Style Diary: Butan Azania Collection

Who doesn’t love a comic book story every now and then? Imagine a comic book with a superhero who is strictly African. Enters Azania! This range is created to help visualize an African superhero inspired by true kings and heroes who came before us.  Modeled on the great warrior King Shaka of the Zulu Kingdom, our hero is named Azania.

Azania is what many believe South Africa should rightfully be called as the current name is a colonial hang-up or geographic marker with no real identity. For our Summer 2018 Azania collection, we depicted our superhero in two distinct past and present comic book covers. These were turned into iconic t-shirt prints.

The story behind The Fearless Azania: In the distant future, the world is at war and the African Union (AU) needs to urgently find a competitive advantage over their adversaries in order to save millions of lives across the continent.

Using a portal discovered at the Cradle Of Humankind, the AU sends a team of scientists back in time to sample the DNA of the great warrior Azania. They essentially kidnap him and bring him back to the future where they use his DNA to create a formidable bionic clone army of Azanians.

The Azania Collection box set will be available in Butan’s finest stockists countrywide from Monday, 11 November 2018.



Featured image via: ButanWear

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