BUYEL’MBO sweater



Designer/artist: Laduma Ngxokolo

Year: 2014

Description: Buyel'mbo is a collection of knitwear, based on traditional Xhosa beadwork patterns, designed using digital tools. The collection explores and imagines how the buyele'mbo ideology which encourages traditional values, could be fused into modern time dress.

About the designer: Laduma Ngxokolo is a textile and knitwear designer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is Founder of the luxury clothing brand MaXhosa which aims to design knitwear solutions that would be suitable for amakrwala (Xhosa initiates) traditional dress.

Image credit: Laduma Ngxokolo