Scandinavian retailer & Different Tales is nice at shining a lightweight on up-and-coming designers, serving to to deliver their fantastic work to an entire new viewers, and its subsequent collaboration – which shall be accessible this spring – is with South African designer Sindiso Khumalo.
Khumalo is a superb identify to get to know – she was one of many joint winners of the 2020 LVMH Prize and has been making waves along with her sustainable designs which are impressed by her South African heritage. She based her model in Cape City in 2014 after finding out at Central Saint Martins and dealing with the United Nations Moral Trend Initiative, which helped put her in contact with artisans throughout the continent, with whom she now works every day.
Her collections are impressed by the locations and folks in her roots, particularly her mom, who was an activist combating towards apartheid throughout her youth, in addition to different inspirational black figures in South African historical past, together with Charlotte Maxeke and Sarah Forbes Bonetta. These references play into Khumalo’s designs with vintage-inspired cuts and materials which are given an up to date twist.
“We now have a lot love for Sindiso Khumalo’s evocative designs and storytelling about Africa,” mentioned Karolina Ekman, co-lab supervisor at & Different Tales. “However we additionally admire the model’s concentrate on sustainability and dedication to social equality and feminine empowerment. I don’t wish to give away an excessive amount of proper now, however I’m positive the gathering will deliver a little bit of happiness to ladies around the globe – and their wardrobes.”
Khumalo’s assortment with & Different Tales will function ready-to-wear, swimwear, sneakers, luggage and different equipment, all of which have been created with sustainable supplies and can incorporate Khumalo’s hand-painted watercolours and collage prints. “We wish to open up a sustainability dialog with extra individuals,” the designer mentioned.
“My hopes and needs for this co-lab with & Different Tales are to shine a lightweight on African design and the magical nature of our enigmatic continent,” she added. “One other aim is to speak to the client the significance of the supplies when constructing your wardrobe, exhibiting that clothes made out of supplies sourced in a extra sustainable approach, could be daring and playful.”
The designer follows within the footsteps of various inspiring, up-and-coming vogue designers who’ve teamed up with & Different Tales on one-off capsule collections. The newest of this was Natalia Alaverdian of Awake Mode, which launched last October. In the meantime, Minju Kim and Rejina Pyo have additionally labored with the inexpensive retailer.
The Sindiso Khumalo x & Different Tales collaboration shall be accessible to buy in April. Verify again right here for all thrilling updates as we get them.
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