Proudly South African! Local fashion brand MaXhosa wins Vogue talent prize

2015-02-18 16:00

Cape Town - South African luxury knitwear label MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo has won the inaugural Vogue Scouting for Africa prize.

This amazing achievement will mean that Ngxokolo will present his creations at the international showcase of Palazzo Morando in Milan, Italy, in September and at the Africa International Fashion Week in December in Lagos, Nigeria.

"I feel extremely honoured to have been chosen as the winner who will be an ambassador for African fashion," said Ngxokolo in an interview.

#MaXhosaByLaduma cardi in Marie Claire SA Aug. 2014 editorial | Photo by: Marguerite Oelofse

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"I also feel privileged and proud to be South African and to be utilising the resources and inspiration we possess to create a unique voice that can be understood and appreciated across many of the countries I have visited."

MaXhosa’s distinctive designs reference his Xhosa heritage using local materials and manufacturers. He has been poised on the brink of an international breakthrough for a while now, and it seems like it’s about to come true.

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