This was a big weekend for Africans and fashion — music duo Faka had their music played at a Versace show. Thato Ramaisa (Fela Gucci) and Buyani Duma (Desire Marea) make art through the media of music, live performance, literature and photography.
Their proudly South African music from their "Amaqhawe" EP was blasting while the likes of Kendall Jenner walked the runway at Spring/Summer19 show in Milan.
They were not only invited into the late Gianni Versace's Milan home to meet with Donatella Versace, they were also dressed by the fashion icon and had front-row seats at the show.
Social media went wild when news broke that the two were rubbing shoulders with one of the world's most renowned designers.
Queer people are doing big things out here. Hella inspired by the moves made by @FelaGucci and @DesireMarea. Doors opened for likes of myself @Mr_Allofit@sandiblouse and @FreshByCaddy.— RT The Pinned Tweet (@Gyre_SA) June 17, 2018
We are all adding to history in our own way.
Guise! (Yes we say guise now thanks @FelaGucci) Kendal Jenner's stories FAKA playing in the background as she walks the Versace show.. IS NOT CASUAL. That shit is beyond epic.— 💎BEE DIAMONDHEAD💎 (@BEEDIAMONDHEAD) June 17, 2018
.@DesireMarea and @FelaGucci 's music played on Versace's runway, @wizkidayo modeled for Dolce and Gabbana...African artists are loudly, proudly taking up the global fashion space by being themselves, and it's a beautiful thing 😭— uyauya (@justDumo) June 18, 2018