MIISTA'S MISSED FLIGHT
I had a dream. A dream deeply rooted in Asmara, “La Piccola Roma”. A modernist city dropped into another continent still reconciling conflicts of a turbulent past.
1 missed flight, a lost driving licence, 5 XL suitcases of clothing and nearly getting caught up in customs went into making this shoot happen...
and one broken Airbnb artisanal fireplace (apparently not a bench).
We travelled to dynamic Cape Town, South Africa to shoot our SS17 lookbook, a source of creativity representing the whole continent.
This season’s muse is Asmara, capital of Eritrea; a time capsule of faded 30's imperialism and sherbet-coloured buildings. Stripped, subtle hues collide with dramatic accents of red suede and vivid blues.
A canvas of powder pinks are met by shimmering moires, Art Deco foils & snakeskin embossed calf leathers. ‘Cinema Impero’ is a highly wearable collection, combining comfort & taste with styles handcrafted in Spain.
Shot in Cape Town by Steve Marais