Names like Solange Knowles and Yukimi Nagano are wearing designs by Anisa Mpungwe from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Anisa was asked to send some of her best pieces over to Elle Magazine for a shoot with Knowles. She was asked among other designers like the ever so stylish Gavin Raja, timeless David Tlale and Kluk CDGT. Anisa sent 30 outfits and Knowles “loved the designs”.
Elle magazine wanted to fly her over to Cape Town ASAP, as Knowles wanted to meet the creator of her favorite designs for the Elle November cover shoot. Yay for you Anisa! Apparently 6 of the 7 looks are Anisa’s designs from her store called Loin Cloth and Ashes. And guess what! Solange Knowles plans on wearing more outfits to New York Fashion Week which begins on Thursday! Hello!!!! What a great opportunity for Anisa!
And as for Nagano, she was wearing one of Anisa’s outfits in a play at the Museum of Africa Designs in Johannesburg on Saturday and saw Nagano (vocalist) wearing her designs.
“I’m having a rockstar weekend, let me just tell you,” said Anisa. Apparently Nagano had shopped hours before at the Loin Cloth and Ashes store and that’s what she decided to wear for the gig!
FYI, Knowles is shooting a music video in Cape Town called Losing You. The architecture and townships are inspiration for the whole music video setting.
So there you have some local and international fashion news all in one! How wonderful is that? Below are more pictures of local celebs wearing Loin Cloth and Ashes designs, Anele Mdoda and Poppy from 5fm. Anisa herself, her brand logo, her store and runway looks! Enjoy xx
Love the work Anisa!
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And of course on tumblr you’ll find so many peeps blogging about her designs.