10 African Designers Inspired By Their Roots
Hamda Issa-Salwe looks at ten African designers inspired by their roots.
Photo: Loza Maléombho's Spring/Summer 2015 collection
Established in 2009 by the label’s namesake and based in Côte d’Ivoire, Loza Maléombho’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection boasts fun clashes of colour, fabric and voluminous silhouettes to create distinctly contemporary African designs. Key pieces include the versatile strappy gladiator sandals coveted by fashion bloggers. Loza’s Instagram is a mood board filled with inspiring images and visual delights with her selfies that even resemble works of art.