In conversation with fashion photographer Anthony Bila
Always striving and always evolving, Anthony Bila is the embodiment of a true creative. With a camera in his hand, he captures great moments and tells unforgettable stories. He is listed in the Top 50 African Next Gen influencers in CSA On The Radar Volum
young, black, and African. Also breaking down stereotypes when it comes to sexuality and other preconceived notions that exist outside of the commercial space.
Culturally and socially, how can I contribute to making an impact?
Tell us little more about your work as a clothing designer?
I’m actually working on the new one (collection) now, it’s a capsule collection called Studio Bila. It’s a company that I started, which tackles different kinds of design: textiles, fashion, furniture, or layouts for magazines. We do all sorts of things and it’s just like a creative hub where I collaborate with different people. But the fashion side is quite heavily influenced by Japanese culture – the Rei Kawakubos and the Yohji Yamamotos of the world, but it has these African sensibilities that I try to bring into it because as much as I admire and am influenced by them, I want to bring through the sense of being African in the world.
Where can we see it?
It’s all by order. So what I did with the first collection last year I just did a small look-book shoot and made it available to friends and family. They ordered it and it was made to measure for them. I don’t think I’ll ever do mass distribution.
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