Amazing Shepherd, 25 years old, from Zimbabwe, works on
an apple farm in beautiful Elgin Valley. Soon he has to face
leaving his beloved home and his life that he has built over 5 years.
Hundreds of thousands Zimbabweans are forced to leave South Africa before July 2023.
It’s sad, people are desperate and it leaves countless individuals and families
„What if the water stops?“
refers to water itself as Elgin Valley is Cape Town’s green vain.
Shepherd jumped on this opportunity to
explore and show himself differently.
He had never done a professional photo shoot before.
How will he carry on? Will he find
another green vain?
Pink-blue top: BLUEPRIEST. Ring: HOLY BUYBLE. White pants & socks: stylist’s own, vintage. Sandals: TEVA
Boiler suit: Shepherd’s own work suit. Necklace: from a street market in Cape Town, Long Street. Tie & shoes: stylist’s own, vintage.
Jumpsuit with orange-white pattern by BLUEPRIEST. Sunglasses: stylist’s own Rainboots: Shepherd’s own work boots.
Jeans Jacket: Collaboration KATOYA BINGALA & ALIEN SHIT APPAREL. Button down shirt: ISELWA DESIGNS. Pants: BLUEPRIEST.
All the labels featured in this fashion editorial are from South Africa. They are committed to sustainable practices and have in common to make of the fashion world a more ethical industry.
Photography LENA JÜRGENSEN
Stylist & MUAH HEIDI FINESTONE
Model SHEPHERD MAVENGE
Location: Apple Farm, Elgin Valley, South Africa