Soho House Cities Without Houses’ members celebrated the launch of The Provenance Part 1 by Lukhanyo Mdingi with an intimate lunch and preview of the exhibition.
“Design that is honest, steady, and strong.”
Co-curated by THEFOURTH and Morné Visage, the exhibition was dissected into four thematic enclaves. The Provenance tells the story of the label’s expedition; and delves deep into the source material of the textural, collaborative and visionary aspects that comprise the Lukhanyo Mdingi cosmology.
This special occasion called for something distinct, alchemic to be poured. Our limited release Amphora Blanc de Blancs 2020 was just the thing. Produced in small batches and made in a natural style: no enzymes or sulphur are added. Fermented in amphora, this Blanc de Blancs is zero-dosage and bottled unfiltered on the lees. With 24 months of maturation in our underground cellar, this pure expression of chardonnay embodies the spirit of Krone and will develop further in the bottle as it ages.
Since its inception in 2015, the eponymous label, Lukhanyo Mdingi, has attracted the attention for exclusives from VOGUE ITALIA, NATAAL & I.D.
Furthermore, showcasing on notable platforms such as The British Fashion Council: International Fashion Showcase, PITTI UOMO IMMAGINE – Generation Africa and The CFDA: New York Fashion Week – Men’s 2019.
In addition, the label has been part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative Accelerator 2020/21 programme as well as winning the prestigious Karl Lagerfeld LVMH Prize 2021 Edition.
The intention behind the label is to ensure a pragmatic and mindful approach in product development while looking into human spirit as the provenance in creating design that is honest, steady, and strong.
Provenance Part 1 by Lukhanyo Mdingi is housed in the Lemkus Exchange Building (Cape Town) and partners with Morné Visagie, Maybe Corpaci & Rodan Kane Hart of THEFOURTH: “Lukhanyo Mdingi’s world is brought to life through the collation and curation of storyboards, explorations and physical manifestations of textiles that make up label’s profound relationship to craft, and the human hands behind it.”