The Rusinga Drip | A Fashion Story By Kenyan Collective Urbanpitchaz

by GRIOT - Published on 06/04/2020

Urbanpitchaz, a rising fashion photography and fashion film collective based in Nairobi presents Fella Suti and Ibaada. Shot at Rusinga Island on Kenya’s Lake Victoria and replete with lake-side references, this understated fashion story sets out to juxtapose the thrifted vintage suit against the ambiance, light and landscape of the island.

First debuted on the collective’s Instagram in February, Fella Suti—a wordplay on Fela Kuti (Suti being Kiswahili for suit)—and Ibaada, meaning mass or religious service, channel two African icons for this rare aesthetic study of sartorialism in the age of fast and ready-to-wear fashion. Though a little rough around the edges, the collective’s work makes for an immersive visual experience that at once contrasts and complements the island’s dainty hues.

Photography | Edwin Maina
Assistant Photography | Michael Mwangi Maina, Ronny Onkeo
Performers | Jordez Rasta, Clinton Kanga
Style | Sartorial Suits and Wear


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