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South African Actress Thuso Mbedu’s Stuns In Various Beautiful Traditional Looks For SA Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a special occasion in South Africa where the people from that country dress up and let their traditional outfits take center stage as they celebrate their cultural heritage with a touch of the personal artisan. It is a special day for the South African people as the nation strives to be united by the differences that once divided them. The day also passes on a message on the beauty and power of diversity.

With 11 official languages, each culture embraces the essence of what it means to be a South African through food, music, dance, and fashion.

Just recently the country celebrated its Heritage Day for the year. Many of course from the Xhosa tribe to the Zulus, to Swati, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga, Tswana, and Basotho took to Instagram to share their looks and one of them which went viral we would like to pick on is that of South African Actress Thuso Mbedu’s complete outfit look.
The actress celebrated the day where she shared stories about her identity. The star decided to throw it back to the times when her heritage had been questioned as she reminded her fans of the cultural complexities within them all.
The traditional outfit worn by the actress was ensemble by the fashion brand Bayanda Khathini Clothing. The beauty of the gown was where he used the beads in designing the upper part of the outfit. The beads in addition made the outfit even more colorful and stupendous.

Bayanda Khathini Clothing has created numerous garments that tell the story of being an African child and giving you a sense of belonging to Africa no matter your background or where you find yourself in the world. His designs are eye-catching and portray the deep-seated pride he takes in being an African.

The young designer has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Sansui Summer Cup Young Designer of the year, Best Innovative Student Tshwane University of Technology 2017, and he was a finalist for the 2017 SAFW Scouting Menswear Competition.

 

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It’s ALL the frames for me. Random story time on HERITAGE DAY! So those who have been around me long enough would’ve heard me babble on and on about myself and this aspect of who I am but I felt like babbling to you today so here goes (the intro will be familiar to be many but there are twists in the actual story)😯 Thuso (SeSotho) Nokwanda (IsiZulu) Mbedu (IsiXhosa) 1. Being in Joburg and people immediately communicating in SeSotho for me was always awkwardly funny because I had NO clue what they were saying 😬😅 it would only be when they stopped to catch their breath that I’d say “I don’t understand what you’re saying” that they’d then snap and say “What kind of Thuso are you?” and then would want to call me “Nokwanda” because, to them, that’s more fitting. I always declined because Nokwanda is reserved strictly for my family. I WILL IGNORE YOU BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW YOU LIKE THAT 😅🤷🏾‍♀️ 2. I used to think Mbedu was a SeSotho surname until I was in high school when someone corrected me and told me it was IsiXhosa. I, at first, didn’t believe them till I found out that my father’s mother was Xhosa (he took her surname) and I was like oh 😯 you learn something new everyday. Took me that long to find out that information because we had zero relationship with my father’s side of the family. I was greatly raised by my mother’s family who are Zulu with is why I identify as Zulu. 3. I always assumed that the Sothoness from my father was like generational Sothoness, as in, maybe his great great grandfather was from Lesotho and they made their way to Southy decades ago, etc or something like that. This year I learned that my grandfather was from Lesotho and that we still actually have living relatives in Lesotho. You learn something everyday 😅 OK. The End. (I’m not proof reading so connect the dots when the English goes sideways bakithi) Happy Heritage Day to Southy Republicans 🇿🇦 Makeup by @ladylellow Dress by @bayanda_khathini_ Image shot by @elijah_palm for @72_photography Image edited by @seventwo_creative_agency (The images were cropped to fit into the insta thingamajig. I’ll put the full ones on Twitter. You should see Frame4 its fullness 😭)

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