Vanichi curates MaXhosa by Laduma Hand-Machine Knit Menswear

Vanichi curates MaXhosa by Laduma Hand-Machine Knit Menswear. For us, this knitwear genius is the Missoni of South Africa, using the Xhosa aesthetic to create distinguished patterns that play on color, contrast, form and virtuosity. The Spring Summer 2017 collection is described by the designer as:

“constructed in flat classic silhouettes, the knitted surface designs of the textiles are adorned in MAXHOSA signature patterns, which dominate the looks. With this collection, I aim to express the beauty in culture exchange of the dress codes of western and Xhosa dress-code. All the looks are sketched with an ultimate objective of constructing an innovative utopian African feel, that will outlive the time span of the collection.

The envisioned outcome of the collection is to use a positive approach to appropriation, dominate classic knitwear appeal, with a distinctive modern Xhosa aesthetic, to make a bold and sophisticated cultural meets modern statement.”

While MaXhosa is steadily growing purveyors in the United States, online shoppers can find pieces at Onychek.com, which we profiled recently. Scroll below to see more of the Spring Summer 2017 collection.

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