Renowned founder and designer, Kahindo Mateene is among a list of well-known designers who are set to showcase Autumn/ Winter 2020 collection at AFI Cape Town Fashion Week on 14 March, at Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The collection will strongly reflect Mateene’s African heritage which serves as a visual narrative seen throughout her design aesthetic, bold prints and colours.
The collection was inspired by the colours of the Great Barrier Reef and the Aborigines, specifically Aboriginal art.
“I visited Sydney, Australia last year and was greatly moved by the majestic nature of the Great Barrier Reef, and the story of the Aborigines,” she said.
Silhouettes in the KAHINDO collection beautifully cater for the multifaceted woman featuring pieces that can go from day to night with the greatest ease, pieces great for making a statement in the boardroom, and staples that effortlessly transition from a casual to a more “dressed up” look when perfectly paired with accessories.
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There is a colour palette of blues; the 2020 pantone colour of the year and greens with a subtle hint of purple and pink, coupled with bold prints and strong emphasis on comfort- catering for all body shapes.
KAHINDO enjoys adding their special spin as well as inspiration drawn from travels on traditional “African” prints.
They have also collaborated with RefuSHE, an organization supporting refugee women in Kenya by providing them with a safe work environment and regular income, to create a tie-dye fabric in classic blue, the pantone colour for 2020.
“I just love how an idea comes to life, from a sketch to the colours and fabric, and then of course the final product being sashayed down the runway. Better yet is when a woman tries on the garment, and her face just lights up as she catches a glimpse in the mirror.’ She added.