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.
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.