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The Smarteez Refuse to Conform to Fashion Standards

The Smarteez is a group of four DIY designers who are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their fashions are fresh to death, with a nerdy twist. From fabric shops to clothing stores, the crew draws their inspiration from eclectic sources to create even more eclectic pieces that are all about color and self-expression.

The Smarteez successfully challenge the notion that fashion is mainly a Western interest. Take a look at some of their outlandish wear in these photos by Chris Saunders.