As the days get colder, it is time to think about investing in knitwear, and just in time for the season ahead are new knitwear designs by South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo who, following on from his critically acclaimed menswear collections, has introduced a chic women’s knitwear range for Autumn/Winter 2014. Trading under the brand name Maxhosa by Laduma, the South African fashion designer’s designs are rooted in the traditions and culture of his homeland, and this latest collection entitled Buyel’mbo, is inspired by a Xhosa phrase often uttered by Xhosa elders reminiscing about the nostalgic rural lifestyle at the old Xhosa homelands. Buyel’mbo sees geometric patterns and bold colours adorn a stylish capsule range of shift dresses, capes, swing tops, pencil and mini skirts that inject a much need dose of vivaciousness into any winter wardrobe.
I previously featured Maxhosa by Laduma menswear designs on the site shortly after Laduma had established his knitwear brand in 2011. Now an award-winning designer, Laduma continues to innovate and inspire. The Buyel’mbo womenswear collection was designed in collaboration with his sister, expanding the brand into new channels.
For further information about Maxhosa by Laduma visit: www.maxhosa.co.za
[Image credits: All images belong to Laduma Ngxokolo. If downloaded and used elsewhere please credit accordingly.]
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