Rich Mnisi

Francis Buseko is 26-year-old model who has been making waves in the fashion industry for sultry, piercing photographs that destroy gender binaries one article of clothing at a time.

He grew up in a conservative Zambia, where he quickly became fascinated by “how everyday people could transform themselves solely on what they wore, what colour blush of make-up they put on or even what style wig they had on”.

The self-identified gender neutral model teamed up with South African photographer Rich Mnisi (who has his own fashion house) for an electric photoshoot in which Buseko daringly plays with notions of gender and masculinity.

Indy100 spoke with Buseko; why did he decide on wearing a dress? What was the reception? You can read his answer, below:

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