & Nicholas Coutts A/W16 Tactile Collection in three different South African landscapes, from a barren desert to a lush mountainside on models Gandhi Mukiza and Yannick Konan. The MDINGI COUTTS A/W17 TACTILE Collection was showcased at the Generation Africa show produced by Pitti Immagine and the Ethical Fashion Initiative. With Coutts’s distinct weaving technique and Mdingi’s traditionalist approach to minimalism and classic basics; the two used Africa’s natural landscape as a means to conceptualize the overall aesthetic of the collection.