Sindiso Khumalo - African & Graphic


" I believe fashion can become an empowering agent by creating a positive economic activities in otherwise marginalized parts of the world. "

Sindiso Khumalo is a South African womenswear  designer who lives and works in East London.
She studied Architecture at University of Cape Town before moving to London to work for award winning architect David Adjaye OBE.

She then went on to study an MA Design for Textile Futures at Central St Martins College of Art and Design where she  graduated with a distinction for her final project.

 In October 2012 she was shortlisted for the Elle Magazine Rising Star Competition and showcased her debut SS13 collection at the Awards.

In February 2013, her Aretha Dress was was nominated for “ Most Beautiful Object in South Africa” by the Design Indaba Cape Town.

The eponymous label SINDISO KHUMALO offers a contemporary ready to wear collection with a strong focus on bold graphic prints,  sophistication and a minimalist construction.

Her Spring Summer collection is fresh, graphic, funky.
All the garments have an aesthetic appeal to them despite being kept to a minimum shape wise.
The long cream dress with the black graphic at the front is my absolute favourite.

We can really feel the influence of Sindiso Khumalo architecture background on the prints work.
The pieces are simple and in my opinion could fit into any wardrobe.
I could definitely see my favourite girl Solange rocking one of these designs   with elegance.
If she and her stylist hasn't spotted the brand already...  (Let me Google that ;-)

It 's good to see this side of African fashion.
it is not always about bright and crazy prints, and hear scarves.
This minimalistic, graphic collection is the beautiful proof of the diverse talents  African designers have to offer !

You can contact her here, follow her on TwitterFacebook and Tumblr.

Read more about the designer in her own words here.

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