Today we celebrate an Icon, Laduma Ngxokolo a Founder of MAXHOSA Africa a South African knitwear brand founded in 2010. This was with the desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for amakrwala (Xhosa initiates) he is one of the most hardworking humans in Fashion.
MAXHOSA Africa initial vision was to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for this market. As a person who has undergone the process, Laduma felt that he had to develop premium knitwear that celebrates traditional Xhosa aesthetics.
Along his journey into exploring astonishing traditional Xhosa beadwork patterns, symbolism and colours, he discovered that they would be the best source of inspiration for knitwear, which they then reinterpreted into modern knitwear.
MAXHOSA designs showcase the beauty, culture, language and aspiration of the Xhosa people. Evolved and amended in a modern way and a current design context it translates into a form that resonates with multiple fashion markets globally.
Their Brand Aspire to become a leading African lux, premium and mass heritage fashion & lifestyle brand.
May he keep breaking boundaries.