SEIPATI BULANE HOPA shares her inspiration: ’When painters look at landscape, they sometimes see beyond the landscape and sculptors will take a log and create something of great beauty out of it. When I see clothes I honestly feel they are talking to me, they want my response, you know. So I take them from where they are as created beings and give them life because I feel that there is an exchange of fair sharing between me and that because they are waiting to be taken care of and be brought to life, and that is exactly what I do’.

In this short film Seipati explains her approach to design, how it is formed by the indigenous styles of South Africa, and demonstrates the clothes she creates and wears.