Candice McKay – The Factory

In articles by Natalie Lynn Hyndman

I want to share this awesome collection by Johannesburg, South Africa based Candice Mckay “The Factory”
I had the pleasure to share a previous collection read and see: “The Murmuration” by Candice.

Candice Mckay’s 2019 collection, The Factory, is a colourful exploration of the 1970’s. Her inspiration came from feeling nostalgic before her fortieth birthday and looking through aged family photographs. These joyful and glamorous images are reminiscent of a far more simple time, where society was less jaded and group actions made large changes in the world.
Andy Warhol’s Factory, a well-known gathering place that bought together distinguished intellectuals, playwriters, Bohemians, Rock Stars and freethinkers, known as the Warhol superstars, along with the iconic photography of Nat Finkelstein heavily influenced Mckay’s collection. With muses such as Edie Sedgwick, ‪Mick Jagger‬ and ‪Debbie Harry‬.
Mckay’s colour palette is not representative of the faded photographs that spurred the collection but rather a celebration of the original colour influenced by Kodak colour film of the time.
The Factory is a celebration of youth and freedom from society’s norms.