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Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition

Pride

Ensemble
2021 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Rich Mnisi is a Johannesburg-based designer, and founder of the eponymous label RICH MNISI. These pieces come from Mnisi’s PRIDE collection, launched in June 2021 to coincide with LGBTQIA+ Pride month. 10% of all profits from the collection go towards Pride Shelter Trust in Cape Town, South Africa, a charity which provides emergency short-term accommodation to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The multicolour zebra stripe print is a key feature of the collection, the colour palette referencing the LGBTQIA+ rainbow flag. It is an adaptation of the zebra print design often found in Mnisi’s collections. The blue, white, and pink variation used on the mesh top references the Transgender Pride Flag designed by Monica Helms in 1999.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Top
  • Chaps
  • Speedos
TitlePride (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Progress Pride bomber jacket (nylon), Progress Pride assless chaps (polyester), Transgender Pride tube top (nylon), and swimming briefs (lycra)
Brief description
Ensemble, bomber jacket, top, chaps and speedos, Pride collection, designed by Rich Mnisi, South Africa, June 2021
Physical description
Padded bomberjacket, multicoloured zebra print, mesh long-sleeved top, multicoloured zebra print, assless chaps, multicoloured zebra print, black and white speedos.
Production typeReady to wear
Gallery label
Mnisi launched the PRIDE collection in June 2021 to coincide with Pride month. The multicoloured zebra stripe print is a key feature of the collection, the colour palette referencing the LGBTQIA+ rainbow flag. It is an adaptation of the zebra print design often found in Mnisi’s collections. The blue, white and pink variation used on the mesh top and mesh dress pay homage to the Transgender Pride Flag, designed by Monica Helms in 1999 (T.27 & 28-2022). V&A, Room 40, Africa Fashion (02/07/2022 - 16/04/2023)
Credit line
Purchased with funds from the Sue Smith bequest
Object history
Designed for Pride collection, released June 2021
Summary
Rich Mnisi is a Johannesburg-based designer, and founder of the eponymous label RICH MNISI. These pieces come from Mnisi’s PRIDE collection, launched in June 2021 to coincide with LGBTQIA+ Pride month. 10% of all profits from the collection go towards Pride Shelter Trust in Cape Town, South Africa, a charity which provides emergency short-term accommodation to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The multicolour zebra stripe print is a key feature of the collection, the colour palette referencing the LGBTQIA+ rainbow flag. It is an adaptation of the zebra print design often found in Mnisi’s collections. The blue, white, and pink variation used on the mesh top references the Transgender Pride Flag designed by Monica Helms in 1999.
Associated object
Collection
Accession number
T.27-2022

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Record createdAugust 10, 2021
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