Anees Petersen spins the concept of heritage fashion with Young and Lazy’s AW17 shoot

Young and Lazy takes a new, deeply personal direction for AW17. Cape Town-based
founder Anees Petersen has stayed true to the brand’s street and workwear-inspired staples but this time peppered them with influences from his own Islamic heritage.

Familiar silhouettes including t-shirts, shorts, carpenter trousers and tracksuits mix with more unusual pieces such as tunics, gowns and Young and Lazy’s new take on the traditional lungi wrap. Looks come in crisp white, candy pink or tight navy hickory stripes and are given a distinctive twist with photographic prints and Arabic texts.

“We’re presenting a day in the life of a contemporary Cape Malay Muslim,” says Petersen of this shoot, a Nataal exclusive created with photographer Luke Maritz. “The strongest and most relevant looks are placed among architecture, imagery and motifs that are married to the experience of the Cape Town youth, who constantly move between family, religious, popular and urban cultures - both in mind and in body.”


Photography Luke Maritz
Art direction Anees Petersen
Styling Anees Petersen and Seraaj Semaar
Model Alexander Appollis

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Published on 17/10/2017