The memory of a print

Fashion and textile designer Sindiso Khumalo recently launched a fashion collection very different from anything she has done before.

With neutral colours and subtle patterns, Sindiso Khumalo’s latest fashion collection deviates from her usual bright, bold and vibrant garments.

At Design Indaba Conference 2015, the fashion and textile designer launched her newest collection directly after her presentation. Models, fitted with dresses, coats, skirts and shirts, appeared in the walkways of the auditorium and made their way to the stage.

“The main inspiration for the collection was the idea of a body changing,” Khumalo explained after the launch. She became a mother last year and was inspired by the memory of the woman she was before, and the woman she is today. The patterns featured in the collection are subtle, and from some angles can be quite difficult to see.

“It’s almost as if there is a print and when you look again, the print is no longer there.”

The collection features many white on white prints and sees her using silk organza for a subtle and delicate look. “It’s very different to what I have been doing previously,” she said. 

The entire collection was handmade and hand-printed by Khumalo in her London-based studio. 

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