On March 9th 2016 Kisua South Africa officially launched their new Sahara collection in their Hyde Park Corner store, we got down to check out their amazing new collection designed from a unique african influence. This is officially the second collection from Kisua who have had celebs such as Beyonce wearing their elegant selection! Also being the first collaboration from Kisua, they have partnered with 8, the independent Italian brand offering contemporary fashion.
“The Sahara Collection derives its inspiration from the landscape of Africa’s largest desert. Stretching from the Red sea all the way to the Mediterranean, the Sahara has been the pathway between Africa and Europe, and now between KISUA and 8. Cracked, scorched earth, brown sands, the African skyline inspired the prints for the collection. Rich Indigo hues, dusty reds and vivid corals give the collection its vibrant feel and form an eclectic colour palette.”
We caught up with the Kisua store on the evening to view the entire collection and had a blast with fellow media friends such as Julia Rice Editor of Joburg Style South Africa and Anne Dolinschek from the Anneversation.
The collection almost entirely utilizes original African print fabric manufactured in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. It consists of 17 unique styles and features 8 artisanal prints which capture the textures and mood of the vast expanse that is the Sahara desert.
The new KISUA for 8 Sahara Collection is once again at the forefront of cross-continental collaborations, promoting trade and development in Africa’s emerging apparel and textile industries. The entire collection was produced in Africa, overseen by the KISUA design and manufacturing teams, helping to create jobs and foster sustainable development on the continent.