Sistaaz of the Castle
Jan Hoek | Duran Lantink
This joint project by artist/photographer Jan Hoek (NL, 1984) and fashion designer Duran Lantink (NL, 1987) was inspired by the colourful looks of the transgender sex workers who roam the streets of Cape Town, South Africa. Together, Hoek and Latink created a series of photographs and fashion collection based on their appearances – and their ability to make the most exuberant creations from everything they find. An exhibition of this work took place at FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam; the collection was presented during Amsterdam Fashion Week 2016. In addition, a printed publication (APE) will soon be published and distributed worldwide. Eventually, Jan and Duran will return to South Africa to present the Sistaaz of the Castle project at its original site.