Danielle Clough is a photographer-designer-VJ-embroiderer who has lived her life forever bound to the hyphen. Colloquially known as “Dee”, she has embarked on a career in visual art, digital design, and thing-making. Spurred on by her interest in South African street culture, visual art, and music, she began performing under the stage name, Fiance Knowles, making visuals for live music events.
When not performing with local and international artists, Dee can be found doing digital design work for local companies. She is often wrapped in a mess of threads embroidering anything from vintage rackets to shoes, lending her voice to local radio shows (Assembly Radio, Bush Radio), creating custom book covers (Modjaji Books), and working as a contributing photographer for various local and international media.
Dee has been profiled by Instagram, Colossal, CNN, Vogue.com. Creative Boom and the Creators Project amongst others. Her work has been published in the New York Times, T Magazine, Casa de Jardim, Couch Magazine, Evening Standard, and Homespun. Notable clients include Gucci, Adobe, The African Innovation Foundation, United Nations, Origins, Nike, and Drew Barrymore.