Sindiso Khumalo: Telling stories through watercolors and prints

Sindiso KhumaloI have been a fan of Sindiso Khumalo’s designs since her very first collection in 2014. Her prints used to be dominated by repeated triangles in different sizes – a nod back to the Ndebele culture in South Africa. Triangles and geometric shapes are still there in some designs, but not as dominant as in past collections.

All designs and textiles are mostly designed by herself by using watercolor and collage. In her Spring Summer 2018 collection she is also integrating new, more heavy textiles, like the handwoven cotton that was handmade in Burkina Faso as part of her cooperation with the Ethical Fashion Initiative.

The cotton pieces give Khumalo’s collection a different look and break the pattern of  her usually soft and flowy, colorful designs. A good mix of casual and more stylish designs for Summer. I also Love the model Olivia Sang and the photography that really brings the Summer joy and playfulness to life (wishful thinking while writing this at 19 F/ -7 C in Brooklyn).

What are your favorite looks here? Comment below!

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