Local knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo shines globally
172 days ago
Local knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo has been making incredible strides globally.
Laduma was born in Port Elizabeth and is best known for his men's knitwear range inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork.
In September 2017, Laduma was commisioned by New York City's Museum of Modern Art to create a unique jersey for their exhibition.
Got commissioned by @themuseumofmodernart to create a modern example of what I think the future holds for the prominent Aran knit that originated in the late 1800's, in Ireland, amongst 100 fashion pieces. This exhibition, titled 'Is Fashion Mordern' launched last night for press (officially opens 1st Oct. - end Jan. 2018 for public), it showcases 101 fashion items that have had a strong impact in history and society in the 20th and 21st century. It explores the past, present and future of fashion. Some of the pieces on exhibition are: Levi's 501 jeans, Converse All Stars, Chino, Bandana, Fur coat, Nike Airforce 1's, etc....... S/o to @thesartists, @buka_andile & @lozamaleombho for been chosen to be part of this exhibition too 🙌🏿 ________________________________________________________ Thank you so much to everyone who helped me construct this piece, it has been by far the most challenging piece I've ever done.
Ngxokolo has received numerous achievements and captures the hearts of many fashion lovers and media from South Africa, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Oslo, Berlin and New York.
Ngxokolo is the custodian of the Maxhosa brand.
This month his knitwear was featured in the Brazillian pop music group Dream team do Passinho's latest music video.
The video has racked up over six million views on YouTube already.
It's great to see South Africans doing incredible work around the world. You can follow Laduma's Maxhosa brand on the following platforms, where he showcases his range and keeps us updated on his achievements.