Don wears shirt, Burberry; bucket hat and do-rag,
Carlton Mall


Janet wears leather choker, model’s own;
cami bra, Total Sports


Lindiwe wears earrings, Lulubelle; crop top,
Akedo; culottes, Oath Studio


Guy wears golfer, Burberrys; trousers, Oath Studio;
shoes, Converse


Stilo wears shirt and chains, model’s own


Fatima wears earrings and bracelet, Oriental Plaza; roll-neck, Jil Sander; suit, Akedo


Wayne wears tracksuit,
Wilton Dawson x Gabrielle Kannemeyer


Marc wears golfer; Burberry


Bisi wears hat, Kangol; vest, Oath Studio; trousers, Wilton Dawson x Gabrielle Kannemeyer


Janet wears do-rag, Oriental Plaza; leather choker, model’s own; cami bra, Total Sports; trousers,
Second Time Around


Anke wears shirt, Oath Studio; running top, Nike


Guy wears sunglasses, Prada; golfer, Burberry

Desire wears jewellery, Afraid of Mice; roll-neck, Jil Sander; shirt, Gstar; scarf, Adidas; trousers, Oath Studio

Nthato wears belt, Oath Studio; blouse, Second Time Around, bellbottoms & shoes, Oath Studio


A portrait of a once-glistening mining town. A place where urban, suburban and barren landscapesmesh into one another to create an endless, organised chaos. Our interlopers don an armour of young South African designers, aspirational heritage brands and knock-off goods to explore the bygone malls, trespassed palaces and back alleys that exist between the seams of this insatiable city.

Photography Kristin-Lee Moolman
Styling Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Hair & make-up Saadique Ryklief
Casting Cream
Photography assistant Aart Verrips
Styling assistants Fuaad Abdool and Maxine Borcherds
Models Bisi & Janet at Ice Models
JHB, Lindiwe & Emy at Boss Models
JHB, Eno Akpan at NA, The Makonero Brothers, Wayne Chilano
Characters Stilo Magolide and FAKA