FUSIONE is a cross-continental collaboration re ecting the heritage of both brands, bringing together the vibrant African prints for which KISUA is well known with classic Italian silhouettes that speak to YOOX’s roots.
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of downtown Johannesburg, where a kaleidoscope of colours, cultures and street life collide, this 14-piece collection has been designed with the cosmopolitan woman in mind. Flattering tailoring with artfully placed pleats de ne the waist on the Centro pencil skirt and Metro maxi dress, while ared hemlines speak volumes for the Città jacket and Cardio pants. These clean shapes are brought to life with bold prints referencing Ndebele wall painting traditions and the pulsing heartbeat of inner city Africa.
The entire collection was designed and manufactured in Africa. The garments were made in South Africa with cotton fabrics sourced from Ghana and the Ivory Coast. “We are promoting trade both between African countries and between Africa and the world.In the process, we are helping to create jobs and advance the development of the fashion industry on the African continent,” says KISUA CEO and Founder, Sam Mensah Jr.
KISUA is a unique African fashion brand. Drawing on the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa, KISUA blends traditional techniques and materials with a contemporary design aesthetic and ethical production methods to create new styles for the modern woman. Established in South Africa in 2013, KISUA has grown to become an international ecommerce platform creating opportunities for African designers and collaborating with likeminded glob- al partners. Shop KISUA at Hyde Park Corner Johannesburg, Menlyn Park Pretoria or globally on kisua.com.
The KISUA SS17 FUSIONE collection is now available exclusively on YOOX and KISUA.