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Yasiin Bey Named Creative Director Of South African Clothing Brand

Yasiin Bey has been named the creative director of South African brand Unknown Union. Considering that South Africa is trying to deport the Brooklyn native after his arrest over an allegedly suspect passport, that could make taking care of his local job duties a little awkward. 

Reports Hypebeast:

With Yasiin at the helm overseeing the brand’s design concepts, the label is about to launch The Original Royals Collection. The range celebrates the rich history of the Basotho people, a Bantu ethnic group from southern Africa, specifically inspired by their traditional cultural blankets that date back to over 150 years. Pieces are constructed from Authentic Basotho blankets exclusively manufactured by Aranda Textile Mills and in partnership with the royal family of Lesotho. Today, Unknown Union remains the only company in the world to be granted the rights to create apparel from this national treasure. Other future collaborations include an upcoming project with Yasiin’s global media collective, A Country Called Earth.

Last we checked Bey was still trying to work out remaining in his adopted country with his family, who also being asked to leave. The rapper formerly known as Mos Def’s next court date in South Africa is March 8. While commenting on the issues, Bey revealed his next album would be his final project.

Unknown Union’s Original Royals Collection is scheduled to make its debut at Capsule Las Vegas tomorrow (Feb. 17.)

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Photo: Ignatius Mokone courtesy of Unknown Union

 

 

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