Wanda Lephoto is a contemporary South African visual artist. Since his days as a member of the art pair “The Sartists,” his goal has been to reveal under-represented stories of Black South Africans, using his style and South African street fashion as a platform to convey race, growth, and healing.
He feels it is his purpose as a designer to bring genuine people’s attention to real-time incidents.
In addition, he expresses that In South Africa, there were little to no archives of Black brilliance or Black people from his past from which to draw inspiration. To bridge this gap, he utilizes fashion that is grounded in reality while also being aesthetically pleasing, educational, and intellectual.