Xoan by Charl Marais for twenty6 Magazine. Fashion is a constantly-changing field filled with colors, designs, and ideas. New ideas are created almost every day, yet some traditions and established ideas remain strong even as the years pass. And when it comes to fashion design, one of the lasting images is the skull.
Xoan is not clean cut nor known to have a last name, but neither hinders this diamond in the rough from shining. His rough and rugged romantic look has resulted in several creatives falling head over heels.
Charl Marais was born in South Africa. He grew up on a farm outside of Capetown. Charl moved to London after finishing his school where he studied photography. After he completed his studies, he moved back to Capetown where he started his career. Today, Charl bounces between London, Cape Town, and India working for a variety of publications and advertising clients.