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This month we introduce stylist and fashion designer, Nao Serati. Nao’s approach merges conceptual fashion with accessibility and commercial sensibility. Shifting effortlessly between high-brow and lo-fi aesthetics, Nao embraces the fluidity of fashion in his design and styling work. Nao has presented collections at both Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg and South African Menswear Week, and describes his label as “informed by South African youth culture, picking up on all the visual cues, the rebellious attitude and the spirit of innovation”. His label has been featured widely in the media and appeared on the cover of Marie Clair South Africa April 2016. Neo brings his fashion design eye to bear in his styling and has assisted Melissa Maxted-Henderson, Francois Ferreira, Carla Uys and Bee Diamondhead on a range of commercial campaigns, editorials and music videos. He is also carving his own niche with a dynamic group of photographers including Aart Verrips, Zander Opperman and Justin Dingwall.

We congratulate photographer Aart Verrips on his feature in The Body Issue: Human Stories exhibition which launched at the Now Gallery in London earlier this month. 

A team of talented Rise creatives came together to create August Skies - a rooftop collaboration showcasing the work of photographer Lesedi Mothoagae, stylist Nao Serati and hair and makeup artist Orli Meiri. 

The work of beauty and fashion photographer, Marius Strydom features in A Fashion Friend, in their Puma X Sophia Webster editorial. 

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