With a profound interest in considered and sincere design, the spirit of collaboration yields the Lukhanyo Mdingi label in creating meticulously made pieces. The intention is to ensure a pragmatic and mindful approach in product development; looking into human ingenuity as the provenance in creating design that is honest, steady and strong. Since its inception in 2015, the eponymous label has attracted the attention for exclusives from VOGUE ITALIA, NATAAL & I.D. Furthermore showcasing on notable platforms such as The British Fashion Council: International Fashion Showcase, PITTI UOMO IMMAGINE – Generation Africa and The CFDA: New York Fashion Week – Men’s. Adhering to a mindful approach to design the label collaborates with select artisans that source & create unique textiles, allowing all those involved to understand the essence of each step of the design process. The label has always believed that the power of a collective is far greater then that of a singular, their aim is to celebrate authentic narratives that are rooted by an essence and an intention. They believe that by having a considered, sincere and mindful approach to design allows them to achieve excellence and a timeless sensibility that is transcendent. By collaborating with those that share this spirit and values, has allowed the Lukhanyo Mdingi label to create soulful stories and design that is honest, steady and strong.
LUKHANYO MDINGI is featured as part of the selected talent invited to join the EFI Africa Accelerator [a year ago]. A continent-wide programme accelerating brands out of Africa through mentoring and development by industry experts.
The programme provides a new generation of African design talent the opportunity to engage with the international market. It seeks to equalise the playing field and bring exposure to the incredible talent that exists on the continent.
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