Ever since MaXhosa started up in 2012, we’ve been fascinated and inspired by Laduma Ngxokolo’s incredible designs. Now, five years later, there is much to celebrate as the fashion house has established itself as one of the most distinguished brands in the country. In a recent photo series, MaXhosa celebrated its five years with Creative Director Trevor Stuurman photographing some incredible pieces from the S/S16 and A/W17 collections. We’re obsessed, t o say the least.

Trendy and ultra chic, but with a strong nod to tradition and history, MaXhosa’s latest images are a celebration of urban fashion and cultural heritage. With the bold colours, prints and textures that we have come to expect from the brand, we’re whisked away on a visual adventure with models, Kwena Baloyi, Kefilwe Mabote, Shelley Mokoena and Karabo The Curator.

 

Karabo The Curator wearing MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

Karabo The Curator wearing MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Kefilwe Mabote and Karabo strike a pose in MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

Kefilwe Mabote and Karabo strike a pose in MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Kefilwe looks striking in a patterned red cape by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

Kefilwe looks striking in a red cape by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Various pieces by MaXhosa.

Bold, beautiful and chic. Various pieces by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Bold black and white print with soft coloured finishings by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

Bold black and white print with soft coloured finishings by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Laduma sits with Karabo, light-coloured palette by MaXhosa

Laduma sits with Karabo, both in a divine light-coloured palette by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

Mixing different prints and colours in skirts and cardigans by MaXhosa. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

 

MaXhosa has been praised for its unisex designs. Photograph by Trevor Stuurman

Born in 1986, Laduma had a love for textiles from an early age. Shortly after graduating from NNMU, he started gaining recognition for his bold, unisex designs and was showcased internationally. In 2016, the MaXhosa label was nominated as the Most Beautiful Object In South Africa (MBOISA) at Design Indaba. You can follow MaXhosa on Instagram to see more of the fashion label’s creations; and Trevor Stuurman for more of his beautiful photographs.