Maxhosa Fashion Range

Laduma Ngxokolo
2016
Africa Art | African Art by designer Laduma Ngxokolo

Laduma Ngxokolo is one of the most popular knitwear designers and innovators on the African catwalk and his work featured on One Source Live is known for celebrating traditional Xhosa beadwork using South African mohair and wool. His brand was started because of Ngxokolo’s desire to create clothing that was suitable for the amakrwala (Xhosa initiates) traditional dress. In this piece, one can see how he has transformed the Xhosa beadwork patterns into something worthy of fashion catwalks across the world, while still engaging in dialogue that pushes Xhosa culture to the forefront of African art conversations.