Laduma Ngxokolo is a prominent designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.MaXhosa, his brand of men and women’s knitwear made with locally-sourced materials, is showcased at major fashion weeks in the continent and can be purchased at stores in South Africa, Namibia, the UK, France, and the Netherlands. Market projections are positive and so is the feedback from consumers and international actors, including Mercedes Benz and the Norwegian Fashion Institute. Yet, in 2012 Ngxokolo was struggling to find the resources to produce his first collection and took on an odd job to cover its costs.
The Mtanom’gquba collection celebrates dark skin tones in contrast with bright hues to elevate the appreciation of colour diversity. The collection captures the beauty of being truly African and proud in a modern context that seeks an eternal way of communicating culture through fashion. See Collection below:
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