Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Contemporary Xhosa..

Laduma Ngxokolo is a fourth year textile design graduate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University who developed a Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection in 2010, which was showcased at the Design Indaba earlier this year. Ngxokolo's collection interprets the aesthetic of traditional Xhosa beadwork into a range of men's knitwear intended for those experiencing the initiation ritual who are known as "amakrwala".

I decided to use this inspiring knitwear collection as a case study for my design proposal as the interior created will aspire to the same design solution:- traditional Xhosa aesthetic reinterpreted into a contemporary medium...acknowledging the cultural past whilst recognising modern advancement:)

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