Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def), has just taken the role as the Creative Director of Cape Town based fashion brand Unknown union. After having just recently announced his retirement from the hip hop, Mos Def’s role will include the overseeing of the brand’s design concepts.
The label is about to launch The Original Royals Collection. A range which celebrates the rich history of our Basotho people, inspired by their traditional cultural blankets that date back to over 150 years. Pieces are said to be constructed from Authentic Basotho blankets exclusively manufactured by Aranda Textile Mills and in partnership with the royal family of Lesotho. Unknown Union is the only company in the world to be granted the rights to create apparel from one of SA’s national treasure.