My range for 2017 is strictly inspired by the idea of ‘being’. Why is your culture different from mine? Why do we dress like we do? Do we eat the same food? Are your parents from the same country? How does it feel to be a Foreigner? Where is your local?
These are some of the questions that I have tried to answer. I have explored them throughout my designs incorporating them into the design elements and the overall aesthetics of my range both in interior and clothing.
Inspired by the diverse ethnic African people. I specifically focused on the cultures and ‘mixed’ identities of two ladies, one of whom is Xhosa and Bugandan and the other who is Xhosa and Nigerian. As a starting point, I identified the basket work as the common cultural element between the cultures and used this as an inspirational threshold to develop my designs. The two ladies are referenced on all my designs within the range.
All the female garments are named after Tayira and all the male garments are named after Feridah.
More photos will be up on tumblr and Instagram,jeez i need a website🤫
Photography: Melissa Cant
Designer :Thandazani Nofingxana
Make up :Thandazani Nofingxana
Creative Direction : Thandazani Nofingxana
Models : All tagged 😭❤️ #portelizabeth#south Africa #Ghana#Nigeria#African#Africa#black#melanin#youth#textiledesign#mxhosa#bagandi#umxhosa#maxhosa#art#nun#africanaesthetic#afrocentric#afropunk#instagram