South African Fashion Brand Munkus Debuts at Lagos Fashion Week 2022
Munkus, a South African fashion brand, made its debut at Lagos Fashion Week 2022 with a collection that pays tribute to the designer’s mother. The collection showcased a range of modern and edgy pieces with a touch of traditional African flair.
Munkus was founded by Thando Ntuli, a young and curious woman born in the vibrations of Soweto. Through craftmanship, she wants to raise the voice of the everyday woman. Her mother is her biggest inspiration, and she credits her for sparking her interest in fashion at a young age.
The collection showcased at Lagos Fashion Week was a reflection of Thando’s personal journey and her mother’s impact on her life. The pieces were a mix of modern and traditional designs, with a focus on intricate details and bold colors. One of the standout pieces was a long-sleeved gown made from a vibrant African print fabric. The dress had a fitted bodice and a full skirt with a dramatic train. Another standout piece was a jumpsuit made from a mix of black and white fabrics, with a fitted bodice and wide-leg pants.
The collection also featured a range of accessories, including statement earrings and beaded necklaces. The accessories were designed to complement the clothing and add an extra touch of glamour. Thando‘s use of African-inspired fabrics and traditional designs reflects her commitment to showcasing African culture in her work. She believes that fashion can be a powerful tool for telling stories and preserving cultural heritage, especially among women.
In addition to paying homage to her mother, Thando also hopes that her brand will inspire other young African designers to pursue their dreams. She believes that the fashion industry has the potential to be a major source of economic growth in Africa, and she is committed to helping other designers achieve success.
Munkus’ showcase at Lagos Fashion Week was a success, and the brand is already gaining attention from fashion lovers and industry insiders alike. With its unique blend of modern and traditional designs, Munkus is poised to become a major player in the African fashion scene.