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WESHHH was founded by artists,
Alassane Sy, Ahmad Cissé and Hamedo “Don” Cissé. The Brooklyn based art collective creates unique fashion projects that are inspired by African cinemas, and elite Senegelese cinematographers like Ousmane Sembéne and Djibril Diop Mambéty.
For their latest project, WESHHH teamed up with Mimi Plange to collaborate on three stories celebrating identity, self love and Plange's latest collaborationwith Nike Basketball and LeBron James, the LeBron XVIII Low x Mimi Plange,
The images were captured between 4-6pm, and directed by Alassane Sy, using a Pentax K1000 film camera with Kodak Portra 400 expired rolls of film.
Photographer & Creative Director: Alassane Sy @assane_gaaye
Models: Ahmad Cissé & Nneoma Angel
Styling: Hamedo “Don” Cissé
LeBron James and Nike Basketball collaborated with Mimi Plange on four exclusive designs of the LeBron XVIII low. Each shoe showcases Plange’s range of unique storytelling and thoughtful design inspired by Africa.
Unfashion visionary Mimi Plange follows her own rules, creating culture-spanning works that are elegant,
expansive and completely unexpected. The LeBron 18 Low “Higher Learning” is her first sneaker design,
inspired by varsity jackets that are a powerful symbol of sport and school.
“Mad King” is a colorful homage to the Bantu people, a family of over 400 ethnic groups in Africa and their symbols. The symbols were an ancient writing system created by Sangomas or medicine men and women to communicate between tribes. The symbols chosen on the shoe reflect wisdom, unity, greatness and the future. .
With “Scarred Perfection,” Plange weaves stories of African body adornment and identity, bridging traditional and modern design. Inspired by the contrast of individuality and tribalism,she creates her own original quilted design motifs and uses her signature trapunto technique to provide texture and height to the swoosh.
LeBron is committed to loving and celebrating all of the important women in his life, and the LeBron 18 Low “Daughters” is a deep reflection of that devotion. For this colorway, Mimi uses the symbolic rose as a dedication to raising strong daughters, spreading a message of empowerment for girls to express their own beauty, resilience, and growth.
The Iconic Mah Jong Sofa
In 2016, the iconic furniture brand Roche Bobois collaborated with Mimi Plange on a one of a kind Mah Jong Modular Sectional design. The original signature Mah Jong was designed by Hans Hopfer in 1971, with an emphasis on innovation, and comfort. Each cushion is made by hand in Italy, using the same methods as Haute Couture. Mimi Plange collaborated with Roche Bobois to create custom wallpapers, pillows and 5 custom prints for the Mah Jong Sofa along with a hand woven textile developed in partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative in Burkina Faso for Roche Bobois. The Roche Bobois x Mimi Plange Mah Jong Modular Sectional was raffled at Roche Bobois Atlanta, with partial proceeds to non profit charity Horizons Atlanta. Horizons Atlanta is a six-week summer learning experience that supports students from underserved communities throughout their K–12 academic careers.
For Spring 2012, we reimagined Manolo Blahnik's classic style in our very first shoe collaboration.
The heels were inspired by the modern day style of Namibia's Herero women
who mix and match Victorian and South African design elements.