Lukhanyo Mdingi Celebrates African Heritage

Lukhanyo Mdingi

By reflecting on a contemporary outlook of African aesthetics and heritage, the Lukhanyo Mdingi label displays cross-cultural influences for traditional designs. The eponymous South African designer behind the brand has already created four fashion collections, each capturing a different mood. The first, ‘Iridescence‘, was made as a counterpart to Mdingi’s thesis, showing the challenges of Avant-garde fashion in South Africa. Inspired by an ancient Arabic knotting technique, ‘Macrame‘ stays true to the label’s minimalist aesthetic. Created in 2016, ‘Tactile‘ explores a deeper and rooted contemporary African tale. The latest collection, entitled ‘Taintless‘, was based on oriental aesthetics, blurring the line between menswear and women’s fashion. The designer says: “We believe in making a powerful, positive contribution to our African landscape by producing finely cut and refined pieces that are distinct and powerful, with a flair of timeless elegance and sophistication.”

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