Sindiso Khumalo is a South African textile designer living and working in Hackney, London. Central St Martins graduate, Khumalo, studied architecture at the University of Cape Town prior to moving to London, where she went onto study a Masters in Design for Textile Futures.
Sindiso Khumalo founded her eponymous label in 2012, with a focus on creating modern sustainable textiles. With her complex graphic language she has developed a uniquely colourful visual voice, which draws upon her Zulu and Ndebele heritage. Sustainability, craft and empowerment lie at the heart of the label. She works very closely with a NGO’s in developing handmade textiles for her collections. At a various small workshops around South Africa, groups of women assemble to create handmade textiles for her womenswear collections.
In October 2015, she won the Womenswear Award for the Vogue Italia “Who’s On Next Dubai” competition. Fashion and empowerment is what Sindiso feels very passionate about. She has spoken on sustainability in the fashion at the United Nations and is currently working closely with the International Trade Centre Ethical Fashion Initiative. She has showcased work at the Royal Festival Hall in London, The Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington and the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Her work has been published in “Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity”
Below are some pictures from her Autumn/Winter Collection
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