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MADEINC LOZA MALEOMBHO shop - lozamaleombho . com @lozamaleombho Established in 2009 under her own name, Loza’s brand is a fusion of traditional cultures, sub-cultures and contemporary fashion. Loza Maléombho bridges Ivorian traditions with modern fashion, using silhouettes that celebrate the paradox of the old and the new, cultural and futuristic, and contradictions and similarities between Ivorian tribal aesthetics and New York’s urban fashion. ➢➢ GLORIA WAVAMUNNO gloriawavamunno . com @gwavah At an early age, Ugandan designer Gloria Wavamunno was educated on textiles and tailoring through her family’s garment construction factory. After studying fashion, she discovered design was a way of creative expression for her. Today, her ready-to- wear women’s wear offers unique items featuring high-quality fabric and tailoring. are prescribed by tradition to dress up in new dignified formal clothing for six months after their manhood initiation. This knitwear brand was started in The pieces are inspired by 2010 with Laduma Ngxokolo’s desire traditional Xhosa beadwork to explore design solutions that patterns, symbolism, and would be suitable for amakrwala, who colors namusaest. maxhosa . co . za MAXHOSA BY LADUMA @maxhosa TSEMAYE BINITIE tsemayebinitie . com @tsemayebinitie Inspired by 1980s Versace, Tsemaye Binitie knew at an early age that he wanted to dress women and the world in his glamorous aesthetic. Since launching in 2010, the brand has become known for how its exquisite clothing encapsulates a love of luxury and innovation. The cutting-edge, contemporary ladies wear combines functionality with high-design. ➢➢ ÒKUN BEACHWEAR okunbeachwear . com MAISON CHÂTEAU ROUGE @okunbeachwear maison - chateaurouge . com @maisonchateaurouge This label celebrates the Parisian neighborhood it is named after. Through waxing clothes that divert the traditional African dress in a contemporary spirit, the brand symbolizes the meeting of several cultures. The brand plays with popular imagery, wax embodying African culture and a sportswear- inspired haircut for the urban touch. made-magazine.com | The word ÒKUN translates to “the ocean.” Since 2012, this designer brand for men is adding vibrant and contemporary African style, prints and colors to footwear and swimwear through accessories. its apparel, bags, 36